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Published by Eolss Publishers in Oxford .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Extreme environments -- Microbiology

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementeditors, Charles Gerday and Nicolas Glandsdorff.
SeriesEncyclopedia of life support systems -- 3. -- Biological physiological and health sciences
ContributionsGerday, Charles., Glansdorff, Nicolas.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQR100.9 .E95 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination3 v. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24079324M
ISBN 109781905839933, 9781848269934, 9781905839940, 9781848269941, 9781905839957, 9781848269958
LC Control Number2009529796

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