MARIE'S OCEAN  Marie Tharp Maps the Mountains Under the Sea  by Josie James

I am honored to announce that my latest picture book entitled: MARIE'S OCEAN Marie Tharp Maps the Mountains Under the Sea will be published by Henry Holt and Company/Christy Ottaviano Books in the fall of 2020.  I'll be using the pen name Josie James in honor of my parents Josephine and James Adinolfi. 

 

Tharp's life story is fascinating.  She was the first person to map the ocean floor and discovered the largest geological feature on earth; a rift valley which encircles the entire globe. Her astounding discovery supported the theory of continental drift which led to the unifying theory of plate tectonics. It was not an easy road, and Marie struggled to receive the credit she deserved for her discovery. From Marie Tharp's earliest childhood dreams all the way to her defining achievement, this is the story of one of earth science's greatest hidden figures.

 

More details to come!

Marie Tharp's Physiographic Diagram of the Western Pacific
Marie Tharp's Physiographic Diagram of the Western Pacific