Frederick Vine

Frederick Vine

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Frederick John Vine is a marine geologist and geophysicist and was a key contributor to the theory of plate tectonics. Vine was born in Chiswick, London, and educated at Latymer Upper School and St John's College, Cambridge where he studied Natural Sciences and marine geophysics. As a graduate student Fred Vine's Ph.D was 'magnetism in the seafloor', on which he worked along with his supervisor Drummond Matthews. Having met Harry Hess he was fully aware of his theories on sea floor spreading where the ocean bed effectively acts as a 'conveyor belt' moving away from the central ridge. Vine's work, along with that of Drummond Matthews and Lawrence Morley of the Geological Survey of Canada, helped put the variations in the magnetic properties of the ocean crust into proper contextshow more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • Anim Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134958441
  • 9786134958448