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Plate tectonics


  • Aylesworth, T.G. (1990): Moving continents--our changing earth. Hillside, New Jersey, Enslow, 64p.

  • Ballard, R.D. (1988): Exploring our living planet (revised ed.): Washington, D.C., National Geographic Society, 366p. 

  • Bird, J.M. (ed) (1980): Plate tectonics (revised ed.): Washington, D.C., American Geophysical Union, 986 p.  

  • Condie, K.C. (ed) (1993): Plate tectonics and crustal evolution (3d ed. with corrections and additions): New York, Pergamon Press,  492p. 

Includes map in pocket, "Tectonic Map of the World"; scale about 1:40,000,000 at equator. Map shows plates, major rift systems, and other tectonic features.

  • Cox, A. and Hart, R.B. (1986):  Plate tectonics how it works: Palo Alto, California, Blackwell Scientific Publications, 392  p.

  • Erickson, J. (1992): Tectonics unraveling the mysteries of the earth: New York, Facts of File, 197 p.

  • Fifield, R. (ed) (1985): The making of the earth: New York, Blackwell (New Scientists Guide),  336p.

  • Garfunkel, Z. (ed) (1985): Mantle flow and plate theory: New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold (Benchmark Papers in Geology Series, v. 84), 399p.

  • Geophysics Study Committee (1986): Active tectonics: Washington, D.C., National Academy Press (Studies in Geophysics), 280 p.

  • Harrington, J.W. (1983): Dance of the continents. Adventures with rocks and time. Los Angeles, California, J. P. Tarcher, 256 p. (Junior high - senior high).

  • Hart, R.B. (1987): Solutions manual to plate tectonice.  How it works: Palo Alto, California, Blackwell Scientific Publications, 64 p. See also Cox, and Hart, 1986. (College).

  • Kiefer, I. (1978): Global jigsaw puzzle--The story of continental drift: New York, Atheneum, 88 p. (Elementary - junior high).

  • Kious, W.J. and Tilling, R.I. (1996): This dynamic earth--The story of plate tectonics: U.S. Geological Survey Special Publication, 77 p. (High School and up)

  • Miller, R. (1983): Continents in collision. Alexandria, Virginia, Time-Life Books (Planet Earth Series), 176 p. (Junior high and up).

  • Moores, E.M. (1991): Shaping the earth Tectonics of continents and oceans. New York, W. H. Freeman, 206 p. (Senior high and up).

  • Moores, E.M. and Twiss, R.J. (1995): Tectonics. New York, W.H. Freeman, 415 p. (College).

  • Park, R.G. (1988): Geological structures and moving plates. New York, Chapman and Hall, 352 p. (College).

  • Plummer, C.C. and McGeary, D. (1996): Physical geology with interactive plate tectonics. 7th ed. Dubuque, IA, W.C. Brown, 560 p. (College).

The interactive plate tectonics CD-ROM is available separately, see Audiovisual Aids.

  • Redfern, R. (1986): The making of the continent. New York, Times Books, 256 p. (College).

  • Van Andel, T.H. (1985): New views on an old planet continental drift and the history of earth. New York, Cambridge University Press, 272 p. (College).

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