We are indebted to:

The Plate Tectonics writing team: Led by Ian Kenyon and Peter Loader, we also extend grateful thanks to Nick Rogers, Gordon Neighbour, Alan Smith and Stuart Smallwood.

Jonathan Harvey for his work on the interactive world map animation.

Souk Response for design and implementation of the webpages.

Craig O'Connell for the case study animations.

And to ESTA (Earth Science Teachers Association) for their support and promotion of this resource.


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