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Vladimir Vladimirovich Belousov
(17 Oct 1907 - 25 Dec 1990)

Soviet geologist and geophysicist whose theory of density differentiation (1942) held that movements of the Earth’s surface is a result of gradual internal structural changes as denser matter sinks towards the Earth’s centre. He visualized continents remaining more or less in place, affected only by vertical motion (though his description of the forces involved was poorly formed.)

Science Quotes by Vladimir Vladimirovich Belousov (1 quote)

Lately we have been getting facts pointing to the “oceanic” nature of the floor of so-called inland seas. Through geological investigations it has been definitely established that in its deepest places, for instance, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, the Earth’s crust is devoid of granite stratum. The same may be said quite confidently about the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. Could the interpretation of these data be that inland seas were the primary stage of the formation of oceanic basins?
— Vladimir Vladimirovich Belousov
From 'O geologicheskom stroyenii i razvitii okeanicheskikh vpadm' (The Geological Structure and Development of Ocean Hollows ), News of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Geology Series (1955), 3, 3-18. As given in N. Zhirov, Atlantis: Atlantology: Basic Problems (2001), 139.
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