eBook Introduction to Earth Science: Investigating Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 161530553X
  • ISBN-13: 9781615305537
  • DDC: 551.22
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 88 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

Some of the planet's most destructive forces—including earthquakes and volcanic activity—are caused by the same factors that helped shape much of the Earth as it is today. Plate tectonics, or movement of the Earth's outer layers, can occur in a number of different ways and produce a range of results, some minor and others far more considerable or devastating. Distinct maps, interesting sidebars, and annotated illustrations of the Earth's layers are included in this volume, which details the motion of the planet and the nature and study of both earthquakes and volcanoes.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Plate Tectonics.
2: The Nature of Earthquakes.
3: The Study of Earthquakes.
4: The Nature of Volcanoes.
5: Volcanic Eruptions.
Conclusion.
Glossary.
For More Information.
Bibliography.
Index.