Origins: Genesis, Evolution and Diversity of Life By Joseph Seckbach
2004 | 664 Pages | ISBN: 1402018134 | PDF | 8 MB


In this book forty eminent scientists examine the astrobiological origins of life and the emergence of biodiversity in extreme environments. The coverage includes extremophiles: microbes living in hostile conditions of high temperature, psychrophilic, UV radiation, and halophilic environments. Also discussed are the origin and history of Martian water, and the possible biogeochemistry inside Titan.

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