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Problems of Plate Tectonics and Continental Drift1

Paul S. Wesson
Paul S. Wesson
St. John's College, Cambridge, England.
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January 01, 1974


Study of the modern theory of continental drift—including plate tectonics, convection, seafloor spreading, paleomagnetism, and classical evidence—shows that there are more faults with the hypothesis of drift than reasonably can be accepted. It is suggested that seafloor spreading alone be regarded as valid, and that convection and paleomagnetism be considered doubtful.

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AAPG Memoir

Plate Tectonics—Assessments and Reassessments

Charles F. Kahle
Charles F. Kahle
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
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January 01, 1974




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