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Nature 367, 407 - 408 (03 February 1994); doi:10.1038/367407a0

A new forerunner for continental drift

James Romm

Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York 12504, USA.

Abraham Ortelius suggested the basic elements of the continental drift theory in 1596, thus antedating by more than 150 years other writers credited with early fomulations of the theory.

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