UNDERSTANDING CLONING is one of the first four titles that launch an exciting new Pocket Science series, from the editors of America's leading popular science magazine, Scientific American.
Comprised of critically acclaimed essays by the world's leading experts on each topic in the series, these collections will become definitive texts on crucial issues of our technological times. The authoritative and prestigious reputation of Scientific American puts these books at the top of any science fan's list.
The potential for cloning, or the process of identical asexual reproduction, is limitless. With a foreword by William Haseltine Ph. D., the CEO of Human Genome Sciences, this book explores that potential and all the surrounding issues, asking the questions:
* Can cloning be used to perpetuate endangered species?
* Can it resuscitate species that no longer survive?
* Will cloning be used to create living, healthy human organs that can be used as replacement parts?
* Could we use cloning to equip old brains with new bodies?
This book also discusses the ethical questions raised by cloning, providing answers and speculation in essays entitled "Cloning Noah's Ark," "Growing New Organs," "Head Transplants," and an essay titled "I Clone" by Ronald M. Green, the director of Dartmouth College's ethics institute. The book-like the entire series-is targeted to intelligent readers who want to expand their understanding of complex scientific subjects and contains essays from top scientists working in the field, including Robert J. White, the professor of neurosurgery at Case Western Reserve University.
Like the magazine, the book encompasses a spectrum of innovation through expert-authored articles that demonstrate the convergence of science, technology, and the world economy, challenging readers with fresh, new ideas and empowering them to make smart, strategic decisions.
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Grand Central Publishing
May 31, 2002
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