Could extinct species like mammoths or the dodo be brought back to life? Author Beth Shapiro explores the cutting edge science that is being used – today – to resurrect the past. Beth considers de-extinction's practical benefits and ethical challenges. What are the costs and risks? What is the ultimate goal? How to Clone a Mammoth looks at the very real and compelling science behind what was once thought of as science fiction.
Beth Shapiro is professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including Nature and Science and was the 2009 recipient of a MacArthur Award.