Cloning wild life: zoos, captivity, and the future of endangered animals.

Cloning wild life: zoos, captivity, and the future of endangered animals. Carrie Friese.

New York: New York University Press, 2013. Octavo, paperback, black and white photographs.

The natural world is marked by an ever-increasing loss of varied habitats, a growing number of species extinctions, and a full range of new kinds of dilemmas posed by global warming. At the same time, humans are also working to actively shape this natural world through contemporary bioscience and biotechnology. In this book, Carrie Friese posits that cloned endangered animals in zoos sit at the apex of these two trends, as humans seek a scientific solution to environmental crisis. Often fraught with controversy, cloning technologies, Friese argues, significantly affect our conceptualizations of and engagements with wildlife and nature. By studying animals at different locations, Friese explores the human practices surrounding the cloning of endangered animals. Also available in hardcover [stock id 36110].

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