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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...

  • 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$ 279.00

    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$ 279.00

    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$ 239.00

    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$ 279.00

    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...

  • The Diatom Worldby Joseph Seckbach; Patrick Kociolek

    Springer 2011; US$ 239.00

    Diatom biology, genomics and ecology are becoming more relevant to the human species. While there have been recent compilations of some of the applied aspects of diatoms, and the dizzying pace of taxonomic revisions, this new volume bring us up to date on their classification, biology and ecology, as well as covering the topics of genomics and applied... more...

  • The Science of Algal Fuelsby Richard Gordon; Joseph Seckbach

    Springer 2012; US$ 209.00

    This volume, "The Science of Algal Fuels (volume 25 of COLE)", contains 26 chapters dealing with biofuels contributed by experts from numerous countries and covers several aspects of algal products, one being "oilgae from algae," mainly oils and fuels for engines. Among the prominent algal groups that participate in this process... more...