Underwater Potholer

A Cave Diver's Memoirs

By Duncan M. Price

Format: Multiple Formats

This will be of huge interest and a gripping read for all cave divers and cave diving enthusiasts, anyone interested in the outdoors, exploration and the natural world.

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Whittles Publishing

Whittles Publishing has been established for some years but recently has expanded significantly, becoming a well-known technical publisher on a global stage. They publish quality, well-produced and attractive books and specialise in the following subjects: geomatics, civil and structural engineering and applied science. They are also developing new lists in specific disciplines including architecture and landscape, manufacturing and materials technology, fuel and energy science and geotechnics. They also publish non-technical books within the following areas: maritime, pharology, military history, nature and exploration.

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' - a unique insight into contemporary exploration. Let the entertainment begin - ' Extract from the introduction by Martyn Farr Duncan's curiosity has got him into a lot of tight spots - quite literally! As a teenager, Duncan really wanted to be an astronaut but took to the exploration of inner space instead. Only a dozen men might have stood on the moon but Duncan has squeezed into many places that no one has ever been before, and some places that no one is ever likely to go again (probably for a very good reason). These memoirs recount the author's misadventures during his thirty-year involvement with caving and cave diving beginning with student antics in the caves of the Mendip Hills to a hair raising escape from deep beneath an English stately home. Along the way we are treated to a rollercoaster of emotions - from the joys of discovering new caves to the sadness of losing close friends. Duncan tells his tales without holding back, often making light of quite serious situations: cave-ins, serious illness and an embarrassing incident with a tick.There are tears and laughter, often at the same time: who else would perform an animal impression with a suspected metatarsal fracture?

We dive beneath Welsh valleys, Yorkshire Dales and the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are shark attacks, unexploded bombs and secret nuclear research facilities. Technical concepts and jargon are explained clearly and concisely so the reader can follow Duncan into the depths. These stories are a treat for anyone interested in exploration, above or below ground, over or underwater. People often tell Duncan that he must be 'mad' to go cave diving - read this and judge for yourself -

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Format Multiple Formats
Imprint Whittles Publishing
Publication Date 24 Jun 2015
SKU 9781849951586-grouped
Number of Pages 224

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