Dive Atlas of the World

An Illustrated Reference to the Best Sites


Author: Jack Jackson

Publisher: IMM Lifestyle Books

ISBN: 9781504800662


Page: 300

View: 6586

The Dive Atlas of the World offers an inspirational tour of top dive sites around the world, based on first-hand experience and photographed by experts.

Fifty Places to Dive Before You Die

Diving Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations


Author: Chris Santella

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613120575

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 7197

The earth’s oceans hold many wondrous surprises—be they the small, colorful “critters” off the coast of Papua New Guinea, opportunistic red demon squids in the Sea of Cortes, or naval wrecks in the lagoon of Bikini Atoll. In Fifty Places to Dive Before You Die Chris Santella has invited diving experts from around the world to share some of their favorite destinations, so ardent divers can experience these underwater wonders for themselves—either on location in their SCUBA gear, or at home in their armchair. The fifth in Santella’s bestselling “Fifty Places” series, the book takes divers from hot-spot destinations like Raja Ampat (off the coast of West Guinea) to old Caribbean favorites like Grand Cayman Isles. Readers will swim among whale sharks off Myanmar, befriend wolf eels off the coast of Maine, and marvel at the giant mola mola of Lembognan, Indonesia. These wonderful creatures—plus the brilliant coral reefs that often provide their backdrop—are captured in 40 gorgeous color photos from the world’s greatest underwater photographers. And for readers who want to travel to these breathtaking locales, Santella provides complete “If You Go” suggestions to help you plan your trip.


The Ultimate Guide to the World's Top Dive Locations


Author: Monty Halls

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781554074020

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 3326

A well-illustrated, practical travel guide to 250 scuba dive sites in 70 locations. Dives are rated from beginner to expert and include local information on safety, support, hospitals, accommodation, visa requirements, etc. Expanded and fully updated.

The World's Best Tropical Dive Destinations


Author: Lawson Wood

Publisher: John Beaufoy Pub

ISBN: 9781906780234

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 751

This guide uses underwater photography to show a huge variety of wrecks, marine habitats and aquatic species. The descriptions detail the type of dive to be experienced at individual locations as well as what you can expect to see.

Citizens of the Sea

Wonderous Creatures from the Census of Marine Life


Author: Nancy Knowlton

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426206436

Category: Nature

Page: 209

View: 2303

"The incredible variety of marine life--in numbers, body form, behavior, and more--is at the heart of Citizens of the Sea, an irresistible plunge into the surprising world beneath the waves."-from inside cover.

Diving the World


Author: Norbert Wu,Ken McAlpine

Publisher: Hugh Lauter Levin Assc

ISBN: 9780883635100

Category: Nature

Page: 384

View: 2401

The author culls images and data gathered from his dives around the globe to present the undrwater world in all its diversity--hammerhead sharks, schools of tropical fish, coral, kelp forests, and sea creatures of dizzying varieties, all found just a few feet beneath the surface.

Diver Down

Real-World SCUBA Accidents and How to Avoid Them


Author: Michael Ange

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071778732

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 5921

One diver, after a seemingly brief period below the surface, discovers that his gas supply has run perilously low. Another, paralyzed, bobs helplessly on the surface, and when a poorly trained divemaster attempts rescue, things go from bad to worse. Two other divers, fascinated by the bountiful undersea life of the Caribbean, fail to notice that a powerful current is sweeping them rapidly away from their unattended boat. These are just a few of the true stories you’ll find in Diver Down, most of them involving diver error and resulting in serious injury or death. Each of these tales is accompanied by an in-depth analysis of what went wrong and how you can recognize, avoid, and respond to similar underwater calamities. This unique survival guide explores the gamut of diving situations, including cave and wreck diving, deep-water dives, river and drift diving, decompression sickness, and much more. It shows you how to prevent tragic mishaps through: Inspection and maintenance of primary and secondary diving gear Learning and following established safety protocols Confirming the training and credentials of diving professionals Practicing emergency responses under real-world conditions

The Illustrated Principles of Pool and Billiards


Author: David G. Alciatore

Publisher: Dr. Dave Billiards Resources

ISBN: 9781402714283

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 274

View: 5985

Master one of the world’s most popular games with the help of a mechanical engineering professor who has a passion for pool. More than 80 principles of the game, presented with 250-plus precisely scaled illustrations and photographs, offer players of all levels a thorough overview of the fundamentals of 8-ball and 9-ball, including grip and stance, basic shots, position play and strategy, bank and kick shots, and advanced techniques such as carom and jump shots. Organized for quick study, this must-have guide features extensive cross-references and is supplemented with video clips, interesting mathematical formulas, and other resources also available at www.engr.colostate.edu/pool.

100 Dives of a Lifetime

The World's Ultimate Underwater Destinations


Author: Carrie Miller

Publisher: National Geographic

ISBN: 9781426220074

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

View: 9140

Explore 100 breathtaking scuba diving sites around the world--from the cenotes of Mexico to the best wreck in Micronesia--through stunning National Geographic photography, expert tips, and cutting-edge travel advice. Filled with more than 350 images from National Geographic, 100 Dives of a Lifetime provides the ultimate bucket list for ardent scuba divers and aspirational travelers alike. From diving with manta rays at night in Kona, Hawaii, and swimming with hammerheads of Cocos Island in Costa Rica to exploring caves in Belize's Lighthouse Atoll and diving beneath the ice floes of Antarctica, this exquisite inspirational book is filled with beautiful imagery, marine life guides, trusted travel tips, and expert diving advice from world-famous National Geographic divers and explorers like Brian Skerry, Jessica Cramp, and David Doubilet. Organized by diving experience and certification level, each location offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the magic of our world's oceans--from your armchair or with your scuba gear in tow.

Trekking Atlas of the World


Author: Jack Jackson

Publisher: New Holland Publishers Uk Limited

ISBN: 9781845371791

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 298

View: 8954

This atlas is a guide to the world's best long-distance hikes, providing vivid portraits of some of the world's most spectacular journeys, ranging from the Pembrokeshire Coast path in Wales to Peru's renowned Inca trail. It profiles 54 treks, arranged by continent.

Scuba Diving, 5E


Author: Graver, Dennis K.

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492525766

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

View: 7896

The best-selling authoritative guide returns, packed with the latest recommendations, dive tables, and instruction. Full-color photographs and illustrations depict the latest equipment, gear selection, dive locations, technologies, and techniques. Scuba Diving is an indispensable resource for preparation, management, and enjoyment of every dive.

Diving the World


Author: Beth Tierney,Shaun Tierney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910120057

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 360

View: 5766

Footprint's Diving the World is essential reading for anyone interested in diving. With over 200 prime sites and color images throughout, this book offers the ultimate inspiration as well as all the practical information you need to plan your next dive. Whether you're looking for the most biodiverse dive spot, or one that's the best value for money, Diving the World 3rd edition will help you get the most out of your trip both underwater and on dry land.

Complete Diving Manual


Author: Jack Jackson

Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 7945

Explore the underwater world From basic diving certification topics and techniques to advanced technical diving, Complete Diving Manual has everything you need—all in full, stunning color. Whether you're an experienced diver or haven't yet gotten your C-card, your passport to diving expeditions is here, including: Choosing, using, maintaining, and storing equipment Basic training, from pool to open water Diving physiology, including buoyancy, behavior of gases, the bends, and hypothermia Dive planning, including decompression dives Safety and first aid Diving reefs, wrecks, and caves; warm and cold water; boat diving, and more Diving for marine biology, archaeology, photography, and videography Prime locations for the best diving excursions worldwide With the Complete Diving Manual, you can investigate every aspect of this great sport. Let the adventures begin.

Dive: the World's Best Dive Destinations


Author: Lawson Wood

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 9781623658410

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 367

Dive is a sumptuously illustrated guide to 250 of the best diving destinations the world has to offer Where can I swim with turtles? How do you get to Stingray City? What is the best time of year to dive with sharks in the Bahamas? Find out in Dive. Packed with stunning pictures of marine life and ancient wrecks, insightful information about local geography and first-hand advice on unmissable dive locations, Dive fully describes over 250 sites spanning the globe--from Maria La Gorda in Cuba, to the atolls of French Polynesia. Lavishly illustrated by one of the world's leading underwater photographers and featuring information about when is best to visit, conditions and visibility underwater as well as specially commissioned maps, this aspirational guide will enable divers--seasoned and novice alike--to plan their adventures around the world with total confidence. Contents include: Northern Sulawesi, South Africa, Cayman Islands, Baja California, Red Sea, Brazil, Scapa Flow, Chuuk Lagoon and many more.

Atlas of Adventures

A collection of natural wonders, exciting experiences and fun festivities from the four corners of the globe. - See more at: http://quartoknows.com/books/9781847806956/Atlas-of-Adventures.html#sthash.kfeVPl0u.dpuf


Author: Rachel Williams,Lucy Letherland

Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions

ISBN: 1847806953

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 9508

Set your spirit of adventure free with this lavishly illustrated trip around the world. Whether you're visiting the penguins of Antarctica, joining the Carnival in Brazil, or a canoe safari down the Zambezi River, this book brings together more than 100 activities and challenges to inspire armchair adventurers of any age. Find hundreds of things to spot and learn new facts about every destination. With epic adventures from the four corners of the globe and discoveries to be made on your own doorstep, this book will inspire you to set off on your own journey of discovery. - See more at: http://quartoknows.com/books/9781847806956/Atlas-of-Adventures.html#sthash.kfeVPl0u.dpuf

Cloud Atlas


Author: David Mitchell

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307373576

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 352

By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks | Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize A postmodern visionary and one of the leading voices in twenty-first-century fiction, David Mitchell combines flat-out adventure, a Nabokovian love of puzzles, a keen eye for character, and a taste for mind-bending, philosophical and scientific speculation in the tradition of Umberto Eco, Haruki Murakami, and Philip K. Dick. The result is brilliantly original fiction as profound as it is playful. In this groundbreaking novel, an influential favorite among a new generation of writers, Mitchell explores with daring artistry fundamental questions of reality and identity. Cloud Atlas begins in 1850 with Adam Ewing, an American notary voyaging from the Chatham Isles to his home in California. Along the way, Ewing is befriended by a physician, Dr. Goose, who begins to treat him for a rare species of brain parasite. . . . Abruptly, the action jumps to Belgium in 1931, where Robert Frobisher, a disinherited bisexual composer, contrives his way into the household of an infirm maestro who has a beguiling wife and a nubile daughter. . . . From there we jump to the West Coast in the 1970s and a troubled reporter named Luisa Rey, who stumbles upon a web of corporate greed and murder that threatens to claim her life. . . . And onward, with dazzling virtuosity, to an inglorious present-day England; to a Korean superstate of the near future where neocapitalism has run amok; and, finally, to a postapocalyptic Iron Age Hawaii in the last days of history. But the story doesn’t end even there. The narrative then boomerangs back through centuries and space, returning by the same route, in reverse, to its starting point. Along the way, Mitchell reveals how his disparate characters connect, how their fates intertwine, and how their souls drift across time like clouds across the sky. As wild as a videogame, as mysterious as a Zen koan, Cloud Atlas is an unforgettable tour de force that, like its incomparable author, has transcended its cult classic status to become a worldwide phenomenon. Praise for Cloud Atlas “[David] Mitchell is, clearly, a genius. He writes as though at the helm of some perpetual dream machine, can evidently do anything, and his ambition is written in magma across this novel’s every page.”—The New York Times Book Review “One of those how-the-holy-hell-did-he-do-it? modern classics that no doubt is—and should be—read by any student of contemporary literature.”—Dave Eggers “Wildly entertaining . . . a head rush, both action-packed and chillingly ruminative.”—People “The novel as series of nested dolls or Chinese boxes, a puzzle-book, and yet—not just dazzling, amusing, or clever but heartbreaking and passionate, too. I’ve never read anything quite like it, and I’m grateful to have lived, for a while, in all its many worlds.”—Michael Chabon “Cloud Atlas ought to make [Mitchell] famous on both sides of the Atlantic as a writer whose fearlessness is matched by his talent.”—The Washington Post Book World “Thrilling . . . One of the biggest joys in Cloud Atlas is watching Mitchell sashay from genre to genre without a hitch in his dance step.”—Boston Sunday Globe “Grand and elaborate . . . [Mitchell] creates a world and language at once foreign and strange, yet strikingly familiar and intimate.”—Los Angeles Times From the Hardcover edition.

The TCP/IP Guide

A Comprehensive, Illustrated Internet Protocols Reference


Author: Charles M. Kozierok

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 159327047X

Category: Computers

Page: 1616

View: 9666

Up to date and accessible, this comprehensive reference to the TCP/IP networking protocols will become a valuable resource for any IT professional and an excellent text for students.

The Essentials of Cave Diving - Second Edition (Black and White)


Author: Jill Heinerth

Publisher: Heinerth Productions Incorporated

ISBN: 9781940944234

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 174

View: 1753

Cave diving has been called the most dangerous sport. It doesn't have to be. With proper training, experience, and guidance, you can become a skilled cave diver, and enjoy this challenging and rewarding activity, for a lifetime. With decades of technical diving experience, including world record cave dives, and paradigm changing underwater exploration, Woman Divers Hall of Fame member Jill Heinerth, has created this full-color contemporary guide book. Generously illustrated, The Essentials of Cave Diving - 2nd Edition, (Black and White) contains practical, recently updated underwater knowledge, including sidemount techniques and the latest rebreather technology. Encompassing all levels of cave diving, from entry-level to expert, this manual is an essential tool, appropriate and relevant to all cave training disciplines.