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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

Label
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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Felt, Hali
Dewey number
  • 526.092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
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
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geology
Label
Soundings : the story of the remarkable woman who mapped the ocean floor, Hali Felt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1365743
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
340 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780805092158
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011044178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1365743
  • (OCoLC)753631057
Label
Soundings : the story of the remarkable woman who mapped the ocean floor, Hali Felt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1365743
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
340 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780805092158
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011044178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1365743
  • (OCoLC)753631057

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