Plate tectonics : earth's shifting crust /

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by Grady, Sean M.,
[ 01. English Non Fiction ] Series: The Encyclopedia of discovery and invention Published by : Lucent Books, (San Diego, CA :) Physical details: 96 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm. Subject(s): Plate tectonics --Juvenile literature. | Plate tectonics. Year : 1991 01. English Non Fiction Item type : 01. English Non Fiction
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Stonepark Intermediate School 551.8 GRA Available

Includes bibliographical references (p. 89-90) and index.

Discusses the history and development of tectonic theory; how tectonics helps scientists predict earthquakes and volcanic eruptions; and how engineers can apply this knowledge to mining, cartography, and designing buildings.