Plate TectonicsThe Origins of Plate Tectonic Theory

by Anne Egger, Ph.D.

Further Exploration

The Paleomap Project

C. Scotese, Texas, Arlington. The Paleomap Project includes several plate tectonics animations, paleogeographic reconstructions, and animations that run the plate tectonics conveyor belt 50 million years into the future.

NOVA Online: Birth of the Himalaya

An in-depth explanation of the geology and natural history of the Himlayas, sponsored by PBS.

This Dynamic Earth

The full text and illustrations from the US Geological Survey publication.

Biography

Alfred Wegener
Alfred Wegener

Harry Hess
Harry Hess

Archives, Department of Geosciences, Princeton University  

Classics

First Map of Continental Drift

Pictures of an 1858 map showing the southern continents together, by Antonio Snider-Pelligrini.

News & Events

Earth Loses Its Magnetism

BBC News

Plate Tectonics on Mars?

Science@NASA

Current Science News

News from around the world of science.

Research

Google Scholar

Google - Research database allows searching of the scholarly literature.

Experiment!

Plate Tectonics Animation

This site allows you to build your own animation, choosing both the region you want to focus on and the time.

It is only by combing the information furnished by all the earth sciences that we can hope to determine "truth" here.
—Alfred L. Wegener,
1880 - 1930