Ultrahigh-Pressure Mineralogy: Physics and Chemistry of the Earth’s Deep Interior is a wonderful book that Russell Hemley, as editor, and the contributing authors should look to with satisfaction. This book results from a three-day seminar course organized by Hokwang Mao and Hemley (both at the Geophysical Laboratory) and held at the University of California at Davis in December 1998. Ultrahigh-Pressure Mineralogy is broad in scope, drawing on expertise from an impressive and diverse group of 37 specialists, many of whom have institutional affiliations with the Center for High Pressure Research (CHiPR; representing the Mineral Physics Institute at Stony Brook, the...

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