Event Summary

"Evolution of Ocean Basins" paper circulated


November 1960


Harry Hess circulating his "essay in geopoetry" initially titled 'The Evolution of Ocean Basins"; not published until after Roibert Dietz's paper on sea-floor spreading, which contained many of the same points and led to a full elaboration of the theory of plate tectonics.

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Oceanography & Marine Sciences, 1492 � to present

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United States Naval History, 1866 - to present

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