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The Resource Plate tectonics : unraveling the mysteries of the earth

Plate tectonics : unraveling the mysteries of the earth

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Plate tectonics : unraveling the mysteries of the earth
Title
Plate tectonics
Title remainder
unraveling the mysteries of the earth
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Plate tectonics is to geology what evolution is to biology, a theory that provides a single guiding principle to the Earth's geologic history. Based on the idea that a number of plates in the Earth's crust are constantly in motion, plate tectonics (from the Greek tekton, meaning "to build") has allowed scientists to recreate what the surface of the Earth looked like throughout its past as these plates joined and separated several times to form various continents and
  • supercontinents. Beginning with early scientific evidence for continental drift and the development of the plate tectonics theory by geologists in this century, Plate Tectonics describes how tectonics works, the role of seafloor spreading and subduction zones in shaping the Earth's surface, how mountains and volcanoes are formed, and what happens when continents collide. The author also illustrates how plate tectonics has had a very real effect on the evolution and
  • extinction of species, how plate tectonics has shaped other planets in space, and what the future holds as the cycle continues and all the Earth's continents are once again joined together. The succinct, informative text is illustrated throughout with photographs, line drawings and many maps of the Earth's surface at various points in its evolution, providing a clear picture of the causes and effects of plate tectonics. Numerous tables listing information on the drifting
  • of the continents, the relative strength of earthquakes, the depths of the world's deep-ocean trenches, the tallest U.S. mountains by state, the major volcanoes of Mars and other tectonic phenomena complement the book's broad scope. Comprehensive and comprehensible, Plate Tectonics is an essential guide for understanding the complex process of plate tectonics, a process continuously changing and rearranging the face of the Earth
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DLC
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1948-
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Erickson, Jon
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The changing earth
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  • Plate tectonics
  • Geobiology
  • Astrogeology
Label
Plate tectonics : unraveling the mysteries of the earth
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-192) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Continental Drift -- 2. Historic Tectonics: An Overview -- 3. Convection Currents -- 4. Crustal Plates -- 5. Seafloor Spreading -- 6. Subduction Zones -- 7. Mountain Building -- 8. The Rock Cycle -- 9. Tectonics and Life -- 10. Tectonics in Space
Control code
ocm24467481
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 197 pages
Isbn
9780816025886
Lccn
91034391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24467481
  • (Sirsi) a313472
Label
Plate tectonics : unraveling the mysteries of the earth
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-192) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Continental Drift -- 2. Historic Tectonics: An Overview -- 3. Convection Currents -- 4. Crustal Plates -- 5. Seafloor Spreading -- 6. Subduction Zones -- 7. Mountain Building -- 8. The Rock Cycle -- 9. Tectonics and Life -- 10. Tectonics in Space
Control code
ocm24467481
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 197 pages
Isbn
9780816025886
Lccn
91034391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24467481
  • (Sirsi) a313472

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