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The Rejection of Continental Drift: Theory and Method in American Earth Science

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In the early twentieth century, American earth scientists were united in their opposition to the new--and highly radical--notion of continental drift, even going so far as to label the theory "unscientific." Some fifty years later, however, continental drift was heralded as a major scientific breakthrough and today it is accepted as scientific fact. Why did American geologists reject so adamantly an idea that is now considered a cornerstone of the discipline? And why were their European colleagues receptive to it so much ...

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The Rejection of Continental Drift: Theory and Method in American Earth Science
1999, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195117325

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