Od dryfu kontynentów Alfreda Wegenera do tektoniki płyt

Edyta Jurewicz


From Alfred Wegener’s continental drift to plate tectonics.
A b s t r a c t. The modern theory of plate tectonics has been the basis of works of several generations of geologists and geophysicists. One of them was AlfredWegener and his theory of continental drift. The imperfection of the theory (lack of any explanation for the mechanism of continents movement) was the driving force for further studies. The most important ones were the detailed recognition of the ocean floor, and the discovery of the rift and subduction zones.

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