Lecture 4 - Quote of Day I know the price of success:...

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Quote of Day “I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.” (Frank Lloyd Wright) http://www.artquotes.net/quotes4working.htm
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Chapter 2 Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics
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Most important evidence in development of plate tectonics theory include…. . 1. jigsaw fit of continents 2. distribution of mountain ranges 3. distribution of animal and plants 4. distribution of climate belts (e.g., glacial tills, coal) 5. distribution of earthquakes 6. distribution of volcanoes 7. paleomagnetic data (constrains latitude of continent) 8. paleomagnetic data (seafloor spreading) 9. … Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics
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1) Jigsaw fit of continents ¾ A Dutch map maker, Abraham Ortelius, in 1596 suggested that catastrophic earthquakes separated the Americas from Europe/Africa. 1 ¾ An American, Snider-Pellegrini, proposed a similar catastropic theory in 1857. His depiction of the world is shown below. 1 Information from http://pubs.usgs.gov/publications/text/historical.html#anchor4833509
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Most famous proponent of continental drift was a young meteorologist named Alfred Wegener in the early 20 th century. ca. 200 Ma Wegener’s photo from http://pubs.usgs.gov/publications/text/wegener.html
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The great debate Wegener’s continental drift hypothesis was not widely accepted because…. ¾
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Lecture 4 - Quote of Day I know the price of success:...

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