Heating Up the Hotspot Debates

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Science  01 Sep 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5791, pp. 1240-1241
DOI: 10.1126/science.1130117

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Plates, Plumes, and Paradigms. Gillian R. Foulger, James H. Natland, Dean C. Presnall, and Don L. Anderson, Eds.. Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, 2005. 893 pp. Paper, $180. ISBN 0-8137-2388-4. Special Paper 388.

Exploring the development, current state, and future prospects of research on hotspot volcanism, the contributors argue for the abandonment of the plume hypothesis.