Microbiology of Extreme Soils


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Microbiology of Extreme Soils Editors: Patrice Dion, Chandra S. Nautiyal Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG Pages: 369 Illustrations and other contents: 14 Tables, black and white; XVII, 369 p. Language: English ISBN: 9783540742302 Categories: ,

This volume provides a comprehensive coverage of the principal extreme soil ecosystems of natural and anthropogenic origin. Extreme soils oppose chemical or physical limits to colonization by most soil organisms and present the microbiologist with exciting opportunities. Described here are a range of fascinating environments from permafrost to Martian soils. The book includes chapters on basic research in addition to applications in biotechnology and bioremediation.

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From the reviews: "The chapters have been presented clearly, so as to trigger curiosity and stimulate the imagination. It is hoped that the reader will find the volume to fulfill their expectations in regard to a topic as thrilling as microbiology of extreme soils. ... one will therefore find much to admire in this impressive work of erudition and collaborative scholarship and dedicated research. ... a tremendously readable and engaging book, eminently suitable for researchers and advanced students in microbiology, soil biology, environmental protection and biotechnology and bioremediation." (Current Engineering Practice, 2008)