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Plate tectonics is a scientific theory describing the large-scale motion of seven large plates and ..... One of the most significant correlations discovered to date is that lithospheric plates attached to downgoing (subducting) plates move much ...

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Aug 13, 1998 ... Plate tectonic theory had its beginnings in 1915 when Alfred ... When geologists and geophysicists discovered that the crust in the ocean ...

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Plate Tectonics: The Rocky History of an Idea. Close examination of a globe often results in the observation that most of the continents seem to fit together like a ...

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This is certainly true of plate tectonics, one of the most important and far-ranging geological theories of all time; when first proposed, it was ridiculed, but steadily ...

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Mar 21, 2016 ... From the deepest ocean trench to the tallest mountain, plate tectonics explains the features and movement of Earth's surface in the present and ...

www.earthobservatory.sg/faq-on-earth-sciences/brief-history-plate-tectonics-theory

The theory of plate tectonics was not created from scratch by a genius' mind. ... After the war, marine geology was developed, which led to the discovery of the ...

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Learn how Alfred Wegener developed the theory of continental drift. Includes a discussion Wegener's work and modern advancements that have led to our ...

www.divediscover.whoi.edu/tectonics/boundaries.html

The surface of the Earth is broken into rigid plates. These plates are 100 to 120 kilometers thick and include the crust and a small part of the upper mantle.

www.geolsoc.org.uk/Plate-Tectonics/Chap1-Pioneers-of-Plate-Tectonics/Harry-Hess

Plate Tectonics · Pioneers of Plate Tectonics; Harry Hammond Hess ... Hess discovered that the oceans were shallower in the middle and identified the ...