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Nature remade : engineering life, envisioning worlds / edited by Luis A. Campos, Michael R. Dietrich, Tiago Saraiva, and Christian C. Young.

Publication:
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2021.
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308 pages ; 24 cm.
Series:
Convening science
Convening science: discovery at the Marine Biological Laboratory
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Subjects:
Bioengineering.
Summary:
"In this fourth volume in our Convening Science series with the Marine Biological Laboratory, contributors, including historians, biologists, and philosophers, explore the development of bioengineering. The essays show how engineering is both a means to a functional end and a method of learning about the world. The book is organized around three themes--controlling and reproducing, knowing and making, and envisioning--to chart the increasing sophistication of our engineering of biological systems and to change our sense of the scales at which engineering occurs, to include not just genetics but also ecosystem-level intervention. The volume will attempt to make the case for "the centrality of engineering for understanding and imagining modern life.""-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 Control
1. Knowing and Controlling: Engineering Ideals and Gene Drive for Invasive Species Control in Aotearoa New Zealand / Christian H. Ross
2. A Tale of Two Rats / Anita Guerrini
3. Cloning as Orientalism: Reproducing Citrus in Mandatory Palestine / Tiago Saraiva
4. Harvesting Hogzillas: Feral Pigs and the Engineering Ideal / Abraham Gibson
pt. 2 Knowing as Making
5. Design and Narrative in the History of DNA Analysis and Synthesis / Dominic J. Berry
6. Behavioral Engineering and the Problems of Animal Misbehavior / Edmund Ramsden
7. Engineering Spaces for the Biological Effects of Fission / Joshua Mcguffie
8. A Matter of Taste: Making Artificial Silkworm Food in Twentieth-Century Japan / Lisa Onaga
9. Cybernetics without the Cyborg: Biological Modernism(s) in Biomimetics and Biomimicry / Richard Fadok
pt. 3 Envisioning
10. Strains of Andromeda: The Cosmic Potential Hazards of Genetic Engineering / Luis A. Campos
11. Engineering Human Nature in the Genome Age: A Long View / Nathaniel Comfort
12. Engineering Uplift Black Eugenics as Black Liberation / Ayah Nuriddin
13. Terraforming Planets, Geoengineering Earth / James Rodger Fleming
14. Resurrecting the Sublime / Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Campos, Luis A., editor.
Dietrich, Michael R., editor.
Saraiva, Tiago, editor.
Young, Christian C., editor.
Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.)
Other format:
ebook version :
ISBN:
9780226783260
022678326X
9780226783437
022678343X
9780226783574
OCLC:
1200577928