Scuba Fundamental

Start Diving the Right Way
Author: Simon Pridmore
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781530524068
Category: Divers
Page: 202
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If you do not yet scuba dive but are thinking of learning, then Scuba Fundamental - Start Diving the Right Way is for you. It takes you from the germ of the idea that you might like to try scuba diving up to the point where you have done around 20 dives. This is not your standard how-to scuba diving manual. It is very different. The purpose of Scuba Fundamental is not to teach you how to dive. A dive instructor will do that. But this book will make the learning process much easier. It will help you make the right choices and avoid the pitfalls that await new and uninformed divers coming into the sport. It will also set you well on the road to becoming a capable and competent lifelong diver. Scuba Fundamental tells you how to make sure you are prepared for a scuba diving course and what a good beginners course should entail. It tells you how to choose a good instructor, how to decide which operators to dive with after you have finished your course and what sort of dives you should be doing when you first start diving. You will learn the many ways in which diving will change your life and also acquire some extremely valuable advice on the etiquette involved in the sport. Throughout the book and especially in the chapter "It Happened to Me" you will be entertained, educated and encouraged by anecdotes from people who are now experienced divers but were once beginners too. There is also an entire section devoted to diving safety, much of which covers vitally important aspects of scuba diving that basic training manuals don't emphasise enough or even leave out completely. The book's message is: start scuba diving the right way and you will be relaxed and ready for the adventure. You will have more fun, make fewer mistakes and be confident in the fact that you are well informed, have made the best choices and have spent your money wisely. Scuba Fundamental is a unique, reliable and essential guide: one that you can trust completely and follow during this formative phase of your scuba diving life. "I wish I'd had this book to read when I learned to dive. I remember being totally confused."Robin Yao, Executive Editor, EZDIVE magazine "This is the book divers should give to friends when they say they want to learn to scuba dive." Ian Thomas, Author and Scuba Instructor Trainer "Pitching a book at the correct level for divers-to-be is fraught with difficulty. Simon Pridmore is a great dive writer, and I think he's finally cracked the problem with Scuba Fundamental." Steve Weinman - Editor, Diver Magazine (UK) "Simon Pridmore's new book is a thorough, sensible and seriously safety oriented guide for new divers. It is also very, very funny. Simon's anecdotes will make old divers laugh until they cry, whilst promising decades of fun and adventure for new divers."Judi Lowe, Scuba Instructor, PhD Scholar and Sustainable Dive Tourism Advisor


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Deep diving
Page: N.A
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Complete Wreck Diving

A Guide to Diving Wrecks
Author: Henry Keatts,Brian Skerry
Publisher: Aqua Quest Publication
ISBN: 9781881652304
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 271
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This comprehensive guide is for both beginning and advanced divers. It tells how to find wrecks, details the equipment and techniques needed, explains safety concerns, and teaches how to recover artifacts and preserve them.

PADI open water diver manual

Author: Professional Association of Diving Instructors
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781878663160
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 272
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ABC of Prehospital Emergency Medicine

Author: Tim Nutbeam,Matthew Boylan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470654880
Category: Medical
Page: 215
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"This brand new title in the ABC series provides a comprehensive overview of pre-hospital medicine, including transport, patient assessment, emergency care systems, and pre-hospital interventions.With pre-hospital care being the start of the "trauma chain", the treatment patients receive on-scene as well as en-route can be life-saving, and this new title is invaluabe for all staff involved in emergency and pre-hospital medicine"--Provided by publisher.

Diving Pioneers

An Oral History of Diving in America
Author: Eric Hanauer
Publisher: Aqua Quest Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 9780922769438
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 272
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This is the saga of diving in America, told by the men and women who lived it and made it. These stories and more recall scuba's pioneer days of the 40s and 50s where every dive was an adventure.

Bove and Davis' Diving Medicine

Author: Alfred A. Bove,Jefferson Carroll Davis
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9780721694245
Category: Medical
Page: 623
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Covers basic diving physiology; the pathophysiology of decompression sickness; maritime toxicology; assessment of fitness for diving; special considerations for female, elderly, and pediatric divers; diving-related problems in people with pre-existing medical conditions such as pulmonary, cardiac, and neurologic disease, and much more, with new chapters on the kinetics of intert gas, marine poisoning and intoxication, and diabetes and diving.

Great British Marine Animals

Author: Paul Naylor
Publisher: N.A
Category: Marine animals
Page: 272
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A celebration of Britain's sea creatures, from the magnificent basking shark to the tiny but colourful jewel anemone. Both an identification guide and an introduction to the animals' fabulous forms and intriguing habits, this edition has details of 30 extra species, 90 new photographs and a foreword by WWF and the Marine Conservation Society.

Ensuring Innovation in Diagnostics for Bacterial Infection

Implications for Policy
Author: Chantal Morel,Suzanne Edwards,Lindsay McClure,Dale Sandberg
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789289050364
Category: Medical
Page: 333
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The inappropriate use of antibiotics is a primary cause of the ongoing increase in drug resistance among pathogenic bacteria. The resulting decrease in the efficacy of antibiotics threatens our ability to combat infectious diseases. Rapid, point-of-care tests to identify pathogens and better target the appropriate treatment could greatly improve the use of antibiotics. Yet there are few such tests currently available or being developed despite the rapid pace of medical innovation. Clearly something is inhibiting the much-needed development of new and more convenient diagnostic tools. This study delineates priorities for developing diagnostics to improve antibiotic prescription and use with the goal of managing and curbing the expansion of drug resistance. It calls for new approaches, particularly in the provision of diagnostic devices, and, in doing so, outlines some of the inadequacies in health, science and policy initiatives that have led to the dearth of such devices. The authors make the case that there is a clear and urgent need for innovation, not only in the technology of diagnosis, but also in public policy and medical practice to support the availability and use of better diagnostic tools. This book explores the complexities of the diagnostics market from the perspective of both supply and demand, unearthing interesting bottlenecks, some obvious, some more subtle. It calls for a multifaceted and broad policy response, and an overhaul of current practice, so that the growth of bacterial resistance can be stemmed.

Underwater Archaeology

The NAS Guide to Principles and Practice
Author: Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444358316
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 240
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Underwater Archaeology: The NAS Guide to Principles and Practice provides a comprehensive summary of the archaeological process as applied in an underwater context. Long awaited second edition of what is popularly referred to as the NAS Handbook Provides a practical guide to underwater archaeology: how to get involved, basic principles, essential techniques, project planning and execution, publishing and presenting Fully illustrated with over 100 drawings and new colour graphics New chapters on geophysics, historical research, photography and video, monitoring and maintenance and conservation

Teaching Scuba Diving

Author: British Sub-aqua Club
Publisher: Random House (UK)
ISBN: 9780091740085
Category: Scuba diving
Page: 122
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The British Sub-Aqua Club has been running instructor's courses for some years, and has developed its own methods and style. This book, published under their auspices, covers everything the diving instructor should know, from basic lessons in the pool, fault analysis and correction, surface lessons and underwater positioning to teaching in open water, from large or small boats, including planning, choice of site, safety, equipment, dry-runs and assessment of performance. The book also offers general guidelines on methods of learning and teaching techniques. There is a chapter on visual aids, including projectors and videos, and tips on giving formal lectures and conference presentations.

Extreme Sports Medicine

Author: Francesco Feletti
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319282654
Category: Medical
Page: 461
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This technically oriented book on medicine as applied to extreme sports offers broad coverage of the field extending well beyond the usual focus on major trauma and acute injuries. In addition to the injuries and diseases associated with individual extreme sports, this book also addresses the topics of psychology, dermatology, ophthalmology, infectious diseases, physiology, nutrition, training, injury prevention strategies, rehabilitation, doping, treatment in hostile environments, and legal aspects. Innovative and less frequently considered topics are also discussed, such as recent advances in protective equipment and materials, the effects of exposure on whole-body vibration, and cold exposure risk management. More than 60 of the most authoritative experts from across the world have contributed to this book, drawing on their personal experiences and including practical examples whenever relevant. Both subject matter and illustrations have been selected with the utmost care, the latter including photographs of world-class athletes.The book’s multidisciplinary approach to the subject ensures that it will be relevant to a wide readership.