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Quest for Life in Amber (Helix Book)

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Publisher Comments:

George Poinar began collecting amber specimins over thirty years ago, but it was only recently that he, Roberta Poinar, and the rest of his research team astounded the scientific community with the news that they had obtained ”live” DNA strands from an insect over 40 million years old. The news was so significant that it made headlines throughout the world. Since that time, their lab has remained extraordinarily active, and in the summer of 1993, they were able to announce the successful extraction of preserved DNA strands over 125 million years old. Thus, there is now DNA available for study dating from the early dinosaur period.In passages that read more like an Indiana Jones screenplay than a story about scientific research, the Poinars describe how what began as a hobby grew into a semi-obsession which ultimately led to a breakthrough scientific discovery. Along the way, they encounter all manner of unusual characters, from threatening black marketeers and gun-toting guerrillas to extraordinarily talented scientists, and of course, the luminously beautiful specimins captured in the still-life of amber.

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"George Poinar began collecting amber specimins over thirty years ago, but it was only recently that he, Roberta Poinar, and the rest of his research team astounded the scientific community with the ne"

Synopsis:

In passages that read more like an Indiana Jones screenplay than scientific research, the Poinars describe how their hobby-turned-obsession ultimately led to a breakthrough scientific finding: the discovery of preserved insect DNA in amber. Photos.

About the Author

George and Roberta Poinar founded the Amber Institute in Oregon, where they both continue their amber research. George is also in the Department of Entomology at Oregon State University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780201489286
With:
Poinar, Roberta
Author:
Poinar, Roberta
Author:
Poinar
Author:
Poinar, George
Author:
Poinar, Roberta
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Location:
Reading, Mass.
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Paleontology
Subject:
Hobbies and games
Subject:
Fantasy games
Subject:
Amber
Subject:
Amber fossils
Subject:
DNA, Fossil.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Geology-Paleontology
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Helix Book
Series Volume:
26
Publication Date:
19940131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 13.4 oz

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Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Science and Mathematics » Biology » Evolution
Science and Mathematics » Geology » Paleontology
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Insects » Entomology
Science and Mathematics » Physics » General

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"George Poinar began collecting amber specimins over thirty years ago, but it was only recently that he, Roberta Poinar, and the rest of his research team astounded the scientific community with the ne"
"Synopsis" by , In passages that read more like an Indiana Jones screenplay than scientific research, the Poinars describe how their hobby-turned-obsession ultimately led to a breakthrough scientific finding: the discovery of preserved insect DNA in amber. Photos.
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