|Plate Tectonic Primer|
This site gives an in-depth look at the theory of plate tectonics and how it works. The structure of the Earth is discussed, with brief rock type descriptions. The structure of the lithosphere, plate boundaries, interplate relationships, and types of plates are all covered in detail.
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Adobe Acrobat reader versions are available, but not necessary.
Cost / Copyright:
This material is copyrighted, but may be used by anyone for personal or educational purposes as long as the source is acknowledged. For further information, please contact: Lynn S. Fichter Copyright 2000.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-001-369
This resource references 'The Wilson Cycle'
This resource references 'Igneous Rocks'
This resource references 'Metamorphic Rocks'
This resource references 'Minerals'
This resource references 'The Geological Evolution of Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic Region'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr Lynn S. Fichter
James Madison University
Publisher: James Madison University