Goff, Karen Goldberg, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
The hardest-to-find microbes might yield big clues in the battle to fight infection and disease.
That is why microbiologist Hazel Barton is rappelling down a 300-foot cliff in the Arizona desert, shivering in an ice cave on Greenland and scuba diving through underwater caves in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
Ms. Barton is one of the stars of "Journey Into Amazing Caves," an Imax movie that opened recently at the Johnson Imax Theater at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.
In the movie, Ms. Barton, along with fellow caver Nancy Aulenbach, combines her vocation, science, with her avocation, caving, in a beautifully shot adventure on three …
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Publication information: Article title: Extreme Biology. Contributors: Goff, Karen Goldberg - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: April 1, 2001. Page number: 4. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.
This material is protected by copyright and, with the exception of fair use, may not be further copied, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means.