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Not Continental Drift but Plate Tectonics
(Released May 2010)

  by Adam T. Mansur  


Key Citations




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  1. Devonian ostracods from western Canada - palaeozoogeographic implications
    Senckenbergiana Lethaea, Vol. 88, No. 1, Jun 2008, pp. 23-35

  2. Did Esmark's (1824) glacial theory impel the discovery of the "greenhouse" effect (Tyndall, 1861), lithospheric isostasy (Jamieson, 1882) and continental drift (Wegener, 1912)?; 33rd international geological congress; abstracts
    International Geological Congress, Abstracts = Congres Geologique International, Resumes, Vol. 33, No. , 2008, pp. @Abstract 1309055

  3. How the evolution of world maps led to ideas of continental drift and plate tectonics; Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters; abstracts of papers presented
    Michigan Academician, Vol. 38, No. 4, 2008, pp. 58-59

  4. Long-term true polar wander of the Earth including the effects of convective processes in the mantle and continental drift
    Geophysical Journal International, Vol. 175, No. 3, Dec 2008, pp. 1235-1244

  5. Revolutions in the earth sciences; continental drift, impact and other catastrophes
    South African Journal of Geology, Vol. 110, No. 1, Mar 2007, pp. 1-46

  6. True polar wander associated with continental drift on a hypothetical Earth
    Earth, Planets, and Space, Vol. 59, No. 6, 2007, pp. 513-522

  7. Alfred Wegener's hypothesis on continental drift and its discussion in Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen (1912-1942)
    Polarforschung, Vol. 75, No. 1, 2005, pp. 29-35

  8. Distribution and species diversity of the devonian conodonts. Relationship to hypothesis of continental drift
    Trudy Geologicheskogo Instituta Rossiiskaya Akademiya Nauk Vol. 516, 2005, pp. 91-113

  9. Heterogeneity and time dependence in 3D spherical mantle convection models with continental drift
    Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol. 233, No. 1-2, 30 Apr 2005, pp. 121-135

  10. Kontinental-Verschiebungen; Original Notizen und Literaturauszuege; Alfred Wegener. Continental drift; original notes and quotations; Alfred Wegener
    Berichte zur Polar- und Meeresforschung = Reports on Polar and Marine Research, Vol. 516, 2005, pp. 421

  11. Wegener and his theory of continental drift
    Resonance, Vol. 10, No. 12, 2005, pp. 58-75

  12. A continental drift flipbook; Paleoecology, paleogeography, and paleoclimatology; recent contributions honoring A. M. Ziegler
    Journal of Geology, Vol. 112, No. 6, Nov 2004, pp. 729-741

  13. From rift to drift; mantle melting during continental breakup
    Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems - G (super 3), Vol. 5, No. 7, 30 Jul 2004, pp. 24

  14. Geochronology of a late Archaean flood basalt province in the Pilbara Craton, Australia; constraints on basin evolution, volcanic and sedimentary accumulation, and continental drift rates
    Precambrian Research, Vol. 133, No. 3-4, 20 Aug 2004, pp. 143-173

  15. Continental drift under the Third Reich
    Endeavour, Vol. 27, No. 4, Dec 2003, pp. 171-174

  16. Contrasting Deep-water Records from the Upper Permian and Lower Triassic of South Tibet and British Columbia: Evidence for a Diachronous Mass Extinction
    Palaios, Vol. 18, No. 2, Apr 2003, pp. 153-167

  17. Palaeomagnetism of flood basalts in the Pilbara Craton, Western Australia: Late Archaean continental drift and the oldest known reversal of the geomagnetic field
    Journal of Geophysical Research.B.Solid Earth, Vol. 108, No. B12, Dec 2003, pp.

  18. "The Machinery of Continental Drift; the Search for a Mechanism," Plate Tectonics and Geomagnetic Reversals
    W. H. Freeman Co.; Reprint, 1973

  19. Seismology and the new global tectonics
    Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 73, No. 18, 1968, pp. 5855-5899

  20. Palaeomagnetism as a means of dating geological events; Geochronology in Canada
    Special Publications - Royal Society of Canada, Vol. 8, 1964, pp. 39-51

  21. Magnetic anomalies over oceanic ridges
    Nature (London), Vol. 199, No. 4897, 1963, pp. 947-949

  22. History of ocean basins; Buddington Vol. (Geol. Soc. Am.)
    Buddington Vol. (Geol. Soc. Am.),1962

  23. The Onset of Plate Tectonics on Earth and the Importance of Plate Tectonics to the Origin of Life
    2010 Gordon Reseach Conference on Origin of Life, Hotel Galvez, Galveston, TX, 10-15 Jan 2010