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Die Entstehung der Kontinente
Gotha: Justus Perthes, 1912 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. In: Dr. A. Petermanns Mitteilungen aus Justus Perthes' geographischer Anstalt 58/1, 1912, pp. 185-195, 253-256, 305-309. Gotha: Justus Perthes. 4to (270x223 mm). 1 folded map bound at the end (plate 36). Whole volume, xvi, [4], 344 pp., 56 plates, maps and diagrams (some folding). Original brown cloth, blind-stamped boards (little wear and soiling), spine and front board gilt-lettered, marbled edges, internally clean with only little spotting and browning, few pencil markings (not to Wegener papers). An excellent copy. ---- Norman 2192 - FIRST EDITION, journal issue. Wegener was the originator and one of the chief defender's of the theory of continental drift. This, his first paper on the subject, attracted little attention, and it was only with the publication of a 2nd edition of his treatise in 1919 that his theory became a subject of wide controversy. It was largely ignored from the 1930s to the 1950s, when new paleo-magnetic evidence appeared to support the theory..
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