Wegener (1880-1930) was a German scientist and polar researcher who is best remembered as the father of the theory of "continental drift."
Alfred Lothar Wegener: Moving continents
Endeavored to prove by scientific methods that Africa and South America were once joined. Includes biography and information about the final trip to Greenland.
Brief biography and description of work from the University of California Museum of Paleontology.
Plate Tectonics: The Rock History of an Idea
Explains the early observation of the similar coastlines and undersea continental shelves and how this led to the development of theory of an ancient single land mass. Discusses early contributors to the field like Alfred Wegener.
A pioneer in plate tectonics, who used reason and scientific method to prove a theory that Africa and South America was once one continent. Page includes information about aeronautical research, facing the critics and final acceptance of this visionary's work.
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