|CLASSIC DIVE BOOKS
Includes books on diver fitness and health.
Please note: The books are listed for interest only, and not offered for sale.
SIMPLE GUIDE TO DECOMPRESSION ILLNESS.
Lee Griffiths. Forward by John Lippman.
Softcover, 60 pages, mono and colour photographs and charts.
The nemesis of all divers, decompression sickness, a topic that needs to be understood for safe diving. The book provides a thorough understanding of some of the medical problems and illnesses associated with diving, enabling the diver to recognize each of the individual conditions and have a clear understanding of the best action to take in the event of decompression illness. It is aimed at all levels. The text is concise and clearly explains the situation in non-medical terms. Includes a guide to initial treatment and first aid, with emergency action charts and recompression tables.
ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY ON DIVING AND SUBMARINE MEDICINE
Shilling and Werts
Gordon & Breach. 1971
Hardcover, vii, 622 p., index. 26. 8 cm
OF DIVING MEDICAL FITNESS FOR SCUBA DIVERS AND INSTRUCTORS.
Peter Bennett, Frans Cronje, Ernest Campbell.
From common diving afflictions, to whether or not an individual is fit to dive, to diver health maintenance and education, the best way to manage a problem is to prevent a problem. Doctors Bennett, Cronje, and Campbell collaborated on this new book to provide a clear and concise reference of the principles behind the necessary medical considerations and related decisions on diving fitness. It will help divers and instructors determine when the input from a diving physician is mandatory and how to sensibly screen prospective divers for medical problems. Whether or not individuals of all ages are fit to" dive, they must maintain consistent good health in order to prevent any medical problems. Ongoing diving fitness is punctuated by episodes of injury, infection, disability and dependence and this new book addresses those issues. With some individuals, the problems are obvious. However, the diver with a history of heart disease may not appear to pose a problem at first glance. Yet, 40 % of diving related fatalities are due to cardiac problems. While certain disorders, like epilepsy, are in direct opposition to safe diving, it is not merely the diagnostic label that precludes entry into diving. For most other conditions, there is a risk analysis, involving a determination whether pressure may have harmful effects and whether the individual is able to respond to and exercise within the environment without undue risk. The text is relatively simple non-medical language. Hardcover, 240 pages, mono and colour photos, references, index.
Covers decompression sickness and how to avoid it; a discussion on various tables, use of dive computers, the risks, symptoms and what to do if you get a hit.
Softcover, 120 pages.
FOR DIVERS - A Diver's Guide to Decompression Theory and Physiology
From the blurb: Deco for Divers provides a comprehensive overview of the principles underlying decompressiontheory and physiology. Mark Powell has written a book that for the first time allows the average diver to fully understand the principles behind this fascinating and critical aspect of diving. As well as a thorough examination of air decompression the book also addresses decompression using nitrox and mixed gases. It is completely up-to-date and includes information on the latest developments including deep stops and advanced bubble models. Deco for Divers bridges the gap between introductory books and specialist scientific journals and is suitable for new as well as highly experienced divers.
Dr Peter Bennett regards it as a truly remarkable book which... "covers all the various theories of decompression and ascents for divers in a most readable and understanding manner"... and " the clarity of his presentation is far superior to the complex books and papers in this field today". A cursory skim through the book will solicit total agreement with Dr Bennett's observations. A great book, and a must for the serious diver and instructor.
Softcover, 245 pages, colour, many charts, compresenhive reference, bibliography, index.
AND HYPERBARIC MEDICINE REVIEW FOR PHYSICIANS
AND SUBAQUATIC MEDICINE
Carl Edmonds, Christopher Lowry and John Pennefather
This is the most comprehensive book ever written on diving medicine. Whereas other texts deal with diving technology and physiology, this volume scrupulously adheres to the treatment of the injured diver. Australia, with one of the largest habitable coastlines in the world, is renowned for its superb facilities for aquatic sports. The Australian Navy accepts responsibility for the treatment of both civilian and Armed Service divers, extending from the Indian Ocean to the South Pacific Islands. From this environment these authors have documented their experiences and techniques, and integrated them with the established diving medical knowledge. This book fills an urgent need by instructing medical practitioners, paramedics and experienced diving instructors how to identify, treat and prevent most of the diving disorders likely to be encountered. It includes some of the brilliant observations and therapeutic developments introduced by the Australian physicians and researchers during the last decade. This book is a "must" for all those who minister to the medical needs of divers, or others who venture on and under the sea.
INJURIES: RESEARCH FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REDUCING CTASTROPHIC
Informa HealthCare, 2000. (ISBN:0849323703 / 0-8493-2370-3)
Alfred A. Bove and Jefferson C.Davis (Editors). Third edition.
"Knowledge of this comprehensive and systematic text will be of immense value in the prevention of diving accidents and, when an accident does occur, in the provision of specific therapy." A volume for the physician and advanced diver who require a comprehensive clinical knowledge. With contributions from some twenty authorities, 'Bove and Davis' has become one of the major texts on diving medicine. Chapters include Risks of Decompression, Mixed Gas Diving, Breath-hold Diving, Toxicity, Hypothermia, Pulmonary Barotrauma, Bone Necrosis - and twenty more. Well written. Technical, yes, but not so that it is out of reach of the layman diver.
Hardcover, 331 pages.
MEDICINE FOR SCUBA DIVERS.
Edmonds, McKenzie, and Thomas.
If you need a book on diving medicine, this is the one. An excellent text, with just the right level of knowledge, not too technical, directed at the sport diver; "diving medicine explained by experts in clear and simple terms and in a very intersting and entertaining manner." Contents include physics, barotrauma, decompression, hypothermia, drugs and diving, infections, accidents - and more.
Softcover, about 200 pages, medium format, many mono photographs and line drawings.
PHYSIOLOGY IN PLAIN ENGLISH.
Jolie Bookspan, Ph.D Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc.
Why do divers so often want to urinate in their suits during a dive? The answer to this all-important question can be found in Diving Physiology in Plain English by Jolie Bookspan. At 230 pages it may look like a dry medical tome, but the contents will interest anyone who wonders what happens to their bodies under water. The author's aim is to present diving physiology in an understandable and enjoyable way. The list of contributing reviewers is comprehensive, and includes the most unusual comment, for example the risks to women of pressure damage to silicone breast implants and diving whilst pregnant, and to men of penile implants, hair restoration and growth stimulators, and having a wee bit too much body fat (all of which I found most pertinent - all except the implant bit although I suppose I could use a bit extra). Chapters include the effect of compression, cold, fitness and health, cardiovascular health, diver's acne, joint structure and injury, eating disorders, air consumption, diving injuries, poisonous stings, lung injuries, oxygen toxicity, headaches (more than four pages on this subject) and swimmer's ear.The Annotated Glossary is particularly useful. This is a most useful book, easy (and enjoyable) to read with a wealth of knowledge for the diver. It should become a standard text.
SCIENCE - Essential Physiology and Medicine for Divers.
Michael Strauss MD, Igor Aksenov MD
Prepare for each underwater adventure and its challenges, Diving Science will help you anticipate, recognize, and respond to the physical, and psychological stresses encountered in sport diving. Written by two experts in diving physiology and medicine, this comprehensive resource will help you manage each stage of a dive more safely and successfully. Whether you're on the surface or on the bottom, in the descent or ascent, you'll know exactly what to do and when to do it. With information on everything from on-gassing and off-gassing to first response interventions for medical problems, Diving Science is as essential as a wetsuite for your next dive.
Use the book's diving-specific fitness specifications to learn how to make diving safe and enjoyable at any age, use and apply the detailed equipment recommendations to prepare properly for each dive. This book provides a wealth of information useful to all divers. Tap into this treasure chest before each dive to ensure it is your best and safest yet. In three parts, with appendicies. Chapters include: The Underwater Environment; Challenges of the Underwater Environment; Types of Diving: Dive Profiles, and Phases of the Dive;-The Inert Gas Load; Physiological Responses to the Underwater Environment; Adaptations of the Heart and Vascular Systems for Diving; The Respiratory System in Diving; Blood and Muscle Tissues to Improve Oxygen Carrying; the Cold Water Environment; Propulsion in the Aquatic Environment; -Orientation in the Aquatic Environment; Medical Aspects of Sport Diving; Medical Preparation for Diving: Fitness and Nutrition; Pyschological and Physiological Problems of the Surface; Exposure and Marine Injuries; Problems with Descent; Bottom Problems; Ascent Problems; Complications of Medical Problems of Diving. Also appendicies: Sport Diving From A to Z; Where to Get Additional Informaiton and Help; Items for the Diving Medical Kit; Luminaries in Diving.
Softcover, 395 pages, index, glossary, bibliography.
David Warrell, David Warrell and Sarah Anderson, Sarah Anderson
Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2002. (ISBN: 1579583342 /1-57958-334-2)
From sales blurb: This is a completely rewritten and revised second edition of the now standard text, prepared under the auspices of the Royal Geographical Society of Great Britain. Comprehensively updated to take into account new research findings and medicines, and adapted for the American explorer, "Expedition Medicine" is written by renowned experts in their fields and provides a wealth of practical tips and advice, as well as extensive details about first aid kits, emergency procedures, and evacuation routines. Coverage includes sections on every kind of travel from desert to mountain, canoeing to diving, and off-road driving to walking, with valuable information on vaccinations, medicines, and hygiene. 398 pages.
IN SHAPE FOR SKIN AND SCUBA DIVING
Association Press, New Century Publishers Inc., New Jersey, 1981.
Softcover, 158 pges, no photos, no diagrams, index.
Chapters include 'The New Science of hysical Fitness', 'Conditioning Drills to Improve Your skills', 'A Perfect Dive Every Time', Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide and the Human Body', 'Diving Maladies'.Still quite a useful book. [cd]
OF HYPERBARIC CHAMBERS
Gerhard F. K. Haux
(English translation by Petra Lohmeyer and contributions by W.T. Workman)
Published by: Best Publishing Company, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA in 2000
Illustrated hard back covers; 154 printed pages. Dimensions: 23.5 cms tall by 16 cms wide.
The author has investigated and describes 300 years of history of pressure chambersbut he does say that the book may not be “exhaustive”. The book ranges from Robert Boyle in 1660 through to chambers made in 1999. Divided into 3 sections: “Past Present and Future in a Nutshell”, “The Development of Hyperbaric Chamber Design Traced Back to the Very Beginnings”, and “What Does the Future Design and Clinical Hyperbaric Chamber look Like?”. The second section chronologically covers the history from 1660 up to 2000 covering a variety of related topics and subjects. Extremely well illustrated with monochrome diagrams and photographs. [pt]
MEDICINE PRACTICE - Second Edition
Eric P. Kindwall and Harry Whelen.
No doubt the definitive work on the subject - 950 pages, second edition published 1999. For the medical practitioner and the very serious dive professional. Not all contents refer to diving matters, as hyperbaric medicine - ie medicine "under pressure" as in a chamber, is used for a number of other mediacl ailments including pisonings, gas gangrene. A most important work. It is impertinent for a layman to review a book on a subject that is not totally familiar, so I will only comment on what others have said. This is one of the finest books on hyperbaric medicine produced, and as the promo blurb suggests, should remain the definitive text for years to come. It deals principally with those disorders approved for treatment by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. Of course, hyperbaric medicine (ie medicine 'under pressure') is not isolated to diving incidents and is predominant in the treatment of wounds, infections and poisons. The book is aimed at the medical practitioner. Hardcover, laminated boards, 950 pages, mono photos and some colour plates.
FACILITY SAFETY - A PRACTICAL GUIDE.
Sections include General Considerationss, Hyperbaaric Systems, Maintenance, Fire in the Hyperbaaric Environment, Hyperbaric Mishap Analtsis, Safety Aspects, and many more chapters. \
Hardcover, laminated board covers, approx 600 pages.
ASPECTS OF SPORT DIVING.
Christopher W. Ducker.
AND THE DIVER
Professor Kenneth Donald
Published by: The SPA Ltd, Hanley Swan, UK in 1992
Re-published in 1995
Blue hard back covers with DJ – 237 pages
Dimensions: 24 cms tall by 16.5 cms wide
From the dustjacket: This book is the first to give a comprehensive review of the dangers to the diver when breathing oxygen. Professor Donald, who is the accepted authority in this field, describes how unexpected hazards attend the sudden expansion of self-contained free diving during the relentless underwater combat of the Second World War. This is the only full account of the experiments in which the safe times and depths for oxygen diving were established. The author has reviewed all other important studies of oxygen toxicity in divers up to the present day. Considerable care has been taken to determine the original details of these investigations, many of which have not been fully published. After the dangers of oxygen had been demonstrated during the 1940s, the almost universal use of air was adopted for shallow water swimming and diving up to fifty metres. It has since been supplemented by oxygen-nitrogen mixtures. Mixture diving is more economical of gas and allows the diver to go considerably deeper without the risk of oxygen poisoning of need for staged decompression. Much emphasis has been placed in the book on the dangers of the imprudent use of mixtures. Other factors which may affect the incidence of oxygen poisoning are also reviewed. Whilst the book is written primarily for diving experts, many of the diving fraternity will find it an enjoyable and invaluable source of reference.
The book is divided into 7 chapters: Adverse effects at Increased Pressure, Oxygen Poisoning Studies 1942-45, Further Studies of Oxygen Poisoning 1946 to the Present, Further Considerations of Oxygen Poisoning, Pulmonary Oxygen Toxicity – Underwater decompression Breathing Oxygen, The Development and Use of Oxygen-Nitrogen Mixtures in Diving, Carbon Dioxide and Hyperbaric Oxygen and Are Divers Really Different. It continues with three appendixes: The Admiralty Experimental Diving Unit, Tables and Symbols. The book is well illustrated with monochrome photos, many taken of old oxygen equipment from WWII along with diagrams and graphs. In Appendix 2 there are tables of results in experiments with names like Fraser (Ian Fraser VC?). [pt] First edition commands a very high price - second edition less so but still expensive. [ps]
FIRST AID FOR DIVERS.
Another excellent volume from one of Australia's top technical authors. Theory and practice. A very important book - essential knowledge for all divers.
Softcover, 130 pages.
AND BEHAVIOURAL ASPECTS OF DIVING
Baruch Nevo and Stephen Breitstein.
A very interesting book which covers a most important aspect of our diving - our mind, and our physiology. Chapters include - Physical Principles of Diving, Senses and Perception Underwater. The Influence of Hyperbaric Pressure on Cognitive and Pyychomotor Skills, Diving Accidents, Ergnomics of Diving, Social Aspects of Diving, Personal Characteristics of Divers, th Long term Impact of Diving - and many more. A very useful book and a must for all instructions and dive leaders.
Hardcover, 192 pages, charts.
and Elliot's PHYSIOLOGY AND MEDICINE OF DIVING.
5th Edition, 2003.
For the past three decades this book has been regarded as the ‘bible' of diving medicine, used extemsively by doctors, hospital researchers, dive instructors and serious divers, with numerous contributions. This new edition hs been updated to reflect th latest developments in hyperbariuc medicine. The table of contents is entensive. New material includes treatment of altitude decompression, dive computers and algorithms, drowing and hyperthermia, and central system pathology. A massive hardcover volume of 864 pages, hardcover, with numerous chapters written by specialists on the latest developments in hyperbaric medicine and physiology. Divided into thirteen sections covering diving procedure, ventilation, gas exchange, thermal considerations, breath-hold diving, drowning, otorhinolaryngological aspects, pressure effects, decompression, long term effects of diving, fitness to dive, investigation of diving accidents. An excellent book, the authorative work, and a must for the dive instructor, dive master and serious diver.
A most important work.
J S Haldane.
DIVING - Underwater Medicine and Diving Techniques (Sixth Edition)
Hardcover, laminated boards, 494 pages, mono photographs and charts, index. (In English of course).
This sixth edition of Safe Diving has been prepared to make the 30 years experience of the author in underwater medicine and the techiques of diving available to the English reader. Each edition since the first has been updated and expanded, and this sixth edition is no exception. In addition, the author reviews and synthesizes the advances and experience in these fields of research and practice in the countries of Europe, the United States and the former Soviet Union, integrating these with his own rich experience. Safe Diving was written to contribute to the safety of divers not by frightening them with the risks and dangers of diving, but by giving them access to fuller knowledge and understanding of the many aspects of this activity on which their safety depends upon. The effort has been to make a systematic presentation of the circumstances of danger and sources of risk together with the organizational and technical alternatives, and above all concrete procedures of safe and successful diving. Because the author believes safe diving is a multidimensional undertaking, this book, in contrast to most which deal either with the techniques of diving or with medical aspects of diving, gives parallel treatment to the techniques of diving and the technical, medical and safety aspects of each, including saturation diving. This makes it interesting to all categories of divers, sports, military and commercial, and a useful textbook for achieving classification or licensing requirements, from beginner to master diver.
SAFETY IN AUSTRALIA
Another book from the Lippmann stable, with a bit of help from Dr Jeff Wilks and Dr John Knight. A bit too detailed for the average diver but a must for all instructors and dedicated divers.
Softcover, medium format, 216 pages.
AND PERFORMANCE IN DIVING
Arthur Bachrach & Glen Egstrom.
A very important text particularly for dive masters and instructors, and physicians. Most diving fatalities occur as a direct result of the way a diver reacts when a problem occurs. The authors provide an exhaustive examination of the factors that contribute to diver stress and accidents. Covers the nature of stress and stress indicators, factors leading to diver panic, panic reaction, stress and anxiety, stress management, sport diver training and specific adaptations.
Hardcover, dustjacket, 180 pages.
BEST OF ALERT DIVER
Fifteen Year of Scuba Health and Safety Tips from Divers Alert Network.
Foreword by Dr. Peter Bennett.
Alert Diver is DAN's award-winning membership magazine dedicated to dive safety. Published bimonthly, it helps keep DAN members up to date on diving research and health issues in diving.The Best of Alert Diver represents some of the most important articles published in the 15-year history of the publication, with contributions in every issue from members of the DAN staff and from dive researchers, practitioners and writers who work with and contribute regularly to DAN's mission of dive safety. For scuba divers worldwide, DAN means safety, health and peace of mind. Founded in 1980 at Duke University Medical Center, DAN is a nonprofit organization supported by the largest association of recreational divers in the world. DAN is best known for its 24-Hour Diving Emergency Hotline, emergency oxygen first aid and training, and dive medical research programs.The book covers Fitness in Diving; Diving Helath Conditions; Decompression Illness; Drugs and Diving; Dive Travel.
Softcover, 252 pages, mono photographs drawings/charts.
SPORTS DIVING MEDICAL
Dr John Parker.
"A Guide to Medical Conditions Relevant to Scuba Diving." A readable and yet comprehensive guide to medical conditions applicable to recreational diving. A must for the medical profession associated with diving, and the instructor.
Softcover, 136 pages, medium format.
Compressed Air on the History of Science, Diving and Engineering.
John L. Phillips, M.D.
Yale University Press, New Haven (USA), and London. 1998.
Hardcover dust jacket, indexs, bibliography, notes, a few mono photographs.
I had this book for quite some time before I read it, thinking it would be an academic threatise in academic prose on the subject, but had cause one day to have a closer look when a client was seaking material on - ‘The Bends'. I took the book home. It was very easy to read and as it captured the life of those living in the period of the 18th and 19th centuries, engineering interests, and of course, the relevance to diving, I could not put it down once started. Its starts with the ‘discovery' of the atmosphere or to be more precise, the increasing understanding of the air we inhabit and breath - the needs for atmospheric pumps to empty flooded mines - and continues very quickly into the health and safety problems experienced when we mess about with it - like put ourselves under extreme atmospheric pressure. There was not much need to do this untill we started to build bridges over water and workers had to construct foundations underwater, or more specifically, surrounded by water, which proliferated in the early and mid 19th century.
From the blurb: With the invention of compressed air in the 1840s, human divers could enter previously inaccessible deepwater environments, and engineers could design underwater mines and monumental bridges that had never been possible before. But a painful, sometimes fatal ilness - decompression sickness, or the bends-mysteriously afflicted many of those who used compressed air. This book is a wide-ranging history of the wonders compressed air brought about and the suffering its unknown hazards inflicted. John L. Phillips explores the intertwining roles of science, technology, engineering, medicine, and politics in the invention of compressed air, the recognition and identification of decompression sickness, and the hundredyear-long process of learning to understand and treat the bends. The book begins with an Overview of the biology and chemistry of respiration and a discussion of the steamn engine that could generate compressed air. Drawing on previously unpublished letters, diarties, and notes, Phillips recounts the early uses of compressed air, the first observations of decompression sickness, the growing awareness of the bends during construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, and efforts to understand the pathophysiology of the illness. He then considers employee health and safety issues, the science of diving today, and human limits to exploring the oceans' depths. In the history of compressed air and its illnesses, Phillips, a fellow in Urological oncology at the National Cancer Institute (USA) finds important lessons for dealing with other diseases yet to be confronted in the modern world. Recreational and comercial divers would find this book fascinating. Hyperbaric doctors may not gain a great deal of academic knowledge but they will no doubt find it no less entertaining and educational. [ps]
DAN GUIDE TO DIVE MEDICAL FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS. Highly
Divers Alert Network - DAN
This is a superb book and one tht I must recommend highly to all scuba divers. Its title gives an accurate description of its contents, and indeed it is designed as a question and answer book, covering no less thn fifteen sections or topics, including decmpression, fitness, gastro, musculoskeletal, respiratory, nervous system, womens issues etc etc. It is a book that should be read from cover to cover but can be equally informative and entertaining by just ‘grabbing a page' here and there. The questioners are divers like you and I - the answerers are top medicos in the dive and hyperbaric fields. Have you had wisdom tooth out recently and want to dive; do you have diabetes; ever had a panic attack; are you pregnant, have had a hysterectomy, or have a breat implant; have you had seaweed dermititis - the questions are as fascinating as their remedies or cautions. I couldn't put it down.
Softcover, 232 pages, index, mono drawings.
MASTERY OF AIR
Published by: Sir Isaac Pitman, London in 1922.
Plain hard covers with 184 printed pages
Dimensions: 18.5 cms tall by 12.5 cms
I'm not sure who actually worte this small book in the "Pitman's Mastery Series" but it says "by the author of The Triumph of Man". The book, which I am sure is aimed at juveniles, takes a look at how man has mastered air in so many ways which includes six chapters on diving and other underwater related subjects as you will see from the list of chapters which follows. Within the sections there are 12 monochrome diving prints, many of which are familiar and reproduced with "kind permission of Messrs, Siebe, Gorman & Co Ltd". The whole book consists of 28 chapters, all different themes regarding our use of air: "When the Wind Blows", "Weighing the Air", "Air Pumps", "Diving", "Diving in the Navy", "The Romance of Diving", "Raising the Wreck", "The Diving Bell", "The Pneumatic Caisson", "Navigating the Oceans of Air", "Famous Baloon Voyages", "Limited Liability", "The Balloon in War", "Flying Kites", "Gliding", "The Construction of Aeroplanes", "Aeroplane Engines", "The Aeroplane in War", "Famous Flights", "Airships", "The Construction of Dirigible Balloons", "Santos-Dumont and Count Zeplin", "Airships of To-Day", "Liquid Air", "How Cold is Produced", "Mastery at Last", "What Is Air" and "The Breath of Life".
In all, there are 53 illustrations, many of which are monochrome photographs. The book is one of a series of four by the publisher, each dealing with the elements of earth, fire, air and water - each prefixed with "The Mastery of" in the title. In all a very interesting book with some absolutely fascinating chapters from the time. [pt]
EAR & NOSE CARE.
Noel Roydhouse .
An excellent text on a most relevant subject - for all instructors and advanced divers.
Surgeon Captain, Stanley Miles.
Published by the Staples Press of London, England, 1962.
Second edition (this red cover), 1966.
Hardcover, dustjacket, 332 page, illustrated text.
Dr. Miles was the Surgeon Captain, R.N., Director of Medical Resarch, Royal Navy Medical School, Hants. Deals with dangerous health conditions divers are exposed to underseas, including the bends and encounters with poisonous sea creatures.
Other editions 1966, 1969.
UNDERWATER MEDICINE. Stanley Miles and D.E.Mackay.
Fourth edition (as photographed green cover), 1975, published by Adlard Coles Limited, London.
Hardcover, dustjacket, 328 pages, mono prints charts, index, bibliography. Certainly the 'bible' of hyperbaric medicine in its day, and still of value to this day. Chapters: The Challenge, The Physical Approach, The Physiological Approach, Underwater Research Facilities, The Effects f Increased Pressure, The Problm of Density, Inert Gas Narcosis, Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide and Other Gases, Vision, hearing and Special Senses; Decompression, Saturation Diving, Some Underwater Accidents, Drowning. The tratment of the Apparently Drowned, Water Safety, Selection and Training of Divers and Underwater Swimmers, Life Support Equipment, Submersibles, Habitats and Compression Chambers; The Submarine; Submarine Escape and Free Ascent, Marine Animals.
AND PRESSURE: DIVING AND ALTITUDE
Edited by: Caroline E. Fife, MD and Marguerite St. Leger Dowse
Women and Pressure is a remarkable look at women's progress in the fields of diving and altitude. With content ranging from the history of women divers, combat pilots, and astronauts to the unique physiological characteristics of females working and playing in altered barometric pressure environments, this book is long overdue. Featuring contributions from 35 authors, many of whom are pioneers in their field, it represents a wide range of disciplines and offers a comprehensive dialogue about the effects of pressure on women. This book is a must-read for women divers, dive instructors, men who dive with women, and anyone involved in these fields.
As an admirable collection of the current research and attitudes regarding the most frequent concerns of divers, instructors, and aviators, topics are explored on a level of seriousness and urgency. The essays included in this text contain crucial discussions of such relevant factors as: pregnancy, the menstrual cycle and decompression illness, decompression illness susceptibility compared with men, fitness to dive, thermal tolerance, equipment, legal issues, and women in the workplace. The pool of information in this book displays the serious nature of a text addressing the past, present, and future of issues of consequence in relation to the well-being of the women involved.
Twenty-seven chapters under three sections by many authors. Chapters include the subjecys of : Decompression Illness; Diver Decompression Sickness and Gender; Decompression Illness and the Menstrual Cycle; Women and Diving: Medical and Health Considerations; Physics and Physiology of Cold Water Diving; Human Factors and Design in Recreational Diving Equipment: A Woman's Perspective; Health and Safety Standards; Introduction to Modern Women in the Workplace; the Ama Divers; Women Warriors Plunge Into Military Diving; Women in Underwater Archaeology, and in Recreational Diving; Breaking Out of the Gender Box: Case Studies.
Hardcover (laminated boards), 400 pages mono charts and photographs, index.
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