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Our Wandering Continents: An Hypothesis of Continental Drifting.

Du Toit, Alexander L.

Published by Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, . First edition., 1937
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Pp. xiii, 366; (2, ads); 48 illustrations (maps and geological diagrams), 1 is folding. Publisher's original red cloth, original pictorial dust jacket, lg 8vo. Like Alfred Wegener (1880-1930), Alexander L. du Toit (1878-1948) was also a supporter of the theory of continental drift originally proposed by Wegener. Unlike Wegener, du Toit was a South African by birth and a geologist by training. In this regard, Du Toit added a telling phrase to the title page, "Africa forms the key." Both du Toit and Wegener argued that the seven continents of the Earth had drifted to their present position. Wegener had suggested that all of the continents had been united into one supercontinent that he named Pangaea. Du Toit argued that there were two original supercontinents which he called Laurasia (in the north) and Gondwana (in the south). In the 1960s, the theory of continental drift was confirmed by numerous researchers from a wide variety of fields. In the end, it was argued that there was one supercontinent (Pangaea) in the Paleozoic which split into a two supercontinents (Gondwana and Laurasia). So, both Wegener and du Toit were proven right by researchers in the 1960s. No ownership marks and no signs of use. A bright and clean copy in near fine condition in a complete near fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 6321

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Title: Our Wandering Continents: An Hypothesis of ...

Publisher: Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, . First edition.

Publication Date: 1937

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