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Plate Tectonics, Revised Edition
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  • EBOOK
  • Authored by: Erickson
  • From the Series: Living Earth
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  • ISBN-10: 1438109687
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-0968-8
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 05/01/2001
  • Dewey Number: 551.1
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 304

Summary

Praise for the previous edition:
"...quite comprehensive...Outstanding, clear diagrams and various charts and maps clarify the material under discussion."—School Library Journal

For students, geologists, or anyone who is interested in the developments in the study of the Earth's structure, Plate Tectonics, Revised Edition fully explains 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.

New and expanded information includes:

  • Seafloor spreading
  • Mountain building
  • The rock cycle
  • Tectonics and the environment
  • Tectonics in space
  • Continental drift.

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