Amadeus W. Grabau
(9 Jan 1870 - 20 Mar 1946)
Science Quotes by Amadeus W. Grabau (1 quote)
Even more difficult to explain, than the breaking-up of a single mass into fragments, and the drifting apart of these blocks to form the foundations of the present-day continents, is the explanation of the original production of the single mass, or PANGAEA, by the concentration of the former holosphere of granitic sial into a hemisphere of compressed and crushed gneisses and schists. Creep and the effects of compression, due to shrinking or other causes, have been appealed to but this is hardly a satisfactory explanation. The earth could no more shrug itself out of its outer rock-shell unaided, than an animal could shrug itself out of its hide, or a man wriggle out of his skin, or even out of his closely buttoned coat, without assistance either of his own hands or those of others.
— Amadeus W. Grabau
- 9 Jan - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Grabau's birth.
- Principles of Stratigraphy, by Amadeus W Grabau. - book suggestion.