Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
 
No. of Recommendations: 1
I am looking for maps showing the techtonic plates that come together in the Middle East. Does anyone know where I might find these?

I once had a college professor who would start every course involving the history of the Holy Land with a description of the geology of that region. She made a case that the geology determined the geography and the geography to a great degree determined the history of the region.

She described how the different plates came together and did different things on different plate boundaries. It was all fascinating to me and in later years, when I wanted to share this with others, I tried to find maps that would show the plates. The idea that geology begets geography and geography begets history gave a whole new slant to something being determined "from the foundations of the Earth".
Print the post  

Announcements

What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement