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Plate tectonics, volcanoes, and earthquakes

Author: John P Rafferty
Publisher: New York, NY : Britannica Educational Pub. in association with Rosen Educational Services, 2010.
Series: Dynamic earth.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents an introduction to volcanoes and earthquakes, explaining how the movement of the Earth's interior plates cause their formation and describing the volcanoes which currently exist around the world as well as some of the famous earthquakes of the nineteenth through twenty-first cenuturies.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John P Rafferty
ISBN: 9781615301065 1615301062
OCLC Number: 459209620
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 312 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Earth's dynamic interior. The process of plate tectonics ; Principles of plate tectonics ; The development of tectonic theory ; Plate tectonics and the geologic past ; The interaction of tectonics with other systems ; Other concepts related to plate tectonics --
Volcanoes and volcanism. Volcanic eruptions ; Volcanic landforms ; Hot springs and geysers ; Volcanism and tectonic activity ; Volcanoes and geothermal energy related concepts --
Earthquakes. The nature of earthquakes ; Significant earthquakes ; The study of earthquakes ; Related concepts ; Noted thinkers.
Series Title: Dynamic earth.
Responsibility: edited by John P. Rafferty.

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Presents an introduction to volcanoes and earthquakes, explaining how the movement of the Earth's interior plates cause their formation and describing the volcanoes which currently exist around the world as well as some of the famous earthquakes of the nineteenth through twenty-first cenuturies.

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