[KINDLE] ❂ Soundings By Hali Felt – Realestatelawcenter.us

Soundings 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 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 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.com , 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.

[KINDLE] ❂ Soundings  By Hali Felt – Realestatelawcenter.us
  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • Soundings
  • Hali Felt
  • English
  • 11 April 2017
  • 1250031451

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  1. says:

    Soundings 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 Ca Soundings 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 assi...


  2. says:

    I 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 muchshe could have accomplished withacknowledgement and support of her work from the scientific community before she retired Even thoug I 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 muchshe could have accomplished withacknowledgeme...


  3. says:

    A 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 on.Felt reverses many of her precursors treatment of the particular scientific moment that oceanographic cartographer Marie Tharp was most productive She reinserts Tharp A 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 pop...


  4. says:

    This 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 u This 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 it.This is a very good book It tells in great detail ...


  5. says:

    A 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 wo A 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...


  6. says:

    At 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 m At 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 questions Heezen was given credit for his discoveries, while Tharpe was often completely ignored due to her gender The author, Hali Felt, seems to take some solace in believing that Tharpe found satisfaction in the work and may he...


  7. says:

    Marie Tharp is someone who I knew absolutely nothing about, yet she had a tremendous influence on how we understand our world I learned much from this well written and well researched book, and I m glad I read it There was a little too much artistic license taken by the author in imagining situations and dialogue in Tharp s life I felt that making up details like that actually took me out of the story instead of added to it I did learn, through reading the notes at the end of the book, tha Marie Tharp is someone who I knew absolutely nothing about, yet she had a tremendous influence on how we understand our world I learned much from this well written and well researched book, and I m glad I read it There was a little too much artistic license taken by the aut...


  8. says:

    Hali Felt did a thorough job of researching a complicated history and scientific processes to reveal the story of Marie Tharp Highly recommend.


  9. says:

    Check 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 Tharp.In 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 Check 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 Tharp.In 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, including the records of soundings, a procedure that measures oceanic depth Tharp, brilliant and independent in a society that valued neither quality in its women, came to work at Lamont having already fought a hard battle for an education in the sciences and a career Barred from fieldwork due to her gender and relegated to drafting maps under men...


  10. says:

    I 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 Diet I 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 beenon the later consequences of the discovery of plate tectonics, ma...

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