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The Quest for Life in Amber

Series: Addison-Wesley Helix Books Series

By: George Poinar and Roberta Poinar

219 pages, Col & b/w photos

Benjamin-Cummings

Paperback | Oct 1995 | #65896 | ISBN: 0201489287
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Hardback | Dec 1994 | #39856 | ISBN: 0201626608
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About this book

Account of the Poinars' passionate pursuit of amber and the insects entrapped within it. In the mid 1970s the Poinars succeeded in sectioning a nematode worm embedded in amber. They found traces of the original tissue and bacteria that could be cultured. Their work was the inspiration for the film Jurassic Park.

"This book gives an interesting look at the curious way in which even the arcane world of the palaeoentomologist can be transformed by the media"
- New Scientist


Contents

Amber from the Sea; The Russian Connection; Looking at Amber Up Close; African Safari; Adventures with Tomb Amber; Excursion in Poland; Searching for Berber Amber; Bringing them Back Alive; Million-Year-Old Cells; Pursuing Ancient DNA; Amber South of the Border; The Extinct DNA Study Group; Western European Collections; Amber in the Carribean; Amber Down Under.


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