Plate Tectonics

Plate Tectonics

Unraveling the Mysteries of the Earth

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
Explains the theory of continental drift and shows how this activity has affected the Earth's geological composition.

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Provides an accessible but scientifically rigorous treatment of the Earth's geology. The ten chapters cover topics including continental drift; Earth history; convection currents; crustal plates; the development of midocean ridges, deep-sea trenches, and mountains; the rock cycle; tectonics and life; and tectonics in the solar system. Intended for general readers, the volume eschews the textbook's usual pedagogical features such as chapter summaries and test questions. Updates the 1992 edition with ample new (b&w) photographs, line illustrations, and chapter text. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Facts on File, c2001
Edition: Rev. ed
ISBN: 9780816043279
Characteristics: xiv, 289 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm


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