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The Resource Unnatural selection : how we are changing life, gene by gene, Emily Monosson

Unnatural selection : how we are changing life, gene by gene, Emily Monosson

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Unnatural selection : how we are changing life, gene by gene
Title
Unnatural selection
Title remainder
how we are changing life, gene by gene
Statement of responsibility
Emily Monosson
Title variation
How we are changing life, gene by gene
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Language
eng
Summary
In a narrative style, this book explains how humans are driving rapid contemporary evolution through the use of toxic chemicals and what we can do about it. Gonorrhoea. Bed bugs. Weeds. Salamanders. Polar Bears. People. All are evolving, some surprisingly rapidly, in response to our chemical age. This book shows how our drugs, pesticides, and pollution are exerting intense selection pressure on all manner of species. And we humans might not like the result. Monosson reveals that the very code of life is more fluid than once imagined. When our powerful chemicals put the pressure on to evolve or die, beneficial traits can sweep rapidly through a population. Species with explosive population growth, the insects, bacteria and weeds, tend to thrive, while bigger, slower-to-reproduce creatures, like ourselves, are more likely to succumb. Unnatural Selection is eye-opening and more than a little disquieting. But it also suggests how we might lesson our impact: manage pests without creating super bugs; protect individuals from disease without inviting epidemics; and benefit from technology without threatening the health of our children
Summary
Shows how drugs, pesticides, and pollution are exerting intense selection pressure on all manner of species and suggests how humans can lessen their impact
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Writing style
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10361669
Cataloging source
BT
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Monosson, Emily
Dewey number
576.542
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Antibiotics
  • Environmental toxicology
  • Chemicals
  • Adaptation (Physiology)
  • Ecophysiology
  • Evolution (Biology)
Target audience
adult
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how we are changing life, gene by gene
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Unnatural selection : how we are changing life, gene by gene, Emily Monosson
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Publication
Copyright
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Scheduled to be published January 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-178) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Life-changing chemicals -- Unnatural selection in a natural world. Discovery : antibiotics and the rise of the superbug ; Prevention : searching for a universal vaccine ; Treatment : beyond chemotherapy ; Defiance : rounding up resistance ; Resurgence : bedbugs bite back -- Natural selection in an unnatural world. Release : toxics in the wild ; Evolution : it's humanly possible -- Beyond selection. Epigenetics : epilogue or prologue?
Control code
000053735888
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 187 pages
Isbn
9781610914994
Lccn
2014939900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)876350439
Label
Unnatural selection : how we are changing life, gene by gene, Emily Monosson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Scheduled to be published January 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-178) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Life-changing chemicals -- Unnatural selection in a natural world. Discovery : antibiotics and the rise of the superbug ; Prevention : searching for a universal vaccine ; Treatment : beyond chemotherapy ; Defiance : rounding up resistance ; Resurgence : bedbugs bite back -- Natural selection in an unnatural world. Release : toxics in the wild ; Evolution : it's humanly possible -- Beyond selection. Epigenetics : epilogue or prologue?
Control code
000053735888
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 187 pages
Isbn
9781610914994
Lccn
2014939900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)876350439

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