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Lang Matl
Author Hellwarth, Ben.

Title Sealab : America's forgotten quest to live and work on the ocean floor / Ben Hellwarth.

Imprint New York : Simon & Schuster, c2012.


Location Call No. Status
 CCQ - C Ring Library  GC66 .H45 2012    Available
 CCQ - Lusail Male Library  GC66.H45 2012 c.2  Available
Edition 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Description 388 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The story of how a U.S. Navy program sought to develop the marine equivalent of the space station-- and forever changed man's relationship to the sea. We learn of men unafraid to test the limits of physical endurance to conquer a hostile undersea frontier-- and of a government unwilling to take the same risks underwater that it did in space.
Contents A deep escape -- Diving -- Genesis -- Friendly rivals -- Depth and duration -- Experimental divers -- Deep loss, deeper thinking -- Triangle trials -- "Breathe!" -- The Tiltin' Hilton -- Lessons in survival -- The third team -- The damn hatch -- An investigation -- The oil patch -- The rivals' press on -- The projects -- Answers and questions.
Subject Project Sealab.
Manned undersea research stations -- History -- 20th century.
Deep diving -- History -- 20th century.
Divers -- United States -- Biography.
United States. Navy -- Biography.
ISBN 9780743247450
9781439180426 (ebook)