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Nature Remade: Engineering Life, Envisioning Worlds

Luis A. Campos, Michael R. Dietrich, Tiago Saraiva, and Christian C. Young

Abstract

“Engineering” has firmly taken root in the entangled bank of biology even as proposals to remake the living world have sent tendrils in every direction, and at every scale. Nature Remade explores these complex prospects from a resolutely historical approach, tracing cases across the decades of the long twentieth century. These essays span the many levels at which life has been engineered: molecule, cell, organism, population, ecosystem, and planet. From the cloning of agricultural crops and the artificial feeding of silkworms, to biomimicry, genetic engineering, and terraforming, Nature Remade ... More

Keywords: history of biology, engineering, biology, environmental history, genetic engineering

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780226783260
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226783574.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Luis A. Campos, editor
University of New Mexico

Michael R. Dietrich, editor
University of Pittsburgh

Tiago Saraiva, editor
Drexel University

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