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The Earth's Mantle: Composition, Structure and Evolution


Edited By: Ian Jackson

566 pages, 5 b/w illus, 160 line illus, 20 tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Aug 2000 | #106277 | ISBN: 0521785669
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Hardback | Mar 1998 | #97501 | ISBN: 0521563445
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Provides a comprehensive overview of the composition, structure and evolution of the mantle layer.

'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.' Professor 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


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.

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