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Prepare for each underwater adventure and its challenges. Diving Science will help you anticipate, recognize, and respond to the physical, physiological, and psychological stresses encountered in sport diving.
Written by two experts in diving physiology and medicine, this comprehensive resource will help you manage each stage of a dive more safely and successfully. Whether you're on the surface or bottom, in the descent or ascent, you'll know exactly what to do and when to do it. With information on everything from on-gassing and off-gassing to first response interventions for medical problems, Diving Science is as essential as a wetsuit for your next dive.
Use the book's diving-specific fitness specifications to learn how to make diving safe and enjoyable at any age. And apply the detailed equipment recommendations to prepare properly for each dive.
Diving Science provides a wealth of information useful to all divers. Tap into this treasure chest before each dive to ensure it is your best and safest yet.
Book News Annotation:
Two experts in diving physiology and medicine, Strauss (hyperbaric medicine, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center) and Aksenov (medicine, University of Florida) show divers how to manage each stage of a dive safely and successfully. Written to bridge the gap between an introductory diving manual and the specialized content of a diving medicine text, the book describes what happens to the body underwater and how and why it happens, and provides summary tables, definitions, b&w illustrations, and case reports to illustrate concepts.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This text blends theoretical and scientific aspects with practical and directly applicable diving physiology and medical information. It is divided into three sections - the underwater environment, physiological responses to the underwater environment, and medical problems associated with the sport.
Dive smarter and safer the next trip underwater
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