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Tears of the Cheetah: And Other Tales from the Genetic Frontier

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  • Tears of the Cheetah: And Other Tales from the Genetic Frontier (Thomas Dunne Books) – Hardcover (2003)
    by Stephen O'Brien

    Tears of the Cheetah: And Other Tales from the Genetic Frontier

    Hardcover, Thomas Dunne Books
    2003
    English
    304 pages

    ISBN: 0312272863
    ISBN-13: 9780312272869

    The history of life on Earth is dominated by extinction events so numerous that over 99.9% of the species ever to have existed are gone forever. If animals could talk, we would ask them to recall their own ancestries, in particular the secrets as to how they avoided almost inevitable annihilation in the face of daily assaults by predators, climactic cataclysms, deadly infections and innate diseases. In "Tears of the Cheetah," medical geneticist and conservationist Stephen J. O'Brien narrates fast-moving science adventure ... Show more

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