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RISE OF THE NECROFAUNA

The Toronto Public Library's Thought Exchange talks to Britt Wray > SEPTEMBER 27


What happens when you try to recreate a woolly mammoth-fascinating science or conservation catastrophe?

Britt Wray's book Rise of the Necrofauna delves into the minds and labs of some of the world's most progressive thinkers, renowned futurists and scientists who are harnessing the powers of gene editing in the hopes of "reviving" extinct passenger pigeons, woolly mammoths, and heath hens. She speaks with people who are creating Siberia's Pleistocene Park-a daring attempt to rebuild the mammoth's ancient ecosystem in attempts to save earth from climate disaster. Through interviews with various thought leaders, Wray reveals the many incredible opportunities for research and conservation made possible by this emerging new field.

Meet Britt at this book talk and Q&A session. Books at the session will be sold by Type Books. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Britt Wray is a radio broadcaster and writer and has worked as a host and producer on programs for CBC Radio. She holds a BSc in Biology and is a PhD candidate in Science Communication with a Focus on Synthetic Biology at the University of Copenhagen.

Thought Exchange: Britt Wray talks about 
Rise of the Necrofauna: The Science, Ethics, and Risks of De-Extinction
Toronto Public Library, Beaches Branch, 2161 Queen Street East
Wednesday, September 27, 7-8pm
FREE