Explore the sites associated with maps and mapping and produce one item from each of the sites (A – C, below). Please assemble them in a small report (3 – 4 pages) and submit it. The hyperlinks are active on this page.
A This Dynamic Earth: the Story of Plate Tectonics
“This Dynamic Earth” is one of the most recommended and referenced primers on plate tectonics. Topics include a history of the theory, scientific developments that spurred its development, the mechanics of plate motions, and the relationship of hotspots to plate tectonic theory. A companion best-selling map, “This Dynamic Planet”, is also available online or in print.
B This Dynamic Planet
Plate tectonics are fully illustrated by this best-selling world map (a companion to “This Dynamic Earth: the Story of Plate Tectonics”) showing the locations of plate boundaries, volcanoes, earthquakes, and impact craters. Detailed ocean floor bathymetry and discussions of fundamental components are also featured. A paper version is available for purchase or the map can be downloaded free in PDF format.
C The Interior of the Earth
A brief, introductory guide to what is known about the interior of our planet.
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