Life at the Limits: Organisms in Extreme Environments

Life at the Limits: Organisms in Extreme Environments

by David A. Wharton
     
 

A fascinating account of how organisms are able to live in, or survive, extreme conditions.See more details below

Overview

A fascinating account of how organisms are able to live in, or survive, extreme conditions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521039901
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/18/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Meet the Author

David Wharton is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Zoology at the University of Otago, New Zealand, where his research has centred upon the extraodinary survival abilities of animals.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction: extreme life; 2. Be it ever so humble …; 3. Life without water; 4. The hot club; 5. Cold Lazarus; 6. More tough choices; 7. 'It's life, Jim, but not as we know it!'; 8. An extreme biology; Bibliography; Glossary; Index.

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