Plate tectonics is a relatively new scientific concept, introduced some 30 years ago, but it has revolutionized our understanding of the dynamic planet upon which we live. The theory has unified the study of the Earth by drawing together many branches of the earth sciences, from paleontology (the study of fossils) to seismology (the study of earthquakes). It has provided explanations to questions that scientists had speculated upon for centuries -- such as why earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur in very specific areas around the world, and how and why great mountain ranges like the Alps and Himalayas formed. Cover: View of the planet Earth from the Apollo spacecraft. The Red Sea, which separates Saudi Arabia from the continent of Africa, is clearly visible at the top. (Photograph courtesy of NASA.)
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Book Description United States Government Printing, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0160482208
Book Description United States Government Printing, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0160482208
Book Description United States Government Printing. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0160482208 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0068314
Book Description United States Government Print, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110160482208