The 15th International Geological Congress, South Africa (1929): The Resurgence of Wegener’s Continental Drift Theory

Mazadiego Martínez, Luis Felipe and Puche Riart, Octavio (2013). The 15th International Geological Congress, South Africa (1929): The Resurgence of Wegener’s Continental Drift Theory. "Episodes", v. 36 (n. 2); pp. 125-137. ISSN 0705-3797.

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Title: The 15th International Geological Congress, South Africa (1929): The Resurgence of Wegener’s Continental Drift Theory
Author/s:
  • Mazadiego Martínez, Luis Felipe
  • Puche Riart, Octavio
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Episodes
Date: June 2013
ISSN: 0705-3797
Volume: 36
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Faculty: E.T.S.I. Minas (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Geológica [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The 15th International Geological Congress was held in South Africa in 1929. Many interesting issues were tackled, thanks to the development of geophysical techniques, ideas about magmatic differentiation, and the origin of the Karroo System, among others. The importance of the Congress from the point of view of the history of geology lies in the fact that an ‘inflection point’ occurred as regards thinking about the continental drift theory that had been proposed by Wegener a few years earlier. It can be said that the contributions of Du Toit allowed a deepening in the theoretical bases of this scientific hypothesis, which celebrated its first hundred years in 2012.

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Item ID: 16668
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/16668/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:16668
Official URL: http://iugs.org/index.php?page=publications
Deposited by: Biblioteca ETSI Minas y Energía
Deposited on: 01 Aug 2013 06:33
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 17:02
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