Plate Tectonics Theory: Timeline

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Francis Bacon
1660. Noticed matching coastlines of Africa and South America.
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Snider
Created a map showing Africa and South America joined together. He theorised the broke apart during Noah's flood.
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Edward Suess
Noticed rock structures on either side of Atlantic were very similar. Explained this by the collapse of the continent Atlantis.
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Taylor
1910. Proposed a 'mighty creeping movement' of Earth's crust and continental collisions to form mountain ranges such as the Himalayas.
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Alfred Wegener
1912. 'Father of continental drift'. Proposed his theory of continental drift in his book 'The Origins of Continents and Oceans' published in 1915.
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Runcorn et al.
1956. Discovered paleomagnetism.
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Harry Hess and Robert Dietz
1962. Explained continental drift in terms of sea-floor spreading.
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Created a map showing Africa and South America joined together. He theorised the broke apart during Noah's flood.

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Snider

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Noticed rock structures on either side of Atlantic were very similar. Explained this by the collapse of the continent Atlantis.

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1910. Proposed a 'mighty creeping movement' of Earth's crust and continental collisions to form mountain ranges such as the Himalayas.

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1912. 'Father of continental drift'. Proposed his theory of continental drift in his book 'The Origins of Continents and Oceans' published in 1915.

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