Tharp is able to go on an Eastward cruise. Describes the ship, conditions on board, and the science performed.
Discusses issues involved with mapping the ocean floors. Describes scientists’ disbelief of the rift valley. Who used the maps.
Family background and early education; effects of World War II; University of Tokyo (1950- 1953); Columbia University (1953-1957); Lamont Doherty E
Early family life and early education in Toronto during the Depression.
Mainly concerns Nix's work at Bell Laboratories. Educational background; recollections of John B.
Childhood in New York City; high quality of public schools during Depression; decision at 13 to become physicist; inspirational high school teacher
Work at the Lamont Geological Observatory (1945-1955), continental shelf, ocean crust, continental drift; UNESCO appointment to install seismograph