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*Read Pdf ⛄ Harold Wellman: A Man Who Moved New Zealand ⚛ This biography of a pioneering geologist represents a major contribution to the history of science in New Zealand Best known for his discovery of the Alpine Fault on the South Island, Harold Wellman began his career in the s with no formal academic training and based his work on observations of gold and coal mining, oil drilling, geophysics, and neotectonics The first section of the book is an edited version of a memoir Wellmen wrote in his s, after which the biography proper takes up the saga of this iconoclast turned icon whose curiosity and aversion to preconceived ideas made him a revered mentor to many young scientists This is the biography of a complex and strong willed character who achieved much in his nearly 90 years of life I found it immensely absorbing.Harold Wellman was a geologist who is credited with discovering the Alpine Fault which runs for along the western side of the Southern Alps of NZ He later investigated exposed outcrops at each end of the fault and found a correspondence in strata and fossils leading him to the then revolutionary conclusion that there had been a 480 km offset along the This is the biography of a complex and strong willed character who achieved much in his nearly 90 years of life I found it immensely absorbing.Harold Wellman was a geologist who is credited with discovering the Alpine Fault which runs for along the western side of the Southern Alps of NZ He later investigated exposed outcrops at each end of the fault and found a correspondence in strata and fossils leading him to the then revolutionary conclusion that there had been a 480 km offset along the fault Wellman s 1941 journey on foot with Dick Willett, from Abut Head at the mouth of the Whataroa River to Milford Sound has to be one of the classic stories in the exploration of NZ Without the benefit of aerial photographs and relying on only the most primitive of maps they tramped through rugged forested terrain and the notorious West Coast weather, sleeping each night in tents and living off a diet of Lima beans, bacon bits and billy tea Notwithstanding these privations Wellman consistently found time to map the stratigraphy of rock outcrops and river offsets From these ground based observations he could identify a regularity running along much of the length of the South Island that can be seen from outer space Wellman was a visionary