Moving Continents: Our Changing Earth

Moving Continents: Our Changing Earth

by Thomas G. Aylesworth

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An excellent picture of the workings of plate tectonics. Aylesworth begins with the evolution of the theory from the 17th century when Francis Bacon noted that the continents seemed to match like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, through the seminal work of Germany's Alfred Wegener in the early 1900s, and the numerous earth scientists of the past three decades who have revolutionized geologic theory. He clearly and concisely gives readers an understanding of how the crustal movements of the plates affect mountain building, volcanoes, earthquakes, and other dynamic forces. One of the few better sources for understanding the subject was a recent PBS special that may be in some media collections, but this text is in the front rank of print sources. Unfortunately, the black-and-white photos and charts are not well reproduced. They're too dark and muddy and do not help readers understand the surface evidence of these forces. Still, this is an excellent source for reports or for general science readers. --Rosanne Cerny, Queens Borough Public Library, NY

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Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
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Earth Processes Ser.
Age Range:
11 Years

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