Life … But Not as We Know It

  • Stephen Webb
Part of the Science and Fiction book series (SCIFICT)


It’s a possibility many of us would like to believe: that somewhere in this world there still exist unknown creatures—Bigfoot, Yeti, the monster in Loch Ness. It’s a possibility full of mystery and romance. In truth, however, it’s unlikely that science could have overlooked the existence of such large animals. But what about small creatures? Recently, science uncovered a whole new branch of life—microorganisms that had evaded detection for decades. As we shall see, the discovery of these microorganisms was as shocking to biologists as the creature in this story was to the narrator!

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen Webb
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  1. 1.DCQE University of PortsmouthLee-on-the-SolentUK

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