The Origin of Continents and Oceans

@article{GregoryTheOO,
  title={The Origin of Continents and Oceans},
  author={John Walter Gregory},
  journal={Nature},
  volume={115},
  pages={255-257}
}
THE wide appeal of Prof. Wegener's theory of the arrangement of ocean and continent is shown by, the issue of a third greatly revised edition and of this excellent English translation. His theory is that the continents consist of rigid blocks of sial, or rock charac terised by a high percentage of silica and alumina, which are floating partly submerged in a sheet of sima, Ojrrock material composed mainly of silica and magnesia; that the existing continents are due to the breaking up of a once… 
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