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This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics
This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics
Our Price: $25.00
Year: 1996
Pages: 77
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 0788133187

W. Jacqueline Kious (au);  Robert I. Tilling (au). Provides a brief introduction to the concept of plate tectonics. Highlights some of the people & discoveries that have advanced the development of the theory & traces its progress since its proposal. Fully illustrated with extraordinary color photos & maps. Chapters: historical perspective; developing the theory (ocean floor mapping, magnetic stripping & polar reversals, magnetic stripes & isotopic clocks); understanding plate motions; “Hotspots”: mantle thermal plumes; some unanswered questions; plate tectonics & people. References.

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