Mantle Plumes and Their Record in Earth History

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 29, 2001 - Science - 306 pages
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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.

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Condie is a Professor of Geochemistry at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, where he has taught since 1970. His research has focused primarily on the origin and evolution of continents and the early history of the Earth.

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