Plate Tectonics: Earth's Moving Crust (Exploring Science: Earth Science)

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Although it may be hard to imagine, Earths crust is constantly shifting. The crust is made up of many regions called tectonic plates that cover the planet. Throughout history, these plates have collided, moved apart, and slid past one another, resulting in the mountain ranges, islands, and ocean floors of today. The plates awesome destructive power is evident in violent earthquakes and erupting volcanoes. By studying plate tectonics, from massive fault lines to the Ring of Fire, geologists have been able to map the growth and shrinkage of the oceans and accurately predict certain natural disasters.

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PWB Biography Darlene R. Stille is a science writer and author of more than 80 books for young people. When she was in high school, she fell in love with science. While attending the University of Illinois, she discovered that she also loved writing. She was fortunate enough to find a career as an editor and writer that allowed her to combine both of her interests. Darlene lives and writes in Michigan. CPB Biography Darlene R. Stille is a science writer and author of more than 80 books for young people. When she was in high school, she fell in love with science. While attending the University of Illinois, she discovered that she also loved writing. She was fortunate enough to find a career as an editor and writer that allowed her to combine both of her interests. Darlene Stille now lives and writes in Michigan. Darlene R. Stille is the award-winning author of more than 80 books for young people, including collections of biographies. She grew up in Chicago and attended the University of Illinois, where she discovered her love of writing. She now lives and writes in Michigan.

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Plate Tectonics is a small, visually appealing book on geology for young readers. Color photos show an eroding volcanic core in California and a mile-wide meteorite impact crater in Arizona. A boat, carried far inland by a tsunami striking Sri Lanka, atte --Science Books & Films

Each title reviewed presents a good explanation of its topic. Both include quite a bit of history and what has been done as far as research. Associated important people and world events are also discussed. The author provides current information, explains --Library Media Connection

This set of books has clear text that explains the scientific topic while discussing the social and historical significance of each. Using recent research, these books show scientists at work in their fields and answer the questions posed by every curious --Science Books & Films ""Science Series for Every Library

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