Monday, April 24, 2017

About Alfred Wegener: Continental Drift

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History of Science
Edward Hessler

Sweet Fern Productions does it again with this short animated film on Alfred Wegener. I think it is paper and string made possible by a compelling vision and immense talent.
Wegener was a meteorologist who noticed some things about the shapes of continents and suggested a solution to one of Pangea's puzzles: continental drift known by different names today. Wegener is a story, a real story in the history of science.

The principals of Sweet Fern Productions are Flora Lichtman and Sharon Shattuck. Lichtman was once a regular on NPR's Science Friday. They are drop dead talented.
There are not many historical novels about science that do what Clare Dudman accomplishes in "One Day The Ice Will Reveal All Its Dead."   It is as it said, a "page turner" with each page beautifully written while sticking to the science.

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