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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Greenland,
  • Germany
    • Subjects:
    • Wegener, Alfred, 1880-1930.,
    • Grönland-Expedition (1929-1931),
    • Geologists -- Germany -- Biography.,
    • Continental drift.,
    • Greenland -- Description and travel.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementRoger M. McCoy.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQE22.W26 .M33 2006
      The Physical Object
      Paginationp. cm.
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3407690M
      ISBN 100195188578
      LC Control Number2005023509


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Ending in Ice is about Wegener's explorations of Greenland, blending the science of ice ages and Wegener's continental drift measurements with the story of Wegener's fatal expedition trying to bring desperately needed food and fuel to workers at the central Greenland ice station of Eismitte in Arctic exploration books with tragic endings 4/4(1).

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Ending in Ice: The revolutionary Idea and tragic expedition of Alfred Wegener. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press.7 [33] Platt, J. The Displacement of Continents. Ending in Ice The Revolutionary Idea and Tragic Expedition of Alfred Wegener Roger M. McCoy. Goes beyond the usual arctic exploration book by combining adventure with popular-interest science.

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McCoy (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay. Free shipping for many products. Today, Alfred Wegener’s name appears in almost every geology textbook.

He is celebrated as the father of the continental drift hypothesis, the forerunner of plate tectonics. This recognition is rather recent — since about the early s, when plate tectonics became a unifying theory to explain the origins of continents, oceans, mountains, volcanism and many other geologic processes.

Mid-ice: the story of the Wegener expedition to Greenland. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Roger M. McCoy. Ending in Ice: The Revolutionary Idea and Tragic Expedition of Alfred Wegener. Oxford University Press. Christine Reinke-Kunze. Alfred Lothar Wegener (/ ˈ v eɪ ɡ ən ər /; German: [ˈʔalfʁeːt ˈveːgənɐ]; 1 November – November ) was a German polar researcher, geophysicist and meteorologist.

During his lifetime he was primarily known for his achievements in meteorology and as a pioneer of polar research, but today he is most remembered as the originator of the theory of continental drift by Doctoral advisor: Julius Bauschinger.

Bremerhaven: Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung, McCoy, Roger. Ending in Ice: The Revolutionary Idea and Tragic Expedition of Alfred Wegener. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Oreskes, Naomi. The Rejection of Continental Drift: Theory and Method in American Earth Science.

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Plate tectonics: an insider's history of the modern theory of the Earth User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. When the fundamentals of plate tectonics are explained in any basic geology textbook, it is easy to forget that in the s it was a revolutionary idea.

In his book, Ending in Ice: The Revolutionary Idea and Tragic Expedition of Alfred Wegener, McCoy writes of the German meteorologist and climatologist who wrote the first paper theorizing that continents actually move around the surface of the planet.

The author examines the theory's origins and how it was received by Wegener's fellow. Over the past few days, I’ve written about Alfred Wegener’s continental drift theory, which is celebrating its th year as a spunky idea that explains a lot of our geology.

From mountains to earthquakes and deep sea rifts to island arc volcanoes, it’s all tied together in plate tectonics, which began just over a hundred years ago as continental drift.

McCoy, R. (): Ending in ice the revolutionary idea and tragic expedition of Alfred Wegener. University Press. pages Schwarzbach, M. (): Alfred Wegener und die Drift der Kontinente. Alfred Wegener (November 1, –November ) was a German meteorologist and geophysicist who developed the first theory of continental drift and formulated the idea that a supercontinent known as Pangaea existed on the Earth millions of years ago.

His ideas were largely ignored at the time they were developed, but today they are widely accepted by the scientific : Amanda Briney.

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McCoy, Roger M. The Revolutionary Idea and Tragic Expedition of Alfred Wegener. Roger M. McCoy. Published by Oxford. (Reference: Ending in ice: the revolutionary idea and tragic expedition of Alfred Wegener by Roger M McCoy. Chapter 1, Scientist and Explorer is in the online preview and is a very readable overview of Alfred's life and a glimpse of his understated brilliance.

// Expedition Expedition To understand climate history, climate change and environmental changes of our planet and to be able to estimate the results for mankind, scientists of the Alfred Wegener institute undertake expeditions in inhospitable however fascinating regions of the Earth. Mineralogy, Geochemistry & Petrology Book Reviews by Elements Magazine Contributors and Leading Experts in Their Fields.

Archived Book Reviews (PDF) The Revolutionary Idea and Tragic Expedition of Alfred Wegener" December Peter C. Burns. Alfred Wegener (Photo: Alfred-Wegener-Institut) At the beginning of he introduced to the public for the first time his considerations for the continental movement.

During the years from to Wegener took part for the second time in an expedition to Greenland. Deutsche Grönland-Expedition Alfred Wegener [Alfred Wegener and the Greenland Expedition] () Download Ending in Ice: The Revolutionary Idea and Tragic Expedition of Alfred Wegener PDF. Myoidatha. Alfred Wegener and the Continental Drift [Read Book] Alfred Wegener: Science Exploration and the Theory of Continental.

The paper here presented was Wegener’s first printed communication on the subject. It was a “preliminary” account, published while he was writing a longer and more refined paper, but anyway it includes the most important arguments supporting the revolutionary idea of.

A later expedition, led by Wegener’s brother Kurt, built a pyramid-shaped mausoleum round Alfred’s body, which over the years has become buried under layers of.

McCoy, R. Ending in Ice: The Revolutionary Idea and Tragic Expedition of Alfred Wegener. Oxford University Press, p. Powell, J. Grand Canyon: Solving Earth’s Grandest Puzzle.

Pi Press, p. Winchester, S. The Map that Changed the World – William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology. Harper Collins, : Alexander Glass. McCoy, R. (): Ending in ice the revolutionary idea and tragic expedition of Alfred Wegener.

University Press. pages Schwarzbach, M. (): Alfred Wegener und die Drift der Kontinente. Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft mbH Stuttgart, pages. Wegener, A. (): Die Entstehung der Kontinente und Ozeane.

Alfred Wegener (left) and an Innuit guide on 1 November during his final meteorological expedition in Greenland. This is one of the last photographs of Wegener, who died later during the expedition (see text).

(Photograph courtesy of the Alfred Wegener Institute for. Some of Wegener’s family members accused Georgi of causing the expedition leaders’ tragic death by sending an alarming letter that supposedly made Alfred Wegener decide to make the fatal journey to support the central firn station.

Fritz Loewe (–). • Alfred Wegener, a chapter in The Scientists, London: Thames and Hudson, • Ending in Ice: The Revolutionary Idea and Tragic Expedition of Alfred Wegener, New York: Oxford University Press, • Field Methods in Remote Sensing, New York: Guilford Press, Verrazzano's Horizon. But that will be my fascination with the captivating history of the reluctant acceptance of his ideas (see my review of Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth), and the fact that there are recent biographies on him (see Ending in Ice: The Revolutionary Idea and Tragic Expedition of Alfred Wegener and the exceptionally.

Lisa Yount. Alfred Wegener: Creator of the Continental Drift Theory. Makers of Modern Science. Chelsea House Publications. ISBN (英语). 专题纪实. Roger M. McCoy. Ending in Ice: The Revolutionary Idea and Tragic Expedition of Alfred Wegener [终结于冰:魏格纳的革命性观点和悲剧.

Alfred Wegener: Beginnings. Alfred Wegener was born on November 1,in Germany’s capital city, Berlin. His father, Richard Wegener, was a classical languages teacher and pastor.

His mother, Anna Wegener, was a housewife. The Wegener family of two adults and five children – Alfred was the youngest – was well-off financially. Wistfully, Alfred Wegener’s continuation into his fourth Greenland expedition proved to be fatal.

On an ambitious move, Wegener planned to use a new seismic method to measure the thickness of Greenland’s icecap and establish a permanent station on the icecap in order to relay meteorological measurements years round. The Scientific Life of Alfred Wegener Timeline created by musicgenius_ In Science and Technology.

Nov 1, Little Alfred Wegener is born Alfred Wegener was born to his two parents, Anna and Richard Wegener in Berlin,Germany Wegener took part in his last expedition to Greenland the set up a winter weather station that would monitor.

Reaction. In his work, Wegener presented a large amount of very strong evidence in support of continental drift, but the mechanism remained his ideas attracted a few early supporters such as Alexander Du Toit from South Africa and Arthur Holmes in England, the hypothesis was generally met with skepticism from largely conservative scientists, who were resistant to any change in.Alfred Wegener gave many facts that help prove his Continental Drift theory.

Wegener’s supporting facts include fossil evidence, land features, climate evidence, and sea floor spreading. In the beginning of Wegener’s research to prove his Continental Drift theory, he found clues from fossil evidence from millions of years ago.Geography has a long-standing field tradition, often involving travel to spectacular locations - some of them in our own backyard.

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