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it helps people better understand the effect of volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis and so forth. It will helps up prepare for it and maybe someday understand it better. By the way this sounds like a question my friend asked me and she was doing a keystone online class. Hmmm. It is exactly the same. oh well

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Q: Why should society be concerned about continental drift and plate tectonics and What value does this research have for the public in general?
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Why society should be more concerned about continental drift and plate tectonics and what value does this research have for the public in general?

Continental drift happens very slowly, however, it does have some very serious consequences, which are earthquakes that happen along fault lines created by the stress of continental drift. We are very far from being able to prevent earthquakes or even to predict them accurately, however, earthquakes are very dangerous, and it would seem to be a good idea to learn as much as we can about the process which causes them. Such knowledge may have important practical applications in the future.


What is it called when two tectonic plates colide?

It's referred to as a Convergent Boundary If 2 Continental Plates --> Mountains If 2 Oceanic Plates --> Subduction of Heavier (older) Plate If Continental-Oceanic --> Oceanic Plate slides under the Continental Plate (Subduction of Oceanic)


What is the purpose of plate tectonics?

The theory of plate tectonics explains large scale motion of the earth's lithosphere.


Are continents part of the lithosphere?

The crust is the outer layer of the Earth for the Compositional Layers, and the lithosphere is the outer layer of Earth for the Physical Layers. They are the same because they are both the outer layer of the Earth.


What is the force thought to move large pieces of earths crust including the continents?

Convection-currents in the Mantle, and spreading-ridge pressure from the emerging basalt along constructive plate boundaries. The processes come under the general heading of 'Plate Tectonics'.

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Why society should be more concerned about continental drift and plate tectonics and what value does this research have for the public in general?

Continental drift happens very slowly, however, it does have some very serious consequences, which are earthquakes that happen along fault lines created by the stress of continental drift. We are very far from being able to prevent earthquakes or even to predict them accurately, however, earthquakes are very dangerous, and it would seem to be a good idea to learn as much as we can about the process which causes them. Such knowledge may have important practical applications in the future.


What member of the second continental congress was also the commanding general of the Continental Army?

The only commanding general of the Continental Army was George Washington.


In 1775 the Second Continental Congress created the Continental Army. Who was the army's commanding general?

general washington


In 1775 the Second Continental Congress created the Continental Army Who was the army's commanding general?

general washington


What was the general purpose of the Continental Congress?

The general purpose of the Continental Congress was to unite the colonies in their opposition to British policies.


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Who makes General Tires?

continental


Who was the commander of continental army?

General George Washington


What are two different sources for sediments in general?

Rivers and continental crust to continental crust.


Where are continental - general tire headquarters?

Those headquarters are in Europe. Continental is a German company.


Who took the Continental Army to Valley Forge?

George Washington did. He was the general of the Continental Army