Lawrence L. Lapin
Modern Cheetahs are African natives. Though once those cats were also native to North America, where they hunted Pronghorn Antelope. Those are the fastest runners on the continent, a trait they evolved to avoid Cheetahs. Without that predation, the antelope no longer has to be quick, and absent the selective pressure for speed, their fast-running trait will eventually disappear.
Maybe there are less obvious advantages to having Cheetahs than hunting antelopes. What if those creatures were brought back to America?
The restoration of Wolves to Yellowstone provide a stellar example of how much good can result from bringing back an apex predator. Profound changes have taken place in the park since the return of the Wolves. Their primary prey, the Elk are healthier now and less damaging to plant life. Cottonwood trees have rebounded, giving beavers back their favorite source of food and lodging material. As a result of more beaver damming, water tables have risen. The story goes on and on.
In the life restorations comprising the stories in Adam’s Tiger, the antelope do get restored as part of the recovery from the destructive meteor. All living things brought back by the rescuers have been placed in their original habitats. As noted in these blogs, certain extinct animals would also be restored, such as the Woolly Mammoth.
The American Cheetah joins that group. That is part of the tale in Book III of my Adam’s Chronicles series.
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.
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The Adam’s Chronicles Series
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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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.