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p. 765. Drifting continentslocked

  • Martin Redfern

Abstract

‘Drifting continents’ focuses on the continental crust, which is very different to the ocean crust. The history of ideas that have contributed to the model of continental drift and plate tectonics are outlined and their place at the centre of modern Earth science is explained. The way in which continents may have moved and changed over the course of history is charted and particular attention is paid to mountain building in Tibet and the Alps. The profile of the Earth's crust and the rich mineral resources it contains are also examined.

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