This book is concerned with the recent progress made in understanding the Earth’s deep interior through observation, theory and experiment. Karato is an acknowledged expert in the field and in writing this book he has made this diverse and complex subject accessible to anyone. When I agreed to review this book, I had anticipated dipping into it in places, assessing the overall layout, and generally just making sure it had an appropriate amount of relevant science as indicated by its title. I started reading it and was, at first, somewhat taken aback by its lack of international breadth –familiar European...

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