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Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves by [Nestor, James]
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A fascinating, informative, exhilarating book. * Wall Street Journal * 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 *

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Covering 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 R�union 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.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2802 KB
  • Print Length: 285 pages
  • Publisher: Profile Books; Main edition (26 June 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IJKJTWI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #36,186 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Phil Barone
5.0 out of 5 starsA must read for interested in Freediving or learning about the Ocean
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J. Welch
5.0 out of 5 starsI'm returning to my love of the ocean sciences
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5.0 out of 5 starsFascinating book, fascinating ideas, be careful and skeptical but for the right reasons
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5.0 out of 5 starsFantastic, brilliant accomplishment
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4.0 out of 5 starsCompelling, But Anvilicious at Times
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