Plate Tectonics

Plate Tectonics : Unraveling the Mysteries of the Earth

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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 more

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  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 192.5 x 241 x 24.9mm | 831.07g
  • Facts on File Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 93 b&w photographs, 89 line drawings
  • 0816043272
  • 9780816043279
  • 1,593,742

Table of contents

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

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