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by Robert F. Burgess

eBook The Cave Divers epub
  • ISBN: 1881652114
  • Author: Robert F. Burgess
  • Genre: Sports
  • Subcategory: Water Sports
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Aqua Quest Publications (June 29, 1999)
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • ePUB size: 1791 kb
  • FB2 size 1794 kb
  • Formats azw mobi docx doc


All chapters have been revised and 9 new chapters have been added as well as 51 color photographs.

All chapters have been revised and 9 new chapters have been added as well as 51 color photographs.

Cave divers are the elite, and this is their story-a story of pushing the limits of technology and human endurance. I wish Mr. Burgess would update this book with current cave diving records and achiement stories or even a sequel. Hardcover: 239 pages. Publisher: Dodd, Mead (1976).

The Cave Divers book. This book is full of cave diving/dying stories that probably have been told and retold at many of cave diver memorial services. Yes, I said, Memorial Service, because a funeral requires a body, and cave divers bodies are seldom recovered.

6 quotes from The Cave Divers: ‘All the rules had to be invented from the beginning. And we have to save enough air to get out. ― Robert F. Burgess, THE CAVE DIVERS. For example, since there was no such thing as a means to control your buoyancy, the earliest buoyancy compensators were plastic milk jugs. To keep themselves out of the silt that obscured visibility, cave divers took the regulators out of their mouths, shot air into the jugs, and clung to them or clipped them off on their belts to give themselves more buoyancy. After that they started using jerry cans.

Robert Forrest Burgess (born November 30, 1927) is an American author of non-fiction adventure books, as well as sport fishing and scuba diving magazine articles. His photographs illustrate his material. He built his first diving gear out of a World War II gas mask, 50 feet of air hose, and an air compressor to explore a Michigan shipwreck in 1944.

The Cave Divers traces the history of Cave Diving from the earliest beginnings - where explorers .

The Cave Divers traces the history of Cave Diving from the earliest beginnings - where explorers held their breath and plunged into freezing waters deep inside hitherto unexplored cave systems, through the era of tremendous discovery made possible by Scuba Diving equipment and right up to the advent of modern Rebreather systems.

Burgess equates the psychology of the experienced, trained cave diver with that of the good mountain climber; he calls it ""the Christopher Columbus . By. Get weekly book recommendations

Burgess equates the psychology of the experienced, trained cave diver with that of the good mountain climber; he calls it ""the Christopher Columbus syndrome. of being the first to soar through subterranean Grand Canyons. No matter how highly trained, though, you bet your life on each journey down in a hot/cold sweat.

Cave divers are the elite, and this is their story―a story of pushing the limits of technology and human endurance.
Comments: (7)
Qus
As a wannabe spelunker, it is fascinating to catch a glimpse into a world that in all likelihood, I will never experience first hand. I love the detail that goes into the book, it is just technical enough that I can understand it, without being way over my head!
And having read several other books on cave explorations, it is fascinating to hear the stories from a different viewpoint.
deadly claw
Amazon advertised the 1999 publication of this book, but the seller sent me the 1976 edition of this book. Apparently this is Amazon's fault, th book seller contacted me and even gave me a refund which I didn't want, but they did it anyway. I feel like Amazon should send them the money, it was only $10 altogether.....
I'd still like to purchase the 1999 edition of this book but now don't know how to do it as the cover shown by the book sellers is just a generic cover and does not match the book cover advertised by Amazon. So if I actually order it again, I might wind up with the same 1976 edition for the third time.....
How to solve this problem I don't know, only Amazon could do that.
Thank you,
Sincerely,
Mike Juren
Niwield
Good eye opening account, of the stuff, both mental and physical and, what takes, to want to get out, and experiencing both the terror, joy and fascinating feelings,of discovering and seeing places, most Will never see.
Kulafyn
Nice book with a beautiful cover . Well written and good quality. The cover of this book has a photo quality and the binding is solid. Easy to read and hold open.
Jare
Nicely written account of a fascinating form of exploration requiring personal qualities as diverse as a well-developed scientific curiosity, bravery, and a sense of high romance. This is real adventure at its best.
Foxanayn
I'm not a cave diver but I still thought this was a great read. The chapter on photography was painful, but I still give it 5-stars for the overall book. I wish Mr. Burgess would update this book with current cave diving records and achiement stories or even a sequel.
Shaktiktilar
The content was good. The editing needed improvement. As a diver it was very interesting but did not make me want to become a cave diver.
Very interresting though rather technical in spots.. A fascinating sport but not for the faint hearted!WOW
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