Alfred Wegener: Science, Exploration, and the Theory of Continental Drift

Alfred Wegener: Science, Exploration, and the Theory of Continental Drift

by Mott T. Greene

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ISBN-13: 9781421427096
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 10/15/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 696
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Mott T. Greene is an affiliate professor of earth and space sciences at the University of Washington and John Magee Professor of Science and Values emeritus at the University of Puget Sound. He is the author of Geology in the Nineteenth Century: Changing View of a Changing World and Natural Knowledge in Preclassical Antiquity.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1. The Boy
2. The Student
3. The Astronomer
4. The Aerologist
5. The Polar Meteorologist
6. The Arctic Explorer (1)
7. The Atmospheric Physicist (1)
8. The Atmospheric Physicist (2)
9. At a Crossroads
10. The Theorist of Continental Drift (1)
11. The Theorist of Continental Drift (2)
12. The Arctic Explorer (2)
13. The Soldier
14. The Meteorologist
15. The Geophysicist
16. From Geophysicist to Climatologist
17. The Paleoclimatologist
18. The Professor
19. Theorist and Arctic Explorer
20. The Expedition Leader
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliographical Essay
Index

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You don't often see this term applied to a scientific biography, but that's what this is. Not a boring page in the book, and academically superb