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Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves

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Author: Nestor, JamesEdition: MainBinding: PaperbackNumber Of Pages: 288Release Date: 07-05-2015Details: Product Description From the author of the international Bestseller BreathCovering a diving championship in Greece on a hot and sticky assignment for Outside magazine, James Nestor discovered free diving. He had stumbled on one of the most extreme sports in...

Author: Nestor, James

Edition: Main

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 288

Release Date: 07-05-2015

Details: Product Description From the author of the international Bestseller BreathCovering a diving championship in Greece on a hot and sticky assignment for Outside magazine, James Nestor discovered free diving. He had stumbled on one of the most extreme sports in existence: a quest to extend the frontiers of human experience, in which divers descend without breathing equipment, for hundreds of feet below the water, for minutes after they should have died from lack of oxygen. Sometimes they emerge unconscious, or bleeding from the nose and ears, and sometimes they don't come up at all. The free divers were Nestor's way into an exhilarating and dangerous world of deep-sea pioneers, underwater athletes, scientists, spear fishermen, billionaires and ordinary men and women who are poised on the brink of some amazing discoveries about the ocean. Soon he was visiting the scientists who live 60ft underwater (and are permanently high on nitrous dioxide), swimming with the notorious man-eating sharks of Réunion and descending thousands of feet in a homemade submarine. And on the way down, he learnt about the amazing amphibious reflexes activated in the human body under deep-water conditions, why dolphins were injected with LSD in an attempt to teach them to talk, and why sharks like AC/DC. The sea covers seventy per cent of Earth's surface, and still contains answers to questions about the world we are only beginning to ask: Deep blends science and adventure to uncover its amazing secrets. Review A fascinating, informative, exhilarating book. ― Wall Street Journal Published On: 2014-07-14 Idiosyncratic and Illuminating... Deep demonstrates that a rich, life-filled, mysterious realm of vast possibility is contained in that blackness. It will certainly enrich the thinking of anyone planning to spend time at the beach. -- Horatio Clare ― The Independent Deep is a heartfelt, eccentric and pleasantly eccentric guide to the planet's most mysterious region. It should encourage plenty of readers to take the plunge. ― Sunday Business Post Engaging and eye-popping. ― Esquire Book Description Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea meets Born to Run and the cutting edge of popular science. About the Author James Nestor is an author and journalist who has written for Outside Magazine, Men's Journal, Scientific American, National Public Radio, The New York Times, Dwell Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, and more. His book, DEEP: Freediving, renegade science, and what the ocean tells us about ourselves was released in the United States and UK in June 2014.DEEP was a BBC Book of the Week, a PEN American Center Best Sports Book of the Year, an Amazon Best Science Book of 2014, BuzzFeed 19 Best Nonfiction Books of 2014, ArtForum Top 10 Book of 2014, New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice, Scientific American Recommended Read, Christian Science Monitor Editor's Pick, and more.An inveterate adventurer, Nestor led a surfing expedition to Norway and Russia for Outside Magazine in 2009, in which he and his team became the first to ride the breaks of the Arctic Circle. More at http://mrjamesnestor.com.

Package Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.0 x 0.7 inches

Languages: English

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