"[A]n eloquent testament both to Tharp’s importance and to Felt’s powers of imagination." --NYTs Book Review
Floating Ideas: ‘Soundings,’ About Marie Tharp, by Hali Felt
By MICHAEL WASHBURN Published: January 25, 2013
"The only thing mid-20th-century scientists disliked more than being wrong was being told they were wrong by a woman. Marie Tharp, barely acknowledged in her life and nearly forgotten since her death in 2006, frustrated her male colleagues on both fronts. Working at a time when female scientists set off reflex skepticism, Tharp drafted the first comprehensive map of the ocean floor, which led to the acceptance of the once-mocked, now fundamental theory of continental drift. Not bad for someone whose discoveries were initially dismissed as “girl talk.”
Hali Felt’s vividly written biography-with-creative-indulgences...