Adventures in a Liquid World
By (author) Tim Ecott
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Neutral Buoyancy by Tim Ecott
Book DescriptionIn Neutral Buoyancy, journalist and diver Tim Ecott takes you on a guided tour of the history of undersea exploration and the emergence of diving culture. He tells the extraordinary story of man's attempts to breathe underwater, from the sponge divers described by Aristotle, to the development of sixteenth-century diving bells, to the invention of modern scuba equipment. Along the way, Ecott intersperses the story with his own thrilling adventures, from the waters of the South Pacific to the remote islands of the Seychelles, from explorations in the clear, flowing tides of Sardinia to a near-death experience in the cold gray depths of the English Channel. Filled with engaging stories of humanity's conquest of the undersea world -- and heart-pounding action that will leave you breathless -- Neutral Buoyancy is a compelling blend of history and adventure, an exciting overview of the world of undersea diving. "As elemental, entertaining, and stimulating as the environment it traces." -- Kirkus Reviews "Engaging ... Neutral Buoyancy will certainly become cult reading for divers." -- Alexander Urquhart, The Times Literary Supplement "Ecott's encyclopedic recounting of diving history ... should be awarded a place on any diver's reference shelf." -- Paul McHugh, San Francisco Chronicle
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780802139078
(211mm x 142mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Grove Press
Publish Date: 6-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Historical diving bells, Greek sponge divers, world war two frogmen and record-setting breath hold divers compete for space with sharks, turtles, dolphins and sea slugs. From Ireland to Florida, Papua New Guinea to Vienna and the Bahamas to Seychelles, this title provides a view from a glass bottomed boat - on an unfamiliar destination.
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