Deep by James Nestor

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Deep by James Nestor

Post by Bram » Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:41 pm

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http://www.amazon.com/Deep-Freediving-R ... words=deep

A fascinating book about the ocean and what happens to the human body when it's underwater. Nearly every page had something I'd never heard about: from ancient tribes of free-diving women, to what happens when you hold your breath for extended periods of time.

Highly recommended.
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Post by Fat Cat » Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:25 pm

Looks very cool, I'll hunt for a copy.
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Re: Deep by James Nestor

Post by Bram » Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:02 pm

I think you'll enjoy it, living close to the Ocean as you do.
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Re: Deep by James Nestor

Post by Fat Cat » Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:23 am

I've never been into surfing but I love free diving.
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Re: Deep by James Nestor

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:28 am

I got interested in free diving after I damaged my ear trying to get down to about 20 feet in the Bahamas a few years ago. In about a hundred pages into this book and I'm fascinated.

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Re: Deep by James Nestor

Post by Bram » Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:25 pm

It's a very peaceful place under water, a whole other world to explore. Glad you picked it up Shaf
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Post by nafod » Sun Dec 07, 2014 12:40 pm

Bunch of mama's boys trying to crawl back into the womb

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Re: Deep by James Nestor

Post by Mickey O'neil » Sun Dec 07, 2014 1:55 pm

This sounds really interesting.

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Re: Deep by James Nestor

Post by Shapecharge » Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:38 pm

An even more fascinating book is "Ballz Deep" by Peter North.

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Re: Deep by James Nestor

Post by baffled » Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:48 pm

Shapecharge wrote:An even more fascinating book is "Ballz Deep" by Peter North.
Is it illustrated?
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Re: Deep by James Nestor

Post by The Venerable Bogatir X » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:50 pm

Bram wrote:Image

http://www.amazon.com/Deep-Freediving-R ... words=deep

A fascinating book about the ocean and what happens to the human body when it's underwater. Nearly every page had something I'd never heard about: from ancient tribes of free-diving women, to what happens when you hold your breath for extended periods of time.

Highly recommended.
I started this on Sunday....great book so far.

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