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How to Build a Dinosaur

Evo devo, more formally known as evolutionary developmental biology, is a field dedicated to comparing the developmental processes of organisms in order to determine how they might have evolved over time. So, what does that mean in practical terms? Well, for one thing, it could mean bringing dinosaurs back from extinction.

In How to Build a Dinosaur: extinction doesn't have to be forever, Jack Horner, a paleontologist and scientific advisor for the film Jurassic Park, discusses how it may be possible to reverse-engineer prehistoric creatures such as dinosaurs by manipulating the genetic material in modern bird eggs. Don't miss this exciting dispatch "straight from the scientific frontier" (Booklist).