Theory of the Earth

Textbook Title: Theory of the Earth

Textbook Description:
The free online textbook, Theory of the Earth, differs in many respects from conventional views. Petrologists models for the Earth’s interior usually focus on the composition of mantle samples contained in basalts and kimberlites. The simplest hypothesis based on these samples is that the observed basalts and peridotites bear a complementary relation to one another, that peridotites are the source of basalts or the residue after their removal, and that the whole mantle is identical in composition to the inferred chemistry of the upper mantle and the basalt source region.

Author: Anderson, Don L.
Subjects: Earth Sciences
Key words: Earth Sciences, Geological, Planetary Sciences
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