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A new forerunner for continental drift

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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Romm, J. A new forerunner for continental drift. Nature 367, 407–408 (1994). https://doi.org/10.1038/367407a0

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