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Into the planet : my life as a cave diver

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First U.S. edition.

"More people have died exploring underwater caves than climbing Mount Everest, and we know more about deep space than we do about the depths of our oceans. From one of the top cave divers working today-and one of the very few women in her field-Into the Planet blends science, adventure, and memoir to bring readers face-to-face with the terror and beauty of earth's remaining unknowns and the extremes of human capability. Jill Heinerth-the first person in history to dive deep into an Antarctic iceberg and leader of a team who discovered the ancient watery remains of Mayan civilizations-has descended further into the inner depths of our planet than any other woman in history. She takes us into the harrowing split-second decisions that determine whether a diver makes it back to shore, the prejudices that prevent women from pursuing careers underwater, and her endeavor to retrieve a fallen friend's body from the confines of a cave. But there's beauty beyond the danger of diving, and while Heinerth swims beneath our feet in the lifeblood of our planet, she works with biologists discovering new species, physicists tracking climate change, and hydrogeologists examining our finite freshwater reserves. Written with hair-raising intensity, Into the Planet is the first book to deliver an intimate account of cave diving, transporting readers deep into inner space, where fear must be reconciled and a mission's success balances between knowing one's limits and pushing the envelope of human endurance."--

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Gorham Free Library 796.52 HEINERTH (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52119300196206
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Honeoye Public Library 796.5 (Text)
New Adult Nonfiction
52120300377002
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Ontario Public Library 551.46 HEI (Text)
Adult New Materials
52126300768819
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