Building and refining geometrically correct animations of continental movements has given new insight into the geological and tectonic evolution of the southern continents that once formed Gondwana..
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With advancing years one is inclined to reflect on a career. Few geophysicists have done so as effectively as Norm Paterson. His new book tells the story of how the now-familar techniques of geophysics in mineral exploration got started in the 25 years following the end of the second World War. It is a fascinating history of scientific and technical creativity. Creative because no one knew for sure what would and would not work - in theory or practice - but the ultimate goal of finding hidden mineral deposits for a resource-hungry world was rather obivous. Canada was centre-stage for the innovations that emerged, a situation that has survived another half century.