Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves

By | June 18, 2017
Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves Author James Nestor
ISBN-10 054448407X
ISBN-13 9780544484078
Year 2015-05-05
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher Eamon Dolan/Mariner Books
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New York Times Book ReviewEditors ChoiceAn Amazon Best Science Book of 2014Scientific AmericanRecommended ReadFascinating informative exhilarating Wall Street JournalDeepis a voyage from the oceans surface to its darkest trenches the most mysterious places on Earth Fascinatedby the sport of freedivingin which competitors descendgreat depths on a single breathJames Nestor embeds with a gang of oceangoing extreme athletes and renegade researchers He finds whales that communicate with other whales hundreds of miles away sharks that swim in unerringly straight lines through pitch black waters and other strange phenomena Most illuminating of all he learns that these abilities are reflected in our own remarkable and often hidden potentialincluding echolocation directional sense and the profound bodily changes humans undergo when underwater Along the way Nestor unlocks his own freediving skills as he communes with the pioneers who are expanding our definition of what is possible in the natural world and in ourselves A journey well worth taking David Epstein New York Times Book Review Nestor pulls us below the surface into a world far beyond imagining and opens our eyes to these unseen places Dallas Morning News This is popular science writing at its best Christian Science Monitor

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