Plate Tectonics: An Insider’s History Of The Modern Theory Of The Earth
Book Reviews / May 12, 2016

Title: Plate Tectonics: An Insider’s History Of The Modern Theory Of The Earth Author: Naomi Oreskes Date/Year:  January 20, 2003 (Westview Press) Format: Paperback and Hardcove Language: English Reviewer: cartonaut We rely on coordinates, often using them as an absolute fixed location. But we often don’t add time nor recognize the fact that the ground is not fixed while the coordinate is. I live in Sonoma County, California. The part of the North American Plate upon which Sonoma County rides moves on average about 2 centimeters a year north at a velocity a little slower than the rotating edge of the Pacific Plate to my west (west of the San Andreas Fault) which is moving north around 10 centimeters a year. The rest of the North American Plate (roughly the part west of Nevada) moves about 2 centimeters a year to the west-southwest That means that the coordinates for my desk chair are about four feet north of that location’s coordinates when I was born (in that time we’ve also invented and accepted the concept of Plate Tectonics). Also a noticeable shift in my life time in the location of the parcel that the chair sits inside…more than my outstretched arms, more than the…