Earth's Changing Crust: Plate Tectonics & Extreme Events

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From the development of Earth over millions of years, to the dramatic events that cause natural disasters, this book takes you on a journey to the center of the Earth and back again. Find answers to these questions and more: How is Earth like and onion? Is the ground beneath our feet moving? What makes Earth shake?
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Overview

From the development of Earth over millions of years, to the dramatic events that cause natural disasters, this book takes you on a journey to the center of the Earth and back again. Find answers to these questions and more: How is Earth like and onion? Is the ground beneath our feet moving? What makes Earth shake?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403470638
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Series: Heinemann Infosearch Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 375,784
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents


Is Earth's Surface Changing?     4
What is Earth's Crust?     6
Is the Crust Broken into Pieces?     7
How Do We Know the Continents Move?     8
How has the Continental Jigsaw Puzzle Changed?     10
How Do Plates Move?     12
What Landforms are Found at Plate Boundaries?     16
What Other Types of Plate Boundaries are There?     18
What are Extreme Events?     21
How Do Extreme Events Affect People?     26
Conclusion     28
Fact File     29
Glossary     30
More books to read     32
Index     32
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