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Evolution of Hydrothermal Ecosystems on Earth (and Mars?)

ProceedingsOut of Print

Series: CIBA Foundation Symposium Volume: 202

Edited By: GR Bock and JA Goode

334 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #53055 | ISBN: 047196509X
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Explores the possibility that life exists on Mars by providing an interdisciplinary overview of the early evolution of life in hydrothermal ecosystems on Earth, and focusing on the problem of remote sensing and incorporating geological work relevant to the search for evidence of early life on Earth and Mars.


Partial table of contents:. Hydrothermal Systems as Environments for the Emergence of Life (E. Shock). Chemical and Physical Context for Life in Terrestrial Hydrothermal Systems: Chemical Reactors for the Early Development of Life and Hydrothermal Ecosystems (R. Henley). Ancient Hydrothermal Ecosystems on Earth: A New Palaeobiological Frontier (M. Walter). The Rhynie Cherts: An Early Devonian Ecosystem Preserved by Hydrothermal Activity (N. Trewin). The Role of Remote Sensing in Finding Hydrothermal Mineral Deposits on Earth (J. Huntington). Exploration Strategies for Hydrothermal Deposits (R. Horn). Water on Early Mars (M. Carr). The Transfer of Viable Microorganisms Between Planets (P. Davies). Indexes.

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