Plate tectonics (from the Late Latin tectonicus, from the Greek: τεκτονικός "
pertaining to building") is a scientific theory that describes the large-scale motion
of ... More »
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 ...
The theory of plate tectonics was not created from scratch by a genius' mind. Like
every scientific theory, it results from centuries of observations and compilation ...
Plate TectonicsThe Origins of Plate Tectonic Theory .... In a 1962 paper entitled "
History of Ocean Basins," Harry Hess, a geologist at Princeton University, ...
grew out of a theory that was first developed in the early 20th century by the meteorologist Alfred Wegener . Evidence of this is shown at mid-ocean ridges where younger land is pushed up through the ridge, causing the older land to move out and away fr... More »
Aug 7, 2012 ... In geologic terms, a plate is a large, rigid slab of solid rock. The word tectonics
comes from the Greek root "to build." Putting these two words ...
Dec 4, 2014 ... Plate tectonics is the theory that Earth's outer shell is divided into several ...
geoscientists can reconstruct the past history of Earth's continents.
Apr 6, 2014 ... Earth's tectonic plates may have taken as long as 1 billion years to form, ...
conditions thought to have occurred early in Earth's history.
Oct 14, 2003 ... Plate Tectonics and Earth History. Steven Dutch, Natural and Applied Sciences,
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay First-time Visitors: Please ...
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Nov 21, 2008 ... 1st Edition: A brief video of the movement of the continents over the geological
time scale caused by plate tectonics. Version 2.0: ...