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The Tectonic Plates are Moving!

Roy Livermore


Written in a witty and informal style, this book explains modern plate tectonics in a non-technical manner, showing not only how it accounts for phenomena such as great earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions, but also how it controls conditions at the Earth’s surface, including global geography and climate, making it suitable for life. The book presents the advances that have been made since the establishment of plate tectonics in the 1960s, highlighting, on the fiftieth anniversary of the theory, the contributions of a small number of scientists who have never been widely recognized fo ... More

Keywords: plate tectonics, sea-floor spreading, continental drift, earthquake, mantle convection, stagnant lid, climate change, habitability

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198717867
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198717867.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roy Livermore, author
Associate Lecturer, The Open University