The World Around Us

Alfred Wegener (1880-1930) whose theory that the continents once formed a single landmass was rejected.

Alfred Wegener (1880-1930), a German natural scientist who, in 1912, put forward evidence that the continents once formed a single protocontinent which had drifted apart. His idea was not accepted by fellow scientists.

Credit: Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany.