Meaning of asthenosphere

 

 


Asthenosphere

 

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Asthenosphere

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Meaning of term asthenosphere :

 

Layer in the upper part of Earth’s mantle that is made of material that can be reshaped and deformed, and on which the continents move

 

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References

Chambers, Dictionary of Science and Technology. New York: Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd., 1999.

 

Merriam-Websters' Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Ed. Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, 1993. www.britannica.com

 

ScienceSaurus: A Student Handbook. Wilmington, MA: Great Source Education Group, 2002

 

The New Oxford American Dictionary. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

 

Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1984.

 

Webster's II New Riverside Dictionary Revised Edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1996.

 

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