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Alien ocean : anthropological voyages in microbial seas

Author: Stefan Helmreich
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Alien Ocean immerses readers in worlds being newly explored by marine biologists: the deep sea, the microscopic realm, and oceans beyond national boundaries. Working alongside scientists on ships at sea, in coastal research labs, and at undersea volcanoes, Stefan Helmreich charts how revolutions in genomics, bioinformatics, and remote sensing have pressed marine bioligists to view the sea as animated by its  Read more...
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Helmreich, Stefan, 1966-
Alien ocean.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008020955
(OCoLC)225872002
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Helmreich
ISBN: 9780520942608 0520942604
OCLC Number: 852772652
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 403 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction : Life at sea --
The message from the mud : making meaning out of microbes in Monterey Bay --
Dissolving the tree of life : alien kinship at hydrothermal vents --
Blue-green capitalism : marine biotechnology in Hawai'i --
Alien species, native politics : mixing up nature and culture in ocean O'ahu --
Abducting the Atlantic : how the ocean got its genome --
Submarine cyborgs : transductive ethnography at the seafloor, Juan de Fuca Ridge --
Extraterrestrial seas : astrobiology and the nature of alien life.
Responsibility: Stefan Helmreich.

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