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

May 5, 2015|
Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves by James Nestor
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New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice An Amazon Best Science Book of 2014 Scientific American Recommended Read

Fascinating, informative, exhilarating." - Wall Street Journal

Deep is a voyage from the ocean's surface to its darkest trenches, the most mysterious places on Earth. Fascinated by the sport of freediving-in which competitors descend great depths on a single breath-James 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, potential-including 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 "
JAMES NESTOR has written for Outside Magazine, Men's Journal, Dwell Magazine, the New York Times, San Francisco Magazine, Interior Design, the San Francisco Chronicle, and numerous other publications. His longform piece Half-Safe," about the only around-the-world journey by land and sea in the same vehicle ever attempted (and comp...
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Title:Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us About OurselvesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:288 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.74 inShipping dimensions:288 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.74 inPublished:May 5, 2015Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:054448407X

ISBN - 13:9780544484078

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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