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The Whole Saga of the Supercontinents

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The study of natural history is the study of how the world has changed but Earth itself is in a constant state of flux -- because the ground beneath your feet is always moving. So if we want to know how we got here, we have to understand how "here" got here.

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References:
http://www.mantleplumes.org/WebDocuments/Hess1962.pdf → Hess’s first paper proposing seafloor spreading
http://courses.washington.edu/ess502/Vine_Matthews.pdf → Vine and Matthews’s first description of mirrored magnetic anomalies
https://www.tulane.edu/~sanelson/eens1110/pltect.htm → Class notes from Stephen Nelson @ Tulane on the history of discovery and mechanisms of plate tectonics
http://www.indiana.edu/~g105lab/1425chap13.htm → Additional rundown on the mechanisms of plate tectonics
http://www.whoi.edu/sbl/liteSite.do?litesiteid=9092&articleId=13407 → Biography of Marie Tharp
http://www.iisc.ernet.in/currsci/oct252003/1121.pdf → review article of pre-pangaean continents
doi:10.1038/ngeo1069 → Paper linking the P-Tr extinction to Siberian Traps volcanism lighting coal on fire
http://dx.doi.org/10.1144/SP326.4 → Very solid reconstructions of Rodinia and Pannotia
https://www.le.ac.uk/gl/ads/SiberianTraps/Documents/White2002-P-Tr-whodunit.pdf → review of the potential and probable causes of the PTr extinction, as well as some discussion linking the TrJ extinction to the rifting of North America away from Pangaea
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/340/6135/941 → TrJ extinction linked with North American rifting
https://web.archive.org/web/20080413162401/http://www.science.org.au/nova/newscientist/104ns_011.htm → Future continents
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwWWuttntio → Basic animation of continental movements
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQywDr-btz4 → Animation of Pangaea Ultima (although video called it Pangaea Proxima for some reason)
https://books.google.com/books?id=apA8DAAAQBAJ&pg=PA3&lpg=PA3&dq=kenorland&source=bl&ots=NBXie9PMCu&sig=nmvdLZWskjuGbSuXtuA_kcUY1SA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjGuOTf6OrYAhVOyWMKHba1BnY4ChDoAQg0MAM#v=onepage&q=kenorland&f=false
http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.566.6728&rep=rep1&type=pdf
https://people.earth.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Evans/52_12b-Zhang+Nuna.pdf
http://science.psu.edu/news-and-events/2001-news/Hedges8-2001.htm

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