From Contractional theory to modern geology

Modern Plate Tectonics is the Grand Unified Theory of modern geology, however like many other theories it developed slowly, and in it actual form is only 50 years old.

Plate tectonics is essential to understand the shape and distribution of continents, the genesis of mountains and sedimentary basins, the structure of mountains, why earthquakes and volcanoes occur and how dangerous they can become.

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