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This site offers the online version of a book published by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). It is intended to provide a brief introduction to the concept of plate tectonics, highlighting some of the people and discoveries that advanced the development of the theory. It is the companion volume to the map, 'This Dynamic Planet', which shows the locations of major volcanic belts, fault systems, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Book - text
Subject: Physical geography, Geologic time, Geology, Geophysics, Structural geology, Natural hazards
 
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National Science Education Standards (NSES), National Geography Standards: Read
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This book describes the historical and ongoing changes in land use and land cover for several regions around the U.S. Issues which are addressed include the types of changes that are occurring now and how fast they are occurring; a comparison of these changes with those in the past; and the consequences for future environmental quality and the habitability of the planet. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Book - text, Government portal
Subject: Biology, Environmental science, Human geography, Physical geography, Hydrology
 
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