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

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    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 groundwork 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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    Number of Pages: 352
    Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9781250031457
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    Listed in: Science, technology & medicine, Oceanography (seas), Cartography, map-making & projections
    Publisher: Picador USA

    Books by Hali Felt

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