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  • Originsby Joseph Seckbach

    Springer 2005; US$ 499.00

    In this volume 40 scientists review their studies in the fields of life from the beginning to the 'fact of life'. Reviews cover the standard and alternative scenarios of the genesis of life, while the chapters of 'the first cells' lead to the biodiversity and extremophiles of microbial life. more...

  • Life as We Know Itby Joseph Seckbach

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 549.00

    Topical book covering all aspects of, and offering multidisciplinary sources of information about Life Compiled with all levels in mind - from novice to professional Written by professionals in this field including three Nobel Laureates more...

  • Algae and Cyanobacteria in Extreme Environmentsby Joseph Seckbach

    Springer 2007; US$ 419.00

    Algae and Cyanobacteria in Extreme Environments is a unique collection of essays, contributed by leading scientists from around the world, devoted to algae ??? and some related microbes ??? observed in unexpected harsh habitats, which it seems are an oasis or Garden of Eden for these organisms. This timely book on Extremophilic algae, including its... more...

  • From Fossils to Astrobiologyby Joseph Seckbach; Maud Walsh

    Springer 2008; US$ 359.00

    Reviews developments in paleontology and geobiology that relate to the field of Astrobiology, the study of life in the Universe. This book discusses the controversial reports of 'nanobacteria' in the Martian meteorite ALH84001. It focuses on fossil evidence from the geological record. It is of interest to students and researchers alike. more...

  • Red Algae in the Genomic Ageby Joseph Seckbach; David J. Chapman

    Springer 2010; US$ 329.00

    This volume covers the modern biology and the speciation of the red algae (Rhodophyta) from unicellular Cyanidia up to macrocellular sea weeds. A team of peer reviewers has reviewed all chapters. The chapters describe a range of topics from cave algae from Atacama, Chile, to genomes of red algae. Some chapters deal with the carbohydrates, physiological... more...

  • Microbial Matsby Joseph Seckbach; Aharon Oren

    Springer 2010; US$ 329.00

    This book provides information about microbial mats, from early fossils to modern mats located in marine and terrestrial environments. Microbial mats - layered biofilms containing different types of cells - are most complex systems in which representatives of various groups of organisms are found together. Among them are cyanobacteria and eukaryotic... more...

  • All Flesh Is Grassby Joseph Seckbach; Zvy Dubinsky

    Springer 2010; US$ 279.00

    This new book takes us through a journey from early life to modern agriculture. The thirty eight authors present current studies on the interrelation of plants-animals. This topic has always fascinated man, as evidenced even by the first chapters of Genesis. The world of aqueous and terrestrial fauna appeared on early earth only after the flora covered... more...

  • Symbioses and Stressby Joseph Seckbach; Martin Grube

    Springer 2010; US$ 329.00

    This book centers on the question of how organisms in tight symbiotic associations cope with various types of abiotic and biotic stress. In its original sense, symbioses cover all kinds of interactions among unrelated organisms, whereas in a narrower concept, the term is often referred to as mutualism. Evolutionary biology recognizes symbiosis as an... more...

  • STROMATOLITES: Interaction of Microbes with Sedimentsby Vinod Tewari; Joseph Seckbach

    Springer 2011; US$ 279.00

    This book provides an overview and latest information about the formation of Stromatolites as a result of interaction of microbes with sediments. Eighty-three expert scientists from twenty-seven countries present the chapters in this volume which have been reviewed by thirty four referees. The volume deals with ancient to modern examples of stromatolites... more...