Lecture 1: Lithosphere, Asthenosphere and Archimedes (287-212 BC)

Table of Contents

Title, Aims, and Introduction Slide 001

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Plate Boundary Features

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Plate Boundary Types

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The Earth at Work

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Physical Characteristics of the Earth's Lithosphere

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Isostasy and topography

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Quiz and Answers

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Author: Patrice F. Rey 

Email: prey@es.usyd.edu.au

Home Page: http://www.es.usyd.edu.au/geology/people/staff/prey/

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From: Earth's Dynamic Systems, 6th edition, W.K. Hamblin, Maxwell Macmillan Ch.1-Planet Earth:  The major structural units of earth 
Ch.3-The Tectonic System 
Ch.18-Plate Tectonics 
Ch.19-Earths seismicity: 
Earthquakes and Plate Tectonics 
Ch.20- Volcanism: 
Ch.21Evolution of oceans: 
Sea floor morphology 
Composition and structure of the oceanic crust 

From: Geology: An Introduction to Physicsal Geology, S. Chernicoff and R. Venkatakrishnan, Worth Publishers 
Ch.1- A first look at planet Earth 
Ch.11-Geophysical properties of planet Earth 
Ch.12-Plate Tectonics: Creating oceans and continents 

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