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The Resource Alfred Wegener : science, exploration, and the theory of continental drift, Mott T. Greene, (electronic resource)

Alfred Wegener : science, exploration, and the theory of continental drift, Mott T. Greene, (electronic resource)

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Alfred Wegener : science, exploration, and the theory of continental drift
Title
Alfred Wegener
Title remainder
science, exploration, and the theory of continental drift
Statement of responsibility
Mott T. Greene
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. 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."--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 551.1/36092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QE511.5
LC item number
.G74 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Alfred Wegener : science, exploration, and the theory of continental drift, Mott T. Greene, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Copyright
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Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr11161185
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421417134
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
  • Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
  • Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
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remote
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Alfred Wegener : science, exploration, and the theory of continental drift, Mott T. Greene, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr11161185
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421417134
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
  • Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
  • Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote

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