A new forerunner for continental drift

@article{Romm1994ANF,
  title={A new forerunner for continental drift},
  author={James S. Romm},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1994},
  volume={367},
  pages={407-408}
}
  • J. Romm
  • Published 3 February 1994
  • Environmental Science
  • Nature
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