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An Island State on a Cradle

  • Jiun-Chuan LinEmail author
  • Shew-Jiuan Su
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Part of the Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism book series (GGAG)

Abstract

The cradle upon which Taiwan’s socio-cultural civilization has been shaped is influenced by the way its people perceive the natural environment. Situated on the convergent boundaries of the Eurasian continental plate and the Philippine Sea Plate and located on the Pacific fire ring, Taiwan has regularly experienced constant sensible and non-sensible earthquakes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographyNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of GeographyNational Taiwan Normal UniversityTaipeiTaiwan

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