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19: (Case Study) Starting tectonics and making the first continents

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    Starting Tectonics and Making Continents

    Learning Objectives

    After reading this chapter, students should be able to:

    • Describe the general idea related to the formation of continental crust and modern tectonics
    • Differentiate different ideas about the differences in early tectonics models and how they are different than modern tectonics
    • Explain why some rocks were formed in the Archean but are not still being formed today


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