This comprehensive 450-page volume (including references, appendices and index) would normally be expected to be produced as an edited volume with a variety of authors handling their own areas of expertise. Yet this has been produced by a Canadian ‘wife & man’ team alone (the first author being a Greek national), so it is quite a remarkable feat, considering the amount of ground they have had to cover, but eased I suppose by frequent summer visits to Greece.

Greece may have been home to one of the oldest civilizations in Europe, but geologically it was one of the last pieces...

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