|CLASSIC DIVE BOOKS - Police
and professional divers.
This section concerns itself more with the 'modern' professional diver post-hard hat.
Please note: The books are listed for interest only,
and not offered for sale.
OF UNDERWATER INVESTIGATIONS.
Robert Teather, Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
This is a specialist book directed at police officers, the military, insurance investigators and anyone concerned with search and rescue. To the layman the photographs may have a morbid fascination but this is not a book for the casual diver - although it does give a detailed explanation as to what to expect and what to do in the case of marine deaths. Chapters such as Drowning - What Really Happens; Body Recovery; Scuba Fatality - Accident Investigation - are important knowledge for the dive leader but the remaining information is the prerogative of the qualified investigator: Investigation of Death; Recovery of Skeletal Remains; Firearms, Aircraft, Vehicle Recovery; Court testimony, Collection and Types of Evidence. A valuable book for the professional. Metal spiral bound, board covers, A4 size, 185 pages, many colour photographs and diagrams
IN THE OCEAN
Subtitle: Careers in Diving
Denise V. Lang.
Published by: E P Dutton, New York, USA in 1987
Hard blue covers with dustjacket; 143 printed pages. Dimensions: 23.5 cms by 16 cms wide.
I’m not sure how relevant this book is these days, or in fact, how much it was in 1987 but the list of acknowledgments looks very impressive with names like Dr Sylvia Earle? The book is divided into 4 parts and in turn each is subdivided into further chapters.
Part 1 Sport Diving: “Dive Instructor”, “Dive Master/Dive Resort Manager”, “Diving Journalists”, “Underwater Photographer”, “”Underwater Cinematographer” and “The Retail Industry”. Part 2 Commercial Diving: “Commercial Air Diver”, “Bell Saturation Diver”, “ROV Technician” and “Salvage Diver”. Part 3 Science & Research: “Marine Biologist/Ecologist”, “Diver Medic”, “Physician Diver” and “Underwater Archaeologist”. Part 4 Additional Specialities: “Police Search and Recovery” and “The Military”.
Very well illustrated with many monochrome photographs. [pt][ps]
RECREATIONAL AND COMMERCIAL DIVING ACCIDENTS
Steven M. Barsky, and Tom Neuman.
From the blurb: Investigating Recreational and Commercial Diving Accidents is a must read for anyone who investigates recreational, technical, professional, or commercial diving accidents. This book explores the human interactions that must take place when a diving accident is investigated. It is an important reference for anyone who is professionally employed in the diving business, as well as anyone employed in risk management, law enforcement, and other governmental agencies. Some of the unique information in the book includes: Information on the various modes of diving; Detailed coverage of every type of diving gear; Physiological factors in diving accidents; Talents of the dive accident investigator; Tools used by the dive accident investigator ; How to prepare for an investigation; How to conduct an investigation; Inspecting dive accident sites; How to investigate a sport diving accident; Professional diving accidents; Commercial diving accidents; Report preparation; Trial testimony. Both authors have extensive experience in investigating and treating diving accidents. Steven M. Barsky is a former commercial diver, a recreational diving instructor, and a full time consultant in diving. Tom Neuman, M.D., FACP, FACPM, is a former Navy diver, past president of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, and director of the University of California at San Diego Hyperbaric Medical facility. Softcover, 236 pages, medium format, many mono photographs and charts, bibliography, index.
Paul C. Scotti.
Published by Julian Messner, a Simon & Schuster Division of Gulf & Western Corporation, New York, 1982.
Hardcover (illustrated boards), 64 pages, mono prints, index.
The author is a Chief Warrant Officer with the United States Coast Guard.
A pretty basic book - it appears to be the sort of book written to advise young people of a possible career. Chapters include: 'Work of the Police Diver'; 'A Day with the Divers'; 'Rescues and Recoveries'; 'Underwater Dangers'; 'Becoming a Police Diver'; 'Always the Unusual'. "Cars, guns, shopping baskets, knives, safes, voodoo charms, and bodis - all part of the police diver's business. rescues are also prt of their business - a dog drifting downriver on an ice flow, a kid fallen through the ice, it's all in a days work. Tough and exciting, their work makes great reading, to, and lots of photographs bring you right on the scene". [cd]
CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION - A Guide for Law Enforcement
Light board cover, spiral bound, 90 pages.
From the blurb: This text not only provides an overview of underwater crime scene investigation but more importantly breaks down every detail of thorough organizing, evaluating, and effective crime scene reporting, as well as the processes and procedures required for professional crime inquiry. The authors, Thomas B. Kelley, H. Dale Nute, Michael A. Zinszer, Mark Feulner, Gregg Stanton, William Charlton, Jr., Joerg Hess, Terry Roy Johnson, and Kenneth McDonald are from Florida State University - Panama City School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and have collaborated to bring professionals in the field this invaluable reference and basic "how to" guide to underwater crime scene investigation. From initial response to promulgation, this text covers everything professionals working in the field need to know, including initial response, pre-search organization, site investigative operations, post-search evaluation, and promulgation. Arranged with colorful and informative photos, and easy-to-copy forms, Underwater Crime Scene Investigation: A Guide for Law Enforcement is certain to become the leading reference textbook in this specialized field and in all training programs.
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