Plate Tectonics

  • Sreepat Jain
Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)


Plate Tectonics provides a single unifying theory for understanding the dynamics of earth as everything about earth is mostly related either directly or indirectly to it (Condie 1998; Cox and Hart 1986; Hamblin and Christiansen 2003; Kearey et al. 2009). Few decades ago, it was believed that continents and ocean basins were fixed and permanent features and that the Theory of Continental Drift was just a radical idea (Hallam 1973).


Continental Crust Oceanic Crust Continental Drift Mantle Asthenosphere Convergent Plate Boundary 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.New DelhiIndia

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