Dynamic Earth: Plate Tectonics, Volcanoes, and Earthquakes, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615301879
  • ISBN-13: 9781615301874
  • DDC: 551.8
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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The devastation wrought by earthquakes and volcanoes often obscures the fact that these destructive forces are also some of the most creative on the planet birthing mountains and other land forms. With detailed diagrams outlining the structure of continental and oceanic crust and the distribution of major plate motion, this book introduces readers to the range of activity that can shape or decimate an entire region. Descriptions of famous earthquakes and volcanoes help contextualize the staggering power of the Earth's motion.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Earth’s Dynamic Interior.
2: The Process of Plate Tectonics.
3: Principles of Plate Tectonics.
4: The Development of Tectonic Theory.
5: Plate Tectonics and the Geologic Past.
6: The Interactions of Tectonics with Other Systems.
7: Other Concepts Related to Plate Tectonics.
8: Volcanoes and Volcanism.
9: Volcanic Eruptions.
10: Volcanic Landforms.
11: Hot Springs and Geysers.
12: Volcanism and Tectonic Activity.
13: Volcanoes and Geothermal Energy.
14: Related Concepts.
15: Earthquakes.
16: The Nature of Earthquakes.
17: Significant Earthquakes.
18: The Study of Earthquakes.
19: Related Concepts.
20: Noted Thinkers.
21: The Scope of Tectonic Forces.
For Further Reading.