This book is the culmination of a broad-ranging German-funded series of research projects (Orogene Prozesse) concerned with research into orogenic processes using the evolution of the Variscan fold and thrust belt in Europe as an example. The introduction to the volume (Franke et al.) admirably sets out the reasons for research into orogenic processes, including the observation that it is not enough to simply describe orogenic settings, but it is also necessary to quantify and model them in order to better understand the complex nature of their evolution. Given that the chosen orogen for more detailed investigation...

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