Palaeomagnetic comparisons between Europe and North America

  title={Palaeomagnetic comparisons between Europe and North America},
  author={Stanley Keith Runcorn},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences},
  pages={1 - 11}
  • S. Runcorn
  • Published 28 October 1965
  • Geology, Environmental Science
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences
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