The Re-Origin of Species: A Second Chance for Extinct Animals

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About the Author
Torill Kornfeldt is a Swedish science journalist with a background in biology. She has worked in the science department of Sweden's leading morning newspaper Dagens Nyheter and at the science branch of the Swedish public service radio. There she created the successful radio show Tekniksafari (Tech Safari) on new technology changing society. Her main focus is on how emerging bioengineering and technology will shape our future.
Fiona Graham is an author and screenwriter based in the west of Ireland. Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, Fiona moved to Galway at the age of 21. She wrote and produced the award-winning Irish feature film, 'Songs for Amy', starring Sean Maguire. 'Songs for Amy' won the Jury Award at Newport Beach Film Festival, California and achieved cinematic release and is available on multiple digital platforms. 'The Chancer' is Fiona's debut novel.

"[T]he projects Kornfeldt writes about are incredibly compelling, given that we are living through a mass-extinction event that threatens the stability of the world's ecosystems."
--The New Yorker

"This thought-provoking and deeply engaging book throws into the question the very meanings of life and death as we understand them." STARRED REVEW
--Shelf Awareness

"Reading The Re-Origin of Species was a delightful adventure. Torill Kornfeldt took me by the hand and led me all around the world, and back through history, teaching me about how extinction works and how the restoration of all kinds of species, from the woolly mammoth to feathered dinosaurs, just may be a part of our future."
--Tim Urban, Wait But Why?

"Extinction might not be forever!...Free of most scientific jargon, Kornfeldt's book is an eye-opening introduction to an important new field of study that"s well fit for public library audiences."

"The author's careful synthesis of accomplishment versus aspiration is also spot-on--even world-class scientists will be dreamers, and there is much more research to be conducted before mammoths once again lumber across the tundra. Wondrous tales of futuristic science experiments that happen to be true."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Any number of terms apply to Torill Kornfeldt's fascinating overview of this profoundly important subject: clear-eyed. Skeptical. Open-minded. But the word that sticks with me is one I haven't had cause to use in a very long time: hopeful. The Re-Origin of Species gives me hope."
--Peter Watts, author of Blindsight and Starfish

"Kornfeldt interviews researchers intent on recreating mammoths and passenger pigeons, saving the northern white rhino, and reintroducing chestnut trees to North America."
--Publishers Weekly

"[T]his excellent book, written with a deceptively light touch (in Fiona Graham's translation)...raises a number of deep questions and paradoxes about our relationship with nature."
--The Guardian

"It's less like reading a college text book and more like reading about a famous explorer digging into cultures not seen since the dawn of time. It's like Indiana Jones light, for the scientist."
--Adventures in Poor Taste