60 Years in the Wild II & David Attenborough TV - Walking With Dinosaurs TV - James Burkke TV - Iain Stewart TV - Jean Andre Deluc - Edward Bullard - The Land That Time Forgot 1977 - Richard Dawkins -
51,989. Maybe it wasn’t the frogs that moved; maybe it was the continents. (Animals & Continents & Life) 60 Years in the Wild II: Understanding the Natural World, BBC 2012
51,991. 1957: Zoo Quest for the Paradise Birds. (Animals & Life) ibid.
53,407. Montana 65,500,000 B.C. It is the end of the Cretaceous period and the continents are taking on their modern forms. (Dinosaur & Extinction & Continent) Walking With Dinosaurs: Death of a Dynasty
67,347. [Alfred] Wegener’s crackpot idea is the continental drift theory; thinks it all up in 1912 when he‘s out here in Iceland. (Civilisation & Continent) James Burke, Connections III: Fire from the Sky s3e8
57,763. The two continents divided by the Bosphorus Strait ... This notion that Europe and Asia are separate is a bit of a nonsense. Professor Iain Stewart, Rise of the Continents IV: Eurasia
68,392. Eurasia was assembled in a series of monumental collisions. ibid.
68,393. India’s journey north was a key moment in the formation of Eurasia. ibid.
68,394. According to the conclusion of Dr Hutton, and of many other geologists, our continents are of definite antiquity, they have been peopled we know not how, and mankind are wholly unacquainted with their origin. According to my conclusions drawn from the same source, that of facts, our continents are of such small antiquity, that the memory of the revolution which gave them birth must still be preserved among men; and thus we are led to seek in the book of Genesis the record of the history of the human race from its origin. Can any object of importance superior to this be found throughout the circle of natural science? Jean André Deluc, An Elementary Treatise on Geology 1809
68,395. The transition from sea-floor spreading to plate tectonics is largely a change of emphasis. Sea-floor spreading is a view about the method of production of new oceans floor on the ridge axis. The magnetic lineations give the history of this production back into the late Mesozoic and illuminate the history of the new aseismic parts of the ocean floor. This naturally directed attention to the relation of the sea-floor to the continents. There are two approaches: in the first, one looks back in time to earlier arrangements of the continents; in the second, one considers the current problem of the disposal of the rapidly growing sea floor. Edward Bullard
78,442. A continent full of cavemen and dinosaurs? (Land & Continent) The People that Time Forgot 1977 starring Patrick Wayne & Sarah Douglas & Doug McClure & Dana Gillespie & Thorley Walters & Shane Rimmer & David Prowse et al, director Kevin Connor, opening scene on ship
95,840. The theory of ‘continental drift’ as it used to be called, was first championed by the German climatologist Alfred Wegener (1880-1930). Wegener was not the first to look at a map of the world and notice that the shape of a continent or island often matches the coastline opposite. Richard Dawkins, The Greatest Show on Earth p273