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➽ [Reading] ➿ Soundings By Hali Felt ➲ – Opel-rallye.de Deftly balances the scientific and poetic— Minneapolis Star Tribune Soundings is an elouent testament both to Tharp's importance and to Felt's powers of imagination— The New York Times Book ReviewDeftly balances the scientific and poetic— Minneapolis Star Tribune Soundings is an elouent 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 1950s 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.

soundings kindle Soundings PDF/EPUBBy 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.

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MOBI Soundings PDF ¸ ↠ opel rallye.de 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

10 thoughts on “Soundings

  1. Judy Judy says:

    MOBI Soundings PDF ¸ ↠ opel rallye.de soundings kindle, Soundings PDF/EPUBSoundings 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 d


  2. Marie-Anne Marie-Anne says:

    MOBI Soundings PDF ¸ ↠ opel rallye.de soundings kindle, Soundings PDF/EPUBI 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 Even though her name is not a household word her work a map was included in an exhibit called American Treasures from the Library of Congress 1997 She was also recognized as one of the 4 greatest cartographers of the 20th centuryThe author Hali Felt did a great job of researching vast amounts of primary and secondary resources and putting it together in this story I found th


  3. Will Will says:

    MOBI Soundings PDF ¸ ↠ opel rallye.de soundings kindle, Soundings PDF/EPUBA 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 subseuently plate tectonics a development traditionally attributed to men she worked with The biography is incomplete becau


  4. Leigh Newman Leigh Newman says:

    MOBI Soundings PDF ¸ ↠ opel rallye.de soundings kindle, Soundings PDF/EPUBAt 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 discovery and part unconventional romance of Tharpe and Heezen Soundings makes the overlooked story of a scientist and her work crackle with energy as well as tackles some frustrating uestions Heezen was given credit for his di


  5. Paul Mcfarland Paul Mcfarland says:

    MOBI Soundings PDF ¸ ↠ opel rallye.de soundings kindle, Soundings PDF/EPUBThis 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” u


  6. Tasha Tasha says:

    MOBI Soundings PDF ¸ ↠ opel rallye.de soundings kindle, Soundings PDF/EPUBA 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


  7. Lew Watts Lew Watts says:

    MOBI Soundings PDF ¸ ↠ opel rallye.de soundings kindle, Soundings PDF/EPUBI 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 fact I found Hari Felt's summary of the major breakthroughs somewhat selective and I wish there had been on the later conseuences of the discovery of plate tectonics many of which were and still are profound These omissions are the price to be paid for balancing science with the life story of Marie Tharp and her relationship with Bruce Heezen who by the way must have been an extremely d


  8. Sarah Sarah says:

    MOBI Soundings PDF ¸ ↠ opel rallye.de soundings kindle, Soundings PDF/EPUBRead this book for book club and really wanted to like it We all thought we were going to like it but no one really did Conversational tone is weird with all the scientific information and the pseudo fiction parts are meh


  9. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    MOBI Soundings PDF ¸ ↠ opel rallye.de soundings kindle, Soundings PDF/EPUBHali Felt did a thorough job of researching a complicated history and scientific processes to reveal the story of Marie Tharp Highly recommend


  10. Jackie Jackie says:

    MOBI Soundings PDF ¸ ↠ opel rallye.de soundings kindle, Soundings PDF/EPUBThe story of a strong woman taking on a man’s world in the ‘50s Oceans geology the art of maps discovery adventure and


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