Life on the Edge.
Amazing Creatures Thriving in Extreme Environments
Hardback: Plenum, May 1998;
reprinted by Perseus Books August 1999,
ISBN 0-306-45786-5, $ 25.95, 200 + xiii pp.
Paperback (with a new afterword): Perseus Books January 2001,
ISBN 0-738-20445-5, $ 15.00, 210 + xiii pp.
News & Events:
November 2007: From now on, news relating to Life on the Edge can be easily retrieved from the blog:
life-on-the-edge-labelled blog entries
August 2006: Expeditionen in die Wissenschaft, including a chapter from Exzentriker des Lebens, has been published by Wiley-VCH and is now available from Amazon.de.
February 2006: One chapter of the German original, Exzentriker des Lebens, is due
to be revived in an anthology later this year. Watch this space.
December 2005: Sadly, Life on the Edge has gone out of print this year.
But despair not -- the "sequel" Astrobiology: a brief introduction is on track for
release in May 2006. You can cast a glance at the fantastic cover design
here. More details to follow soon.
Meanwhile, the French edition of LOTE, La vie excentrique is still
January 2005: Kevin Plaxco and I have just completed a new book that
covers a similar range of topics from a different perspective. Our Introduction
to Astrobiology (tentative title!) uses Life on Earth, its origins through to its
limits and extremes, as a case study to investigate the chances of finding life
elsewhere in the Universe. The new book is due to appear in spring 2006.
October 2004: As of June 2004, Life on the Edge has sold over 5000
copies (hardback and paperback combined). The German original sold nearly 2500
before it went out of print.
07.12.2003 Interview with Véronique Receveur-Bréchot, translator of
the French edition, on Europe-1. You may or may not
be able to listen to it
02.12.1999: Prof. K.O. Stetter talking about extremophiles at the Oxford University
Biochemical Society -- a few copies of "Life on the Edge" were on display.
26.02.1999: De La Beche Symposium, Imperial College, London.
Sat 30.05.1998, 17.00, Interview about "Life on the Edge" in Tomorrow's World Plus, UK Horizons channel
(cable and satellite)
23.03.1998: Presentation of Life on the Edge at the London International Book Fair
with a wine reception at the Plenum stand.
17.-19.02.1998: Readings at the bookshops Michaelis-Braun (Marburg)
Knodt (Würzburg), and Lehmanns (Regensburg).