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Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver

Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver

Geschrieben von Jill Heinerth

Erzählt von Jill Heinerth


Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver

Geschrieben von Jill Heinerth

Erzählt von Jill Heinerth

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4.5/5 (22 Bewertungen)
Länge:
10 Stunden
Herausgeber:
Freigegeben:
Aug 20, 2019
ISBN:
9780062917874
Format:
Hörbuch

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Beschreibung

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 audiobook 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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Freigegeben:
Aug 20, 2019
ISBN:
9780062917874
Format:
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Über den Autor

Jill Heinerth is a cave diver, underwater explorer, writer, photographer, and filmmaker. She has starred on TV series for PBS, National Geographic Channel, and the BBC and has consulted on movies for directors including James Cameron. She splits her time between Florida and Canada.


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  • (5/5)
    An absolutely wonderful book. Took away many helpful life lessons and an appreciation for those who risk their lives to help us understand the natural world and our place in it.
  • (5/5)
    The author made you feel like you were there !
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    I expected much more. This is mostly about Heinerth's experiences on other people's cave diving expeditions, especially Bill Stone's projects. Bill Stone has an excellent book himself, "Beyond the Deep: Deadly Descent into the World's Most Treacherous Cave," so I don't see a reason for reading this one. Beyond that, the writing is very average. There is way too much information about her relationships. I didn't expect to be reading about her frustrations with online dating, and swiping right or left. It is neither interesting nor novel. I don't know if she has repressed impostor syndrome, but she is constantly pointing out what an amazing explorer she is. > We were on top of the world, and I was comfortable in my role as an exploration diver and felt I was an important asset to the success of the entire team.> In this wild and almost unimaginable situation, I continue to blossom in the purity of unhindered exploration. I’ll be afraid, but I’ll never concede.Stone didn't constantly write how great he is. He didn't have to, because his stories stood for themselves. She complains constantly, about everything from bugs to her husband to online trolls. I'm sympathetic to her about trolls, but don't think that either engaging with them or complaining about it in your memoir is at all productive. And she unfortunately undercuts herself; on one page she complains about others saying saying she didn't earn her way onto her husband's expedition, and on the next page she writes: > Not yet envisioning myself as capable of that level of advanced technical exploration diving, I first settled into a management and marketing role, bringing my artistic skills, photography, and technical background to the group.There are a few interesting stories here, but they are buried in a mess. > I was still too exhausted to communicate with Paul, who was sitting only five yards away at the fire. I wished he would sweep me up and make it all go away. Was our bond so weak that he could not even ask me what was wrong? … I wanted my indomitable French-Canadian husband to sweep me into his arms and make everything better.

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