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The Resource In oceans deep : courage, innovation, and adventure beneath the waves, Bill Streever

In oceans deep : courage, innovation, and adventure beneath the waves, Bill Streever

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In oceans deep : courage, innovation, and adventure beneath the waves
Title
In oceans deep
Title remainder
courage, innovation, and adventure beneath the waves
Statement of responsibility
Bill Streever
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the spirit of Bill Bryson and Ian Frazier comes this fascinating examination of our past, present, and future beneath the waves. In an age of unprecedented exploration and innovation, our oceans remain largely unknown, and endlessly fascinating: full of mystery, danger, beauty, and inspiration. Bill Streever--a longtime deep-sea diver himself--has masterfully woven together the science and history of Earth's last remaining frontier: the sea. In Oceans Deep celebrates the daring pioneers who tested the limits of what the human body can endure under water: free divers able to reach 300 feet on a single breath; engineers and scientists who uncovered the secrets of decompression; teenagers who built their own diving gear from discarded boilers and garden hoses in the 1930s; saturation divers who lived under water for weeks at a time in the 1960s; and the trailblazing men who voluntarily breathed experimental gases at pressures sufficient to trigger insanity. Tracing both the little-known history and exciting future of how we travel and study the depths, Streever's captivating journey includes seventeenth-century leather-hulled submarines, their nuclear-powered descendants, a workshop where luxury submersibles are built for billionaire clients, and robots capable of roving unsupervised between continents, revolutionizing access to the ocean. In this far-flung trip to the wild, night-dark place of shipwrecks, trapped submariners, oil wells, innovative technologies, and people willing to risk their lives while challenging the deep, we discover all the adventures our seas have to offer-and why they are in such dire need of conservation."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Streever, Bill
Dewey number
551.46
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • GC21
  • GC21
LC item number
  • .S826 2019
  • .S77 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oceanography
  • Underwater physiology
  • Deep diving
  • Underwater exploration
  • Submarines (Ships)
  • Submersibles
  • SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Oceanography
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Swimming & Diving
Label
In oceans deep : courage, innovation, and adventure beneath the waves, Bill Streever
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Descent -- On a breath -- Under pressure -- Saturated -- Submerged -- The robots -- An ocean in need
Control code
on1065372232
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 303 pages
Isbn
9780316551311
Lccn
2018965114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1065372232
Label
In oceans deep : courage, innovation, and adventure beneath the waves, Bill Streever
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Descent -- On a breath -- Under pressure -- Saturated -- Submerged -- The robots -- An ocean in need
Control code
on1065372232
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 303 pages
Isbn
9780316551311
Lccn
2018965114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1065372232

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