Author(s): K.M. Storetvedt
Title: Our Evolving Planet- Earth History in New Perspective
Publisher: Alma Mater forlag
ISBN: 978-82-419022-1-5
Published year: 1997
Original Title: Our Evolving Planet - Earth History in New Perspective
Original Publisher: Alma Mater forlag
Year published: 1997
ISBN: 978-82-419022-1-5
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Does the plate tectonic model represent a “quantum leap” in our understanding of the Earth as currently alleged? And will that model be a fruitful guide for the Earth sciences into the 21st Century? This book answers such questions with a definite no! The autor´s message is clear: something must be fundamentally wrong when an originally highly tentative model, having subsequently failed all critical tests, continues to be regarded as universally valid.

On this background the author launches a new Earth evolution model, a theory with much broader scope and greater explanatory power than its predecessors. In the new framework global tectonics becomes intimately linked to Earth´s rotation, and based on well-known dynamical principles of rotating bodies the whole of Earth history becomes a chain of interrelated phenomena. The book is first of all intended for students and professionals in the Earth sciences, but it will also be of interest to high scool teachers, geographers and historians of science.

From reviews of Our Evolving Planet (1997):

“This book…offers an enormous accumulation of ontological speculation that can hardly be met in other books in geology.”
In: Pure and Applied Geophysics (1998)

“After all, the clock has turned full circle, and this is the new revolution in the Earth sciences.”
In: Current Science (1998)

“This holistic theory [Global Wrench Tectonics] presents interesting possibilities for professionals within global geoscience, physics and biology, as well as for hydrocarbon explorationists.”
In: Journal of Petroleum Geology (1999)


book review

OEP Review in Current Science

OEP Review in Current Science

This is a very unusual and interesting book, strongly nonconformist to plate tectonics. Storetvedt, Professor of Geophysics at the University of Bergen since 1973, is arguably one of the most distinguished European palaeomagnetists. After and...

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OEP Review in Pure and Applied Geophysics

OEP Review in Pure and Applied Geophysics

Karsten M. Storetvedt research professor at Bergen University has presented his own concept on the evolution of the globe, which includes an alternative mobilistic scheme to Wegenerian drift. Known mostly from paleomagnetic papers, once votary of...

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