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Plate Tectonics

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  • Plate tectonics is often seen as the missing piece of the puzzle for geologists. Plate tectonics explains, either directly or indirectly, just about every topic discussed in geology. It is the glue that binds everything together.

    Thumbnail: Convergent boundary. Image used with permission (CC BY 4.0; domdomegg).