STROMATOLITES: Interaction of Microbes with Sediments provides an overview and latest information about the formation of Stromatolites as a result of interaction of microbes with sediments. Eighty-three expert scientists from twenty-seven countries present the chapters in this volume which have been reviewed by thirty four referees. The volume deals with ancient to modern examples of stromatolites and microorganisms which are observed in various diverse environments, such as: marine, nonmarine, lacustrine and extreme geographical areas covering almost the whole earth. The reviews are original articles written by leading experienced experts, some chapters deal with latest instrumental techniques used for the study of microbes and Stromatolites. Other chapters have been contributed by young researchers who revealed updated data on Stromatolites. The astrobiological implications of early microbiota, sulfur isotopic ratios, microbialites in extreme conditions on earth has opened up new vistas in the search of extraterrestrial life.
Number of pages: 751
Weight: 1583 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 201
From the reviews:
"The authors ... are congratulated for bringing out an advanced book on fundamental aspect when the scientists world over are looking forward to search for the extraterrestrial evidence of life on Mars, Europa and possibly on Moon. ... useful to the students of sedimentology and micropalaeontology/ microbiology and researchers in the area of Earth Science. The book is strongly recommended for the institutional libraries. I am sure its reading would motivate the students and researchers ... for high and extensive researches on the discussed problems." (O. P. Varma, Journal of Indian Geological Congress, Vol. 3 (1), May, 2011)