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The Resource Soundings : the story of the remarkable woman who mapped the ocean floor, Hali Felt

Soundings : the story of the remarkable woman who mapped the ocean floor, Hali Felt

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Soundings : the story of the remarkable woman who mapped the ocean floor
Title
Soundings
Title remainder
the story of the remarkable woman who mapped the ocean floor
Statement of responsibility
Hali Felt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A compelling portrait of one of the most interesting "forgotten" women of the twentieth century, the scientist who mapped, for the first time, the ocean floor. Until Marie Tharp's groundbreaking work in the 1950s, the floor of the ocean was a mystery--then, as now, we knew less about the ocean than we did about outer space. In a time when women in the scientific community were routinely dismissed, Tharp's work changed our understanding of the earth's geologic evolution. While her partner, Bruce Heezen, went on expeditions to collect soundings (records of sonar pings measuring the ocean's depth across its entire expanse), Tharp turned this data into beautiful and controversial maps that laid the groundwork for proving the theory of continental drift. Tharp's maps showed for the first time that the continents were moving and had always been moving and that what had happened over eons under the sea was as "visible" now as looking at the same phenomenon on land. Her maps have been called some of "the most remarkable achievements in modern cartography" and yet no one knows her name. The brilliant young writer Hali Felt captures the romance of scientific discovery and brings to vivid life this pioneering scientist who changed the way we view the earth"--
  • "Until Marie Tharp's ground-breaking work in the 1950s, the floor of the ocean was a mystery--then, as now, we knew less about the ocean than we did about outer space. In a time when women in the scientific community were routinely dismissed, Marie's work changed our understanding of the earth's geologic evolution. While her partner, Bruce Heezen, went on expeditions to collect soundings (records of sonar pings measuring the ocean's depth across its entire expanse), Marie turned this data into beautiful and controversial maps that laid the groundwork for proving the theory of continental drift. Marie's maps for the first time showed that the continents were moving, had always been moving and what had happened over eons under the sea was as "visible" now as looking at the same phenomenon on land. Her maps have been called some of "the most remarkable achievements in modern cartography" and yet no one knows her name. Brilliant young writer Hali Felt captures the romance of scientific discovery, and brings to vivid life this pioneering scientist who changed the way we view the earth"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Felt, Hali
Dewey number
  • 526.092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GA407.T43
LC item number
F45 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tharp, Marie
  • Cartographers
  • Geomorphologists
  • Women cartographers
  • Submarine topography
Label
Soundings : the story of the remarkable woman who mapped the ocean floor, Hali Felt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn753631057
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
340 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780805092158
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011044178
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Soundings : the story of the remarkable woman who mapped the ocean floor, Hali Felt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn753631057
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
340 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780805092158
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011044178
Other physical details
ill., maps

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