Much of central and eastern Asia was assembled by a series of orogenies through the Palaeozoic and Mesozoic, before the Cenozoic India–Asia collision. This book presents 19 papers that describe individual areas or aspects of this vast collage. The papers are grouped thematically. The first seven describe Palaeozoic tectonic events, mainly in Mongolia and northwest China, beginning with a useful regional synthesis by Christoph Heubeck that covers the entire region. Other papers provide details on Tarim, the Tian Shan, much of the Beishan and Inner Mongolia regions, southern Mongolia and the Altun–Qaidam–Qilian regions. This is a good coverage, with little...

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