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The Resource Into the planet : my life as a cave diver, Jill Heinerth

Into the planet : my life as a cave diver, Jill Heinerth

Label
Into the planet : my life as a cave diver
Title
Into the planet
Title remainder
my life as a cave diver
Statement of responsibility
Jill Heinerth
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From one of the world's most renowned cave divers, a firsthand account of exploring the earth's final frontier: the hidden depths of our oceans and the sunken caves inside our planet. 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 that discovered the ancient watery remains of Mayan civilizations--has descended farther into the inner depths of our planet than any other woman. She takes us into the harrowing split-second decisions that determine whether a diver makes it back to safety, the prejudices that prevent women from pursuing careers underwater, and her endeavor to recover 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." --Amazon
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Heinerth, Jill
Dewey number
  • 796.5/25/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV200.63
LC item number
.H45 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Heinerth, Jill
  • Cave divers
  • Cave diving
  • Cave divers
  • Cave diving
  • Canada
Label
Into the planet : my life as a cave diver, Jill Heinerth
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Published in Canada in 2019 by Doubleday Canada
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- In the beginning (1967-1990) -- Survivor (1986) -- An alluring mistress (1988) -- Cave country (1993) -- The deepest (1995) -- The longest (1995) -- Purpose (1996-1999) -- The pit (2000) -- Ice Island (2001) -- Waiting (2003) -- 7R (2006) -- Cork in the bottle (2011) -- My dead friends (2012) -- A little bit of magic (2013) -- The next frontier (2017) -- Epilogue (2018)
Control code
on1112073340
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
273 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062691545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1112073340
Label
Into the planet : my life as a cave diver, Jill Heinerth
Publication
Copyright
Note
Published in Canada in 2019 by Doubleday Canada
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- In the beginning (1967-1990) -- Survivor (1986) -- An alluring mistress (1988) -- Cave country (1993) -- The deepest (1995) -- The longest (1995) -- Purpose (1996-1999) -- The pit (2000) -- Ice Island (2001) -- Waiting (2003) -- 7R (2006) -- Cork in the bottle (2011) -- My dead friends (2012) -- A little bit of magic (2013) -- The next frontier (2017) -- Epilogue (2018)
Control code
on1112073340
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
273 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062691545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1112073340

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