This book developed from a 1997 Tectonics of East Asia Conference in Taiwan, although the introduction alludes to other preceding and subsequent conferences, mainly with Taiwanese, US and French participants, which were concerned principally with the geology of arc–continent collision in Taiwan. The papers in this Geological Society of America Special Paper result partly from the 1997 meeting and cover quite a lot of the geology and geophysics of the Taiwan region. The editors have done their job well and all the papers are written to a high standard, well edited and very well illustrated.

Taiwan is well known as...

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