Moving Continents and the Rock Cycle
Lecture no. 24 from the course: The Origin and Evolution of Earth: From the Big Bang to the Future of Human Existence
Taught by Professor Robert M. Hazen | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Explore early attempts to explain why the continents fit together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, including Alfred Wegener’s continental drift theory and the expanding Earth hypothesis. Lay the groundwork for an understanding of the revolutionary theory of plate tectonics by reviewing the stages of the rock cycle.