• Biography & Autobiography

Soundings

The Story of the Remarkable Woman Who Mapped the Ocean Floor
Author: Hali Felt
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1466847468
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
View: 814
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.

    • Fiction

Sounding


Author: Hank Searls
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497634865
Category: Fiction
Page: 236
View: 5635
A New York Times–bestselling author’s intricately conceived, “remarkably eloquent” response to Moby-Dick: a story of harmony between man and whale (The Washington Post). This unique adventure tale follows two characters: one a sonar officer aboard a sinking Russian nuclear submarine; the other a massive, aging sperm whale swimming nearby. As the young man spends what may be his last days with the ship’s lovely surgeon, he listens to the plaintive calls of the whales sounding—calls of compassion, fear, and anger at humankind’s attacks on his species. Little does he realize these fellow creatures may also provide his only hope of survival. Giving voice to these magnificent mammals, Hank Searls—who in addition to his work as a writer has also been a yachtsman, underwater photographer, and Navy flyer—taps into our ancient connection to the natural world in a fascinating, suspenseful, and provocative drama.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Soundings, see ISBN 978-1-4668-4746-0

The Story of the Remarkable Woman Who Mapped the Ocean Floor
Author: Hali Felt
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429946768
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
View: 3188
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.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Juice


Author: Eric Walters
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 1551433516
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 101
View: 3783
Will steroids tear the team apart?

    • Architecture

Soundings

A Work
Author: John Hejduk
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: 399
View: 3320

    • Young Adult Fiction

Night Terrors


Author: Sean Rodman
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 1459804228
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 128
View: 9303
Ever since he watched his little brother drown last summer, Dylan has felt like he's losing it. He can't shake the nightmares that plague him, dreams from which he wakes up screaming every night. Dylan takes a summer job at a remote wilderness hotel, hoping to leave his problems behind. But when he volunteers to help close up the resort for the winter, things only get worse. Edward, the hotel manager, seems to be out to get him. A freak snowstorm blocks the road to the resort, leaving them trapped for days. And Dylan keeps seeing a ghost that might be trying to send him a message, or maybe Dylan really is going crazy this time.

    • Young Adult Fiction

Grind


Author: Eric Walters
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 1554696313
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 128
View: 8773
Phillip lives for skateboarding. School is merely the break between trying to land a difficult jump and outrunning the security guards. When he and his best friend Wally meet a professional skateboarder who videotapes himself for his website, Phillip thinks they can do it too, and make money at the same time. When they start getting hits on their website, and making money, they start to feel the pressure to do increasingly dangerous stunts.

    • Religion

Redeeming Beauty

Soundings in Sacral Aesthetics
Author: Aidan Nichols
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754660019
Category: Religion
Page: 153
View: 9891
Redeeming Beauty explores the richness of orthodox Christian tradition, both Western and Eastern, in matters of 'sacral aesthetics' - a term used to denote the foundations, production and experience of religiously relevant beauty.Aidan Nichols investigates five principal themes: the foundation of beauty in the natural order through divine creative action; explicitly 'evangelical' beauty as a quality of biblical revelation and notably at its climax in Christ; the legitimacy of making and venerating artworks; qualities of the self in relation to objective presentation of the religiously beautiful; and the difficulties of practising a sacral aesthetic, whether as producer or consumer, in an epoch when the visual arts themselves have left behind not only Church but for the greater part the public as well. The thought of theologians such as Augustine, Aquinas, Balthasar, Ratzinger, Bulgakov, Maritain and others is explored.

    • History

Soundings in Atlantic History


Author: Bernard Bailyn
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674032764
Category: History
Page: 622
View: 4286
Drawn together in a comprehensive Introduction by Bernard Bailyn, these innovative essays include analyses of the climate and ecology that underlay the slave trade, pan-Atlantic networks of religion and commerce, as well as the inter-ethnic collaboration in the development of tropical medicine, science as a product of imperial relations, and the awareness of the Atlantic world in the mind of David Hume.

    • Instrumental music

Soundings


Author: John Bischoff,Peter Garland
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Instrumental music
Page: N.A
View: 9024
Contains contemporary music, reproduced from holographs, and some articles.

    • Science

Electromagnetic Sounding of the Earth's Interior


Author: Viacheslav V. Spichak
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444635572
Category: Science
Page: 482
View: 5672
Electromagnetic Sounding of the Earth's Interior 2nd edition provides a comprehensive up-to-date collection of contributions, covering methodological, computational and practical aspects of Electromagnetic sounding of the Earth by different techniques at global, regional and local scales. Moreover, it contains new developments such as the concept of self-consistent tasks of geophysics and , 3-D interpretation of the TEM sounding which, so far, have not all been covered by one book. Electromagnetic Sounding of the Earth's Interior 2nd edition consists of three parts: I- EM sounding methods, II- Forward modelling and inversion techniques, and III - Data processing, analysis, modelling and interpretation. The new edition includes brand new chapters on Pulse and frequency electromagnetic sounding for hydrocarbon offshore exploration. Additionally all other chapters have been extensively updated to include new developments. Presents recently developed methodological findings of the earth’s study, including seismoelectrical and renewed magnetovariational approaches Provides methodological guidelines for Electromagnetic data interpretation in various geological environments Contains a balanced set of lectures covering all aspects of Electromagnetic sounding at global, regional and local levels along with case studies, highlighting the practical importance of electromagnetic data Updates current findings in the field, in particular MT, magnetovariational and seismo-electrical methods and the practice of 3D interpretations


    • World politics

Soundings


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: World politics
Page: N.A
View: 6645

    • Music

The Matter of Voice

Sensual Soundings
Author: Karmen MacKendrick
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0823270025
Category: Music
Page: N.A
View: 6682
Philosophers for millennia have tried to silence the physical musicality of voice in favor of the purity of ideas without matter, souls without bodies. Nevertheless, voices resonate among bodies, among texts, and across denotation and sound; they are singular, as unique as fingerprints, but irreducibly collective too. They are material, somatic, and musical. But voices are also meaningful--they give body to concepts that cannot exist in abstractions, essential to sense yet in excess of it. They can be neither reduced to neurology nor silenced in abstraction. They complicate the logos of the beginning and emphasize the enfleshing of all words. Through explorations of theology and philosophy, pedagogy, translation, and semiotics, all interwoven with song, The Matter of Voice works toward reintegrating our thinking about both speaking and authorial voice as fleshy combinings of meaning and music.

    • Poetry

Soundings

Leaving Certificate Poetry Interim Anthology
Author: Augustine Martin
Publisher: Gill & Macmillan
ISBN: 9780717148417
Category: Poetry
Page: 280
View: 5238
Soundings was first published in 1969. It was intended as an 'interim' anthology of poetry for the Leaving Certificate until such time as a more permanent volume could be devised. Twenty six years later it was replaced. In the meantime it had passed through the hands of hundreds of thousands of students in Ireland. Soundings might have been replaced but it was never fully forgotten. Old copies ended up with an individual personality honed out of manual annotations and thoughts, not all of them provided by the teacher. Scrawls in biro or pencil testified to the thoughts and daydreams many users. A surprising number of copies ended up in attics only to be rediscovered with delight many years later and to be given treasured status in new homes. One former student recalled how Soundings was the first school book to treat her as an adult. It made no concessions to the 'teenager'. It didn't patronise. Its imagery was entirely in the poetry. The typography was appalling but the cover design still resonates. A decade after its demise, second hand copies of Soundings were fetching surprising prices. It was widely discussed in chat-rooms on the web. There were increasing demands for a reprint. So here is Soundings, in its original form just as you remember it. The same stony grey soil of Patrick Kavanagh's Monaghan; T.S.Eliot's same women who come and go talking of Michaelangelo. Please enjoy once more!

    • Young Adult Fiction

Back


Author: Norah McClintock
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 1554695716
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 112
View: 4131
Jojo’s back, released from jail, and people are tense and afraid all over again. They wonder if they’ll be walking down the street one day and they’ll run into Jojo and Jojo will give them attitude or shove them around, just for fun. Those people just wish Jojo would go away and never come back. Then there are the people who wish something bad would happen to Jojo. Something really bad. Ardell Withrow is one of those people.

    • Young Adult Fiction

Shallow Grave


Author: Alex Van Tol
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 1459802055
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 136
View: 7920
When they're hauled into the office in the wake of a stupid prank, schoolmates Elliot and Shannon have no idea that hiding the principal's Smart Car in the woods was the least of their problems. As part of their punishment, the pair is tasked to clean up the school boathouse – the same one that's been shuttered for close to twenty years. Should be an easy enough task, they figure: chuck all the broken stuff, organize whatever still works and get the weekend underway. But when Shannon talks Elliot into making a Ouija board, things take a turn for the horrifying. When the pair accidentally unleashes a dark force, they find themselves caught up in a mystery that must be solved if they are to have any hope of escape.

    • Young Adult Fiction

Up North


Author: Jeff Ross
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 1459814584
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 144
View: 5614
Rob Maclean and his mom have moved to a small community in northern Ontario in order to be closer to Rob's imprisoned brother, Adam. One night after a rowdy party, Rob and some friends end up in a van speeding through a First Nations reserve. The driver of the van has a deep hatred for Indigenous people, and he lobs rotten fruit at a group of young men gathered in front of a community center. The young men chase them down, and Rob's friend Alan is injured and ends up in a coma. Now the police are pressuring Rob to identify their prime suspect. This is the second story featuring Rob and Adam Maclean after Coming Clean.

    • History

Soundings in Critical Theory


Author: Dominick LaCapra
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501705180
Category: History
Page: 213
View: 9177
"Dominick LaCapra is unequalled in his ability to bring theoretical concerns that are associated with literary theory to the attention of historians. He is responsible for enlivening the discipline of history and compelling historians to rethink their foundational assumptions, which normally go unquestioned."—Mark Poster, University of California, Irvine

    • Juvenile Fiction

Fastback Beach


Author: Shirlee Smith Matheson
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 1551432676
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 97
View: 8645
When Miles is put on probation for stealing a car, he tries to make a fresh start, but soon finds that his old friendships come back to haunt him with disturbing results.