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Comment: 01:49 - 02:12 (00:23)
Source: Annenberg/CPB Resources - Earth Revealed - 7. Mountain Building
Keywords: "plate tectonics", "convergent plate margin", mountain

Our transcription: With the development of the theory of plate tectonics, geologists finally had an explanation for what causes mountains to grow.
In addition, the geographical distribution of mountains also began to make sense.
Most of the world's great ranges lie not at the center of continents, but instead close to their margins.

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