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"Continental Drift"

♥ Book Title : Continental Drift
♣ Name Author : Russell Banks
∞ Launching : 2011-11-22
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780062123169
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0062123165
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Now available for the first time in e-book format, a powerful literary classic from one of contemporary fiction's most acclaimed and important writers, Russell Banks's Continental Drift is a masterful novel of hope lost and gained, and a gripping, indelible story of fragile lives uprooted and transformed by injustice, disappointment, and the seductions and realities of the American dream."Article| Russell Banks| Statement ..."

"Alfred Wegener"

♥ Book Title : Alfred Wegener
♣ Name Author : Lisa Yount
∞ Launching : 2009
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780816061747
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0816061742
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☯ Full Synopsis : "A biography of the man who created the theory of continental drift."Article| Lisa Yount| Statement ..."

"Continental Drift"

♥ Book Title : Continental Drift
♣ Name Author : Emily Apter
∞ Launching : 1999-06
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0226023508
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780226023502
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☯ Full Synopsis : "From xenophobic appropriations of Joan of Arc to Afro-futurism and cyberpunk, the "national" characters of the colonial era often seem to be dissolving into postnational and virtual subjects. In Continental Drift, Emily Apter deftly analyzes the French colonial and postcolonial experience as a case study in the erosion of belief in national destiny and the emergence of technologically mediated citizenship. Among the many topics Apter explores are the fate of national literatures in an increasingly transnational literary climate; the volatile stakes of Albert Camus's life and reputation against the backdrop of Algerian civil strife; the use of literary and theatrical productions to "script" national character for the colonies; belly-dancing and aesthetic theory; and the impact of new media on colonial and postcolonial representation, from tourist photography to the videos of Digital Diaspora. Continental Drift advances debates not just in postcolonial studies, but also in gender, identity, and cultural studies; ethnography; psychoanalysis; and performance studies."Article| Emily Apter| Statement ..."

"The Continental Drift Controversy"

♥ Book Title : The Continental Drift Controversy
♣ Name Author : Henry R. Frankel
∞ Launching : 2012-04-26
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780521875066
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0521875064
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☯ Full Synopsis : ""Resolution of the sixty year debate over continental drift, culminating in the triumph of plate tectonics, changed the very fabric of Earth Science. This three-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 andnon-scientists alike. This first volume covers the period in the early 1900s when Wegener first pointed out that the Earth's major landmasses could be fitted together like a jigsaw and went on to propose that the continents had once been joined together in a single landmass, which he named Pangaea. It describes the reception of Wegener's theory as it splintered into sub-controversies and geoscientists became divided between the 'fixists' and 'mobilists'"--"Article| Henry R. Frankel| Statement ..."

"The Rejection of Continental Drift"

♥ Book Title : The Rejection of Continental Drift
♣ Name Author : Naomi Oreskes
∞ Launching : 1999-04-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0195353609
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780195353600
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☯ Full Synopsis : "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 earlier? This book, based on extensive archival research on three continents, provides important new answers while giving the first detailed account of the American geological community in the first half of the century. Challenging previous historical work on this episode, Naomi Oreskes shows that continental drift was not rejected for the lack of a causal mechanism, but because it seemed to conflict with the basic standards of practice in American geology. This account provides a compelling look at how scientific ideas are made and unmade."Article| Naomi Oreskes| Statement ..."

"Alfred Wegener"

♥ Book Title : Alfred Wegener
♣ Name Author : Mott T. Greene
∞ Launching : 2015-10-21
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781421417134
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1421417138
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Alfred Wegener aimed to create a revolution in science which would rank with those of Nicolaus Copernicus and Charles Darwin. After completing his doctoral studies in astronomy at the University of Berlin, Wegener found himself drawn not to observatory science but to rugged fieldwork, which allowed him to cross into a variety of disciplines. The author of the theory of continental drift?the direct ancestor of the modern theory of plate tectonics and one of the key scientific concepts of the past century?Wegener also made major contributions to geology, geophysics, astronomy, geodesy, atmospheric physics, meteorology, and glaciology. Remarkably, he completed this pathbreaking work while grappling variously with financial difficulty, war, economic depression, scientific isolation, illness, and injury. He ultimately died of overexertion on a journey to probe the Greenland icecap and calculate its rate of drift. This landmark biography?the only complete account of the scientist’s fascinating life and work?is the culmination of more than twenty years of intensive research. 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 thrilling experiences as a polar explorer, a military officer during World War I, and a world-record–setting balloonist. In the course of writing this book, Greene traveled to every place that Alfred Wegener lived and worked?to Berlin, rural Brandenburg, Marburg, Hamburg, and Heidelberg in Germany; to Innsbruck and Graz in Austria; and onto the Greenland icecap. He also pored over archives in Copenhagen, Munich, Marburg, Graz, and Bremerhaven, where the majority of Wegener’s surviving papers are found. Written with great immediacy and descriptive power, Alfred Wegener is a powerful portrait of the scientist who pioneered the modern concept of unified Earth science. The book should be of interest not only to earth scientists, students of polar travel and exploration, and historians but to all readers who are fascinated by the great minds of science."Article| Mott T. Greene| Statement ..."

"Continental Drift"

♥ Book Title : Continental Drift
♣ Name Author : Martin Ince
∞ Launching : 2018-10-02
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1499806345
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781499806342
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Learn how the continents have changed throughout time and how continental drift has influenced the world we live in today! Explore how the continents have drifted, from the Devonian Era to the Jurassic Period, to form the world as we know it! This beautiful book will take readers through different periods and explore the ecosystems and conditions of each time and how the changes led to where we are now. Learn about sea life, insects, animals, plants, rocks, and more! This book will be sure to capture the attention of young readers and educate them in the process!"Article| Martin Ince| Statement ..."

"Continental Drift"

♥ Book Title : Continental Drift
♣ Name Author : S. K. Runcorn
∞ Launching : 2013-10-22
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781483282091
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1483282090
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Continental Drift brings together within one volume a discussion of the geophysical evidence relating to horizontal movements in the earth's crust in its widest sense. This is not the time for a reappraisal of the work of German meteorologist Alfred Wegener, but it is hoped that this volume will stimulate a serious interest in a subject formerly considered by many earth scientists as already closed. The book contains 12 chapters and begins with a discussion of paleomagnetic evidence for continental drift and its geophysical cause. This is followed by separate chapters on of paleoclimatic evidence on the paleomagnetic latitudes given by paleomagnetism; studies of earthquake mechanism; movements on major transcurrent faults; and magnetic evidence for horizontal displacements in the floor of the Pacific Ocean. Subsequent chapters deal with thermal convection in the earth's mantle; the theory of convection in spherical shells and its application to the problem of thermal convection in the earth's mantle; mountain-building hypotheses; and investigations of the deep-sea floor."Article| S. K. Runcorn| Statement ..."

"Continental Drift"

♥ Book Title : Continental Drift
♣ Name Author : Constantin Roman
∞ Launching : 2000-01-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0750306866
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780750306867
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Continental Drift: Colliding Continents, Converging Cultures is as much an account of the impressions Western culture made on Constantin Roman as a young researcher from behind the Iron Curtain as a personal history of the developing new science of plate tectonics. The book elucidates the author's struggles against a web of bureaucracy to secure his rights in the free world while exploring historical events. A refined observer of the contrast of cultures between East and West, Roman's personal story relates his encounters with eminent scientists, artists, and embassy officials. Constantin Roman defied communist restrictions by coming to England in 1968 on a NATO travel grant. After being encouraged by Keith Runcorn at the University of Newcastle to stay in Britain for a higher degree, he received a Ph.D. scholarship at the University of Cambridge. This is where he studied under Sir Edward Bullard when plate tectonics was in its infancy, when the concepts of continental drift and sea floor spreading were galvanizing geology. As a continental student adrift on English shores, Roman soon staked his claim on the plate tectonics map with his work on the deep earthquakes of the Carpathians. But the stakes became higher with a race against the clock to be the first to publish a plate tectonics solution to the Himalayan earthquakes. Continental Drift delves into all of this and more. It will delight earth scientists, physicists, and general readers as well as historians of science, who will find a wealth of personal recollections of key figures in the continental drift story."Article| Constantin Roman| Statement ..."

"Continental Drift"

♥ Book Title : Continental Drift
♣ Name Author : Benjamin Grob-Fitzgibbon
∞ Launching : 2016-05-31
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781107071261
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1107071267
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☯ Full Synopsis : "In the aftermath of the Second World War, Churchill sought to lead Europe into an integrated union, but just over seventy years later, Britain is poised to vote on leaving the EU. Benjamin Grob-Fitzgibbon here recounts the fascinating history of Britain's uneasy relationship with the European continent since the end of the war. He shows how British views of the United Kingdom's place within Europe cannot be understood outside of the context of decolonization, the Cold War, and the Anglo-American relationship. At the end of the Second World War, Britons viewed themselves both as the leaders of a great empire and as the natural centre of Europe. With the decline of the British Empire and the formation of the European Economic Community, however, Britons developed a Euroscepticism that was inseparable from a post-imperial nostalgia. Britain had evolved from an island of imperial Europeans to one of post-imperial Eurosceptics."Article| Benjamin Grob-Fitzgibbon| Statement ..."

"Plate Tectonics"

♥ Book Title : Plate Tectonics
♣ Name Author : Wolfgang Frisch, Martin Meschede, Ronald C. Blakey
∞ Launching : 2010-11-02
◊ Info ISBN Link : 3540765042
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9783540765042
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☯ Full Synopsis : "How are mountains formed? Why are there old and young mountains? Why do the shapes of South America and Africa fit so well together? Why is the Pacific surrounded by a ring of volcanoes and earthquake prone areas while the edges of the Atlantic are relatively peaceful? Frisch and Meschede and Blakey answer all these questions and more through the presentation and explanation of the geo-dynamic processes upon which the theory of continental drift is based and which have lead to the concept of plate tectonics."Article| Wolfgang Frisch, Martin Meschede, Ronald C. Blakey| Statement ..."

"Plate Tectonics and Continental Drift"

♥ Book Title : Plate Tectonics and Continental Drift
♣ Name Author : John Edwards
∞ Launching : 2005
◊ Info ISBN Link : 023752743X
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780237527433
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☯ Full Synopsis : "This series offers a detailed, informative and lively discussion on four of the key areas of physical geography. Each book helps develop the knowledge of how specific features of the Earth are formed, their causes and effects, patterns and processes, and our study and understanding of them. The series aims not only to answer, but also to inspire questions about different environments and landscapes, and our relationships with some of the greatest forces of nature we experience on Earth. Photographs bring the effects of the subject vividly to life, while diagrams enhance the readers' practical understanding of the processes that have created the landscapes of the world in which we live today."Article| John Edwards| Statement ..."

"Continental drift"

♥ Book Title : Continental drift
♣ Name Author : James H. Shea
∞ Launching : 1985
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0442282400
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780442282400
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