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Plate Tectonics: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Earth

By: John Erickson

272 pages, Bw photos, figs

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Hardback | May 2001 | Edition: 2 | #125598 | ISBN: 0816043272
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About this book

Beginning with a historical overview of plate tectonic theory in this century, this book describes in clear, non-technical language how plate tectonics work, how it affected evolution and extinction, and what the future holds. It also looks for evidence of similar processes on other planets.

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


Contents

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

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