The History of Underwater Exploration

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Courier Dover Publications, 1990 - Science - 198 pages
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This book presents the noted marine archaeologist and treasure-hunting diverís history of diving, from the free divers of the ancient world to those using sophisticated research equipment today. Subjects such as underwater archaeology, sunken treasure, oceanography and skin diving are explored along with the evolution of SCUBA equipment, submarine warfare, deep-sea research capsules and underwater habitats. Includes 46 photographs.
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
FREE DIVERS IN THE OLD WORLD
7
FREE DIVERS IN THE NEW WORLD
17
DIVING BELLS
30
DIVING MACHINES
40
DIVING WITH A HELMET
51
MAN GOES DEEPER
67
ARMORED DIVING SUITS
78
SUBMARINES
114
SKIN DIVING
125
UNDERWATER ARCHEOLOGY
139
SUNKEN TREASURE
148
OCEANOGRAPHY
162
UNDERWATER HABITATS
176
SUGGESTED READING
191
INDEX
193

SCUBAS
86
DIVERS IN WARFARE
97

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