SHENTON, Edward H.
Title: Diving for Science : The Story of the Deep Submersible. ex-lib in dj.
Publisher:  Norton, New York, 1972, ISBN:0393063801
Seller ID: 95727
SHENTON, Edward H. Diving for Science : The Story of the Deep Submersible. New York: Norton, (1972). First Printing. Pp. (2),-267,(3), + 16 p. of plates. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Anderson 1124. "The story of the evolution of an efficient machine capable of taking men to nearly any depth ni the world's oceans. [...] This book presents for teh first time a historical background of submersibles, detailing their origins, together with an up-to-date description of the most modern design techniques andpresent scientifc uses. [...] He describes the jobs and missions in which the submersible has been successfully used. In subsequent chapters, for example, he relates the adventures of Alvin in its search for the mission H-bomb off Palomares, Spain, the dives for science by Deepstar, and the amazingfeat of rescue of Alvin by Aluminaut in 1969, after it had been stranded f or months at a depth of five thousand feet." - from the dj. Ex-library (stamps, tape-ghosts, spine label), in price-clipped dust jacket. 12.50