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Earth’s Environment, 500 Years after a Gigantic Meteor

Lawrence L. Lapin

Twitter: @LarryLLapin

Imagine Earth 500 years after another “dinosaur-killing- sized” meteor. What changes might there be?

I have made a case for increased volcanic activity, which would affect the climate in profound ways. In my book, Adam’ Tiger, I note some climatic changes, such as more rainfall over Southwestern North America. Of course, nobody can predict that. After all, human kind had made a gigantic mess prior to the astronomical calamity. For that reason alone, geological records gleaned from past events would not provide good predictors.  And, the nature of the impact and its location would heavily influence the direction of change. The drastic cooling of Earth from obscured sunlight wouldn’t match past events. Nor might the intensity and duration of darkness fit into an existing atmospheric model.

In telling my story, I have for convenience left the Planet little changed geophysically. My focus was placed instead on life restorations and human interactions among people and their coping with massive disaster. To give some realism that we might relate to, the results are conveyed through the life of Adam Boatwright, who conveniently leads recovery efforts and lives long enough to see the results.

Some would say it’s all science fiction. I certainly would call my story fictional science. And any story of the future that deals with such events must have elements of science fiction. State-of-art is advancing too fast for any story involving science to avoid some science fiction. The key element is how much suspension of disbelief is required of the reader. I have tried to make it all plausible, hopefully blurring the lines between reality and science fiction. You can judge for yourself how well I’ve managed.

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Book III of Adam’s Chronicles moves 500 years into the future. Planet Earth is still recovering from a disastrous meteor impact. The centuries-long effort to bring back animals and plants—and mankind itself—is nearing its conclusion.

Humans make a small footprint in this renewed world, though ecological disaster is expected from explosive population growth. Changes are in the works, troubles are brewing, and Adam Boatwright worries about the future.

The long-lived geneticist vows to discourage mankind from again ruining the planet. He also takes on a new goal: to make life more robust while improving the platform for future evolution. In doing so, he would bring back animals driven to extinction by early humans, starting with woolly mammoths and saber-toothed cats.

Find out more about my Amazon Kindle E-Book at:

www.amazon.com/dp/B00LDD8UEQ

(Amazon offers a free app for reading its E-Books on PCs, iPads, etc.)

The Adam’s Chronicles Series

Layout 1      Adam's New World 0616 (Small)      Adam's Tiger 0616 (Small)      Layout 1

Adam’s story is always brought up to date in fresh ways, so that books in this series may be read in any order.

The following book is the series prequel and may be read independently.

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All of the above are available at Amazon as Kindle E-Books.

What Others Say About This Series

Awesome story of restoration of Earth—an epic novel, one that shall never be forgotten. Dr. Lapin is truly gifted as a story teller. … Powerful, fast page turning story. Highly recommend—Nancy of Utah, Amazon Reviewer.

Great book, it is the kind of book you can’t wait to read again—Sandra Potter, Amazon Reviewer.

I am fascinated by the quality of this book. … A wonderful blend of thrilling adventure, science fiction and romance. … It delivers on so many different levels. Well done—Dennis Waller, Top 500 Amazon Reviewer.

This story had every element … an exciting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. Abundance of well-illustrated scenes. … had me immersed from the beginning. The story flows … with ease, and the author shows exceptional skill when it comes to storytelling. … Twists and turns in this page turner … make you want to read it non-stop. … Highly recommended—Piaras, Amazon Reviewer.

Phenomenal series offers elements of the thriller, mystery, science fiction, and romance genres. Dr. Lapin’s novels are exciting, with wonderfully developed characters and situations—Jada Ryker, Top 1,000 Amazon Reviewer.

Mad scientist or brave hero? … A murder mystery, medical thriller, and science fiction novel all rolled into one. I recommend it highly—Diane Rapp, Amazon Reviewer.

A fast paced story so plausible that I had trouble figuring the line where science fact and science fiction resides. … That credibility made the debate about the desirability of immortality real instead of fantasy. … An entertaining read—Capt’n Bob, Amazon Reviewer

Vegan Humans Would Help a Recovering Planet

Lawrence L. Lapin

Twitter: @LarryLLapin

Meat production in today’s world involves nearly as much grain as humans consume. On the order of ten pounds of grain protein is required to grow a pound of beef. A human population subsisting on red meat would be unsustainable. And, today’s population is already so large that it’s on the verge of destroying our planet.

My stories in Adam’s Chronicles explicitly deal with an Earth that is destroyed. But our world didn’t die a slow death while being ruined by needing humans who cannot control their numbers. Rather, my fictional Earth is hit by a massive meteor that kills most life. The culprit is a rock ten times more massive than the asteroid ending the dinosaurs.

My story begins with twenty-five survivors who take on the mission of bringing back life. Animals are so precious that people become vegetarians, making that a traditional lifestyle.

In the third series book, Adam’s Tiger, Earth’s human population has grown beyond a million. It has been 500 years since the catastrophe, and meat-eating is becoming fashionable. Some fear an unleashing of new population growth and attendant problems.

Superhero Adam Boatwright has been secretly directing restoration efforts and keeping the planet on an even keel. Would he allow meat-eating to prevail? Does he have the power to stop it?

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Book III of Adam’s Chronicles moves 500 years into the future. Planet Earth is still recovering from a disastrous meteor impact. The centuries-long effort to bring back animals and plants—and mankind itself—is nearing its conclusion.

Humans make a small footprint in this renewed world, though ecological disaster is expected from explosive population growth. Changes are in the works, troubles are brewing, and Adam Boatwright worries about the future.

The long-lived geneticist vows to discourage mankind from again ruining the planet. He also takes on a new goal: to make life more robust while improving the platform for future evolution. In doing so, he would bring back animals driven to extinction by early humans, starting with woolly mammoths and saber-toothed cats.

Find out more about my Amazon Kindle E-Book at:

www.amazon.com/dp/B00LDD8UEQ

(Amazon offers a free app for reading its E-Books on PCs, iPads, etc.)

The Adam’s Chronicles Series

Layout 1      Adam's New World 0616 (Small)      Adam's Tiger 0616 (Small)      Layout 1

Adam’s story is always brought up to date in fresh ways, so that books in this series may be read in any order.

The following book is the series prequel and may be read independently.

AdamForeverFinalCoverModifiedCorrected

All of the above are available at Amazon as Kindle E-Books.

What Others Say About This Series

Awesome story of restoration of Earth—an epic novel, one that shall never be forgotten. Dr. Lapin is truly gifted as a story teller. … Powerful, fast page turning story. Highly recommend—Nancy of Utah, Amazon Reviewer.

Great book, it is the kind of book you can’t wait to read again—Sandra Potter, Amazon Reviewer.

I am fascinated by the quality of this book. … A wonderful blend of thrilling adventure, science fiction and romance. … It delivers on so many different levels. Well done—Dennis Waller, Top 500 Amazon Reviewer.

This story had every element … an exciting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. Abundance of well-illustrated scenes. … had me immersed from the beginning. The story flows … with ease, and the author shows exceptional skill when it comes to storytelling. … Twists and turns in this page turner … make you want to read it non-stop. … Highly recommended—Piaras, Amazon Reviewer.

Phenomenal series offers elements of the thriller, mystery, science fiction, and romance genres. Dr. Lapin’s novels are exciting, with wonderfully developed characters and situations—Jada Ryker, Top 1,000 Amazon Reviewer.

Mad scientist or brave hero? … A murder mystery, medical thriller, and science fiction novel all rolled into one. I recommend it highly—Diane Rapp, Amazon Reviewer.

A fast paced story so plausible that I had trouble figuring the line where science fact and science fiction resides. … That credibility made the debate about the desirability of immortality real instead of fantasy. … An entertaining read—Capt’n Bob, Amazon Reviewer.

Ever-Present Dangers of Human Over-Population

Lawrence L. Lapin

Twitter: @LarryLLapin

My book, Adam’s Tiger, begins 500 years after Earth has been hit by a massive meteor, ten times bigger than the dinosaur killer. Only twenty-five people survived. They are environmental remediators and life restorers who have also been procreating themselves, and now about a million humans inhabit the planet.

Superhero Adam Boatwright is worried. He recalls that as the Twentieth Century began, China had about as few people as the pre-meteor United States. He remembers just how fast world population had grown before the catastrophe and believes the restored human race could double every thirty or so years. He is convinced that within a few centuries Earth might again hold a population matching its pre-meteor level.

Adam reluctantly adopts a new goal: zero-population-growth. He knows how badly pre-meteor humans teemed over the planet, destroying habitats, poisoning the air, and heating the atmosphere. He remembers how that led to multiple tragedies, including rising seas, climate change, and massive extinctions. Species were vanishing much more rapidly than Earth had ever experienced.

But Adam wonders if he did too good a job in saving the human race. Keeping the human footprint small is now essential to the continuing mission to bring life back—even if restorations provide a meager approximation of what had been. Blessed with a very long life, Adam had been instrumental in creating a robust platform for future evolution, and he is comfortable to let Mother Nature continue that task. That would be impossible should human population ever again reach a critical mass.

Adam’s zero-population-growth program would not be easy. He realizes that, as with any successful species, limiting population requires outside forces. Nature had always created natural brakes on growth by creating competitors and by bringing forth predators. Adam has done a good job at limiting the most effective human predators—harmful viruses and bacteria. Now Adam does not have the luxury of time. And, he cannot wait for evolution to sort things out.

Adam's Tiger 0616 (Small)

Book III of Adam’s Chronicles moves 500 years into the future. Planet Earth is still recovering from a disastrous meteor impact. The centuries-long effort to bring back animals and plants—and mankind itself—is nearing its conclusion.

Humans make a small footprint in this renewed world, though ecological disaster is expected from explosive population growth. Changes are in the works, troubles are brewing, and Adam Boatwright worries about the future.

The long-lived geneticist vows to discourage mankind from again ruining the planet. He also takes on a new goal: to make life more robust while improving the platform for future evolution. In doing so, he would bring back animals driven to extinction by early humans, starting with woolly mammoths and saber-toothed cats.

Find out more about my Amazon Kindle E-Book at:

www.amazon.com/dp/B00LDD8UEQ

(Amazon offers a free app for reading its E-Books on PCs, iPads, etc.)

The Adam’s Chronicles Series

Layout 1      Adam's New World 0616 (Small)      Adam's Tiger 0616 (Small)      Layout 1

Adam’s story is always brought up to date in fresh ways, so that books in this series may be read in any order.

The following book is the series prequel and may be read independently.

AdamForeverFinalCoverModifiedCorrected

All of the above are available at Amazon as Kindle E-Books.

What Others Say About This Series

Awesome story of restoration of Earth—an epic novel, one that shall never be forgotten. Dr. Lapin is truly gifted as a story teller. … Powerful, fast page turning story. Highly recommend—Nancy of Utah, Amazon Reviewer.

Great book, it is the kind of book you can’t wait to read again—Sandra Potter, Amazon Reviewer.

I am fascinated by the quality of this book. … A wonderful blend of thrilling adventure, science fiction and romance. … It delivers on so many different levels. Well done—Dennis Waller, Top 500 Amazon Reviewer.

This story had every element … an exciting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. Abundance of well-illustrated scenes. … had me immersed from the beginning. The story flows … with ease, and the author shows exceptional skill when it comes to storytelling. … Twists and turns in this page turner … make you want to read it non-stop. … Highly recommended—Piaras, Amazon Reviewer.

Phenomenal series offers elements of the thriller, mystery, science fiction, and romance genres. Dr. Lapin’s novels are exciting, with wonderfully developed characters and situations—Jada Ryker, Top 1,000 Amazon Reviewer.

Mad scientist or brave hero? … A murder mystery, medical thriller, and science fiction novel all rolled into one. I recommend it highly—Diane Rapp, Amazon Reviewer.

A fast paced story so plausible that I had trouble figuring the line where science fact and science fiction resides. … That credibility made the debate about the desirability of immortality real instead of fantasy. … An entertaining read—Capt’n Bob, Amazon Reviewer.

Can You Control Your Family Evolution?

Lawrence L. Lapin

Twitter: @LarryLLapin

The previous posting considers the limited role of DNA (the traditional genome) in determining how life unfolds. There we discussed three other dimensions to the genetics state-of-art: the epigenome (timing of gene activity), the biome (role of beneficial bacteria), and the virome (interplay with viruses). Today’s genetics allows for the potential of environment affecting how the unborn (and not-yet conceived) might differ from parents and be influenced by these three non-traditional operators on inherited characteristics.

The once banished Lamarckian hypothesis is given new credence through current biological experiments. One of these showed how mice fattened in the lab tend to have pups whose obesity proclivities are not reflected in inherited genes associated with DNA. Researchers have argued that parents’ exposure to fatty diet somehow changes the mouse epigenome, and that the pups will pass obesity tendencies on to their own offspring. In effect, the environment permanently changes the heredity of those rodents without readily identifiable DNA shifts. In a nutshell, modern genetics has not yet provided a complete understanding of evolutionary change.

Does this mean that we can provide our progeny with inherited advantages just by keeping our own life on an even keel? We might even make a science out of directed human evolution.

In spite of ethical issues raised, when faced with decisions regarding restorations of life on Earth—as told in the stories of my Adam’s Chronicles—superhero Adam Boatwright acts boldly. Things get done. The greatest fictional stretches in genetics begin in Adam’s Tiger.

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Book III of Adam’s Chronicles moves 500 years into the future. Planet Earth is still recovering from a disastrous meteor impact. The centuries-long effort to bring back animals and plants—and mankind itself—is nearing its conclusion.

Humans make a small footprint in this renewed world, though ecological disaster is expected from explosive population growth. Changes are in the works, troubles are brewing, and Adam Boatwright worries about the future.

The long-lived geneticist vows to discourage mankind from again ruining the planet. He also takes on a new goal: to make life more robust while improving the platform for future evolution. In doing so, he would bring back animals driven to extinction by early humans, starting with woolly mammoths and saber-toothed cats.

Find out more about my Amazon Kindle E-Book at:

www.amazon.com/dp/B00LDD8UEQ

(Amazon offers a free app for reading its E-Books on PCs, iPads, etc.)

The Adam’s Chronicles Series

Layout 1      Adam's New World 0616 (Small)      Adam's Tiger 0616 (Small)      Layout 1

Adam’s story is always brought up to date in fresh ways, so that books in this series may be read in any order.

The following book is the series prequel and may be read independently.

AdamForeverFinalCoverModifiedCorrected

All of the above are available at Amazon as Kindle E-Books.

What Others Say About This Series

Awesome story of restoration of Earth—an epic novel, one that shall never be forgotten. Dr. Lapin is truly gifted as a story teller. … Powerful, fast page turning story. Highly recommend—Nancy of Utah, Amazon Reviewer.

Great book, it is the kind of book you can’t wait to read again—Sandra Potter, Amazon Reviewer.

I am fascinated by the quality of this book. … A wonderful blend of thrilling adventure, science fiction and romance. … It delivers on so many different levels. Well done—Dennis Waller, Top 500 Amazon Reviewer.

This story had every element … an exciting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. Abundance of well-illustrated scenes. … had me immersed from the beginning. The story flows … with ease, and the author shows exceptional skill when it comes to storytelling. … Twists and turns in this page turner … make you want to read it non-stop. … Highly recommended—Piaras, Amazon Reviewer.

Phenomenal series offers elements of the thriller, mystery, science fiction, and romance genres. Dr. Lapin’s novels are exciting, with wonderfully developed characters and situations—Jada Ryker, Top 1,000 Amazon Reviewer.

Mad scientist or brave hero? … A murder mystery, medical thriller, and science fiction novel all rolled into one. I recommend it highly—Diane Rapp, Amazon Reviewer.

A fast paced story so plausible that I had trouble figuring the line where science fact and science fiction resides. … That credibility made the debate about the desirability of immortality real instead of fantasy. … An entertaining read—Capt’n Bob, Amazon Reviewer.

DNA Is Just One Key to Life

Lawrence L. Lapin

Twitter: @LarryLLapin

Some fast advancements are taking place in genetics and related disciplines. It has been only a few decades since DNA was determined the key to all life on our planet (and perhaps places beyond) and that it is defined by four amino acids arranged in long double-helical DNA molecules. Only a few years ago a DNA representing a human genome was first sequenced. Individual genes are still being mapped.

Scientists now find that higher lifeforms have not one genome type (each defined by a unique DNA molecule), but three others—all interacting and determining an individual’s characteristics.

Recently, geneticists identified one controller, called an epigenome, properties of which are still largely a mystery. This actor sets the timing of traditional gene activity, in which pieces of DNA are copied into RNA, from which a plant or animal’s complex proteins are manufactured.

Two other types of genetic operators shape us. One of these is biome, epitomized by the bacteria residing in the gut of higher animals. These allow the host to digest plants and bring forth nutrients essential to good life. Hundreds of bacteria species have been identified in playing that and other essential roles. Less is known about the fourth genetic component, called the virome, which involves interactions between the host (us) and various viruses we carry inside our cells. (Viruses get into cells, while bacteria don’t. The latter critters may also be affected their own viruses.)

I began my Adam’s Chronicles series by focusing on DNA—the conventional genome. In the over twenty years since my start, genetic science has changed a lot.  It has only been a few years since the timing of developmental episodes has been found so important to an individual life, in some cases trumping those chemical aspects we call genes.

For instance, chimpanzees and humans are believed to differ by just a few dozen traditional genes (key DNA segments). Some scientists believe that much of what distinguishes us from apes is due to the timing of things—all controlled by the respective epigenomes. We are still learning about how genetic switches are started and stopped. We know very little about what makes chimpanzees differ so much from humans.

Many of these issues are encountered in my books, especially in Adam’s Tiger and its sequel. No book can keep up-to-date with continual unfolding of the genetics state-of-the-art, though I have attempted to wrap my hands around problems of meddling with Nature and the ethical controversies so raised.

Adam's Tiger 0616 (Small)

Book III of Adam’s Chronicles moves 500 years into the future. Planet Earth is still recovering from a disastrous meteor impact. The centuries-long effort to bring back animals and plants—and mankind itself—is nearing its conclusion.

Humans make a small footprint in this renewed world, though ecological disaster is expected from explosive population growth. Changes are in the works, troubles are brewing, and Adam Boatwright worries about the future.

The long-lived geneticist vows to discourage mankind from again ruining the planet. He also takes on a new goal: to make life more robust while improving the platform for future evolution. In doing so, he would bring back animals driven to extinction by early humans, starting with woolly mammoths and saber-toothed cats.

Find out more about my Amazon Kindle E-Book at:

www.amazon.com/dp/B00LDD8UEQ

(Amazon offers a free app for reading its E-Books on PCs, iPads, etc.)

The Adam’s Chronicles Series

Layout 1      Adam's New World 0616 (Small)      Adam's Tiger 0616 (Small)      Layout 1

Adam’s story is always brought up to date in fresh ways, so that books in this series may be read in any order.

The following book is the series prequel and may be read independently.

AdamForeverFinalCoverModifiedCorrected

All of the above are available at Amazon as Kindle E-Books.

What Others Say About This Series

Awesome story of restoration of Earth—an epic novel, one that shall never be forgotten. Dr. Lapin is truly gifted as a story teller. … Powerful, fast page turning story. Highly recommend—Nancy of Utah, Amazon Reviewer.

Great book, it is the kind of book you can’t wait to read again—Sandra Potter, Amazon Reviewer.

I am fascinated by the quality of this book. … A wonderful blend of thrilling adventure, science fiction and romance. … It delivers on so many different levels. Well done—Dennis Waller, Top 500 Amazon Reviewer.

This story had every element … an exciting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. Abundance of well-illustrated scenes. … had me immersed from the beginning. The story flows … with ease, and the author shows exceptional skill when it comes to storytelling. … Twists and turns in this page turner … make you want to read it non-stop. … Highly recommended—Piaras, Amazon Reviewer.

Phenomenal series offers elements of the thriller, mystery, science fiction, and romance genres. Dr. Lapin’s novels are exciting, with wonderfully developed characters and situations—Jada Ryker, Top 1,000 Amazon Reviewer.

Mad scientist or brave hero? … A murder mystery, medical thriller, and science fiction novel all rolled into one. I recommend it highly—Diane Rapp, Amazon Reviewer.

A fast paced story so plausible that I had trouble figuring the line where science fact and science fiction resides. … That credibility made the debate about the desirability of immortality real instead of fantasy. … An entertaining read—Capt’n Bob, Amazon Reviewer.

Keeping Ecologies in Balance

Lawrence L. Lapin

Twitter: @LarryLLapin

Today’s planet is threatened by climate change. That is the most serious of recent challenges to the natural world, and human activities are to blame. People have been interfering with ecologies on a massive scale almost since the emergence of homonins. The abrupt extinction of megafauna in the Americas and Australia testify to the effects of human migrations to strange lands.

All species stress environments and change ecologies. That is the natural course of evolution. Somehow, Nature adapts, and balance is eventually achieved. Inevitably, some extinctions do occur.

My book, Adam’s Tiger, is a story of human-directed recovery from a massive meteor strike on Earth. Baseline ecologies are begun with geographical restorations that only provide close approximations to what once existed—before mankind began distorting things. Thus, only marsupial land mammals are replaced in Australia. Horses are returned to the Americas. Some long extinct species, such as mammoths are brought back.

Even in a new world, there are controversies with all of that.

Adam's Tiger 0616 (Small)

Book III of Adam’s Chronicles moves 500 years into the future. Planet Earth is still recovering from a disastrous meteor impact. The centuries-long effort to bring back animals and plants—and mankind itself—is nearing its conclusion.

Humans make a small footprint in this renewed world, though ecological disaster is expected from explosive population growth. Changes are in the works, troubles are brewing, and Adam Boatwright worries about the future.

The long-lived geneticist vows to discourage mankind from again ruining the planet. He also takes on a new goal: to make life more robust while improving the platform for future evolution. In doing so, he would bring back animals driven to extinction by early humans, starting with woolly mammoths and saber-toothed cats.

Find out more about my Amazon Kindle E-Book at:

www.amazon.com/dp/B00LDD8UEQ

(Amazon offers a free app for reading its E-Books on PCs, iPads, etc.)

The Adam’s Chronicles Series

Layout 1      Adam's New World 0616 (Small)      Adam's Tiger 0616 (Small)      Layout 1

Adam’s story is always brought up to date in fresh ways, so that books in this series may be read in any order.

The following book is the series prequel and may be read independently.

AdamForeverFinalCoverModifiedCorrected

All of the above are available at Amazon as Kindle E-Books.

What Others Say About This Series

Awesome story of restoration of Earth—an epic novel, one that shall never be forgotten. Dr. Lapin is truly gifted as a story teller. … Powerful, fast page turning story. Highly recommend—Nancy of Utah, Amazon Reviewer.

Great book, it is the kind of book you can’t wait to read again—Sandra Potter, Amazon Reviewer.

I am fascinated by the quality of this book. … A wonderful blend of thrilling adventure, science fiction and romance. … It delivers on so many different levels. Well done—Dennis Waller, Top 500 Amazon Reviewer.

This story had every element … an exciting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. Abundance of well-illustrated scenes. … had me immersed from the beginning. The story flows … with ease, and the author shows exceptional skill when it comes to storytelling. … Twists and turns in this page turner … make you want to read it non-stop. … Highly recommended—Piaras, Amazon Reviewer.

Phenomenal series offers elements of the thriller, mystery, science fiction, and romance genres. Dr. Lapin’s novels are exciting, with wonderfully developed characters and situations—Jada Ryker, Top 1,000 Amazon Reviewer.

Mad scientist or brave hero? … A murder mystery, medical thriller, and science fiction novel all rolled into one. I recommend it highly—Diane Rapp, Amazon Reviewer.

A fast paced story so plausible that I had trouble figuring the line where science fact and science fiction resides. … That credibility made the debate about the desirability of immortality real instead of fantasy. … An entertaining read—Capt’n Bob, Amazon Reviewer

 

Nature Must Do the Heavy Lifting in Restoration

Lawrence L. Lapin

Twitter: @LarryLLapin

California lawns may contain as many as twenty different varieties of grass. That makes for sustainable turf that looks good in all seasons and lasts a long time. This suggests an approach that might be taken by restorers of wild lands after a giant fire or killer drought. Why not prepare kits containing seeds for all known species of plant life that may have been endemic to the region under rejuvenation?

That would involve planting them all and letting Nature take its course. Life forms would sort things out as the newly planted adapt to particular micro-environments favoring certain plants and other biota. Areas would undergo distinct mini-evolution as niches form and life adjusts.

That is the approach taken by restorers of life following the giant meteor damage to our planet, as told in my book, Adam’s Tiger. There are far too few people to manage it all.

Even today, forests are in continuing states of flux, with dominant species shifting over time as climates change and fires leave scars. It would be impossible to dictate an ideal forest environment for all time. The restorers in my books treat forests like golf course turf, planting some of all species. They will let Nature do the optimizing. That general approach might work well in bring fish back to the Amazon Basin, where a dozen species would be released in one tributary, with totally different water dwellers planted in another. Big fish predators would be confined to the main rivers, and the restorers could leave the ultimate mixing of species to Nature.

Adam's Tiger 0616 (Small)

Book III of Adam’s Chronicles moves 500 years into the future. Planet Earth is still recovering from a disastrous meteor impact. The centuries-long effort to bring back animals and plants—and mankind itself—is nearing its conclusion.

Humans make a small footprint in this renewed world, though ecological disaster is expected from explosive population growth. Changes are in the works, troubles are brewing, and Adam Boatwright worries about the future.

The long-lived geneticist vows to discourage mankind from again ruining the planet. He also takes on a new goal: to make life more robust while improving the platform for future evolution. In doing so, he would bring back animals driven to extinction by early humans, starting with woolly mammoths and saber-toothed cats.

Find out more about my Amazon Kindle E-Book at:

www.amazon.com/dp/B00LDD8UEQ

(Amazon offers a free app for reading its E-Books on PCs, iPads, etc.)

The Adam’s Chronicles Series

Layout 1      Adam's New World 0616 (Small)      Adam's Tiger 0616 (Small)      Layout 1

Adam’s story is always brought up to date in fresh ways, so that books in this series may be read in any order.

The following book is the series prequel and may be read independently.

AdamForeverFinalCoverModifiedCorrected

All of the above are available at Amazon as Kindle E-Books.

What Others Say About This Series

Awesome story of restoration of Earth—an epic novel, one that shall never be forgotten. Dr. Lapin is truly gifted as a story teller. … Powerful, fast page turning story. Highly recommend—Nancy of Utah, Amazon Reviewer.

Great book, it is the kind of book you can’t wait to read again—Sandra Potter, Amazon Reviewer.

I am fascinated by the quality of this book. … A wonderful blend of thrilling adventure, science fiction and romance. … It delivers on so many different levels. Well done—Dennis Waller, Top 500 Amazon Reviewer.

This story had every element … an exciting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. Abundance of well-illustrated scenes. … had me immersed from the beginning. The story flows … with ease, and the author shows exceptional skill when it comes to storytelling. … Twists and turns in this page turner … make you want to read it non-stop. … Highly recommended—Piaras, Amazon Reviewer.

Phenomenal series offers elements of the thriller, mystery, science fiction, and romance genres. Dr. Lapin’s novels are exciting, with wonderfully developed characters and situations—Jada Ryker, Top 1,000 Amazon Reviewer.

Mad scientist or brave hero? … A murder mystery, medical thriller, and science fiction novel all rolled into one. I recommend it highly—Diane Rapp, Amazon Reviewer.

A fast paced story so plausible that I had trouble figuring the line where science fact and science fiction resides. … That credibility made the debate about the desirability of immortality real instead of fantasy. … An entertaining read—Capt’n Bob, Amazon Reviewer.

Few Species Would Be Restored After Astronomical Catastrophe

Lawrence L. Lapin

Twitter: @LarryLLapin

Earth is now facing an extinction event progressing thousands of times faster than ever before, and there is little time left even to save eggs, embryos, seeds, and spores for possible future restorations. Under best circumstances, only a tiny percentage of disappearing life forms could ever be brought back, and those must begin with a good enough collection of regenerative life spores.

The smart thing would be preventing extinctions in the first place. We cannot even do that without first addressing climate change. The odds seem against continued life, as we know it, on our planet.

What if a dedicated group began a life-restoration collection? It would include only a representative sample of species from various groups, since no organization would be big enough to amass everything in the time available. For example, the collection might include embryos of domestic dogs, one wolf species, coyotes, and one fox type. Other canids would be missing. Bats might number a dozen species out of hundreds. Frogs might be one percent of what we know. Maybe two dozen species of birds, fifty ants, a thousand beetles, and forty earth-dwelling worms would be saved. The short list should include all major orders and classes. And what about the microbiota needed for higher-order animals to thrive? Quite a challenge!

This is the prospect faced by the life rescuers in my book, Adam’s Tiger, as they attempt to make up for the catastrophe arising from the Icarus-spawned meteor, a blob ten times bigger than the crashing rock that killed-off the dinosaurs. At best, they can only start the repairs. It would take millions of years of future evolution to bring Earth back to the richness and diversity we know.

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Book III of Adam’s Chronicles moves 500 years into the future. Planet Earth is still recovering from a disastrous meteor impact. The centuries-long effort to bring back animals and plants—and mankind itself—is nearing its conclusion.

Humans make a small footprint in this renewed world, though ecological disaster is expected from explosive population growth. Changes are in the works, troubles are brewing, and Adam Boatwright worries about the future.

The long-lived geneticist vows to discourage mankind from again ruining the planet. He also takes on a new goal: to make life more robust while improving the platform for future evolution. In doing so, he would bring back animals driven to extinction by early humans, starting with woolly mammoths and saber-toothed cats.

Find out more about my Amazon Kindle E-Book at:

www.amazon.com/dp/B00LDD8UEQ

(Amazon offers a free app for reading its E-Books on PCs, iPads, etc.)

The Adam’s Chronicles Series

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Adam’s story is always brought up to date in fresh ways, so that books in this series may be read in any order.

The following book is the series prequel and may be read independently.

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All of the above are available at Amazon as Kindle E-Books.

What Others Say About This Series

Awesome story of restoration of Earth—an epic novel, one that shall never be forgotten. Dr. Lapin is truly gifted as a story teller. … Powerful, fast page turning story. Highly recommend—Nancy of Utah, Amazon Reviewer.

Great book, it is the kind of book you can’t wait to read again—Sandra Potter, Amazon Reviewer.

I am fascinated by the quality of this book. … A wonderful blend of thrilling adventure, science fiction and romance. … It delivers on so many different levels. Well done—Dennis Waller, Top 500 Amazon Reviewer.

This story had every element … an exciting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. Abundance of well-illustrated scenes. … had me immersed from the beginning. The story flows … with ease, and the author shows exceptional skill when it comes to storytelling. … Twists and turns in this page turner … make you want to read it non-stop. … Highly recommended—Piaras, Amazon Reviewer.

Phenomenal series offers elements of the thriller, mystery, science fiction, and romance genres. Dr. Lapin’s novels are exciting, with wonderfully developed characters and situations—Jada Ryker, Top 1,000 Amazon Reviewer.

Mad scientist or brave hero? … A murder mystery, medical thriller, and science fiction novel all rolled into one. I recommend it highly—Diane Rapp, Amazon Reviewer.

A fast paced story so plausible that I had trouble figuring the line where science fact and science fiction resides. … That credibility made the debate about the desirability of immortality real instead of fantasy. … An entertaining read—Capt’n Bob, Amazon Reviewer.

Restored World’s Cities

Lawrence L. Lapin

Twitter: @LarryLLapin

It is amazing how ancient cities became buried, lost, and rediscovered. Burrowing animals are responsible for much of that, especially gophers.

Those hamster-sized animals dig tunnels in the soil, bringing mouthfuls of dirt and small rocks to the surface. Heavier surface solids remain in place and become covered—inch-by-inch—with accumulations of dug-up dirt. As burrowers’ hollows collapse, heavy items tend to rest at the bottom.

After dozens of generations of burrowers have continued their handiwork, bricks and paving stones would lay buried under many feet of soft dirt. Gophers would have lots of help from other diggers, including ants, termites, and worms, as well as other mammals like squirrels and moles.

That is just one way that cities might disappear. Wind driven dirt and dust tends to collect beside rises, such as walls, and those abandoned places eventually will become held in place by plants. Trees may actually grow over and around walls, obscuring the underlying construction. Over hundreds of years, tree roots are known to have collapsed the strongest stone or concrete walls.

My story in Adam’s Tiger places long-lived superhero Adam Boatwright 500 years into the future. Whatever remained of Earth’s original great cities after the devastating encounter with a piece of comet Icarus would have become buried. In the first fifty or so years after the meteor, most buildings in any pre-meteor city would have been in some stage of collapse. Even high rises eventually would ultimately fall and decompose into piles of powdered cement and rust, to be reclaimed by nature as plant soil. The only evidence of most former towns would be debris mounds, covered by vegetation and teeming with life.

You can find out more about this ultimate survival tale in Adam’s Tiger.

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Book III of Adam’s Chronicles moves 500 years into the future. Planet Earth is still recovering from a disastrous meteor impact. The centuries-long effort to bring back animals and plants—and mankind itself—is nearing its conclusion.

Humans make a small footprint in this renewed world, though ecological disaster is expected from explosive population growth. Changes are in the works, troubles are brewing, and Adam Boatwright worries about the future.

The long-lived geneticist vows to discourage mankind from again ruining the planet. He also takes on a new goal: to make life more robust while improving the platform for future evolution. In doing so, he would bring back animals driven to extinction by early humans, starting with woolly mammoths and saber-toothed cats.

Find out more about my Amazon Kindle E-Book at:

www.amazon.com/dp/B00LDD8UEQ

(Amazon offers a free app for reading its E-Books on PCs, iPads, etc.)

The Adam’s Chronicles Series

Layout 1      Adam's New World 0616 (Small)      Adam's Tiger 0616 (Small)      Layout 1

Adam’s story is always brought up to date in fresh ways, so that books in this series may be read in any order.

The following book is the series prequel and may be read independently.

AdamForeverFinalCoverModifiedCorrected

All of the above are available at Amazon as Kindle E-Books.

What Others Say About This Series

Awesome story of restoration of Earth—an epic novel, one that shall never be forgotten. Dr. Lapin is truly gifted as a story teller. … Powerful, fast page turning story. Highly recommend—Nancy of Utah, Amazon Reviewer.

Great book, it is the kind of book you can’t wait to read again—Sandra Potter, Amazon Reviewer.

I am fascinated by the quality of this book. … A wonderful blend of thrilling adventure, science fiction and romance. … It delivers on so many different levels. Well done—Dennis Waller, Top 500 Amazon Reviewer.

This story had every element … an exciting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. Abundance of well-illustrated scenes. … had me immersed from the beginning. The story flows … with ease, and the author shows exceptional skill when it comes to storytelling. … Twists and turns in this page turner … make you want to read it non-stop. … Highly recommended—Piaras, Amazon Reviewer.

Phenomenal series offers elements of the thriller, mystery, science fiction, and romance genres. Dr. Lapin’s novels are exciting, with wonderfully developed characters and situations—Jada Ryker, Top 1,000 Amazon Reviewer.

Mad scientist or brave hero? … A murder mystery, medical thriller, and science fiction novel all rolled into one. I recommend it highly—Diane Rapp, Amazon Reviewer.

A fast paced story so plausible that I had trouble figuring the line where science fact and science fiction resides. … That credibility made the debate about the desirability of immortality real instead of fantasy. … An entertaining read—Capt’n Bob, Amazon Reviewer.

Long Life and Evolution of Language

Lawrence L. Lapin

Twitter: @LarryLLapin

Language evolves incessantly, almost as if were a lifeform. We experience this most acutely when we hear a person use our native tongue quaintly, like a grandparent questioning a teen, or when we witness the oldster’s mystification at her grandchild’s reply. It can seem almost as if the two generations are speaking a different dialect. Yet, they are only two generations apart.

We’ve experienced a similar phenomenon whenever reading Shakespeare, written about 400 years ago and separated from us by between 16 and 20 generations. That might seem like a completely different language than the English used today.

Flash ahead 500 years, about 20 generations into the future. We can only imagine the level of culture shock we might feel on hearing a conversation. There ought to be the same magnitude of language changes between now and then as there have been between Elizabethan speech and the current vernacular.

Okay, now suppose that you have magically been able to halt the aging process, and you live 500 more years. Unless you changed your speech as the years rolled by, you would have as much difficulty communicating then as the Bard might after being plucked though time and deposited in the early Twenty-first Century.

I have just set the stage for Adam Boatwright’s (superhero of my Adam’s Chronicles) coping with the evolution of language. Book III, Adam’s Tiger, places the virtual immortal man that far into the future. He not only has to cope with English changes, but he must constantly convince the players in his ever-changing present that he belongs with them. He has to change his manner of speech every time he changes his identity in order to maintain the secret of his immortality.

Adam's Tiger 0616 (Small)

Book III of Adam’s Chronicles moves 500 years into the future. Planet Earth is still recovering from a disastrous meteor impact. The centuries-long effort to bring back animals and plants—and mankind itself—is nearing its conclusion.

Humans make a small footprint in this renewed world, though ecological disaster is expected from explosive population growth. Changes are in the works, troubles are brewing, and Adam Boatwright worries about the future.

The long-lived geneticist vows to discourage mankind from again ruining the planet. He also takes on a new goal: to make life more robust while improving the platform for future evolution. In doing so, he would bring back animals driven to extinction by early humans, starting with woolly mammoths and saber-toothed cats.

Find out more about my Amazon Kindle E-Book at:

www.amazon.com/dp/B00LDD8UEQ

(Amazon offers a free app for reading its E-Books on PCs, iPads, etc.)

The Adam’s Chronicles Series

Layout 1      Adam's New World 0616 (Small)      Adam's Tiger 0616 (Small)      Layout 1

Adam’s story is always brought up to date in fresh ways, so that books in this series may be read in any order.

The following book is the series prequel and may be read independently.

AdamForeverFinalCoverModifiedCorrected

All of the above are available at Amazon as Kindle E-Books.

What Others Say About This Series

Awesome story of restoration of Earth—an epic novel, one that shall never be forgotten. Dr. Lapin is truly gifted as a story teller. … Powerful, fast page turning story. Highly recommend—Nancy of Utah, Amazon Reviewer.

Great book, it is the kind of book you can’t wait to read again—Sandra Potter, Amazon Reviewer.

I am fascinated by the quality of this book. … A wonderful blend of thrilling adventure, science fiction and romance. … It delivers on so many different levels. Well done—Dennis Waller, Top 500 Amazon Reviewer.

This story had every element … an exciting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. Abundance of well-illustrated scenes. … had me immersed from the beginning. The story flows … with ease, and the author shows exceptional skill when it comes to storytelling. … Twists and turns in this page turner … make you want to read it non-stop. … Highly recommended—Piaras, Amazon Reviewer.

Phenomenal series offers elements of the thriller, mystery, science fiction, and romance genres. Dr. Lapin’s novels are exciting, with wonderfully developed characters and situations—Jada Ryker, Top 1,000 Amazon Reviewer.

Mad scientist or brave hero? … A murder mystery, medical thriller, and science fiction novel all rolled into one. I recommend it highly—Diane Rapp, Amazon Reviewer.

A fast paced story so plausible that I had trouble figuring the line where science fact and science fiction resides. … That credibility made the debate about the desirability of immortality real instead of fantasy. … An entertaining read—Capt’n Bob, Amazon Reviewer.