This book introduces us to the brilliant scientist Marie Tharp. Follow Marie as she grows from a young girl helping her father make maps for farmers to a world famous scientist, the first person to ever draw a map of the ocean floor. After reading this book you’ll want to go find an image of her incredible map that shows the amazing mountains and canyons hidden under our oceans.
Marie Tharp loved maps, even as a child. She sometimes felt maps spoke to her, encouraging her to be adventurous and make new discoveries. As an adult, Marie painstakingly created maps of the seafloor throughout the world. Furthermore, her maps & research were pivotal in proving the theory of continental drift.
Told in first-person, this book sheds light on a pioneer in a field of science that is not studied very often. It is also a testament to the power of a childhood passion blossoming into a fulfilling career. Ages 7 - 10
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