Thursday, October 25, 2012

“Underwater Histories” - The Ocean Floor

Hali Felt and Walter Smith
“Underwater Histories”
When: Friday, Nov. 2 at 4pm
Where: Anne Arundel 0103  

Come join us for an interdisciplinary conversation between Hali Felt and Walter Smith as they explore the underwater histories of the ocean floor!

Hali Felt’s first book, titled Soundings: The Story of the Remarkable Woman Who Mapped the Ocean Floor is an unconventional biography of Marie Tharp. Felt received her MFA in nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa and has completed residencies at the MacDowell Colony, the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, and Portland Writers in the Schools.

Walter H.F. Smith is a Geophysicist in NOAA's Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry. Dr. Smith has crossed the Pacific Ocean four times on oceanographic vessels, twice serving as Co-Chief Scientist. He is the co-founder of the Generic Mapping Tools freeware and was the Principal Investigator on "ABYSS", a four agency, twelve university proposal for a new NASA mission to map the oceans.

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