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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
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Unnatural Selection, Emily Monosson 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 bugs, bacteria, and weeds - tend to thrive, while bigger, slower-to-reproduce creatures, like ourselves, are more likely to succumb. Monosson explores contemporary evolution in all its guises. She examines the species that we are actively trying to beat back, from agricultural pests to life-threatening bacteria, and those that are collateral damage - creatures struggling to adapt to a polluted world. Monosson also presents cutting-edge science on gene expression, showing how environmental stressors are leaving their mark on plants, animals, and possibly humans for generations to come. Unnatural Selection is eye-opening and more than a little disquieting. But it also suggests how we might lessen 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
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Monosson, Emily
Dewey number
576.542
Index
index present
LC call number
RA1226
LC item number
.M68 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmental toxicology
  • Chemicals
  • Adaptation (Physiology)
  • Ecophysiology
  • Evolution (Biology)
Label
Unnatural selection : how we are changing life, gene by gene, Emily Monosson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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?
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 187 pages
Isbn
9781610914987
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014939900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn876350439
  • (OCoLC)876350439
Label
Unnatural selection : how we are changing life, gene by gene, Emily Monosson
Publication
Copyright
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?
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 187 pages
Isbn
9781610914987
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014939900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn876350439
  • (OCoLC)876350439

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