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Section 6
The Changing Geography of Your Community

In this section you will find materials that support the implementation of EarthComm: Florida, Section 6: The Changing Geography of Your Community.


Inquiring Further

  1. To learn more about the history of the development of the theory of plate tectonics, visit the following web sites:

    Plate Tectonics: The Rocky History of an Idea, Museum of Paleontology, University of California at Berkeley
    Reviews the development of plate tectonic theory by the late, great Alfred Wegener.

    Developing the Theory, USGS
    Reviews the major scientific developments that spurred the formulation of the plate-tectonics theory.

    Harry Hammond Hess, USGS
    Read about the man who developed what eventually became known as "sea floor spreading."

    Our Changing Continent, J. S. Schlee, USGS
    Looks at the clues paleogeographers have used to determine the positions of the continents back through time. Many of these clues were used to initially validate the theory of plate tectonics.

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Resources

To learn more about this topic, visit the following web sites:

Development of Plate Tectonics Theory

Plate Tectonics: The Rocky History of an Idea, Museum of Paleontology, University of California at Berkeley
Reviews the development of plate tectonic theory by the late, great Alfred Wegener.

Developing the Theory, USGS
Reviews the major scientific developments that spurred the formulation of the plate-tectonics theory.

Harry Hammond Hess, USGS
Read about the man who developed what eventually became known as "sea floor spreading."

Our Changing Continent, J. S. Schlee, USGS
Looks at the clues paleogeographers have used to determine the positions of the continents back through time. Many of these clues were used to initially validate the theory of plate tectonics.

Paleomagnetism

Paleomagnetic Analyses, USGS
Click on the links to learn about the varying scientific applications of paleomagnetics and the equipment used to complete these investigations.

Geomagnetism Frequently Asked Questions, NOAA
Describes the use of geomagnetics and provides helpful links to other sites for more information.

Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism, AGU
Reviews the basic of paleomagnetics and how scientists measure the magnetic field of the Earth. Also provides additional links for further exploration.

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