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Science  14 Dec 2007:
Vol. 318, Issue 5857, pp. 1727
DOI: 10.1126/science.1150506

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The Third Domain. The Untold Story of Archaea and the Future of Biotechnology. By Tim Friend. Joseph Henry Press, Washington, DC, 2007. 312 pp. $27.95, C$32.95. ISBN 9780309102377.

Although the author centers his account on the work of Carl Woese, he spends much of his time describing the distribution, ecology, and potential biotech applications of the Archaea.