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Continents adrift

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Continents adrift

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Continents adrift

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This edition was published in by Freeman in San Francisco.

Table of Contents

Mobility in the earth.
Introduction ;
The origin of the earth -- Harold C. Urey ;
The trenches of the Pacific -- Robert L. Fisher and Roger Revelle ;
The origin of continents -- Marshall Kay ;
The interior of the earth -- K.E. Bullen ;
The plastic layer of the earth's mantle -- Don L. Anderson -- II.
Continental drift, sea-floor spreading, and plate tectonics.
Introduction ;
Continental drift -- J. Tuzo Wilson ;
The confirmation of continental drift -- Patrick M. Hurley ;
Sea-floor spreading -- J.R. Heirtzler ;
The deep-ocean floor -- H.W. Menard ;
The origin of the oceans -- Sir Edward Bullard -- III.
Some consequences and examples of continental drift.
Introduction ;
Continental drift and evolution -- Björn Kurtén ;
Geosynclines, mountains, and continent-building -- Robert S. Dietz ;
The Afar triangle -- Haroun Tazieff ;
The San Andreas fault -- Don L. Anderson
Conclusion --
Biographical notes and bibliographies --

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