Soundings: The Story of the Remarkable Woman Who Mapped the Ocean Floor

Soundings: The Story of the Remarkable Woman Who Mapped the Ocean Floor

by Hali Felt
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Soundings: The Story of the Remarkable Woman Who Mapped the Ocean Floor 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
hippypaul More than 1 year ago
This is the latest in a number of long overdue books that recognize the women who, assisted in, shared in, or in many cases made, fundamental scientific discoveries. Marie Tharp devoted her life to the study of the ocean floor. A region that was less understood than the face of the moon. She took strings of data obtained from scores of observations by vessels of many nations and put them together into a map. The ability to see this data at a glance on a map changed geology forever. The current understanding of plate tectonics and continental drift comes directly from the study of her meticulous rendering of this data. Pull up Google maps and take a look at any see bed. This woman mapped 90% of what you are looking at. On top of that she until very recently – after her death by the way – got very little credit for it. This is a very good book. It tells in great detail the life of a brilliant woman and just what “following your dream” used to entail if you happened to be born female. I recommend this book very strongly to anyone who has an interest in science or the history of social change.
peakbagger06 More than 1 year ago
Wonderful biography of Marie Tharp, under-recognized geologist who not only was a remarkable cartographer, she also extrapolated what she saw on fathograms to what they meant in scientific terms. She and Bruce Heezen came up with the foundations of many oceanographic beliefs...continental drift, fracture zones, rifts etc. Felt has written an easy to understand scientific book for the layman and a great personal story as well.