|This Dynamic Planet: The Story of Plate Tectonics|
This booklet provides a brief introduction to the concept of plate tectonics and complements the visual and written information in This Dynamic Planet, a map published in 1994 by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Smithsonian Institution. The booklet highlights some of the people and discoveries that advanced the development of the theory and traces its progress since its proposal. Although the general idea of plate tectonics is now widely accepted, many aspects still continue to confound and challenge scientists. The earth science revolution launched by the theory of plate tectonics is not over. The booklet may be downloaded as a pdf file or purchased in hard copy through USGS in Denver CO.
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DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-331
This resource references 'This Dynamic Planet'
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Author: W. Jacqueline Kious
USGS - Volunteer For Science
Author: Dr Robert I Tilling
USGS - Volcano Hazards Team