Plate Tectonics: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Earth

Plate Tectonics: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Earth

Hardback The Living Earth

By (author) Jon Erickson

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  • Publisher: Facts on File Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 193mm x 241mm x 25mm | 831g
  • Publication date: 31 May 2001
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0816043272
  • ISBN 13: 9780816043279
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 93 b&w photographs, 89 line drawings
  • Sales rank: 1,037,247

Product description

For students, geologists, or anyone who is interested in the developments in the study of the Earth's structure, Plate Tectonics offers a full understanding of the theory that provides a single guiding principle to the earth's geological history. Beginning with a historical overview of plate tectonic theory in this century, the book describes in clear, nontechnical language how plate tectonics work, how it has affected evolution and extinction, and what the future holds.

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"...quite comprehensive...Outstanding, clear diagrams and various charts and maps clarify the material under discussion." - School Library Journal"

Table of contents

Seafloot spreading * Mountain Building * The Rock Cycle * Tectonics and the Environment * Tectonics in Space * Continental Drift.