|CLASSIC DIVE BOOKS
Underwater work - caison projects.
Please note: The books are listed for interest only, and not offered for sale.
GREAT IRON SHIP
Initially published by Hamish Hamilton. Edition shown is by The Non-Fiction Book Club, London, no date, probably early 1960s. Hardcover, dustjacket, 224 pges, index, mono plates.
Dugan is the author of several 'underwater' books, two with Cousteau. The Great iron Ship is a fascinating book, but I do not personally like Dugan's style of writing - perhaps it is in the interpretation as I am sure he is French, having been a regular crewmember of the Calypso. The ship is of course Brunel's Great Eastern. The book is predominantly about the laying of the Atlantic Cable, and its pre-cable economic woes, and post-cable adventures.
Subtitle: The Saving of a Great Cathedral
See William Walker, separate webpage.
An Introduction to Experiments by Divers.
J.D.Woods and J.N.Lythgoe.
Published in 1971 by Oxford University Press, London. ISBM 0 19 217622 6.
Hardcover, dustjacket, 330 pages, mono drawings and charts, index. An excellent book covering a variety of scientific and semi-scientific experiments by a number of authors including Nic Fleming (Geomorphology), Joan Du Plat Taylor (Archaeology), Helen Ross (Spacial Perception in Water), A.D.Baddeley (Diver Performance); also Apparatus and Methods for the Diving Scientist, Vision, Fish Behaviour, Botant, and Micro-oceanography. [ps]
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