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Soundings PDF/EPUB Ü Paperback

Soundings PDF/EPUB Ü Paperback 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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  1. Judy Judy says:

    Soundings PDF/EPUB Ü Paperback soundings download, Soundings KindleSoundings The Story of the Remarkable Woman Who Mapped the Ocean Floor falls into the mixed bag category for me I'm happy that Marie Tharp receives some of the credit due her for mapping the ocean floor since very little came her way until late in her life How Marie even came to map the ocean floor could be considered almost accidental Fortunately for her she had added a drafting course to her geology studies When she made a call on Doc Ewing director of the new geophysics program at Cambridge University it was only based on hearsay that he may be hiring Doc did hire Marie but relegated her to an assistants position even though her education was better than many male staff members Marie had a Masters degree most of them didn't Regardless of discrimination Marie made the most of her experience and became the first person to map the ocean floor in its entirety He


  2. MarieAnne MarieAnne says:

    Soundings PDF/EPUB Ü Paperback soundings download, Soundings KindleI had never heard of Mary Tharp until I read this book How come? I have plenty of college education and have read and studied all my life and should have heard about here before then The story of her life is fascinating exciting inspirational and sad at the same time By reading the last chapters in the book I was constantly thinking about how much she could have accomplished with acknowledgement and support of her work from the scientific community before she retired


  3. Will Will says:

    Soundings PDF/EPUB Ü Paperback soundings download, Soundings KindleA new addition to one of my favorite unofficial sub genres of nonfiction chronicles of obsessions as well as a fresh if problematic take on biography and science writing Soundings tells the story of a important neglected hard driving woman who changed the way the world's population conceptualizes the planet we all live onFelt reverses many of her precursors' treatment of the particular scientific moment that oceanographic cartographer Marie Tharp was most productive She reinserts Tharp into the context of the revolution in geologic studies precipitated by the discovery of the mid Atlantic Rift and subsequently plate tectonics a development traditionally attributed to men she worked with The biography is incomplete because Felt was never able to interview Tharp herself and the cartographer was idiosyncratically private and modest To supplement missing information the biography is interwoven with Felt's experiences writing the


  4. Leigh Newman Leigh Newman says:

    Soundings PDF/EPUB Ü Paperback soundings download, Soundings KindleAt age 28 geologist Marie Tharpe began work at Columbia University as an assistant read glorified secretary By the end of her tenure there in 1982 she and her colleague Bruce Heezen had mapped the ocean floor using sonar readings and in the process identified the world girdling rift valley that laid the foundation for proving the theory of plate tectonics Part race to the finish tale of 20th century scientific disc


  5. Paul Mcfarland Paul Mcfarland says:

    Soundings PDF/EPUB Ü Paperback soundings download, Soundings KindleThis 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 itThis 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


  6. Tasha Tasha says:

    Soundings PDF/EPUB Ü Paperback soundings download, Soundings KindleA decent book but not my 'type' I am glad that someone has given this woman Marie Tharp a voice and she now gets the recognition due her The writing was a bit irksome at times as the author puts in her own ideas of what happened in some scenes and dialogue Felt does admit this in the intro so it is not a surprise and it is due to the fact that she did not actually have anyone to interview all her information is gathered second hand So while I understand her dilemma and her attempts to work with what she has it just didn't work well for me Also she seemed to shift often between present and past tense which annoyed meAnother reason I was not enthralled was the topic itself I did learn some interesting facts about geology and oceanography while generally interesting it did not hold my interest with all the details Someone with interest in


  7. Lew Watts Lew Watts says:

    Soundings PDF/EPUB Ü Paperback soundings download, Soundings KindleI had just completed my PhD in geology in 1977 the year in which the World Ocean Floor Panorama of Marie Tharp and Bruce Heezen was published and our department was one of the first to buy it And so reading this fascinating story of its genesis and of the key role played by Ms Tharp against many hurdles and gender prejudices was a revelation in many ways By the time I started my geological studies plate tectonics was largely accepted and one of the first papers I read was by Robert Dietz and John Holden from 1970 a major work which oddly is not mentioned or referenced in Soundings In fa


  8. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    Soundings PDF/EPUB Ü Paperback soundings download, Soundings KindleHali Felt did a thorough job of researching a complicated history and scientific processes to reveal the story of Marie Tharp Highly recommend


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    Soundings PDF/EPUB Ü Paperback soundings download, Soundings KindleThe story of a strong woman taking on a man’s world in the ‘50s Oceans geology the art of maps discovery adventure and


  10. Jacki Jacki says:

    Soundings PDF/EPUB Ü Paperback soundings download, Soundings KindleCheck out for other reviews and sundry thoughts Biography readers who love discovering stories of fascinating historically important figures should rush to find a copy of Soundings Hali Felt's astute reconstruction of the life of Marie TharpIn 1948 when Marie Tharp went to work as a draftsperson at Columbia University's Lamont Geological Observatory scientists viewed advocates of continental drift with the sort of skepticism usually reserved for UFO sightings No one believed or even wanted to believe that Earth's continents were moving At that time the Lamont Observatory owned the largest collection of oceanic data in the world includin


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