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Harry Fielding Reid

(1849—1944)


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(1849–1944)

An American geophysicist, Reid proposed the ‘elastic rebound’ theory of earthquake motion after studying the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. He was a vigorous opponent of continental drift theory, describing Wegener's work as ‘pseudo-scientific’.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.


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