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Life on the Edge: Amazing Creatures Thriving in Extreme Environments

By: Michael Gross

210 pages, Illus

Perseus Running Press

Paperback | Dec 2001 | #123138 | ISBN: 0738204455
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Hardback | Dec 1998 | #75439 | ISBN: 0306457865
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Exploration of how micro-organisms and other creatures in extreme conditions adapt to their hostile environments and survive.

A fascinating introduction to the subject [of life in extreme environments]. Challenging in parts--but well worth the effort. New Scientist

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Dr. Michael Gross has studied various aspects of life under extreme conditions throughout his research career. He received his doctorate in physical biochemistry from the University of Regensburg, Germany. After seven years of research in protein biochemistry at the University of Oxford, he has recently switched to writing full time and is the author also of Travels to the Nanoworld.

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