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The Resource Deep : freediving, renegade science, and what the ocean tells us about ourselves, James Nestor

Deep : freediving, renegade science, and what the ocean tells us about ourselves, James Nestor

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Deep : freediving, renegade science, and what the ocean tells us about ourselves
Title
Deep
Title remainder
freediving, renegade science, and what the ocean tells us about ourselves
Statement of responsibility
James Nestor
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"While on assignment in Greece, journalist James Nestor witnessed something that confounded him: a man diving 300 feet below the ocean's surface on a single breath of air and returning four minutes later, unharmed and smiling. This man was a freediver, and his amphibious abilities inspired Nestor to seek out the secrets of this little-known discipline. In Deep, Nestor embeds with a gang of extreme athletes and renegade researchers who are transforming not only our knowledge of the planet and its creatures, but also our understanding of the human body and mind. Along the way, he takes us from the surface to the Atlantic's greatest depths, some 28,000 feet below sea level. He finds whales that communicate with other whales hundreds of miles away, sharks that swim in unerringly straight lines through pitch-black waters, and seals who dive to depths below 2,400 feet for up to eighty minutes--deeper and longer than scientists ever thought possible. As strange as these phenomena are, they are reflections of our own species' remarkable, and often hidden, potential--including echolocation, directional sense, and the profound physiological changes we undergo when underwater. Most illuminating of all, Nestor unlocks his own freediving skills as he communes with the pioneers who are expanding our definition of what is possible in the natural world, and in ourselves"--
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Nestor, James
Dewey number
797.2/3
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV838.672
LC item number
.N47 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Deep diving
  • Underwater physiology
  • Marine biology
  • Oceanography
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Deep : freediving, renegade science, and what the ocean tells us about ourselves, James Nestor
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Content category
text
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rdacontent
Control code
2014002593
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780547985527
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014002593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Deep : freediving, renegade science, and what the ocean tells us about ourselves, James Nestor
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2014002593
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780547985527
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014002593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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