Review of the book “Biology of Hydrothermal Systems” (A.V. Gebruk, ed., Moscow: KMK Press, 2002, 543 pp.)

Review of the book “Biology of Hydrothermal Systems” (A.V. Gebruk, ed., Moscow: KMK Press,... Russian Journal of Marine Biology, Vol. 30, No. 6, 2004, pp. 429–431. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2004 by Biologiya Morya, Levin. REVIEW Review of the Book “Biology of Hydrothermal Systems” (A.V. Gebruk, Ed., Moscow: KMK Press, 2002, 543 pp.) V. S. Levin Pacific Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Far East Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok, 690022 Russia “…We landed up in an oasis. Mussel reefs and whole fields of giant bivalves, crabs, actinias, and large pink fishes seemed to bathe in flickering water. At the end of five hours of stay at the bottom we were little short of madness.” J. Corliss and J. Edmond, participants of one of the first “Alvin” descents on hydrothermal sources in 1977. The discovery of the hydrothermal systems at the 1986 (including the first Russian expeditions on the RV bottom of the ocean was a completely incredible phe- “Academician Mstislav Keldysh”) and 1985–1996. nomenon. There were many discoveries in the twenti- Then the rigorous chronology is somewhat broken and eth century, including the greatest ones, and suddenly the author describes the expeditions to pockmarks THIS. It concerned all people with even a remote con- (“ospiny”) and gas hydrates (1984–1995), the fauna on Russian Journal of Marine Biology Springer Journals

Review of the book “Biology of Hydrothermal Systems” (A.V. Gebruk, ed., Moscow: KMK Press, 2002, 543 pp.)

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