The Silent World (National Geographic adventure classics) Hardcover – 1 Jun 2004
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Captain in the French navy, principal developer of the Aqua-Lung (scuba).
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I picked up this book with little expectation, but for anyone interested in diving it's a gem!
Cousteau talks about the early experiments with their aqualung equipment, how they determined how deep they could go, the effects of bends and other depth related issues.
Cousteau is a great story teller and the book reads easily, whilst imparting lots of information about the pioneer days of scuba diving including some hair-raising and some tragic incidents.
If you have any interest in diving at all, get a copy of this book!
Cousteau has a decidedly deadpan approach, some of his tales do come across as humorous (the cocoa bean story) whereas some others are shocking (testing grenades underwater); his tales of his brushes of mortality are particularly hard-hitting (the death of a close colleague on a research expedition is searing in its depiction). He keeps this tone throughout the book.
If I were to recommend this to anyone, I would have to say underwater enthusiasts and Cousteau fans.
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This was a book my husband treasured as a child but 'lost' when his father had a clear out. Happy to have another copy.Published 14 months ago by Clanger
I started reading this on holiday and find it very captivating. Excellent book if your a scuba diver! a good readPublished on 21 Jun. 2013 by R Patel
I had not read this since I was a child when it ewas first published. It brought back many happy memories and persuaded me to take up scuba diving later in my life.Published on 25 Feb. 2013 by Geoff Foster
This book covers the early, pioneering days of scuba diving. All the participants are clearly mad but what a buzz they must have got. Read morePublished on 27 May 2012 by peteb
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