This book is not for the beginner, but rather for those with a solid grounding in petrology, mineralogy, tectonics and geochemistry. It is well illustrated and edited, and the illustrations are of good quality and consistency throughout. The text begins (Part I) with a brief overview of the definition, distribution and significance of ultra high-pressure metamorphic terranes by D.A. Carswell and R. Compagnoni. The rest of the chapters are organized under two main themes: (Part II) Reviews of Representative UHPM Terranes and (Part III) the Mineralogy, Geochemistry and Tectonometamorphic Evolution of UHPM Terranes. All the authors are well established researchers...

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