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In outlining the distribution of shield areas (stable continental nuclei) and
orogenic belts (zones of mountain building), Suess concluded that until the end
of the Paleozoic Era (225,000,000 years ago) there had been several very large
The elegant fit of these contacts, in addition to that of the continental margins,
makes a strong case for the continuity of Africa and South America during
Precambrian time (q. v.). That this continuity persisted into the Mesozoic is
suggested by ...
Continental Drift (1966), a short review of current ideas on drift followed by
evidence from the Arctic and eastern seaboard of Canada; s.k. runcorn (ed.),
Continental Drift (1962), includes much data on paleomagnetism and related
subjects and ...
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