A special, open-access issue of Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry called Carbon in Earth is now available. This volume, an astonishing look at the new field of deep carbon science, represents the first major collective publication of the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO).
The special volume 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 DCO for the remainder of the decade and beyond.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation provided the funding to make this book freely accessible to all.