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The special issue of Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, called Carbon in Earth, Volume 75, comprises twenty chapters by more than fifty researchers in nine countries. The 700-page book integrates a vast body of research in physics, chemistry, biology and Earth and space sciences. Each chapter synthesizes what we know about deep carbon, and also outlines unanswered questions that will guide the Deep Carbon Observatory for the remainder of the decade and beyond.
In the first four months since it's publication close to 700,000 chapters were downloaded. Included in that figure are 200,000 individual article downloads and 25,000 downloads of the entire volume. Carbon in Earth has received extensive media attention, including coverage by the world’s four largest news services (Reuters, AP, Agence France Press, and Agencia EFE) and over 530 websites across 59 countries and in 12 languages. Selected stories can be found in "DCO in the News".
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Table of Contents:
1. Why Deep Carbon?
2. Carbon Mineralogy and Crystal Chemistry
3. Structure, Bonding,and Mineralogy of Carbon at Extreme Conditions
4. Carbon Mineral Evolution
5. The Chemistry of Carbon in Aqueous Fluids at Crustal and Upper-mantle Conditions: Experimental and Theoretical Constraints
6. Primordial Origins of Earth’s Carbon
7. Ingassing, Storage, and Outgassing of Terrestrial Carbon Through Geologic Time
8. Carbon in the Core: Its Influence on the Properties of Core and Mantle
9. Carbon in Silicate Melts
10. Carbonate Melts and Carbonatites
11. Deep Carbon Emissions from Volcanoes
12. Diamonds and the Geology of Mantle Carbon
13. Nanoprobes for Deep Carbon
14. On the Origins of Deep Hydrocarbons
15. Laboratory Simulations of Abiotic Hydrocarbon Formation in Earth’s Deep Subsurface
16. Hydrocarbon Behavior at Nanoscale Interfaces
17. Nature and Extent of the Deep Biosphere
18. Serpentinization, Carbon and Deep Life
19. High-Pressure Biochemistry and Biophysics
20. The Deep Viriosphere: Assessing the Viral Impact on Microbial Community Dynamics in the Deep Subsurface
Edited by Robert Hazen (Geophysical Laboratory), Adrian Jones (University College London), and John Baross (University of Washington), this volume is published in the series Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry.