Life at the Limits

Organisms in extreme environments david a.wharton

Department of Zoology University of Otago New Zealand published by the press syndicate of the university of Cambridge The Pitt Building, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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First published 2002

Printed in the United Kingdom at the University Press, Cambridge Typeface Trump Mediaeval 9.5/15 pt. System QuarkXPress™ [se] A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library Library of Congress Cataloguing in Publication data ISBN0 521 78212 0 hardback

This book is dedicated to my children Rebecca and Simon. May the Earth they inherit not be made more extreme by the actions of humanity.

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