A new book has just been published!
Enigmatic Microorganisms and Life in Extreme Environments
edited by J. Seckbach
Biology Dept., Rothberg School for Overseas Students, Mount Scopus, Israel
CELLULAR ORIGIN AND LIFE IN EXTREME HABITATS: Volume 1
This volume covers the fields of origin, evolution and phylogenesis from
prokaryotic to eukaryotic cells. The eminent authors, experts in their
fields, review the three kingdoms of life (Archea, Eubacteria and Eukarya)
from molecular evolutionary levels to ecological aspects in enigmatic
habitats, including general reviews of puzzling pro-and eukaryotic organisms
and their domains. We discuss dry habitats, thermophilic (cells in hot
springs and undersea thermal vents up to 110°C), psychrophilic (cryophiles)
and halophilic (high salt concentrations) niches which among the harshest
conditions found on Earth where microbial life is frequently detected. Some
chapters deal with the organisms which grow in extreme pH conditions
(acidity vs. alkalinity), and under hydrostatic pressure in the deep sea,
and microbial growth on petroleum. Other contributors present their research
on aerobiology and microbes growing in various gases and various levels of
radiation, including cellular morphological modification in these
extremophilic microbes. This volume also includes the symbiotic association
between two or more organisms on the endocellular and exocellular levels.
Finally one paper identifies the extremophiles as candidates for exobiology.
This is a valuable comprehensive volume in English that covers most of the
extremophiles in a new light with current research data.
Audience: Students, lecturers and researchers; scholars in the fields of
biology, evolutionary biology and chemistry, and other evolutionary fields,
and the intelligent layman.
$360.00 (ouch!) if you would like a copy, just email me!
Dr. Pamela Burns-Balogh
Balogh Scientific Books
1911 N. Duncan Rd., Champaign, Illinois 61822 USA
fax: +1 217 355 9413; phone: +1 217 355 9331
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