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Life at the Limits Organisms in Extreme Environments

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ISBN-10: 0521039908

ISBN-13: 9780521039901

Edition: 2007

Authors: David A. Wharton

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Frogs that freeze solid, worms that dry out, and bacteria that survive temperatures over 100°C are all organisms that have an extreme biology, which involves many aspects of their physiology, ecology, and evolution. These organisms live in seemingly impossible places and exhibit fascinating behavior. In this captivating account, the reader is taken on a tour of extreme environments, and shown the remarkable abilities of organisms to survive a range of extreme conditions, such as high and low temperatures and desiccation. Examples include: Hydrothermal vents Hot and cold deserts Polar regions hot springs alpine and winter temperate environments ocean depths, salt lakes, soda lakes, and…    
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Book details

List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/23/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: extreme life
Be it ever so humble ..
Life without water
The hot club
Cold Lazarus
More tough choices
'It's life, Jim, but not as we know it!'
An extreme biology
Bibliography
Glossary
Index