How the Continents Move

How the Continents Move

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The second book in the Marvelous but True non-fiction series for children by Jan Leyssens and Joachim Sneyers

A good introduction to the accomplishments of Marie Tharp for young readers. The information given hits the highlights of her mapping and discovery of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and will lead those interested in geology and cartography to search for further reading. The illustrations are bright and engaging, and complement the text well. - April Gray

In the early part of the twentieth century, the researcher Marie Tharp worked on a detailed map of the bottom of the ocean. And then she made a discovery--a chasm down the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Could this discovery help prove the age-old theory that the continents on Earth move?

The second book in a series about scientific wonder, now focusing on oceanographic cartographer Marie Tharp Dreaming, daring, thinking, and doing. For researchers ages 6 and up.

  • Guided Reading Level P

    Author: Jan Leyssens
    Publisher: Clavis
    Published: 10/13/2020
    Pages: 32
    Binding Type: Hardcover
    Weight: 0.80lbs
    Size: 11.50h x 8.40w x 0.40d
    ISBN: 9781605375809
    Audience: Ages 9-12

    Review Citation(s):
    Kirkus Reviews 09/15/2020

    About the Author
    Jan Leyssens (°1987) is a designer, dreamer and the father of two children whom he constantly bothers with - according to himself - interesting facts (and fabrications) about the world, the universe, and the human being as one of the most fascinating animals on our planet.
    When in September 2017 TEDxAntwerp asked him on stage, he chose not to talk about his profession as a designer and entrepreneur. Instead, he talked about the stories he tells his kids, not about knowing stuff, but about the drive to discover and learn new things. The reactions on the talk were so positive, he decided to write down the stories. Stories inspired by the curious way kids look at the world, and the part before knowledge becomes knowledge.