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The Quest for Life in Amber
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Perseus Books
Publication date June 1, 1994
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780201626605
ISBN-10 0201626608
Dimensions 1 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $25.00
Other format details sci/tech
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
Presents the fascinating story of the discovery, by a husband and wife team of scientists, of live DNA in preserved invertebrates, frozen in amber during their daily tasks, in a story of the underlying scientific concepts that inspired Jurassic Park. Original.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Presents the fascinating story of the discovery, by a husband and wife team of scientists, of live DNA in preserved invertebrates, frozen in amber during their daily tasks, in a story of the underlying scientific concepts that inspired Jurassic Park.

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Hardcover
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from Perseus Books (June 1, 1994)
9780201626605 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $25.00
About: Discusses these two scientists' work with amber and their successes in extracting 100 million-year-old DNA samples
Paperback
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from Basic Books (October 24, 1995)
9780201489286 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $18.00
About: George Poinar began collecting amber specimins over thirty years ago, but it was only recently that he, Roberta Poinar, and the rest of his research team astounded the scientific community with the news that they had obtained ”live” DNA strands from an insect over 40 million years old.

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