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Ocean speaks : Marie Tharp and the map that moved the Earth / words by Jess Keating ; pictures by Katie Hickey.

Keating, Jess. (Author). Hickey, Katie. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780735265080 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: [Toronto] : Tundra, 2020

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"From a young age, Marie Tharp loved watching the world. She loved solving problems. And she loved pushing the limits of what girls and women were expected to do and be. In the mid-twentieth century, women were not welcome in the sciences, but Marie was tenacious. She got a job in a laboratory at Cambridge University, New York. But then she faced another barrior: women were not allowed on the research ships (they were considered bad luck on boats). So instead, Marie stayed back and dove deep into the data her colleagues recorded. She mapped point after point and slowly revealed a deep rift valley in the ocean floor. At first the scientific community refused to believe her, but her evidence was irrefutable. She proved to the world that her research was correct. The mid-ocean ridge that Marie discovered is the single largest geographic feature on the planet, and she mapped it all from her small, cramped office."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Tharp, Marie > Juvenile literature.
Cartographers > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Women cartographers > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Geomorphologists > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Biographies.
Picture books.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Victoria J 526.092 Tharp-K 38080500288194 Juvenile Available -

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