The Meteorologist Who Helped Discover Plate Tectonics

Courtesy of the New York Times comes a delightful seven-minute animation about Alfred Wegener, the German meteorologist who provided one of the most fundamental theories in Earth science.

The video does not seem to embed here for some reason, so view it here.

This is the third video in the Op-Docs series “Animated Life”, a collaboration between Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s BioInteractive and The New York Times: there is “The Animated Life of A.R. Wallace”, which brings attention to the lesser-known figure who independently thought of natural selection, and a “Seeing the Invisible,” about the father of microbiology, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. It is a wonderful series that I cannot wait to see more of.

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