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Diving into darkness : a true story of death and survival, Phillip Finch

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Diving into darkness : a true story of death and survival
Title
Diving into darkness
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a true story of death and survival
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Phillip Finch
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eng
Summary
On New Year's Day, 2005, David Shaw traveled halfway around the world on a journey that took him to a steep crater in the Kalahari Desert of South Africa, a site known as Bushman's Hole. His destination was nearly 900 feet below the surface. On January 8th he descended into the water. About fifteen feet below the surface was a fissure in the bottom of the basin, barely wide enough to admit him. He slipped through the opening and disappeared from sight, leaving behind the world of light and life. Then, a second diver descended through the same crack in the stone. This was Don Shirley, Shaw's friend, and one of the few people in the world qualified to follow where Shaw was about to go. In the community of extreme diving, Don Shirley was a master among masters. Twenty-five minutes later, one of the men was dead. The other was in mortal peril, and would spend the next 10 hours struggling to survive, existing literally from breath to breath. What happened that day is the stuff of nightmarish drama, but it's also a compelling human story of friendship, heroism, ambition, and of coming to terms with loss and tragedy.--From publisher description
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Title
Diving into darkness
Creator
Summary
On New Year's Day, 2005, David Shaw traveled halfway around the world on a journey that took him to a steep crater in the Kalahari Desert of South Africa, a site known as Bushman's Hole. His destination was nearly 900 feet below the surface. On January 8th he descended into the water. About fifteen feet below the surface was a fissure in the bottom of the basin, barely wide enough to admit him. He slipped through the opening and disappeared from sight, leaving behind the world of light and life. Then, a second diver descended through the same crack in the stone. This was Don Shirley, Shaw's friend, and one of the few people in the world qualified to follow where Shaw was about to go. In the community of extreme diving, Don Shirley was a master among masters. Twenty-five minutes later, one of the men was dead. The other was in mortal peril, and would spend the next 10 hours struggling to survive, existing literally from breath to breath. What happened that day is the stuff of nightmarish drama, but it's also a compelling human story of friendship, heroism, ambition, and of coming to terms with loss and tragedy.--From publisher description
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Genre
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275116
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
627.72
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV838.672
LC item number
.F56 2008
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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a true story of death and survival
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a true story of death and survival
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Phillip Finch
Diving into darkness : a true story of death and survival, Phillip Finch
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Diving into darkness : a true story of death and survival, Phillip Finch
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Includes index
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ocn213300993
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Edition
1st St. Martin's Press ed.
Extent
ix, 310 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780312383947
Lccn
2008024271
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)213300993

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