Antedating of "Plate Tectonics"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Dec 15 12:26:06 UTC 2005

plate tectonics (OED 1969 Aug.)

1969 _Nature_ 31 May 816  The success of the deep drilling programmes and
the development of plate tectonics in the past few months have clearly
concentrated thinking.

Fred Shapiro

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