Woolly: The True
Story of the Quest to
Revive One of History's
Most Iconic Extinct
By Ben Mezrich
Released Tuesday, July 04, 2017
“With his knack for turning narrative nonfiction into sto-ries worthy of the best thriller fiction” (Omnivoracious), Ben Mezrich takes us on an exhilarating true adventure story from the icy terrain of Siberia to the cutting-edge genetic labs of Harvard University.
This wild and wondrous tale intertwines the looming threat of global warming, miraculous new advances in science and technology, heroic fossil hunters who battle polar bears and extreme conditions, and the brave new world that arrives with mankind’s newfound ability to control the genetic code of every living creature. Humans once hunted the woolly mammoth to extinction; now we may be able to return it to life. But at what cost?
Ben Mezrich graduated magna cum laude from Harvard. He has published seventeen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Accidental Billionaires, which was adapted into the Academy Award–winning film The Social Network, and Bringing Down the House, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies in twelve languages and was the basis for the hit movie 21. He lives in Boston.