What Is the Theory of Plate Tectonics?

From the Series Shaping Modern Science
  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 9
  • Reading Level: Grade 6

In 1912, German meteorologist Alfred Wegener published his groundbreaking theory of continental displacement. His theory proposed that the continents were once a single land mass but had slowly moved apart over millions of years. This fascinating book examines the scientific process behind Wegener's theory and how it challenged prevailing views of the time. Readers will discover how years after Wegener's death his theory was embraced by scientists and is now the basis for modern earth science.

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Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 9
Reading Level Grade 6
Age Range 10 - 14
Dewey 551.1
Lexile 920L
ATOS Reading Level 6.6
Guided Reading Level W
Subjects Life Science
Genres Nonfiction
Publisher Crabtree Publishing
Imprint Crabtree Classics
Copyright 2011
Number of Pages 64
Dimensions 7.25 x 9.25
BISACS JNF051170, JNF051190, JNF051080
Rights Included WORLD
Language English

Author: Craig Saunders