Life on the Edge
Amazing Creatures Thriving in Extreme EnvironmentsBook - 1998
Which degrees of high or low temperature, pressure, or salt concentration can be tolerated by living cells? Can life exist in the Antarctic ice, in the deep subsurface, in dilute sulphuric acid, in hot springs, or even on Mars? To all these questions, scientists have obtained surprising answers in recent years. Single-cell creatures perfectly adapted to the specific stress conditions characteristic of their environment tolerate extremities which would have been considered incompatible with life just two decades ago.
Publisher: New York : Plenum Trade, c1998.
Branch Call Number: 578.4 GROSS
Characteristics: xiii, 200 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.