Synopses & Reviews
It is still uncertain if there is, or has ever been, life on Mars. Life on Mars would face some unique challenges. These challenges may be similar to those faced by organisms in extreme environments here on Earth. This book explores such places in detail and delves into the adaptations that allow organisms to survive in Earth's most inhospitable places. The author proceeds through extreme environments, including Chile's Atacama and Makalu, the world's fifth highest mountain. The author suggests that such places are a window into the possibility of extraterrestrial life.
This groundbreaking book provides a fresh view of life on our planet just as we embark on an earnest search for life elsewhere.
-- "It is most refreshing treatment of biological responses...congratulations on this very readable work", -- Dr. R.M.M. Crawford, Studies in Plant Survival
-- "I particularly liked the discussion on the properties of various plants and insects in terms of survival on Mars", -- Dr. Chris McKay, Exobiologist, NASA Ames Research Center