Plate tectonics animations
Last 750 million years: [1.04 MB] [506 KB] [261 KB]
Last 750 million years in reverse: [1.04 MB] [506 KB]
From 750 mya to the beginning of the Paleozoic: [294 KB] [166 KB]
From 750 mya to the beginning of the Mesozoic: [532 KB] [284 KB] [156 KB]
From the beginning of the Mesozoic to Recent: [301 KB] [163 KB] [96 KB]
All animations built from maps used with the permission of C.R. Scotese, PALEOMAP Project.
There are a number of excellent sites dealing with the modern theory of plate tectonics. Here is a
Finally, it seems appropriate to mention the Alfred
Wegener Institute, the German national research center for polar and marine research, carrying on
Wegener's tradition of interdisciplinary earth science.
- S. Uyeda. 1978. The New View of the Earth. W.H. Freeman and Co.
- W.K. Hamblin. 1975. The Earth's Dynamic Systems. Burgess Publishing Co.
- P. Kearey, and J.V. Frederick. 1996. Global Tectonics. Blackwell Sciences Ltd.
- C.W. Montgomery. 1987. Physical Geology. Wm. C. Brown Publishers.