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by William Lee,Torrance R. Parker

eBook 20,000 Jobs Under the Sea: A History of Diving and Underwater Engineering epub
  • ISBN: 0965782336
  • Author: William Lee,Torrance R. Parker
  • Genre: Science
  • Subcategory: Technology
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Sub-Sea Archives; 1 edition (November 1997)
  • Pages: 354 pages
  • ePUB size: 1105 kb
  • FB2 size 1152 kb
  • Formats rtf doc rtf lrf


20,000 Jobs Under The Sea is an essential book for anyone involved in commercial or professional diving. In fact, it is a good book for anyone involved in or interested in diving of any kind. This excellent book explains diving history and fills in gaps that I have wondered about for many years. Torrance Parker focuses his book on the history of commercial diving in southern California since the late 1800s. However, the book is in fact a profile of how commercial diving helped coastal development everywhere man has moved to establish centers of trade and commerce.

The author of this book, 20,000 Jobs Under the Sea, was a commercial diver for nearly a half century and can tell .

Torrance Parker focuses his book on the history of commercial diving in southern California since the late 1800s.

A profile of how commercial diving helped coastal development everywhere man has moved to establish centers of trade and commerce with a focus on the history of commercial diving in southern California since the late 1800s. ISBN13: 9780965782333. Release Date: November 1997.

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Parker, Torrance R. 20,000 Jobs Under the Sea: A History of Diving and Underwater Engineering. Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA: Sub-Sea Archives, 1997. Piccard, Jacques, and Robert S. Dietz. Seven Miles Down: The Story of the Bathyscaph Trieste. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1961. Bachrach, Arthur J. "The History of the Diving Bell. Historical Diving Times (Spring 1998).

Pioneer of the commercial diving industry; author; founded Parker Diving Service (1947); author of 20,000 Jobs . Pioneer of diving and underwater exploration; cinematographer; scientist; one of the Mousquemers along with Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Philippe Tailliez; Chief Diver

Pioneer of the commercial diving industry; author; founded Parker Diving Service (1947); author of 20,000 Jobs Under the Sea (1985) and 20,000 Divers Under the Sea; member of the Advisory Board of the Historical Diving Society; sponge diver in the Florida Keys during WWII (too young to serve); Army diving instructor during the Korean War; first diver.

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Comments: (7)
Cherry The Countess
During the 2015 Long Beach Scuba Show I had the privilege to be introduced to Torrance Parker, who is probably the most interesting person I have had the pleasure to meet in a long timee. His father and mother raised him in the early days of aviation in this country, "exhibition pilots" before they became know as "barnstormers" and his study is loaded with photos and momentos of very famous aviation people of the era. He literally grew up knowing Wiley Post and other luminaries from his home state of Oklahoma and became a pilot himself. When you personally knew and have letters and photos from the likes of Clyde Cessna (Cessna Aircraft) , Walter and Olive Ann Beech (Beechcraft Corporation) , Bill Lear (Learjet and numerous other non-aviation patents) and others to numerous to name here, that is impressive. Let me rephrase that: I was in awe of his aviation resume, never mind the commercial diving and the famous people he has known there.

His diving expertise is quite well know, but his aviation background itself is worthy of a section in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.

His diving interests grew out of sponge diving in Florida, thus the helmet diving expertise was born. He moved to the West Coast and established what was to become the largest commercial diving operation there, Parker Diving Service. Along the way he trained or met most anyone important in diving, both commercial and military.

This book is a treatise on the history of commercial diving from its infancy to pretty much current day. It is out of print and there are limited copies available, so get them when available. I am in the process of having my copy autographed by Torrance. It was an honor to meet him, and I quickly came to Amazon to locate a copy of his book. Well worth the purchase price.

A great article about Torrance:
http://www.dailybreeze.com/general-news/20131023/torrance-parker-still-diving-at-85-after-a-storied-life-much-of-it-spent-underwater
Alexandra
This book is equally rich in text and photos. It is a concise and detailed accounting of commercial diving in southern California, the west coast, and indirectly to diving in America. The text is well written. The photos are impressive.
Dellevar
Torrance Parker is the most experience commercial diver living! His personal story is one of the most inspirational ever written! Born and raised in Bartelsville, OK, he ran away from home to be a deepsea diver in Tarpon Springs, Florida where he learned hardhat diving from the Greek Sponge divers. Coming to California after WW2 he established Parker Diving, which is now one of the largest commercial diving companies in the world. His story and the history of commercial diving is one of the most interesting ever writen. Diver, Pilot and philanthropist, Torrance Parker is one, if not the most interesting persons alive today!
Risa
Great stories about the business of diving, and filled with outstanding illustrations that complement the text.
Cordaron
Torrance Parker has written a book that is a must for anyone interested in the history of diving heavy gear and the development of the L.A. Harbour. Full of stories and pictures of the commercial divers; their accomplishments, their lives, and in many cases, their deaths.
HyderCraft
Very good historical background knowledge, for all divers, and others working in the maritime industry, from development of early equipment on jobes to the latest equipment found today. Shows the hows and whys of all types of underwater work and support equipment.
Uriel
This is one of the best books I have ever read.
VERY INTERESTING HISTORY OF DIVING, MANY OLD PHOTOS OF HARD HAT DIVING.
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