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The Resource Alien ocean : anthropological voyages in microbial seas, Stefan Helmreich

Alien ocean : anthropological voyages in microbial seas, Stefan Helmreich

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Alien ocean : anthropological voyages in microbial seas
Title
Alien ocean
Title remainder
anthropological voyages in microbial seas
Statement of responsibility
Stefan Helmreich
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 smallest inhabitants: marine microbes. Thriving in astonishingly extreme conditions, such microbes have become key figures in scientific and public debates about the origin of life, climate change, biotechnology, and even the possibility of life on other worlds." -- cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Helmreich, Stefan
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marine microbiology
  • Marine biologists
  • Human ecology
  • Whitman College
Label
Alien ocean : anthropological voyages in microbial seas, Stefan Helmreich
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-364) and index
Contents
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
Control code
ocn225872002
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 403 p.
Isbn
9780520250628
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008020955
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)225872002
Label
Alien ocean : anthropological voyages in microbial seas, Stefan Helmreich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-364) and index
Contents
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
Control code
ocn225872002
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 403 p.
Isbn
9780520250628
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008020955
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)225872002

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