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What on Earth is plate tectonics?

Discussion and diagrams on plate tectonics and the structure of the Earth for beginners with link to a detailed version: This Dynamic Earth for more information.

by National Park Service (Cooperator)
Related topics:
Core (earth), Crust (earth), Geophysics, Mantle (earth), Tectonic processes
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