New Paper Doll! Marie Tharp, the Backbone of Oceanographic Cartography

Marie Tharp’s rigor and care in mapping the ocean floor revealed the Mid-Atlantic Rift for the first time, and provided thereby the mechanism for the continental drift model of geological change.  Her maps of the topography of the world’s ocean floors revealed a dramatic new world which caught the imagination of a new generation of oceanographers and oceanographic cartographers. You can read her full story (part of MAL’s Women in Science series) here.
Marie Tharp paper doll
Marie Tharp, by Dale DeBakcsy. Click to embiggen!


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