8A70.87 - Tectonic Plates

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Photo Credit: age-of-the-sage.org
Code Number:
8A70.87
Demo Title:
Tectonic Plates
Condition:
Excellent
Principle:
Plate Tectonics
Area of Study:
Chemistry and Physics
Procedure:

See also 8A70.87 in Chemistry and Physics of Everyday Experience.

References:
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