Papa Topside: The Sealab Chronicles of Capt. George F. Bond, USN [NOOK Book]

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A pioneer in the field of deep-sea diving, George F. Bond helped develop the theory of saturation diving and the techniques and dive tables used by divers around the world. In this edited journal—made public for the first time—Bond offers a lively account of his work with the U.S. Navy’s first manned undersea habitats, the Sealab experiments of the 1960s. Dubbed “Papa Topside” by the media who followed his work with Navy aquanauts, Bond gives a...
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Papa Topside: The Sealab Chronicles of Capt. George F. Bond, USN

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A pioneer in the field of deep-sea diving, George F. Bond helped develop the theory of saturation diving and the techniques and dive tables used by divers around the world. In this edited journal—made public for the first time—Bond offers a lively account of his work with the U.S. Navy’s first manned undersea habitats, the Sealab experiments of the 1960s. Dubbed “Papa Topside” by the media who followed his work with Navy aquanauts, Bond gives a colorful eyewitness account of what today are considered benchmarks in the history of diving.

This is a candid, personal record of Sealabs I, II, and III, and the FISSH experiment, the finale of Bond’s career. The picture that emerges is one of a brilliant, larger-than-life figure who, though often difficult to get along with, earned the respect and affection of his peers.

The book draws on the editor’s interviews with Bond’s fellow researchers and divers as well as Bond’s daily logs and correspondence. Always frank and to the point, he describes his frustrations with the Navy brass, his friendly competition with Jacques Cousteau, and his spirited relationship with aquanaut/astronaut Scott Carpenter. As the only full-length book written about U.S. aquanauts and their undersea exploits, it is an important historical document. It is also an entertaining read.
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A pioneer in the field of deep-sea diving, Bond helped develop the theory of saturation diving and the techniques and dive tables in common use today. The editor draws on interviews with Bond's fellow researchers and divers as well as Bond's daily logs and correspondence to shape his account of the Navy's first manned undersea habitats in the 1960s. No bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612513782
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
  • Publication date: 7/15/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,185,447
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Upon graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1989, Commander James C. “Chris” Rentfrow completed flight school and was designated a naval flight officer. After a career flying the EA-6B Prowler, Commander Rentfrow was selected to participate in the Permanent Military Professor program. He did his doctoral work at the University of Maryland, College Park and currently teaches U.S. and naval history at the Naval Academy.
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