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The Resource The continental drift controversy, Volume 4, Evolution into plate tectonics, Henry R. Frankel, (electronic resource)

The continental drift controversy, Volume 4, Evolution into plate tectonics, Henry R. Frankel, (electronic resource)

Label
The continental drift controversy, Volume 4, Evolution into plate tectonics
Title
The continental drift controversy
Title number
Volume 4
Title part
Evolution into plate tectonics
Statement of responsibility
Henry R. Frankel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Resolution of the sixty-year debate over continental drift, culminating in the triumph of plate tectonics, changed the very fabric of Earth science. This four-volume treatise on the continental drift controversy is the first complete history of the origin, debate and gradual acceptance of this revolutionary theory. Based on extensive interviews, archival papers and original works, Frankel weaves together the lives and work of the scientists involved, producing an accessible narrative for scientists and non-scientists alike. This fourth volume explains the discoveries in the mid 1960s which led to the rapid acceptance of seafloor spreading theory and how birth of plate tectonics followed soon after with the geometrification of geology. Although plate tectonics did not explain the cause or dynamic mechanism of drifting continents, it provided a convincing kinematic explanation that continues to inspire geodynamic research to the present day
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UkCbUP
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1944-
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Frankel, Henry R.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Continental drift
  • Academic disputations
Label
The continental drift controversy, Volume 4, Evolution into plate tectonics, Henry R. Frankel, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Control code
ssj0000688122
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 675 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781139095938
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000688122
Label
The continental drift controversy, Volume 4, Evolution into plate tectonics, Henry R. Frankel, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Control code
ssj0000688122
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 675 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781139095938
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000688122

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