Alfred Wegener. Uncovering Plate Tectonics by Greg Young

By Greg Young

During this attractive biography, youngsters will examine the interesting lifestyles, theories, and discoveries of Alfred Wegener. From his time in Greenland learning meteorology with sizzling balloons to his concept of Pangea, readers might be desirous to research extra approximately Wegener's contributions to technology and the strides he took in the direction of constructing the examine of plate tectonics. The easy-to-read textual content, obtainable thesaurus, priceless index, and fascinating evidence paintings at the side of the vigorous pictures and alluring lab job to interact readers from starting to end!

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