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Genetic Experimentation on Animals - The Stuff of Science Thriller Fiction or Fact?
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James Rollins, the popular New York Times Bestselling author of the SIGMA thrillers and a veterinarian has written the newly released book, Altar of Eden. It is a action packed thriller that combines real-world science, with provocative subjects of animal intelligence and genetic manipulation. Join us as we explore what is the actual fiction in his new novel and what is truth. You'll be surprised.
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Author James Rollins : Part One
Being a vet, a writer and an adventurer isn’t easy, but somehow James Rollins seems to manage. Here in part one, Jim talks about why he chose to make a veterinarian the main character in his new book Altars of Eden , and exposes some of the truth and fiction behind genetic engineering and manipulation.
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Author James Rollins : Part Two
Jim describes some of the real life locations and events he referenced in the book. He also talks about some of the advances in animal cloning and genetic manipulation, which on the surface may seem a bit scary.

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Author James Rollins : Part Three
In part three, more fact and fiction from Jim Rollins, including the gray line of what’s good and bad in genetic engineering, using animals as weapons or for the military, and the realities about animal communication.

(U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's mate 1st class, Brien Aho.)
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Combining science, history, and breakneck suspense—and a secret tied to the Book of Genesis—Altar of Eden is sure to satisfy every James Rollins fan while winning over a slew of new converts.

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James Rollins
James Rollins is the author of six thrillers in the bestselling Sigma Force series (Sandstorm, Map of Bones, Black Order, The Judas Strain, The Last Oracle, and The Doomsday Key); the blockbuster movie novelization, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull; and five individual adventure thrillers. Publication date for his sixth individual adventure, Altar of Eden, is December 29, 2009. Rollins is also writing the Jake Ransom series for kids and adults. The first volume, Jake Ransom and the Skull King\'s Shadow, is in bookstores now, and the next release, Jake Ransom and the Howling Sphinx, is due in Spring 2010.

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