skip to content
The continental drift controversy. Volume 1, Wegener and the early debate Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The continental drift controversy. Volume 1, Wegener and the early debate

Author: Henry R Frankel
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Resolution of the sixty year debate over continental drift, culminating in the triumph of plate tectonics, changed the very fabric of Earth science. This four-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  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Frankel, Henry, 1944-
Continental drift controversy. Vol. 1, Wegener and the early debate.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012
(OCoLC)794294860
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Henry R Frankel
ISBN: 9781139379588 1139379585 9780511842368 0511842368 9780511843167 051184316X 9781139025416 1139025414
OCLC Number: 794568382
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations, maps
Contents: 1. How the mobilism debate was structured; 2. Wegener and Taylor develop their theories of continental drift; 3. Sub-controversies in the drift debate, 1920s-50s; 4. The mechanism sub-controversy: 1921-51; 5. Arthur Holmes and his theory of substratum convection, 1915-55; 6. Regionalism and the reception of mobilism: South Africa, India and South America from the 1920s through the early 1950s; 7. Regional reception of mobilism in North America: 1920s through the 1950s; 8. Reception and development of mobilism in Europe: 1920s through the 1950s; 9. Fixism's popularity in Australia: 1920s to middle 1960s; Index.
Other Titles: Wegener and the early debate
Responsibility: Henry R. Frankel.

Abstract:

The definitive account of the early debate over Wegener's theory of continental drift, based on extensive interviews and archival material.  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

'A well constructed and gripping narrative, which preserves the complex scientific detail, but invites one into this fascinating world and helps the reader patiently to find a way through its Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/794568382> # The continental drift controversy. Volume 1, Wegener and the early debate
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:MediaObject, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "794568382" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2866135412#Place/cambridge> ; # Cambridge
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2866135412#Event/1900_1999> ; # 1900-1999
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2866135412#Topic/science_earth_sciences_geography> ; # SCIENCE--Earth Sciences--Geography
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1741784> ; # Academic disputations
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2866135412#Topic/science_earth_sciences_geology> ; # SCIENCE--Earth Sciences--Geology
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2866135412#Topic/academic_disputations> ; # Academic disputations
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/551.136/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2866135412#Topic/academic_disputations_history_20th_century> ; # Academic disputations--History--20th century
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2866135412#Topic/continental_drift_research_history_20th_century> ; # Continental drift--Research--History--20th century
    schema:alternateName "Wegener and the early debate" ;
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/165153574> ; # Henry R. Frankel
    schema:datePublished "2012" ;
    schema:description "Resolution of the sixty year debate over continental drift, culminating in the triumph of plate tectonics, changed the very fabric of Earth science. This four-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 and non-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'."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2866135412> ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/794294860> ;
    schema:name "The continental drift controversy. Volume 1, Wegener and the early debate"@en ;
    schema:productID "794568382" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/794568382#PublicationEvent/cambridge_cambridge_university_press_2012> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2866135412#Agent/cambridge_university_press> ; # Cambridge University Press
    schema:url <https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/macewan-ebooks/detail.action?docID=880704> ;
    schema:url <http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511842368> ;
    schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=443628> ;
    schema:url <https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/stanford-ebooks/detail.action?docID=880704> ;
    schema:url <http://site.ebrary.com/id/10565030> ;
    schema:url <https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/ualberta/detail.action?docID=880704> ;
    schema:url <https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/rdc/detail.action?docID=880704> ;
    schema:url <https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/concordiaab-ebooks/detail.action?docID=880704> ;
    schema:url <http://0-dx.doi.org.oasis.unisa.ac.za/10.1017/CBO9780511842368> ;
    schema:url <https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/gprc-ebooks/detail.action?docID=880704> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780511843167> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780511842368> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781139379588> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781139025416> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/794568382> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://0-dx.doi.org.oasis.unisa.ac.za/10.1017/CBO9780511842368>
    rdfs:comment "View full-text e-book at Cambridge.
Access restricted to Unisa staff and students
" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2866135412#Agent/cambridge_university_press> # Cambridge University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Cambridge University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2866135412#Topic/academic_disputations> # Academic disputations
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Academic disputations"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2866135412#Topic/academic_disputations_history_20th_century> # Academic disputations--History--20th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2005001106> ;
    schema:name "Academic disputations--History--20th century"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2866135412#Topic/continental_drift_research_history_20th_century> # Continental drift--Research--History--20th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85031548> ;
    schema:name "Continental drift--Research--History--20th century"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2866135412#Topic/science_earth_sciences_geography> # SCIENCE--Earth Sciences--Geography
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "SCIENCE--Earth Sciences--Geography"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2866135412#Topic/science_earth_sciences_geology> # SCIENCE--Earth Sciences--Geology
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "SCIENCE--Earth Sciences--Geology"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1741784> # Academic disputations
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Academic disputations"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/165153574> # Henry R. Frankel
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1944" ;
    schema:familyName "Frankel" ;
    schema:givenName "Henry R." ;
    schema:name "Henry R. Frankel" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780511842368>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0511842368" ;
    schema:isbn "9780511842368" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780511843167>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "051184316X" ;
    schema:isbn "9780511843167" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781139025416>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1139025414" ;
    schema:isbn "9781139025416" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781139379588>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1139379585" ;
    schema:isbn "9781139379588" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/794294860>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Continental drift controversy. Vol. 1, Wegener and the early debate." ;
    schema:description "Print version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/794568382> ; # The continental drift controversy. Volume 1, Wegener and the early debate
    .

<https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/concordiaab-ebooks/detail.action?docID=880704>
    rdfs:comment "from Ebook Central Academic Complete" ;
    rdfs:comment "(Unlimited Concurrent Users)" ;
    .

<https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/gprc-ebooks/detail.action?docID=880704>
    rdfs:comment "from Ebook Central Academic Complete" ;
    rdfs:comment "(Unlimited Concurrent Users)" ;
    .

<https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/macewan-ebooks/detail.action?docID=880704>
    rdfs:comment "from Ebook Central Academic Complete" ;
    rdfs:comment "(Unlimited Concurrent Users)" ;
    .

<https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/rdc/detail.action?docID=880704>
    rdfs:comment "from Ebook Central Academic Complete" ;
    rdfs:comment "(Unlimited Concurrent Users)" ;
    .

<https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/stanford-ebooks/detail.action?docID=880704>
    rdfs:comment "Available to Stanford-affiliated users." ;
    .

<https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/ualberta/detail.action?docID=880704>
    rdfs:comment "from Ebook Central Academic Complete" ;
    rdfs:comment "(Unlimited Concurrent Users)" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.