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Soundings: The Story of the Remarkable Woman Who Mapped the Ocean Floor
 
 
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Hali Felt.
Publisher Henry Holt  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.25 x 1.2 inches
ISBN 9780805092158
Pages/Publication Date 341/2012
Daedalus Item Code 41686
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Her maps of the world's ocean floors have been deemed one of the most remarkable achievements in modern cartography, yet no one knows her name. Before Marie Tharp (1920–2006) began interpreting sounding data from oceanographic expeditions, the rest of the world—including most of the scientific community—imagined the seabed as featureless mud. But Tharp, a gifted draftswoman as well as a geologist, uncovered a world of mountains and volcanoes, ridges and rifts, and with her data-collecting partner Bruce Heezen, mapped the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that bolstered the theory of plate tectonics. Hali Felt doesn't just chart Tharp's groundbreaking accomplishments, however; she also gives us her headstrong personality and her determination to succeed in a stubbornly male-dominated field.

"A memorable account of oceanography during the 1940s to 1960s: a thrilling time when so much was being discovered. And it celebrates the extraordinary life of Tharp as a woman and a scientist."—Nature

"Biography readers who love discovering stories of fascinating, historically important figures should rush to find a copy of Soundings.... Felt's mission is not to embroider or alter Tharp's essence, but to discover it, and she succeeds in this powerful portrait of a woman so driven that society could not stop her from changing the world."—Shelf Awareness

 
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