Alfred Wegener

creator of the continental drift theory
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Wegener, Alfred, -- 1880-1930, Geologists -- Germany -- Biography, Earth scientists -- Germany -- Biography, Continental drift, Physical geog
StatementLisa Yount.
GenreBiography.
SeriesMakers of modern science
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LC ClassificationsQE22.W26 Y68 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21812652M
ISBN 100816061742
ISBN 139780816061747
LC Control Number2008025489

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Greene places Wegener’s upbringing and theoretical advances in earth science in the context of his brilliantly eclectic career, bringing Wegener to life by analyzing his published scientific work, delving into all of his surviving letters and journals, and tracing both his passionate commitment to science and his Cited by: 5.

Alfred Wegener, German meteorologist and geophysicist who formulated the first complete statement of the continental drift hypothesis. His theory was rejected by most geologists during his lifetime but was resurrected and made a central feature of modern geology as part of the theory of plate tectonics in.

Alfred Wegener has 15 books on Goodreads with ratings. Alfred Wegener’s most popular book is The Origin of Continents and Oceans. Alfred Wegener was born in Berlin on November 1, He studied the natural sciences at the University of Berlin, receiving a doctorate in astronomy in He did not pursue a career in astronomy, however, but turned instead to meteorology, where the telegraph, Atlantic cable, and wireless were fostering rapid advances in storm tracking and Author: Patrick Hughes.

Alfred Wegener - Kindle edition by Greene, Mott T. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note /5(18). In Alfred Wegener, Mott T. Greene places Wegener’s upbringing and theoretical advances in earth science in the context of his brilliantly eclectic career, bringing Wegener to life by analyzing his published scientific work, delving into all of his surviving letters and journals, and tracing both his passionate commitment to science and his.

Today, Alfred Wegener’s name appears in almost every geology textbook. He is celebrated as the father of the continental drift hypothesis, the forerunner of plate tectonics. This recognition is rather recent — since about the early s, when plate tectonics became a unifying theory to explain the origins of continents, oceans, mountains, volcanism and many other geologic processes.

Alfred Wegener book put together the first comprehensive theory to describe and partially explain the phenomenon, publishing his landmark book Die Entstehung der Kontinente und Ozeane (The Origin of Continents and Oceans) in Wegener postulated a massive supercontinent, which he called Pangaea (Greek for “whole land”), as existing about million years ago and then breaking apart.

Alfred Wegener: Beginnings. Alfred Wegener was born on November 1,in Germany’s capital city, Berlin. His father, Richard Wegener, was a classical languages teacher and pastor. His mother, Anna Wegener, was a housewife. The Wegener family of two adults and five children – Alfred was the youngest – was well-off financially.

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This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. (Photograph courtesy of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany.) Wegener was still an energetic, brilliant researcher when he died at the age of A year before his untimely death, the fourth revised edition () of his classic book was published; in this edition, he had already made the significant.

Alfred Wegener was born in Berlin inand his life in many ways tells the story of the developing earth sciences in the early 20th century. Wegener was an eclectic scientist, with interests ranging from historical astronomy to aerology, the study of lunar craters, and the theory of continental drift for which he became best : Adrian Howkins.

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All of these facts supported Wegener's theory of "continental drift." In the first edition of The Origin of Continents and Oceans, a book outlining Wegener's theory, was published; expanded editions were published in, and About million years ago, claimed Wegener, the continents had formed a single mass, called Pangaea.

The Synopsis by Alfred Wegener In his book The Origin of Continents and Oceans, Wegener foretold plate tectonics and provided an explanation for continental drift. Despite this, the book is received as both influential and controversial even today, due to the opposition divided amongst geologists regarding his geographic theories.

Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Alfred Wegener books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. Alfred Wegner was born, in an affluent German family, in the capital city of Berlin, on November 1, He was the fifth child of churchman Richard and house-maker Anna Wegener.

Richard taught classical languages in one of the most prestigious educational institute, ‘Evangelisches Gymnasium zum Grauen Kloster’, of Germany. This book nicely goes into Wegners thinking, thought process, as well as an abundance of his supporting evidence.

Some of his evidence is now known to be incorrect, but none the less, was used to support his Wegener was a German geophysist and meteorologist who developed the hypothesis of Continental Drift in the early 20th century/5. In order to READ Online or Download Alfred Wegener The Father Of Continental Drift ebooks in PDF, ePUB, Tuebl and Mobi format, you need to create a FREE account.

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Alfred Wegener () was a German scientist, geophysicist and meteorologist. He is most notable for his theory of continental drift, which was not accepted until the s, when numerous discoveries such as paleomagnetism confirmed his hypothesis/5(7).

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Other articles where The Origin of Continents and Oceans is discussed: Alfred Wegener: der Kontinente und Ozeane (The Origin of Continents and Oceans).

He searched the scientific literature for geological and paleontological evidence that would buttress his theory, and he was able to point to many closely related fossil organisms and similar rock strata that occurred on widely separated.

InWegener published his book, The Origin of Continents and Oceans, suggesting that the earth's continents were once joined together in one large mass. He called the original landmass (or supercontinent) "Pangaea," the Greek word for "all the earth." According to Wegener, over time "Pangaea" split apart and the different landmasses, or.

Alfred Wegener's Continental Drift Theory. InAlfred Wegener proposed a theory that the continents had once been joined, and over time had drifted apart. This was the Continental Drift Theory.

The reaction to Alfred Wegener's theory tells us much about the workings of science. Wegener first published his ideas in in a short book called Die Entstehung der Kontinente (The Origin of Continents), and then in in Die Entstehung der Kontinente und Ozeane (The Origin of Continents and Oceans).He revised this book several times up toand it was translated into French, English, Spanish, and Russian.

Alfred Wegener () was a German scientist, geophysicist and meteorologist. He is most notable for his theory of continental drift, which was not accepted until the s, when numerous discoveries such as paleomagnetism confirmed his hypothesis.5/5(2).

Alfred Wegener () was a German scientist, geophysicist and meteorologist. He is most notable for his theory of continental drift, which was not accepted until the s, when numerous discoveries such as paleomagnetism confirmed his hypothesis/5(29).

Facts about Alfred Wegener were a meteorologist, polar researcher and geophysicist from Germany. He was born on 1 November and passed away on November He was famous with his Kontinentalverschiebung or theory of continental drift that he made in A.

Wegener The origins of continents Geol Rundsch – S5 the connecting segment. In the following we interpret the rise as a former rift feature. One finds that Taylor’s work contains some points that are in the following presenta-tion, but he failed to realize the immense and extensive.

Alfred Wegener: The Father of Plate Tectonics Figure Alfred Wegener a few years before his death in Alfred Wegener () (Figure ) earned a PhD in astronomy at the University of Berlin inbut he had always been interested in geophysics and meteorology and spent most of his academic career working in : Steven Earle.

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Alfred Wegener collected diverse pieces of evidence to support his theory, including geological “fit” and fossil evidence. It is important to know that the following specific fossil evidence was not brought up by Wegener to support his theory.

Wegener himself did not collect the fossils but he called attention to the idea of using these. That is the true value of this exceptional book, to be able to feel as though one can literally experience the scientific genius that was Alfred Wegener." Choice "In this book Mott Greene has ably explained every detail of Wegener’s ideas and research and has created a well-deserved tribute to one of the most creative and energetic scientists Reviews: 1.Wegener first published his ideas in in a short book called Die Entstehung der Kontinente (The Origin of Continents), and then in in Die Entstehung der Kontinente und Ozeane (The Origin of Continents and Oceans).

He revised this book several times up toand it was translated into French, English, Spanish, and Russian.In Alfred Wegener, Mott T.

Greene places Wegener's upbringing and theoretical advances in earth science in the context of his brilliantly eclectic career, bringing Wegener to life by analyzing his published scientific work, delving into all of his surviving letters and journals, and tracing both his passionate commitment to science and his Price Range: £ - £