Soundings: The Story of the Remarkable Woman Who Mapped the Ocean Floor
Publish date: July 17th 2012
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Five stars for the subject matter - the story of Marie Tharpe needs to be told, and besides I've always loved the ocean floor and plate tectonics. Three stars for the somewhat unusual biographical format, which features the author as much as the subject. Would have preferred a straight up biography ...
Interesting story, but the author chose to present masses of data and detail at the expense of keeping my interest. DNF, not because I wanted to not finish, but rather because the fiction I was reading was so much more gripping
I really liked this book. Besides shedding light on an overlooked woman scientist and the ocean and its floor, the style of the book really drew me in. The author is candid about what is unknown about Marie Tharp and the ocean floor. She writes in a wonderfully engaging way (although I can imagine t...
*Check out http://www.infinitereads.com 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 Thar...
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