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Soundings : the story of the remarkable woman who mapped the ocean floor / Hali Felt
Books/Textual Material | Picador | 2013 | First Picador edition.
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New York : Picador, 2013.
©2012
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340 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
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"Picador biography"--Cover.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-321) and index.
Summary
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 the world's understanding of our planet's evolution. By transforming dry data into beautifully detailed maps that laid the ground work for proving the then controversial theory of continental drift, Tharp, along with her lifelong partner, Bruce Heezen, upended scientific consensus and ushered in a new era in geology and oceanography.
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9781250031457 (paperback)
1250031451 (paperback)
9780805092158 (hardback)
0805092153 (hardback)
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OCoLC
20170227113447.0
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