Closely parallel in coverage and approach to Anderson's Drifting Continents (1971, p. 1133, J-425), this is another...

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THE MOVING CONTINENTS

Closely parallel in coverage and approach to Anderson's Drifting Continents (1971, p. 1133, J-425), this is another chronological presentation of the continental drift theory that has revitalized the science of geology. Like Anderson, Golden begins with the speculations of Alfred Wegener, who was inspired by the fit of continental shorelines, matching rock formations and corresponding fossil distribution. Hess's supporting ""geopoetic"" theory of sea-floor spreading, Vine's paleomagnetic evidence, Sykes' seismic confirmation, and the clinching physical specimens provided by the Glomar Challenger from the sea bottom are subsequently surveyed. More streamlined and somewhat easier going than Drifting Continents, and mercifully briefer on the ups and downs of Wegener's campaign, this will be the preferred introduction for less intrepid drifters.

Pub Date: Feb. 1, 1972

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Publisher: Scribners

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1972