Continental drift: the theory of plate tectonics

United States, 1980

Film
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Outlines the major features of the theory of plate tectonics and notes how the theory can be used to explain the distribution of the world’s major earthquake zones and areas of volcanic activity. Provides ample evidence to support the validity of the theory of plate tectonics and explores some possible explanations as to how the plates actually move. Suitable for upper secondary level.

Credits

producer

Bert Van Bork

production company

Encyclopaedia Britannica Films

Duration

00:21:10:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1980

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

37713

Language

English

Subject categories

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Continental drift

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Earthquakes

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Formations (Geology)

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Geology, Structural

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Plate tectonics

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Volcanoes

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Earth sciences

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Formations (Geology)

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Geology, Structural

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Plate tectonics

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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