Geological Society Special Publication 210 contains a collection of papers devoted entirely to strike-slip tectonics –specifically intra-plate strike-slip deformation belts. The introductory paper by Storti et al. contains a very useful review of current ideas concerning intra-plate strike-slip deformation belts. The paper is well referenced and focuses the reader on the importance of these structures both in terms of localizing deformation and their role as major sources of long-term mechanical anisotropy in the lithosphere. The following paper by Vauchez & Tommasi retruns to the topic of lithospheric anisotropy and coherent deformation of the entire lithosphere using a combination of geological...

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