Soundings: The Story of the Remarkable Woman Who Mapped the Ocean Floor by Hali Felt

SoundsingsThis is a well-written and fascinating biography of Marie Tharp, the cartographer who painstakingly mapped the ocean floor from “soundings” and thus discovered the Mid-Atlantic (and subsequent undersea) rifts. This was seminal work, underpinning the theory of plate tectonics.

Reviewed by Vicki

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