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The theory of Isostasy: critical analysis, procedure, features of isostasy, details

The concept of Isostasy and balance of the earth

  1- The term “Isostasy” is derived from “Isostasios”, a word of Greek language meaning the state of being in balance. 

2-    The center of gravity with a smaller stick will be nearer to your holding hand in comparison to the long stick. In the same way, smaller surface features like plains are more stable than the tall mountains.

3- The crustal layer is uniform in terms of density with varying length of columns. Therefore, those columns are projecting down into the asthenosphere depending upon the proportions of the column.


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