EVIDENCE FOR PANGAEA

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EVIDENCE FOR PANGAEA by Mind Map: EVIDENCE FOR PANGAEA

1. Tectonic plates

1.1. Definition of "plate"

1.2. Belief before theory of plate tectonics

1.3. Movement of plate

2. Sudden event

2.1. Catastrophism

2.1.1. Explanation

2.1.2. Derivation

2.1.3. Forces of Earth’s surface

2.2. Belief before the 20th century

2.2.1. Suggestion of mapmaker

2.2.2. The mapmaker's evidence

3. Wegener’s theory

3.1. Theory of continental drift

3.1.1. Proposer’s argument

3.1.2. States of Pangaea

3.1.3. Evidence of the theory

3.2. Modern evidence

3.2.1. Structures of mountains

3.2.2. Coal deposits

3.2.3. Red sandstone

4. Theory of plate tectonics

4.1. Objection

4.2. Explanation

4.2.1. The spreading floor

4.2.2. New discoveries

4.2.3. Solution to the objection

4.2.4. Conclusion of theory of plate tectonics