This is another James Maxlow's Expanding Earth book where he looks at the evidence for Plate Tectonics but with the point of view from the Expanding Earth theory. The 2nd hand (used book) offers on Amazon can be very, very, very, very expensive, so shop around if you can.
Maxlow has now split this book into two smaller Kindle ebook versions, making them easier and cheaper to buy.
- On the Origin of Continents and Oceans: Book 1: Empirical Small Earth Modelling Studies (book review)
- On the Origin of Continents and Oceans: Book 2: The Earths Rock Record (book review)
Natural Philosophy book review of On the Origin of Continents and Oceans
Anyone researching into Earth expansion will find it a difficult task. There are hundreds of detailed scientific papers to read with some of them extending to over 50 pages. Scientific conferences devoted to the subject also tend to examine the subject with a high level of technical detail. Maxlow’s new book consolidates the work of the many scientists who have explored the expansion concept into a readily readable form whilst still presenting the information in depth.
It gives us all the latest research into expansion and brings the evidence up to date. Maxlow’s new book is an inspiring work covering nearly 500 pages, including many diagrams and Earth models in full colour. The colour is particularly important for the impressive reconstructions of the Earth as it expands over hundreds of millions of years. All the continental plates can be reconstructed onto a globe that gets progressively smaller into the geological past. Spread over millions of years, these reconstructions use the latest data available for the geological age of the ocean floor.
Early reconstructions of a few decades ago indicated expansion but Maxlow shows how the latest ocean floor data supports the theory to an even greater degree than previously achieved. He also extends the geological period covered into deep time to reconstruct the Earth during these early periods of geology.
You can read the full James Maxlow’s Origin of Continents and Oceans book review from the Natural Philosophy site.