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Deep Hot Biosphere, Thomas Gold

David J. Thomas dthomas at lyon.edu
Sat Jan 1 11:21:47 EST 2000

I wrote a review of this book for the journal, Ecology. It might help
with your question.  

Fred Pruyn wrote:
> I just read this fascinating book
> (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0387985468/o/qid=946589289/sr=8-1/10
> 3-8584907-8313410) , and must admit that Gold makes a plausible story.
> But for those who read this book also: where could Gold be wrong in his
> assumptions that a still active biosphere is deep down the earth responsible
> for the formation of oil and coal? I am not in this field and like to have
> some more opinions, especially on his remarks about hopanoids.
> Thanks,
> Fred Pruyn, The Netherlands

David J. Thomas, Ph.D., FBIS
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Biology and Chemistry Division
Lyon College
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