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The Resource Alfred Wegener : science, exploration, and the theory of continental drift, Mott T. Greene

Alfred Wegener : science, exploration, and the theory of continental drift, Mott T. Greene

Label
Alfred Wegener : science, exploration, and the theory of continental drift
Title
Alfred Wegener
Title remainder
science, exploration, and the theory of continental drift
Statement of responsibility
Mott T. Greene
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The author of the theory of continental drift - the direct ancestor of the modern theory of plate tectonics and one of the key scientific concepts of the past century - Wegener also made major contributions to geology, geophysics, astronomy, geodesy, atmospheric physics, meteorology, and glaciology. Remarkably, he completed this pathbreaking work while grappling variously with financial difficulty, war, economic depression, scientific isolation, illness, and injury. He ultimately died of overexertion on a journey to probe the Greenland icecap and calculate its rate of drift. Greene places Wegener{u2019}s upbringing and theoretical advances in earth science in the context of his brilliantly eclectic career, bringing Wegener to life by analyzing his published scientific work, delving into all of his surviving letters and journals, and tracing both his passionate commitment to science and his thrilling experiences as a polar explorer, a military officer during World War I, and a world-record{u2013}setting balloonist."--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greene, Mott T.
Dewey number
  • 551.1/36092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QE511.5
LC item number
.G74 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wegener, Alfred
  • Wegener, Alfred
  • Wegener, Alfred
  • Wegener, Alfred
  • Wegener, Alfred
  • Geophysicists
  • Continental drift
  • Continental drift
  • Geophysicists
  • Germany
  • Kontinentalverschiebung
  • Plattentektonik
Label
Alfred Wegener : science, exploration, and the theory of continental drift, Mott T. Greene
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The boy : Berlin and Brandenburg, 1880-1899 -- 2. The student : Berlin-Heidelberg-Innsbruck-Berlin, 1899-1901 -- 3. The astronomer : Berlin, 1901-1904 -- 4. The aerologist : Lindenberg, 1905-1906 -- 5. The polar meteorologist : Greenland, 1906 -- 6. The Arctic explorer. 1, Greenland, 1907-1908 -- 7. The atmospheric physicist. 1, Berlin and Marburg, 1908-1910 -- 8. The atmospheric physicist. 2, Marburg, 1910 -- 9. At a crossroads : Marburg, 1911 -- 10. The theorist of continental drift. 1, Marburg, December 1911-February 1912 -- 11. The theorist of continental drift. 2, Marburg, February-April 1912 -- 12. The Arctic explorer. 2, Greenland, 1912-1913 -- 13. The soldier : Marburg and "the field," 1913-1915 -- 14. The meteorologist : "in the field," 1916-1918 -- 15. The geophysicist : Hamburg, 1919-1920 -- 16. From geophysicist to climatologist : Hamburg, 1920-1922 -- 17. The paleoclimatologist : Hamburg, 1922-1924 -- 18. The professor : Graz, 1924-1928 -- 19. Theorist and Arctic explorer : Graz and Greenland, 1928-1929 -- 20. The expedition leader : Graz and Greenland, 1929-1930 -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn893721595
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xiv, 675 pages
Isbn
9781421417127
Lccn
2014039517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781421417127
  • (OCoLC)893721595
Label
Alfred Wegener : science, exploration, and the theory of continental drift, Mott T. Greene
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The boy : Berlin and Brandenburg, 1880-1899 -- 2. The student : Berlin-Heidelberg-Innsbruck-Berlin, 1899-1901 -- 3. The astronomer : Berlin, 1901-1904 -- 4. The aerologist : Lindenberg, 1905-1906 -- 5. The polar meteorologist : Greenland, 1906 -- 6. The Arctic explorer. 1, Greenland, 1907-1908 -- 7. The atmospheric physicist. 1, Berlin and Marburg, 1908-1910 -- 8. The atmospheric physicist. 2, Marburg, 1910 -- 9. At a crossroads : Marburg, 1911 -- 10. The theorist of continental drift. 1, Marburg, December 1911-February 1912 -- 11. The theorist of continental drift. 2, Marburg, February-April 1912 -- 12. The Arctic explorer. 2, Greenland, 1912-1913 -- 13. The soldier : Marburg and "the field," 1913-1915 -- 14. The meteorologist : "in the field," 1916-1918 -- 15. The geophysicist : Hamburg, 1919-1920 -- 16. From geophysicist to climatologist : Hamburg, 1920-1922 -- 17. The paleoclimatologist : Hamburg, 1922-1924 -- 18. The professor : Graz, 1924-1928 -- 19. Theorist and Arctic explorer : Graz and Greenland, 1928-1929 -- 20. The expedition leader : Graz and Greenland, 1929-1930 -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn893721595
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xiv, 675 pages
Isbn
9781421417127
Lccn
2014039517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781421417127
  • (OCoLC)893721595

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