Family background and early education; military service (1941-1945); Moscow University (1940-1941, 1946-1949); Moscow University graduate school (1
Discusses the move from Schermerhorn Hall at Columbia University to the Lamont Estate in Palisades, New York.
Explains why she and Bruce Heezen regarded seismologists as latecomers in turning their attention to continental drift.
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
Topics discussed include: research with x-rays and the moon; American Science and Engineering, Inc. (A.S.
Work at the Lamont Geological Observatory (1945-1955), continental shelf, ocean crust, continental drift; UNESCO appointment to install seismograph