Arthur Holmes and Continental Drift

  title={Arthur Holmes and Continental Drift},
  author={Henry R. Frankel},
  journal={The British Journal for the History of Science},
  pages={130 - 150}
  • H. Frankel
  • Published 1 July 1978
  • Education
  • The British Journal for the History of Science
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