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The Woman Who Mapped The Seafloor

(From the 8/23/19 show) Let’s talk about plate tectonics. It’s a truly fascinating story with an amazing woman planted directly in its center. It starts in 1926 when a german meteorologist named Alfred Wegener told a gathering at the American Association of Petroleum Geologists that he believed that the continents had once been locked together and then drifted apart from one another to the configuration we see today.

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