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Solving The Puzzle Under The Sea

Author: Robert Burleigh
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481416006
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"This illustrated biography shares the story of female scientist, Marie Tharp, a pioneering woman scientist and the first person to ever successfully map the ocean floor"--

Solving The Puzzle Under The Sea

Author: Robert Burleigh
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481416014
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Filled with gorgeous illustrations by acclaimed artist Raúl Colón, this illustrated biography shares the story of female scientist, Marie Tharp, a pioneering woman scientist and the first person to ever successfully map the ocean floor. Marie Tharp was always fascinated by the ocean. Taught to think big by her father who was a mapmaker, Marie wanted to do something no one had ever done before: map the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Was it even possible? Not sure if she would succeed, Marie decided to give it a try. Throughout history, others had tried and failed to measure the depths of the oceans. Sailors lowered weighted ropes to take measurements. Even today, scientists are trying to measure the depth by using echo sounder machines to track how long it would take a sound wave sent from a ship to the sea floor to come back. But for Marie, it was like piecing together an immense jigsaw puzzle. Despite past failures and challenges—sometimes Marie would be turned away from a ship because having a woman on board was “bad luck”—Marie was determined to succeed. And she did, becoming the first person to chart the ocean floor, helping us better understand the planet we call home. Award-winning author Robert Burleigh tells her story of imagination and perseverance. Beautifully illustrated by Raúl Colón, Look Up! is a book that will inspire readers to follow their dreams.

Soundings

Author: Hali Felt
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1466847468
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Her maps of the ocean floor have been called "one of the most remarkable achievements in modern cartography", yet no one knows her name. Soundings is the story of the enigmatic, unknown woman behind one of the greatest achievements of the 20th century. Before Marie Tharp, geologist and gifted draftsperson, the whole world, including most of the scientific community, thought the ocean floor was a vast expanse of nothingness. In 1948, at age 28, Marie walked into the newly formed geophysical lab at Columbia University and practically demanded a job. The scientists at the lab were all male; the women who worked there were relegated to secretary or assistant. Through sheer willpower and obstinacy, Marie was given the job of interpreting the soundings (records of sonar pings measuring the ocean's depths) brought back from the ocean-going expeditions of her male colleagues. The marriage of artistry and science behind her analysis of this dry data gave birth to a major work: the first comprehensive map of the ocean floor, which laid the groundwork for proving the then-controversial theory of continental drift. When combined, Marie's scientific knowledge, her eye for detail and her skill as an artist revealed not a vast empty plane, but an entire world of mountains and volcanoes, ridges and rifts, and a gateway to the past that allowed scientists the means to imagine how the continents and the oceans had been created over time. Just as Marie dedicated more than twenty years of her professional life to what became the Lamont Geological Observatory, engaged in the task of mapping every ocean on Earth, she dedicated her personal life to her great friendship with her co-worker, Bruce Heezen. Partners in work and in many ways, partners in life, Marie and Bruce were devoted to one another as they rose to greater and greater prominence in the scientific community, only to be envied and finally dismissed by their beloved institute. They went on together, refining and perfecting their work and contributing not only to humanity's vision of the ocean floor, but to the way subsequent generations would view the Earth as a whole. With an imagination as intuitive as Marie's, brilliant young writer Hali Felt brings to vivid life the story of the pioneering scientist whose work became the basis for the work of others scientists for generations to come.

Look Up

Author: Robert Burleigh
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442481102
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Henrietta Levitt was the first person to discover the scientific importance of a star’s brightness—so why has no one heard of her? Learn all about a female pioneer of astronomy in this picture book biography with audio. Henrietta Swan Leavitt was born on July 4, 1868, and she changed the course of astronomy when she was just twenty-five years old. Henrietta spent years measuring star positions and sizes from photographs taken by the telescope at the Harvard College Observatory, where she worked. After Henrietta observed that certain stars had a fixed pattern to their changes, her discovery made it possible for astronomers to measure greater and greater distances—leading to our present understanding of the vast size of the universe. An astronomer of her time called Henrietta Leavitt “one of the most important women ever to touch astronomy,” and another close associate said she had the “best mind at the Harvard Observatory.” Henrietta Leaveitt's story will inspire young women and aspiring scientists of all kinds and includes additional information about the solar system and astronomy. This eBook edition also includes audio accompaniment.

Monster Science

Author: Helaine Becker
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
ISBN: 1771387467
Size: 36.29 MB
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Are monsters really out there in the big, wide world? Frankenstein, vampires, bigfoot, zombies, werewolves, sea monsters ‹ they�re not real, right? But what if they were? How would science explain their existence? In this totally original book, these mythical creatures are put under the microscope, one by one, and the scientific principles that prove or disprove their plausibility are explained. How does electricity work, and can it ever wake the dead? What�s in our blood, and do real-life bloodsuckers exist? Find out what�s true ‹ and what�s just legend! With frightful fun and just enough ick, the scariest monsters on earth will engage kids so thoroughly in the world of science, they�re sure to be screaming for more!

Building Dikes And Levees

Author: Rebecca Stefoff
Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1502606100
Size: 32.16 MB
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Dikes and levees help protect people from rising floodwaters and hurricanes. Discover the engineering behind dikes and levees.

Rocket How A Toy Launched The Space Age

Author: Richard Maurer
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780517596296
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Photographs and diagrams enhance an account of the development of the rocket from nineteenth-century dream and speculation to the giant towers of power that today launch astronauts and satellites into space.

Who Said That

Author: Robert Burleigh
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805043945
Size: 32.52 MB
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A collection of quotations along with the story behind the words and the people who voiced them.

Where Is My Continent

Author: Robin Nelson
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 9780822501930
Size: 16.91 MB
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Simple text and photographs introduce the Earth's seven continents and their citizens.

Ada Lovelace Poet Of Science

Author: Diane Stanley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481452495
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"A fascinating look at Ada Lovelace, the pioneering computer programmer and the daughter of the poet Lord Byron." --