Deftly Balances The Scientific And Poetic Minneapolis Star Tribune Soundings Is An Eloquent Testament Both To Tharp S Importance And To Felt S Powers Of Imagination The New York Times Book ReviewBefore Marie Tharp S Groundbreaking Work In The S, The Ocean Floor Was A Mystery Then, As Now, We Knew Less About The Bottom Of The Sea Than We Did About Outer Space In A Time When Women Were Held Back By The Casually Sexist Atmosphere Of Mid Twentieth Century Academia A Time When Trained Geologists And Scientists 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 In Science, Bruce Heezen, Upended Scientific Consensus And Ushered In A New Era In Geology And Oceanography A Playful, Wildly Thoughtful Writer Oprah , Hali Felt Vividly Captures The Romance Of Scientific Discovery And Brings To Life This Strong Willed Woman Living According To Her Own Rules, Defying The Constraints Of Her Time The Washington Post
Hali Felt teaches writing at the University of Pittsburgh She received her MFA from the University of Iowa and has completed residencies at the MacDowell Colony, the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, and Portland Writers in the Schools In the past, she has reported for the Columbia Journalism Review and the Pittsburgh Tribune Review She currently lives in Pittsburgh.
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- 11 November 2019 Hali Felt