Thursday, November 17, 2016

Young Cartographer Helped Scientists Understand Continental Drift

An animated video from The Royal Institution explains how cartographer Marie Tharp helped scientists better understand continental drift and plate tectonics, a controversial theory at the time. It took a long time to convince the scientific community that her findings were correct. Eventually, however, she was proved right, and Marie Tharp took her rightful place as one of history’s finest cartographers.


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