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Plate Tectonics

Plate Tectonics

American Geophysical Union (AGU)

ISBN: 978-1-118-78214-9

Mar 2014

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The understanding of plate tectonics developed rapidly from multiple observations and theory in the 1960's. The 30 research papers in the Plate Tectonics volume, presented in chronological order and selected from the Journal of Geophysical Research, represent significant milestones in the development of plate tectonics between 1967 and 1972. Papers cover seismology, paleomagnetism, ocean and continental geology, and significant regional studies. They remain relevant today both as a description of the fundamentals of plate tectonics and as documentation of this revolution in scientific understanding.