The Last Dive

The Last Dive
Author: Bernie Chowdhury
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-01-03
ISBN: 0062196820
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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“Superbly written and action-packed, The Last Dive ranks with such adventure classics as The Perfect Storm and Into Thin Air.”—Tampa Tribune Spurred on by a fatal combination of obsession and ambition, Chris and Chrisy Rouse, an experienced father-son scuba diving team, hoped to achieve wide-spread recognition for their outstanding and controversial diving skills by solving the secrets of a mysterious, undocumented, World War II German U-boat that lay only a half day’s mission from New York Harbor. The Rouses found the ultimate cost of chasing their personal challenge: death from what divers dread the most—decompression sickness, or “the bends.” In this gripping recounting of their tragedy, author Bernie Chowdhury, himself an expert diver, explores the thrill-seeking, high-risk world of deep sea diving, its legendary figures, most celebrated triumphs, and notorious tragedies.

The Last Diving Horse in America

The Last Diving Horse in America
Author: Cynthia A. Branigan
Publsiher: Pantheon
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-10-19
ISBN: 1101871962
Category: Pets
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The rescue of the last diving horse in America and the inspiring story of how horse and animal rescuer were each profoundly transformed by the other—from the award-winning animal rescuer of retired racing greyhounds and author of the best-selling Adopting the Racing Greyhound It was the signature of Atlantic City’s Steel Pier in the golden age of “America’s Favorite Playground”: Doc Carver’s High Diving Horses. Beginning in 1929, four times a day, seven days a week, a trained horse wearing only a harness ran up a ramp, a diving girl in a bathing suit and helmet jumped onto its mighty bare back, and together they sailed forty feet through the air, plung­ing, to thunderous applause, into a ten-foot-deep tank of water. Decades later, after cries of animal abuse and chang­ing times, the act was shuttered, and in May 1980, the last Atlantic City Steel Pier diving horse was placed on the auction block in Indian Mills, New Jersey. The au­thor, who had seen the act as a child and had been haunted by it, was now working with Cleveland Amory, the founding father of the modern animal protection movement, and she was, at the last minute, sent on a rescue mission: bidding for the horse everyone had come to buy, some for the slaughterhouse (they dropped out when the bidding exceeded his weight). The author’s winning bid: $2,600—and Gamal, gleaming-coated, majestic, commanding, was hers; she who knew almost nothing about horses was now the owner of the last div­ing horse in America. Cynthia Branigan tells the magical, transformative story of how horse and new owner (who is trying to sort out her own life, feeling somewhat lost herself and in need of rescuing) come to know each other, educate each other, and teach each other important lessons of living and loving. She writes of providing a new home for Gamal, a farm with plentiful fields of rich, grazing pasture; of how Gamal, at age twenty-six, blossoms in his new circumstances; and of the special bond that slowly grows and deepens between them, as Gamal tests the author and grows to trust her, and as she grows to rely upon him as friend, confidant, teacher. She writes of her search for Gamal’s past: moved from barn to barn, from barrel racer to rodeo horse, and ending up on the Steel Pier; how his resilience and dig­nity throughout those years give deep meaning to his life; and how in understanding this, the author is freed from her own past, which had been filled with doubts and fears and darkness. Branigan writes of the history of diving horses and of how rescuing and caring for Gamal led to her saving other animals—burros, llamas, and goats—first as company for Gamal and then finding homes for them all; and, finally, saving a ten-year-old retired greyhound called King—despondent, nearly broken in spirit—who, running free in the fields with Gamal, comes back to his happy self and opens up for the author a whole new surprising but purposeful world. A captivating tale of the power of animals and the love that can heal the heart and restore the soul.

The Final Dive

The Final Dive
Author: Jeannie Meekins
Publsiher: Learning Island
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2015-01-19
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Final Dive Book Excerpt:

Simon was watching the school diving sports. Xavier stood on the one metre board, ready to take his dive. Xavier was the best diver in the school. He’d already won a spot to compete in the State Finals. This was his last dive. It was going to be his hardest – a double backflip. Xavier had never done a double backflip before. No one at school had ever done a double backflip The children were silent. The teachers were silent. Simon blinked and rubbed his eyes. The sun’s heat made Xavier look hazy. Simon’s eyesight cleared. Xavier turned around, facing away from the water. He carefully took his position, standing on his toes with his arms outstretched. He began to rock up and down, building up speed and bounce. As he was about to leap into the air, his legs buckled. One hand went to his forehead and he freewheeled backwards off the board. There was a loud slap as he hit the water. The diving coach jumped into the pool. He swam over to Xavier and helped him to the edge. A couple of other teachers grabbed Xavier’s arms and pulled him out of the water. “Xavier! Xavier, are you all right?” they asked. What is wrong with Xavier? Is he haunted? Read this creepy tale to find out! Reading level 3.3

Final Dive

Final Dive
Author: Alexander Fullerton
Publsiher: Canelo
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2018-08-02
ISBN: 1788631951
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A priceless cargo at the bottom of the ocean tempts the brave, and the foolish...In the depths of the Atlantic lies a cargo containing both gold and atomic secrets, upon which a Ukrainian retrieval vessel has sinister designs. They are not the only crew with hope of reaching the stranded treasure, and the race to the bottom is one of unconscionable risk and reward. But in the thrill and adventure of the dive, will they forget that to reach the ocean bed is only half the journey? Full of impeccably convincing technical detail of submarines and sonar surveillance, Final Dive is perfect for fans of Clive Cussler and James Rollins, and shows Fullerton at the top of his considerable form.

Last Dive a Father and Son s Fatal Descent Into the Ocean s Depths

Last Dive  a Father and Son s Fatal Descent Into the Ocean s Depths
Author: Bernie Chowdhury
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780747271093
Category: Fathers and sons
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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the cliftonian

the cliftonian
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1874
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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One Breath

One Breath
Author: Adam Skolnick
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-01-12
ISBN: 1472152034
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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One Breath is a gripping and powerful exploration of the strange and fascinating sport of freediving, and of the tragic, untimely death of America's greatest freediver Competitive freediving-a sport built on diving as deep as possible on a single breath-tests the limits of human ability in the most hostile environment on earth. The unique and eclectic breed of individuals who freedive at the highest level regularly dive hundreds of feet below the ocean's surface, reaching such depths that their organs compress, light disappears, and one mistake could kill them. Even among freedivers, few have ever gone as deep as Nicholas Mevoli. A handsome young American with an unmatched talent for the sport, Nick was among freediving's brightest stars. He was also an extraordinary individual, one who rebelled against the vapid and commoditized society around him by relentlessly questing for something more meaningful and authentic, whatever the risks. So when Nick Mevoli arrived at Vertical Blue in 2013, the world's premier freediving competition, he was widely expected to challenge records and continue his meteoric rise to stardom. Instead, before the end of that fateful competition Nick Mevoli had died, a victim of the sport that had made him a star, and the very future of free diving was called into question. With unparalleled access and masterfully crafted prose, One Breath tells his unforgettable story, and of the sport which shaped and ultimately destroyed him.

The Last Dive

The Last Dive
Author: Bernie Chowdhury
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780747264255
Category: Fathers and sons
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In 1992 father-son diving duo - Chris and Chrissy Rouse - died tragically in an expedition to the recently discovered Second World War U-boat, the U-Who. Their deaths were the result of what divers dread most, decompression sickness, commonly called the bends.

Marine Mammals

Marine Mammals
Author: Annalisa Berta,James L. Sumich,Kit M. Kovacs
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 738
Release: 2015-03-20
ISBN: 0123972574
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Mammals Book Excerpt:

Marine Mammals: Evolutionary Biology, Third Edition is a succinct, yet comprehensive text devoted to the systematics, evolution, morphology, ecology, physiology, and behavior of marine mammals. Earlier editions of this valuable work are considered required reading for all marine biologists concerned with marine mammals, and this text continues that tradition of excellence with updated citations and an expansion of nearly every chapter that includes full color photographs and distribution maps. Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the biology of all marine mammals Provides a phylogenetic framework that integrates phylogeny with behavior and ecology Features chapter summaries, further readings, an appendix, glossary and an extensive bibliography Exciting new color photographs and additional distribution maps

The Contestant Mills Boon Silhouette

The Contestant  Mills   Boon Silhouette
Author: Stephanie Doyle
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-06-13
ISBN: 1472092759
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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How far would her competition go to win a million dollars? Lying? Cheating? Murder?

Aiden s Arrival Honor Before Gold

Aiden s Arrival  Honor Before Gold
Author: Wilson James
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011
ISBN: 0557787092
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Enhancing Hubble s Vision

Enhancing Hubble s Vision
Author: David J. Shayler,David M. Harland
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2015-11-25
ISBN: 3319226444
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enhancing Hubble s Vision Book Excerpt:

This book tells the story of the four missions to maintain Hubble's successful operation. Between 1997 and 2009 these repaired, serviced and upgraded the instruments on the telescope to maintain its state-of-the-art capabilities. It draws on first hand interviews with those closely involved in the project. The spacewalking skills and experiences gained from maintaining and upgrading Hubble had direct application to the construction of the International Space Station and help with its maintenance. These skills can be applied to future human and robotic satellite servicing and maintenance activities as well, not only in Earth orbit but at locations deeper in space. A companion to this book, The Hubble Space Telescope: From Concept to Success, relates the events of the Telescope’s launch in 1990 and its rough start, after a 20-year struggle to place a large optical telescope in orbit. Originally intended to operate for fifteen years, Hubble has just passed its 25th anniversary, and there is every expectation that it will survive for thirty years. Despite its early problems, the Hubble Space Telescope has become a lasting legacy of the Space Shuttle program, and indeed is a national treasure.

Discover Diving

Discover Diving
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Diving
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Where to Dive in Southern Africa and Off the Islands

Where to Dive in Southern Africa and Off the Islands
Author: Al J. Venter
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 635
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Deep diving
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Peter Norton s Introduction to Computers

Peter Norton s Introduction to Computers
Author: Peter Norton
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill/Glencoe
Total Pages: 500
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780028044125
Category: Computer software
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peter Norton s Introduction to Computers Book Excerpt:

"Peter Norton's Introduction to Computers 5th Edition" is a state-of-the-art text that provides comprehensive coverage of computer concepts. It is geared toward students learning about computer systems for the first time. Some of the topics covered are: an Overview of computers, input methods and output devices, processing data, storage devices, operating systems, software, networking, Internet resources, and graphics.

The New divers Speak Out Dive Travel Directory

The New  divers Speak Out      Dive Travel Directory
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Deep diving
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Scuba Diving Handbook

The Scuba Diving Handbook
Author: Paul McCallum
Publsiher: Betterway Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Scuba Diving Handbook Book Excerpt:

Tells how to get certified, discusses equipment, diving theory, dive tables, marine life, emergency procedures, and underwater photography, and describes popular diving places

India Today International

India Today International
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2000-10
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: India
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The New Science of Skin and Scuba Diving

The New Science of Skin and Scuba Diving
Author: Council for National Cooperation in Aquatics
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Deep diving
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Fifth Olympiad

The Fifth Olympiad
Author: Swedish Olympic Committee,Sveriges olympiska kommitté
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1117
Release: 1913
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Olympic Games
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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