Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea : Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor (Book, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea : Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor

Author: Robert Burleigh
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mari Tharp always loved maps. Travelling with her father to make surveys, she felt like maps talked to her. Then in college, a teacher pointed out that though the oceans cover more than half the earth's surface, scientists knew very little about the bottom of the seas. She wondered, how deep are the oceans? Is the seafloor flat or are there mountains on the ocean floor? n the 1940s Marie entered a wold where it was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Marie Tharp; Marie Tharp
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Burleigh
ISBN: 9781481416009 1481416006
OCLC Number: 952009821
Notes: Includes biographical information, glossary, bibliography, internet links to explore and 'things to wonder about and do'
"A Paula Wiseman Book."
Description: unnumbered pages : col. ill. ; cm
Responsibility: Robert Burleigh ; iIllustrated by Ra£l Colcentn.

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Mari Tharp always loved maps. Travelling with her father to make surveys, she felt like maps talked to her. Then in college, a teacher pointed out that though the oceans cover more than half the earth's surface, scientists knew very little about the bottom of the seas. She wondered, how deep are the oceans? Is the seafloor flat or are there mountains on the ocean floor? n the 1940s Marie entered a wold where it was not easy to be a woman and a scientist. And having a woman on a ship was thought to e bad luck. Still she persevered. Today Marie Tharp is considered one of the twentieth century's most important scientists, though she is little known. Award-winning author Robert Burleigh tells the story of Marie Tharp's imagination and determination. Luminously illustrated by Raul Colon, Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea is a book that will inspire readers to follow their dreams.

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*"Working in a time when womenwere still unwelcome in her field, Marie Tharp maps the ocean floor andprovides convincing evidence for the previously rejected hypothesis ofcontinental drift. Read more...

 
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