Continental Drift

He marked it by picture’s on what he found and where he found it.

Alfred found out from his research the first part was that South America fits exactly against the west coast of Africa. He had found out some information a bit better and he called this supercontinent pangea. Pangea is when all the land masses were connected into one huge continent. Alfred Wegener was not the first to present continental drift. He was first to put together extensive evidence though. He used fossil evidence, such as that of tropical plants found on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen.

Geologists reacted to Wegener’s ideas with widespread scorn. They knew that his ideas, if accurate, would shake the ...

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of Graz in Austria. Six years later he led another expedition to Greenland, this time with government backing, where he would set up yearlong weather-monitoring equipment at three stations on the glacier. Drifting ice delayed the expedition and the Arctic weather proved a great hardship. In November 1930 Wegener led several dogsled teams carrying supplies to his colleagues at the isolated inland station, which was under-provisioned. After celebrating his 50th birthday at the remote weather station, Wegener and his companion, Rasmus Villumsen, died on their return trip west to the coast.

Geology is closely related to almost all the physical sciences, as history is to the moral. A historian should, if possible, be at once profoundly acquainted with ethics, politics, jurisprudence, the military art, theology; in a word, with all branches of knowledge by which any insight into human affairs, or into the moral and intellectual nature of man, can be obtained. Likewise, a ...

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Added: 12/14/2017 10:30:42 PM
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