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Soundings : the story of the remarkable woman who mapped the ocean floor

Author: Hali Felt
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2013. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Picador editionView all editions and formats
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Before Marie Tharp's groundbreaking work in the 1950's, the ocean floor was a mystery-then, as now, we knew less about the bottom of the sea than we did about outer space. In a time when women were held back by the casually sexist atmosphere of mid twentieth century academia-a time when trained geologists like Tharp were routinely relegated to the role of secretary or assistant-Tharp's work would completely change  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Marie Tharp; Marie Tharp
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hali Felt
ISBN: 9781250031457 1250031451 9780805092158 0805092153
OCLC Number: 809411717
Notes: "Picador biography"--Cover.
Description: 340 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Hali Felt.

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By transforming dry data into beautifully detailed maps that laid the groundwork for proving the then-controversial theory of continental drift, Tharp, along with her lifelong partner, Bruce Heezen,  Read more...

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