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Plate tectonics for curious Kiwis

Author: J J Aitken; Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences Limited
Publisher: Lower Hutt, N.Z. : Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences Limited, 1996.
Series: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences information series, 42.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J J Aitken; Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences Limited
ISBN: 0478095554 9780478095555
OCLC Number: 37439069
Description: 76 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 30 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The earth moves: What a busy planet --
How old is old? --
What a plum! --
As solid as a rock? --
Brave new world: The core --
The mantle --
The crust --
Tectonic plates --
Plate boundaries: Extensional boundaries --
Compressional boundaries --
Lateral boundaries --
Plates and quakes --
Plates in action: Do-it-yourself plate movements --
Pushed, pulled or driven? --
Mantle hot spots --
New Zealand's very own plate boundary --
The theory: how did it grow?: Early theories: many and varied --
Trailblazers for continental drift --
Silence, conflict and diversions --
Evidence wanting a theory: New Zealand's contribution --
Seismology --
Magnetism --
Sea-floor investigations --
A new era: Sea-floor spreading --
Predictions and confirmations --
The puzzle transformed --
Mountain building --
The end is nigh --
Glossary.
Series Title: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences information series, 42.
Responsibility: J.J. Aitken.

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