1) What is the history that has led to our current understanding of earthquakes? 2) Who are the main players involved in this research?
-In other words, who were the scientists involved in the discovery / major advancements in the history and evolution of the subject (if your topic has any)? 3) What are the major processes (physical and / or chemical) involved in your topic? 4) How does your topic affect our world, today? -If you are researching a subject involved with deep time, how does it influence our thinking and understanding of our place on this planet, today?