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Mantle Plumes and Their Record in Earth History provides a timely and comprehensive review of the origin and history of mantle plumes throughout geologic time. The book describes the new and exciting results of the last few years, and integrates an immense amount of material from the fields of geology, geophysics, and geochemistry that bear on mantle plumes. Included are chapters on hotspots and mantle upwelling, large igneous provinces (including examples from Mars and Venus), mantle plume generation and melting in plumes, plumes as tracers of mantle processes, plumes and continental growth, Archean mantle plumes, superplumes, mantle plume events in Earth history, and their effect on the atmosphere, oceans, and life.Read more
- Comprehensive book on all aspects of mantle plumes
- Author is the pre-eminent researcher on this topic
- Written to be accessible to senior undergraduate to graduate student level
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'This book provides a good précis of current arguments, it is provocative in the topics linked together and it is an excellent basis for further discussion in a fast moving field.' Chris J. Hawkesworth, Geoscientist
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- Date Published: May 2012
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9781139239073
- contains: 181 b/w illus. 4 colour illus.
- availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
Table of Contents
2. Hotspots and mantle upwellings
3. Large igneous provinces
4. Mantle plume generation and melting
5. Plumes as tracers of mantle processes
6. Mantle plumes and continental growth
7. Mantle plumes in the Archean
8. Superplume events
9. Mantle plumes and earth systems
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