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The Earth's Mantle
Composition, Structure, and Evolution

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  • Editor: Ian Jackson, Australian National University, Canberra
Hugh St. C. O'Neill, Herbert Palme, Malcolm T. McCulloch, Victoria C. Bennett, Ian McDougall, Masahiko Honda, R. W. Griffiths, J. S. Turner, Geoffrey F. Davies, I. H. Campbell, David H. Green, Trevor Falloon, B. L. N. Kennett, R. D. van der Hilst, Ian Jackson, Sally M. Rigden, Kurt Lambeck, Paul Johnston, Martyn R. Drury, John D. Fitz Gerald
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  • Date Published: April 2011
  • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • format: Adobe eBook Reader
  • isbn: 9780511822179

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  • The Earth's mantle plays a crucial role in a variety of geologic processes and provides researchers with important insights into the development of our planet. Interdisciplinary in scope, The Earth's Mantle is a comprehensive overview of the composition, structure and evolution of the mantle layer. Striking a balance between established consensus and continuing controversy, the book provides researchers and graduate students with an authoritative review of this important part of our planet. Written by internationally recognized scientists from the Research School of Earth Sciences at the Australian National University, it draws on perspectives from cosmochemistry, isotope geochemistry, fluid dynamics and petrology, seismology and geodynamics, and mineral and rock physics. The hardback edition received excellent reviews.

    • Hardback received excellent reviews
    • Multidisciplinary review to the mantle, which holds the key to many earth processes, so of interest to a broad readership
    • Edited, but written at a level accessible to graduate students by a team of authors from a key research center for mantle studies
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    'I would strongly recommend this book to anyone who is involved in exploration of the composition, structure, and evolution of the Earth's mantle as well as to readers from neighbour disciplines in Earth sciences. Clearly written and complemented by many illustrations, the book will prove useful for students of geology, geochemistry and geophysics.' Oleg L. Kuskov, Episodes

    From reviews of the hardback edition: 'The Earth's Mantle fills an important niche ... a source for ideas and current understanding ... this compilation will be useful for many years. It is well produced, well edited, and up-to-date. … I strongly recommend the volume to researchers and students interested in Earth's mantle; others outside the field will also find it a stimulating overview of this exciting area.' David J. Stevenson, Science

    ' … provides an unusually coherent treatment of mantle research conducted by diverse approaches. … offers the broad overview of current understanding that a textbook might offer but also provides enough details to satisfy researchers and tantalizing suggestions of needs for future research. … This summary of understanding of the mantle's origin, composition, structure, and dynamic processes, will be enjoyable and worthwhile reading for Earth scientists of all types.' Jay Pulliam, EOS

    ' … I am very much impressed by the well-organized editing and the high quality of science summarized in each chapter of this book. This book must be on the bookshelf of every scientist studying the solid Earth as well as graduate students working on solid Earth sciences.' Shun-Ichiro Karato, Tectonophysics

    ' … the chapters are well written and the arguments are presented clearly … well suited for advanced graduate students and beyond. It serves both as a reference work on advanced techniques as well as an up-to-date account of our current knowledge and understanding of the earth's mantle. … I recommend this book for anyone interested in studies of the earth's mantle.' Honk Kie Thio, Pure and Applied Geophysics

    'The book … succeeds admirably … researchers with any interest in mantle geochemistry, petrology, or geophysics should buy this book, and all science and reference libraries will hopefully obtain a copy.' Christian Koeberl, Meteoritics and Planetary Science

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    • Date Published: April 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511822179
    • contains: 165 b/w illus. 20 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Accretion and Differentiation of the Earth:
    1. Composition of the silicate Earth: implications for accretion and core formation H. St. C. O'Neill and H. Palme
    2. Early differentiation of the Earth: an isotopic perspective M. T. McCulloch and V. C. Bennett
    3. Primordial solar noble gas component in the Earth: consequences for the origin and evolution of the Earth and its atmosphere I. McDougall and N. Honda
    Part II. Dynamics and Evolution of the Earth's Mantle:
    4. Understanding mantle dynamics through mathematical models and laboratory experiments R. W. Griffiths and J. S. Turner
    5. Plates, plumes, mantle convection and mantle evolution G. F. Davies
    6. The mantle's chemical structure: insights from the melting products of mantle plumes I. H. Campbell
    7. Pyrolite: a ringwood concept and its current expression D. H. Green and T. J. Falloon
    Part III. Structure and Mechanical Behaviour of the Modern Mantle:
    8. Seismic structure of the mantle - from subduction zone to craton B. L. N. Kennett and R. D. van der Hilst
    9. Composition and temperature of the Earth's mantle: seismological models interpreted through experimental studies of mantle materials I. Jackson and S. M. Rigden
    10. The viscosity of the mantle from analyses of glacial rebound phenomena K. Lambeck and P. Johnston
    11. Mantle rheology: insights from laboratory studies of the processes of deformation and phase transformation M. R. Drury and J. D. Fitz Gerald.

  • Editor

    Ian Jackson, Australian National University, Canberra

    Contributors

    Hugh St. C. O'Neill, Herbert Palme, Malcolm T. McCulloch, Victoria C. Bennett, Ian McDougall, Masahiko Honda, R. W. Griffiths, J. S. Turner, Geoffrey F. Davies, I. H. Campbell, David H. Green, Trevor Falloon, B. L. N. Kennett, R. D. van der Hilst, Ian Jackson, Sally M. Rigden, Kurt Lambeck, Paul Johnston, Martyn R. Drury, John D. Fitz Gerald

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