Plate Tectonics

Continental Drift and Mountain Building

Author: Wolfgang Frisch,Martin Meschede,Ronald C. Blakey

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540765042

Category: Science

Page: 212

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How are mountains formed? Why are there old and young mountains? Why do the shapes of South America and Africa fit so well together? Why is the Pacific surrounded by a ring of volcanoes and earthquake prone areas while the edges of the Atlantic are relatively peaceful? Frisch and Meschede and Blakey answer all these questions and more through the presentation and explanation of the geo-dynamic processes upon which the theory of continental drift is based and which have lead to the concept of plate tectonics.

Plate Tectonics & Crustal Evolution

Author: Kent C. Condie

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483100146

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Plate Tectonics & Crustal Evolution, Second Edition covers the role of plate tectonics in the geologic past in light of existing geologic evidence, and examples of plate reconstructions. The book discusses the important physical and chemical properties of the crust and upper mantle in terms of models for crustal origin and evolution. The text also describes sea-floor spreading; magma associations; plate tectonics and continental drift. The phanerozoic orogenic systems and the precambrian crustal development are also tackled. The book will be invaluable to students in the earth sciences and to various specialists in the geological sciences.

Plate Tectonics (Revised Edition)

Author: Rebecca L. Johnson

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 1467703729

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 79

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For hundreds of years, people found the fossils of ancient sea creatures at the tops of tall mountains. Scientists puzzled over this problem. A fish couldn't have swum up a mountain. And how could rocks on a mountain move up from the bottom of a sea? Geologists finally found the answers they needed in the 1960s, when they developed the theory of plate tectonics. This theory revolutionized our understanding of the earth.Plate tectonics explains how volcanoes form, why earthquakes happen, and what goes on deep inside the earth to make the continents move. This book tells the story of scientists and their discoveries to explain how the theory of plate tectonics came to be.

The basic idea ;Seafloor spreading and magnetic anomalies ;Fracture zones and transform faults ;Subduction of oceanic lithosphere ;Rigid plates of lithosphere ;Tectonics of continents ;Tectonics of continents ;Further reading ;Index

Author: Peter Molnar

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198728263

Category: Science

Page: 136

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Plate tectonics caused a revolution in our understanding of the Earth. It has aided our understanding of why earthquakes and volcanoes are found in distinct locations, how oceans form and disappear, and how mountain ranges were built. In this volume, Peter Molnar explores the history and significance of plate tectonics.

Seismology and Plate Tectonics

Author: David Gubbins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521379953

Category: Science

Page: 339

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This introduction to seismological theory and the principles of plate tectonics also develops a practical approach to the interpretation of seismograms for physicists and mathematicians as well as geologists.

Plate Tectonics

Author: Steve Tomecek

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438120109

Category: Continental drift

Page: 103

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Examines the evolution of plate tectonic theory from its beginnings as a wild idea of drifting continents to its acceptance as the main concept that drives geology today.

Plate Tectonics

Author: Greg Young

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0756542324

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Examines the Earth's surface, including how it changes and why it shifts, and describes several extreme events, including volcanic eruptions, geysers, and tsunamis.

Earthquakes

Plate Tectonics and Earthquake Hazards

Author: Timothy Kusky,Timothy M. Kusky

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816064628

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 169

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"Explores the furious impact of nature and the massive devastation that is often the result of the relentless forces built up within the Earth"--P. [4] of cover.

Plate Tectonics

How It Works

Author: Allan Cox,R. B. Hart

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444314211

Category: Science

Page: 416

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Palaeomagnetism, plates, hot spots, trenches and ridges are the subject of this unusual book. Plate Tectonics is a book of exercises and background information that introduces and demonstrates the basics of the subject. In a lively and lucid manner, it brings together a great deal of material in spherical trigonometry that is necessary to understand plate tectonics and the research literature written about it. It is intended for use in first year graduate courses in geophysics and tectonics, and provides a guide to the quantitative understanding of plate tectonics.

Plate Tectonics

Author: Alvin Silverstein,Virginia B. Silverstein,Laura Silverstein Nunn

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 0761339361

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 120

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Discusses plate tectonics, the theory that the surface of the earth is always moving, and the connection of this phenomenon to earthquakes and volcanoes.

Plate Tectonics, Volcanoes, and Earthquakes

Author: John P. Rafferty Associate Editor, Earth Sciences

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1615301062

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 312

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Presents an introduction to volcanoes and earthquakes, explaining how the movement of the Earth's interior plates cause their formation and describing the volcanoes which currently exist around the world as well as some of the famous earthquakes of the nineteenth through twenty-first cenuturies.

Plate Tectonics

An Insider's History Of The Modern Theory Of The Earth

Author: Naomi Oreskes

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429977913

Category: Science

Page: 448

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Plate Tectonics

Earth's Moving Crust

Author: Darlene R. Stille,Roger Larson,Terrence E. Young, Jr.

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756519575

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Explains what continental drift is and describes how it creates earthquakes and volcanoes.

Plate Tectonics and Disasters

Author: Tom Greve

Publisher: Britannica Digital Learning

ISBN: 162513164X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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This book goes into great detail about the different layers of the Earth and how the shifting tectonic plates can cause natural disasters, such as earthquakes and tsunamis. In-depth information and stunning photographs reinforce the informative text.

Plate Tectonics and Continental Drift

Author: John Edwards

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237527433

Category: Continental drift

Page: 47

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This series offers a detailed, informative and lively discussion on four of the key areas of physical geography. Each book helps develop the knowledge of how specific features of the Earth are formed, their causes and effects, patterns and processes, and our study and understanding of them. The series aims not only to answer, but also to inspire questions about different environments and landscapes, and our relationships with some of the greatest forces of nature we experience on Earth. Photographs bring the effects of the subject vividly to life, while diagrams enhance the readers' practical understanding of the processes that have created the landscapes of the world in which we live today.

Alfred Wegener

Pioneer of Plate Tectonics

Author: Greg Young

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0756542332

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Explores the life and achievements of the meteorologist whose theory of continental displacement revolutionized the observations about the Earth's development.

Plate Tectonics

Author: Xavier Le Pichon,Jean Francheteau,Jean Bonnin

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483257274

Category: Science

Page: 314

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Developments in Geotectonics, 6: Plate Tectonics focuses on the exposition of the plate-tectonics hypothesis, as well as plate boundaries, stratification, and kinematics. The book first offers information on the rheological stratification of the mantle and kinematics of relative movements. Topics include lithosphere, asthenosphere, kinematics of finite motions, measurements of instantaneous movements, and worldwide kinematic pattern. The text then ponders on movements relative to a frame external to the plates and processes at accreting plate boundaries. Discussions focus on reference frames, paleomagnetic synthesis, creation of oceanic crust, and continental rifts. The publication elaborates on processes at consuming plate boundaries, including sinking plate model, structure of trenches and associated island arcs and cordilleras, and consumption of continent-bearing lithosphere. The text is a valuable source of data for readers interested in plate tectonics.

Plate Tectonics

Unraveling the Mysteries of the Earth

Author: Jon Erickson,Ernest Hathaway Muller

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438109687

Category: Plate tectonics

Page: 305

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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