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Author Gallant, Roy A.

Title Plates : restless earth / Roy A. Gallant.

Imprint New York : Benchmark Books/Marchall Cavendish, c2003.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 551.136 GAL    Available
Description 80 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 25 cm.
Series Earthworks
Gallant, Roy A. EarthWorks.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 71-75) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Journeying into the past -- Earth's shaky roots -- What held up earth? -- Buffaloes, frogs, and serpents -- Sacrifices and the great goddess Pele -- The Creeping of the continents -- An Island that drifted away -- Wegener's "Impossibly absurd" theory -- Seafloor spreading -- How mountains make new seafloor -- Magnetism and fossils -- How plates move --- Three ways plates move -- Trenches and island arcs -- What moves the plates? -- Plumes and hotspots -- From legend to fact -- Hotspot plumes -- Continental ups and downs --- Up with Africa -- Down with Australia.
Summary Discusses plate tectonics, the theory that the surface of the earth is always moving, and the connection of this phenomenon to earthquakes and volcanoes.
Subject Plate tectonics -- Juvenile literature.
Plate tectonics -- Environmental aspects -- Juvenile literature.
Plate tectonics.
ISBN 0761413707 : $29.93

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