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Origins: Genesis, Evolution and Diversity of Life

Edited By: J Seckbach
709 pages
Publisher: Springer Nature
Origins: Genesis, Evolution and Diversity of Life
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  • Origins: Genesis, Evolution and Diversity of Life ISBN: 9781402018138 Hardback Jun 2004 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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Origins: Genesis, Evolution and Biodiversity of Microbial Life in the Universe is the sixth unit of the book series Cellular Origins, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology (COLE) edited by Joseph Seckbach. In this book forty eminent scientists review their studies in the fields of Life from the beginning to the "Fact of Life". The history of Origin of Life and Astrobiology is well covered by these authors. Reviews cover the standard and alternative scenarios of the genesis of Life, while the chapters of "The First Cells" leading to the biodiversity and extremophiles of microbial Life. Among these extremophiles are the microbes living in the Life's limits, such as in high temperature, psychrophilic, UV radiation, and halophilic environments. The origin and history of Martian water is discussed followed by the possible biogeochemistry inside Titan. This new field of Astrobiology has been presented, from comets as a source of materials and Life on earth to the space for last Frontiers.

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Edited By: J Seckbach
709 pages
Publisher: Springer Nature
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From the reviews: "This hefty volume ! is the sixth in a series dealing in cellular origin and life in extreme habitats and astrobiology. ! Thus, it covers an enormous range of topics ! . The advantages ! include a topicality and a constant reminder of the many exciting frontiers under active investigation. ! it contains a number of excellent reviews ! . In conclusion, this book is a must for all students of astrobiology ! ." (Simon Conway Morris, Geological Magazine, Vol. 142 (2), 2005)

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