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  • Edited by Ian Jackson, Australian National University, Canberra
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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.


‘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 Source: 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 Source: 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 Source: 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 Source: 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 Source: 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 Source: Meteoritics and Planetary Science

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