The Red Canary - Tim Birkhead

The Red Canary by Tim Birkhead follows the compelling quest to turn the green canary red. The creation of Dolly the sheep in the 1990s was for many people the start of a new era: the age of genetically modified animals. However, the idea was not new for in the 1920s an amateur scientist, Hans Duncker, decided to genetically engineer a red canary. Though his experiments failed, they paved the way for others to succeed when it was recognised that the canary needed to be both a product of nature and nurture. This highly original narrative, of huge contemporary relevance, reveals how the obsession with turning the wild canary from green to red heralded the exciting but controversial developments in genetic manipulation.

Book Title: 

The Red Canary

Subtitle: 

The Story of the First Genetically Engineered Animal

Author: 

Birkhead, Tim

Publisher: 

Bloomsbury

Edition: 

Later

Year Published: 

2014

Binding: 

Soft cover

ISBN: 

9781620407578

Pages: 

268

Condition: 

Remaindered, fine

Dimensions: 

20.9 × 14 × 2 cm

Book Weight: 

0.278 kg

Publisher's Price: 

R290.00

Price: 

ZAR110.00 

In Stock: 

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Front cover of The Red Canary by Tim Birkhead
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