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Life at Ex: Environments, Organisms and Strategies for Survival

Life at Ex: Environments, Organisms and Strategies for Survival

By: E. M. Bell (editor), Peter Convey (contributor), Birgit Sattler (contributor), Heuer Heuer (contributor), Ian Hogg (contributor), Alexandre Anesio (contributor), Barton Barton (contributor), Richard Lutz (contributor), David Barnes (contributor), Mauro Guglielmin (contributor)Hardback

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From icy poles to arid deserts, boiling pools to the depths of the sea, this exciting new work studies the remarkable life forms that have made these inhospitable environments their home. The ecological, biological and biogeochemical challenges that higher-level plants and animals, microorganisms and viruses face are detailed, and the unifying themes found between environments discussed. A fascinating and comprehensive resource for researchers and students, this book is packed with colour figures and photos showcasing the most extreme environments and the organisms that have adapted to live in them.

Contents

1: What are extreme environments and what lives in them?2: Past extremes3: Polar marine ecosystems4: Sea ice5: Polar terrestrial environments6: Polar freshwaters: high altitude and latitude lakes7: Subglacial lakes8: Cold alpine regions9: Glacier surface habitats10: Polar deserts11: Hot desert environments12: Terrestrial hydrothermal environments13: Deep-sea hydrothermal vents14: High hydrostatic pressure environments15: Deep sea16: Caves and karst environments17: The deep biosphere: deep subterranean and subseafloor habitats18: Acidic environments19: Life in alkaline environments and alkaliphiles20: Hypersaline environments and halophiles21: Hypoxic environments22: High ultraviolet radiation environments23: Life in a changing climate24: Anthropogenic extreme environments25: Biotechnological applications of extremophiles: promise and prospects26: Extreme environments on Earth as analogues for life on other planets: astrobiology27: Concluding remarks

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781845938147
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 576
  • ID: 9781845938147
  • weight: 1600
  • ISBN10: 1845938143

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