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eBook The Origin of Continents and Oceans (Dover Earth Science) epub
  • ISBN: 0486617084
  • Author: Alfred Wegener
  • Genre: Science
  • Subcategory: Earth Sciences
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; Revised edition (December 14, 2011)
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • ePUB size: 1717 kb
  • FB2 size 1979 kb
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This was Alfred Wegener's Entstehung der Kontinente, which dispensed with land .

This was Alfred Wegener's Entstehung der Kontinente, which dispensed with land bridges and parallel evolutions and offered a more economical concept. Wegener proposed that in the remote past the earth's continents were not separate (as now), but formed one supercontinent which later split apart, the fragments gradually drifting away from one another. Even today this important question remains undecided, and geologists are divided into strongly opposed groups about the Wegener hypothesis.

The Origin of Continents. has been added to your Cart. Alfred Wegener (1880-1930) was a German scientist, geophysicist and meteorologist

The Origin of Continents. Alfred Wegener (1880-1930) was a German scientist, geophysicist and meteorologist. He is most notable for his 1912 theory of continental drift, which was not accepted until the 1950s, when numerous discoveries such as paleomagnetism confirmed his hypothesis. Series: Dover Earth Science.

Alfred Wegener (1880-1930) was a German scientist, geophysicist and meteorologist. Wegener created his supercontinent with attractive simplicity by tucking the point of South America into the Gulf of Guinea, coalescing North America, Greenland, and Europe, rotating Australia and Antarctica up through the Indian Ocean,.

The Origin of Continents and Oceans. Dover, New York, 1967. Science 18 Aug 1967: Vol. 157, Issue 3790, pp. 795 DOI: 1. 126/science.

Alfred Wegener was born in Berlin on 1 November 1880 as the youngest of five children in a clergyman's family. In 1886 his family purchased a former manor house near Rheinsberg, which they used as a vacation home.

This was Alfred Wegener's Entstehung der Kontinente, which dispensed with land bridges and parallel . Published December 14th 2011 by Dover Publications. Jan 27, 2018 Vladimir Zivkovic rated it really liked it.

Alfred Wegener (1880-1930) was a German scientist, geophysicist and . I teach high school earth science and "Wagner's theory of continental drift" is a big part of the plate tectonics unit every year. This book has helped me understand where Wagner was coming from and the scientists and processes that inspired his ideas.

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in Nonfiction, Science & Nature, Science, Earth Sciences, Earth Sciences. Books related to The Origin of Continents and Oceans. The Origin of Continents and Oceans. series Dover Earth Science. In 1915 Alfred Wegener's seminal work describing the continental drift was first published in German. Wegener explained various phenomena of historical geology, geomorphy, paleontology, paleoclimatology, and similar areas in terms of continental drift.

Since its inception modern geology has been faced with an important group of problems: explaining parallel formations that are separated by great distances of sea; accounting for isolated life forms in widely separated areas (such as lemurs in Madagascar and India); explaining pre-pleistocene glaciations, and similar problems. The usual explanation has been to assume the one-time existence of land bridges (such as the hypothetical Lemuria) or parallelisms or diffusion with lost intermediary steps.In 1915, however, one of the most influential and most controversial books in the history of science provided a new solution. This was Alfred Wegener's Entstehung der Kontinente, which dispensed with land bridges and parallel evolutions and offered a more economical concept. Wegener proposed that in the remote past the earth's continents were not separate (as now), but formed one supercontinent which later split apart, the fragments gradually drifting away from one another. Wegener created his supercontinent with attractive simplicity by tucking the point of South America into the Gulf of Guinea, coalescing North America, Greenland, and Europe, rotating Australia and Antarctica up through the Indian Ocean, and closing the remaining gaps. Wegener then explained various phenomena in historical geology, geomorphy, paleontology, paleoclimatology, and similar areas of science in terms of this continental drift. To back up his revolutionary theory he drew upon a seemingly inexhaustible find of data. Later editions of his book added new data to refute his opponents or to strengthen his own views in the violent scientific quarrel that arose.Even today this important question remains undecided, and geologists are divided into strongly opposed groups about the Wegener hypothesis. At the moment it seems to be gaining steadily in acceptance. It is one of the two basic theories of earth history, and since it has often been misrepresented in summary, every earth scientist owes it to himself to examine its theories and data.

Comments: (7)
Oppebro
When I studied geology in the mid-1960s, the Earth science was on the cusp of a huge leap forward in understanding global processes. Wegener foretold plate tectonics, but as happens too often among scientists, some geologists were not prepared for the paradigm shift. I wanted to see for myself what he proposed.
X-MEN
I teach high school earth science and "Wagner's theory of continental drift" is a big part of the plate tectonics unit every year. This book has helped me understand where Wagner was coming from and the scientists and processes that inspired his ideas. The way Wagner (and his translator) writes is much more understandable and lively than the cold text books the push on students these days. I might even have my students read portions of the book next year, instead of giving them a boring PowerPoint lecture.
Ishnsius
Wegener is honored as the first to come up with a reasonable explanation of continental drift.

Although some of the material in this book is dated it is a great work. Wegener should be as honored as Darwin is. He was a pioneer and stuck his neck out at a time when geologists were creating all kinds of improbable land bridges to keep from considering that continents might move.
Mataxe
If geology is your thing this is an excellent read, revealing a depth of understanding and good science that is most impressive. I hold Wegener in high regard even more since reading this book. I really have no way of judging the translation except to say it is almost conversational in style without any hint of a translation.
Saberblade
The wellspring of plate tectonics written well before its acceptance. A tour de force of scientific logic.
Dorintrius
Much more technical and difficult than I thought but interesting content
Quamar
Straightforward Wegener's work--this isn't a sugar-coated, elementary book, but understandable.
Wonderful book...Alfred Wegener explaining his theory in detail!
Don't believe what you read on-line, for the facts read his book!
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