Germans Discovered Continental Drift in 1912

Alfred Lothar Wegener, a German meteorologist, geophysicist, and Arctic explorer presented theoretical evidence of the continental drift in 1912. The German geological Association in Frankfurt. Wegener’s book Die Entstehung der Kontinente und Ozeane (The Origin of Continents and Oceans), published in 1915, detailed the theory how the continents shifted position over hundreds of millions of years. Fossil evidence showed a jigsaw puzzle-like fit of most of the large land masses. HIs hypothesis was not widely accepted until long after his death in 1930 when it was commonly known as plate tectonics theory.

Date:
      1912, 1915, 1930
Name(s):
      Alfred Lothar Wegener
Occupation:
      Arctic explorer
Location:
      Frankfurt, Germany

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