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Plate Tectonics

Introduction

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In this unit, you will examine how the evidence for the movement of continents was gathered and how this movement relates to, and generates, geological features and phenomena such as ocean basins, mountain ranges, volcanoes and earthquakes. You will learn how and why the continents have moved, and continue to move, and the forces that drive them around our globe.

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This unit is an adapted extract from the Open University course Our dynamic planet: Earth and life (S279) [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]

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