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Planet of microbes : the perils and potential of Earth's essential life forms

Author: Ted Anton
Publisher: Chicago, IL : The University of Chicago Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book takes readers into the latest discoveries about early microbial life, where findings from the earth's furthest extremes are seeking to reshape the future of our planet and ourselves. As scientists take the next step in applying the lessons of popular and controversial research, the world's tiniest, and sometimes most dangerous, microorganisms are being tapped as allies in achieving better health and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular Work
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Anton
ISBN: 9780226353944 022635394X 022635413X 9780226354132
OCLC Number: 983799176
Description: vi, 327 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part One. Out of the air : searching for life's origin. 1. Lightning in the lab ; 2. The instigator ; 3. In the hot vents with RNA ; 4. Return of the ancient ones ; 5. Shooting stars --
Part Two. Turning the tide : seeking better health. 6. Killer membranes : the labs where life is made ; 7. Relics of the deep : future from the past ; 8. In the garden : microbes, power, and health ; 9. Lost city : at the alkaline seeps ; 10. Moonlight : symbiosis, the squid, and a new science --
Part Three. Microbes and money : a sustainable future. 11. A universe within : the new microbial medicine ; 12. Martian chronicles : killer microbes from outer space ; 13. Sustainability : toward a microbe economy ; 14. A river runs through it : the hope and hype of microbes.
Responsibility: Ted Anton.

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This book takes readers into the latest discoveries about early microbial life, where findings from the earth's furthest extremes are seeking to reshape the future of our planet and ourselves. As scientists take the next step in applying the lessons of popular and controversial research, the world's tiniest, and sometimes most dangerous, microorganisms are being tapped as allies in achieving better health and sustainable energy, while revealing fundamental clues to the mystery of where we came from. --Provided by publisher.

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