Did the Atlantic Close and then Re-Open?

  title={Did the Atlantic Close and then Re-Open?},
  author={J. T. Wilson},
  • J. Wilson
  • Published 13 August 1966
  • History
  • Nature

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    Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London
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  • N. E. Odell
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