Download PDF by Lisa Yount: Alfred Wegener: Creator of the Continental Drift Theory

By Lisa Yount

ISBN-10: 0816061742

ISBN-13: 9780816061747

whilst German meteorologist Alfred Wegener first proposed his groundbreaking idea of continental displacement, later referred to as continental flow, in 1912, his geologist friends rejected his conception as the box of geology on the flip of the century used to be established in 18th- and 19th-century observations in regards to the nature of the earth and the planet's improvement. Wegener's conception of continental glide proposed that the big landmasses slowly moved at the earth's floor over hundreds of thousands of years. His proposal defined numerous observations made concerning the earth, from how the continents shaped, to what motives earthquakes, to how the earth's floor keeps to alter. An itinerant explorer, Wegener traveled worldwide, and he died whereas on a polar venture in Greenland. It wasn't until eventually a long time after his dying that the continental waft idea proved fruitful to different scientists within the twentieth century. In "Alfred Wegener", learn the way this bold adventurer pieced jointly a thought that later revolutionized the Earth sciences.

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