For Stephanie and Elaine
We are indebted to a host of friends, colleagues, and acquaintances from around the world, with whom we have separately and together interacted over many years. It is impossible to name them all here, but we particularly thank (in alphabetical order) Lew Ashwal, Kevin Burke, Mat Domeier, Pavel Doubrovine, Richard Fortey, Carmen Gaina, Morgan Jones, Paul Kenrick, the late Stuart McKerrow, Adrian Rushton, Grace Shephard, Bernhard Steinberger, the late Brian Sturt, Henrik Svensen, Rob Van der Voo, and Douwe van Hinsbergen.
Special thanks to Emma Kiddle (Commissioning Editor, Earth and Planetary Science), Zoë Pruce (Content Manager, Academic Books) and Margaret Patterson (Copy Editor) at Cambridge University Press.
The Research Council of Norway through its Centres of Excellence funding scheme, project number 223272 (CEED), and the European Research Council under the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007–2013)/ERC Advanced Grant Agreement Number 267631 (Beyond Plate Tectonics) is acknowledged for financial support.
"'Earth History and Palaeogeography" by Trond H. Torsvik and L. Robin M. Cocks and published by Cambridge University Press, © Trond H. Torsvik and L. Robin M. Cocks 2016