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Published online by Cambridge University Press:  03 October 2019

Beth N. Orcutt
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Maine
Isabelle Daniel
Université Claude-Bernard Lyon I
Rajdeep Dasgupta
Rice University, Houston
Deep Carbon
Past to Present
, pp. v - vii
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2019
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  1. List of Contributors

  2. 1Introduction to Deep Carbon: Past to Present

    Beth N. Orcutt, Isabelle Daniel, Rajdeep Dasgupta, Darlene Trew Crist, and Marie Edmonds

  3. 2Origin and Early Differentiation of Carbon and Associated Life-Essential Volatile Elements on Earth

    Rajdeep Dasgupta and Damanveer S. Grewal

  4. 3Carbon versus Other Light Elements in Earth’s Core

    Jie Li, Bin Chen, Mainak Mookherjee, and Guillaume Morard

  5. 4Carbon-Bearing Phases throughout Earth’s Interior: Evolution through Space and Time

    Vincenzo Stagno, Valerio Cerantola, Sonja Aulbach, Sergey Lobanov, Catherine A. McCammon, and Marco Merlini

  6. 5Diamonds and the Mantle Geodynamics of Carbon: Deep Mantle Carbon Evolution from the Diamond Record

    Steven B. Shirey, Karen V. Smit, D. Graham Pearson, Michael J. Walter, Sonja Aulbach, Frank E. Brenker, Hélène Bureau, Antony D. Burnham, Pierre Cartigny, Thomas Chacko, Daniel J. Frost, Erik H. Hauri, Dorrit E. Jacob, Steven D. Jacobsen, Simon C. Kohn, Robert W. Luth, Sami Mikhail, Oded Navon, Fabrizio Nestola, Paolo Nimis, Mederic Palot, Evan M. Smith, Thomas Stachel, Vincenzo Stagno, Andrew Steele, RICHARD A. STERN, Emilie Thomassot, Andrew R. Thomson, and Yaakov Weiss

  7. 6CO2-Rich Melts in Earth

    Gregory M. Yaxley, Sujoy Ghosh, Ekaterina S. Kiseeva, Ananya Mallik, Carl Spandler, Andrew R. Thomson, and Michael J. Walter

  8. 7The Link between the Physical and Chemical Properties of Carbon-Bearing Melts and Their Application for Geophysical Imaging of Earth’s Mantle

    Fabrice Gaillard, Nicolas Sator, Emmanuel Gardés, Bertrand Guillot, Malcolm Massuyeau, David Sifré, Tahar Hammouda, and Guillaume Richard

  9. 8Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Subaerial Volcanic Regions: Two Decades in Review

    Cynthia Werner, Tobias P. Fischer, Alessandro Aiuppa, Marie Edmonds, Carlo Cardellini, Simon Carn, Giovanni Chiodini, Elizabeth Cottrell, Mike Burton, Hiroshi Shinohara, and Patrick Allard

  10. 9Carbon in the Convecting Mantle

    Erik H. Hauri, Elizabeth Cottrell, Katherine A. Kelley, Jonathan M. Tucker, Kei Shimizu, Marion Le Voyer, Jared Marske, and Alberto E. Saal

  11. 10How Do Subduction Zones Regulate the Carbon Cycle?

    Matthieu Emmanuel Galvez and Manuel Pubellier

  12. 11A Framework for Understanding Whole-Earth Carbon Cycling

    Cin-Ty A. Lee, Hehe Jiang, Rajdeep Dasgupta, and Mark Torres

  13. 12The Influence of Nanoporosity on the Behavior of Carbon-Bearing Fluids

    David Cole and Alberto Striolo

  14. 13A Two-Dimensional Perspective on CH4 Isotope Clumping: Distinguishing Process from Source

    Edward D. Young

  15. 14Earth as Organic Chemist

    Everett Shock, Christiana Bockisch, Charlene Estrada, Kristopher Fecteau, Ian R. Gould, Hilairy Hartnett, Kristin Johnson, Kirtland Robinson, Jessie Shipp, and Lynda Williams

  16. 15New Perspectives on Abiotic Organic Synthesis and Processing during Hydrothermal Alteration of the Oceanic Lithosphere

    Muriel Andreani and Bénédicte Ménez

  17. 16Carbon in the Deep Biosphere: Forms, Fates, and Biogeochemical Cycling

    Susan Q. Lang, Magdalena R. Osburn, and Andrew D. Steen

  18. 17Biogeography, Ecology, and Evolution of Deep Life

    Cara Magnabosco, Jennifer F. Biddle, Charles S. Cockell, Sean P. Jungbluth, and Katrina I. Twing

  19. 18The Genetics, Biochemistry, and Biophysics of Carbon Cycling by Deep Life

    Karen G. Lloyd, Cody S. Sheik, Bertrand García-Moreno, and Catherine A. Royer

  20. 19Energy Limits for Life in the Subsurface

    Doug LaRowe and Jan Amend

  21. 20Deep Carbon through Deep Time: Data-Driven Insights

    Robert M. Hazen, Yana Bromberg, Robert T. Downs, Ahmed Eleish, Paul G. Falkowski, Peter Fox, Donato Giovannelli, Daniel R. Hummer, Grethe Hystad, Joshua J. Golden, Andrew H. Knoll, Congrui Li, Chao Liu, Eli K. Moore, Shaunna M. Morrison, A.D. Muscente, Anirudh Prabhu, Jolyon Ralph, Michelle Y. Rucker, Simone E. Runyon, Lisa A. Warden, and Hao Zhong

  22. Index

  23. Online Resources (available at
  24. Compilations of global volcanic CO2 emissions (Supplemental Tables 8.1 to 8.4 to accompany Chapter 8)
  25. Movie of molecular dynamics in magma melts (to accompany Chapter 7)

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