This Dynamic Earth: the Story of Plate Tectonics
http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dynamic/dynamic.html

W. Kious, Robert Tilling, USGS - Volunteer For Science, USGS - Volcano Hazards Team


This publication provides an introduction to the theory of plate tectonics. It was intended as a companion to the map entitled 'This Dynamic Planet', published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Smithsonian Institution. Topics include the history and development of the theory, lines of evidence, plate motions and interactions, hotspots, what drives plate motion, and extraterrestrial plate tectonics. It can be viewed online, downloaded, or purchased in hardcopy. Ordering information is provided.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Historical Geology, Structural Geology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Maps, Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)
Topics: Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Time/Earth History, Human Dimensions/Resources, Earth surface, Solid Earth:Structural Geology
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Structural Geology, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Plate TectonicsKeywords: plate motion, thermal plume