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Academic & Professional Books  Palaeontology  Palaeontology: General

The Quest for Life in Amber

By: George Poinar and Roberta Poinar
219 pages, Col & b/w photos
The Quest for Life in Amber
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  • The Quest for Life in Amber ISBN: 9780201489286 Paperback Oct 1995 Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks
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  • The Quest for Life in Amber ISBN: 9780201626605 Hardback Dec 1994 Out of Print #39856
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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.

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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By: George Poinar and Roberta Poinar
219 pages, Col & b/w photos
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"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

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