Fascinations of the Third Domain

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Science  02 Mar 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5509, pp. 1707
DOI: 10.1126/science.1055107

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The Surprising Archaea Discovering Another Domain of Life. John L. Howland. Oxford University Press, New York, 2000. 214 pp. $29.95, £ 19.95. ISBN 0-19-511183-4

Howland's "biography" of the Archaea, written for a general audience, discusses the discovery of the group, the ecological and evolutionary importance of the organisms, and the directions of future research in the field.