Origins: Genesis, Evolution and Diversity of Life - Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology 6 (Hardback)Joseph Seckbach (editor)
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In this book forty eminent scientists examine the astrobiological origins of life and the emergence of biodiversity in extreme environments. The coverage includes extremophiles: microbes living in hostile conditions of high temperature, psychrophilic, UV radiation, and halophilic environments. Also discussed are the origin and history of Martian water, and the possible biogeochemistry inside Titan.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 709
Weight: 1579 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 32 mm
Edition: 2004 ed.
From the reviews:
"This hefty volume ... is the sixth in a series dealing in cellular origin and life in extreme habitats and astrobiology. ... Thus, it covers an enormous range of topics ... . The advantages ... include a topicality and a constant reminder of the many exciting frontiers under active investigation. ... it contains a number of excellent reviews ... . In conclusion, this book is a must for all students of astrobiology ... ." (Simon Conway Morris, Geological Magazine, Vol. 142 (2), 2005)
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