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by Clare Dudman

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  • ISBN 0340823054
  • ISBN13 978-0340823057
  • Language English
  • Author Clare Dudman
  • Publisher Hodder & Stoughton (September 2003)
  • Pages 416
  • Formats mobi txt mbr lrf
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Genre Fiction
  • Size ePub 1199 kb
  • Size Fb2 1699 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 906

This is a rich and fascinating novel that combines the story of one man's obsession with the extraordinary adventures of the Arctic's first explorers, and the painful and wonderful experience of love. In this gripping and beautifully written book, Clare Dudman imaginatively recreates the life of the man whose theories of continental drift - derided in his lifetime - have revolutionised our perception of the world. Reaching record-breaking heights in hot air balloons, almost fatally injured in the First World War, and driven by a passion for ice and for a better understanding of the natural history of the world, Alfred Wegener was an extraordinary man. Dudman's descriptions of glaciers caving in and young men lost in the wilderness are thrilling, but "Wegener's Jigsaw" is also a story of courage: of Wegener's determination to prove his critics wrong, and of his wife's heartbreaking decision to let him go, to follow his dangerous - and ultimately deadly - dream. Wegener's remarkable story is largely unknown, and Dudman - whose magnificent writing has already won her two awards - has created a novel that should become a classic.

100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE Well-loved but cared for, and still very readable. The previous owner has certainly very much enjoyed reading this book more than once, therefore please be aware there will be some creasing on the spine or slight shelf wear.

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I did have to persevere a bit through the preface with its soliliquy on ice which (in my opinion) wasn't the most enticing opening to what is actually an intriguing story

I did have to persevere a bit through the preface with its soliliquy on ice which (in my opinion) wasn't the most enticing opening to what is actually an intriguing story. The novel focuses on the real scientist who developed the idea of continental drift so part of the narrative has that 'faction' feel to it, but there is also a love story which is skilfully woven through. That night I wrote to Koppen. I wanted to know whether he too had ever noticed this fitting together of the pieces. Maybe, I said, not just America and Africa had been joined, but all the continents had once been part of a huge supercontinent Then I stopped.

Dudman artfully channels Wegener’s voice-prim and fastidious, but filled with longing-so convincingly that her book reads like an artifact of Old World exploration.

His accomplishments were quite astonishing: he established how craters were formed on the moon, how raindrops form in clouds, and how to predict the site of meteorite impact craters. He also mapped unexplored areas of the Greenland and established many world records in Arctic travel and aeronautics. Dudman artfully channels Wegener’s voice-prim and fastidious, but filled with longing-so convincingly that her book reads like an artifact of Old World exploration. The New Yorker 15th March 2004.

This Clare Dudman sets out t. Wegener is important because his ideas about the history of the Earth led to the modern theory of plate tectonics: the idea that continental land-masses move around as part of even larger parts of the Earth's crust which are continually being created and destroyed. So the science has to be right. His ideas were mainly developed in libraries and lecture halls, though, so his several visits to the icy wastes of Greenland are more obviously dramatic and could easily overwhelm the story.

Wegener’s Jigsaw', Clare Dudman: Sceptre, 2003. Upon his return, he accepts a position as tutor at the University of Marburg. Feeling frustrated with his career in meteorology, he visits the school’s library. While browsing titles, he finds a book protruding from the shelf and pulls it out. Two words catch his attention: ‘Africa’ and ‘Brazil’. He finds it to be a fascinating compendium on fossils showing identical species from either side of the ocean

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Written by. Clare Dudman. current reading (3 items) list by dodo dayao. Published 12 years, 5 months ago. View all Wegener's Jigsaw lists. Manufacturer: Sceptre Release date: 15 September 2003 ISBN-10 : 0340823054 ISBN-13: 9780340823057.

ISBN-10 : HB 0-340-82304-6 ISBN-13 : HB 978-0-340-82304-0. Wegener's Jigsaw is the story of one man's unshakeable belief in an idea, and of the woman who tried to save him from the greatest danger of all. Column Ends.