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Plate tectonics theory predicts the locations of earthquakes, volcanoes, mountain ranges, ore deposits and other geological phenomena.

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    Theory of Plate Tectonics

    Theory of Plate Tectonics

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    The history of plate tectonics past and future.
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    Theory of Plate Tectonics Quiz - MS ES

    Theory of Plate Tectonics Quiz - MS ES

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    Reviews the theory of plate tectonics.
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    Putting Plates Together

    Putting Plates Together

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    Developing plate tectonics theory took several decades and the work of many scientists. Continental drift was formulated by Alfred Wegener and seafloor spreading was developed by many scientists, including Harry Hess.
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    Time on a Wall

    Time on a Wall

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    Norway is very far north and has enormous petroleum reserves. The geologic history of the region explains why and how these two things came to be.
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    When Continents Collide

    When Continents Collide

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    When North and South America joined at Panama, animals that had been separated for millions of years were in contact. North American mammals, which gave live birth, outcompeted the South American marsupials.
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