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Microbial Ecosystems of Antarctica

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ISBN-10: 0521544130

ISBN-13: 9780521544139

Edition: 2003

Authors: Warwick F. Vincent, L. C. Bliss, Arthur C. Clarke, D. J. Drewry, M. A. P. Renouf

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The 1980s and 1990s have seen enormous advances in our knowledge of the Antarctic environment and of the microbial life-forms that influence this region of the biosphere. This book provides an account of the full range of environments in Antarctica and of the microbial communities that live within them.
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Book details

List price: $58.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/11/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.48" wide x 9.72" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 1.276

Dr. Warwick Vincent is Professor of Biology and Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Ecosystem Studies at Laval University, Quebec City, Canada. He is a member of the Royal Society of Canada, and honorary member of the Royal Society of New Zealand. His research focuses on aquatic microbial ecology, light and primary production, and ecosystem responses to climate change, with emphasis on Arctic and Antarctic waters. He has served on the editorial boards of Antarctic Science and Polar Biology, and on various research committees and studies. He was inaugural Chair of Canada's National Antarctic Committee. He teaches undergraduate, graduate and field courses in limnology at Laval University, and…    

Arthur C. Clarke was born in Minehead, Somerset, England, on December 16, 1917. During World War II, he served as a radar specialist in the RAF. His first published piece of fiction was Rescue Party and appeared in Astounding Science, May 1946. He graduated from King's College in London with honors in physics and mathematics, and worked in scientific research before turning his attention to writing fiction. His first book, Prelude to Space, was published in 1951. He is best known for his book 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was later turned into a highly successful and controversial film under the direction of Stanley Kubrick. His other works include Childhood's End, Rendezvous with Rama, The…    

Preface
Introduction
Snow and ice ecosystems
Sea-ice ecosystems
The marginal-ice zone
The open ocean
Benthic marine environments
Lakes and streams
Soil ecosystems
Lithic ecosystems: the rock environments
Microbial strategies in Antarctica
Microbes and humans in Antarctica
Glossary
Appendixes
References
Index