Diving Science

Diving Science

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Human Kinetics Publishers

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Diving Science

Prepare for each underwater adventure and its challenges. Diving Science will help you anticipate, recognize, and respond to the physical, physiological, and psychological stresses encountered in sport diving.

Written by two experts in diving physiology and medicine, this comprehensive resource will help you manage each stage of a dive more safely and successfully. Whether you're on the surface or bottom, in the descent or ascent, you'll know exactly what to do and when to do it. With information on everything from on-gassing and off-gassing to first response interventions for medical problems, Diving Science is as essential as a wetsuit for your next dive.

Use the book's diving-specific fitness specifications to learn how to make diving safe and enjoyable at any age. And apply the detailed equipment recommendations to prepare properly for each dive.

Diving Science provides a wealth of information useful to all divers. Tap into this treasure chest before each dive to ensure it is your best and safest yet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736048309
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 04/28/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.96(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Part I The Underwater Environment
Chapter 1. Challenges of the Underwater Environment
Chapter 2. Types of Diving, Dive Profiles, and Phases of the Dive
Chapter 3. The Inert Gas Load

Part II Physiological Responses to the Underwater Environment
Chapter 4. Adaptations of the Heart and Vascular System for Diving
Chapter 5. The Respiratory System in Diving
Chapter 6. Adaptations in Blood and Muscle Tissues to Improve
Oxygen Carrying and Storage
Chapter 7. Meeting the Challenges of the Cold Water Environment
Chapter 8. Propulsion in the Aquatic Environment
Chapter 9. Orientation in the Aquatic Environment

Part III Medical Aspects of Sport Diving
Chapter 10. Medical Preparation for Diving: Fitness and Nutrition
Chapter 11. Psychological and Physiological Problems of the
Chapter 12. Other Surface Problems: Exposure and Marine Animal
Chapter 13. Problems Associated with Descent
Chapter 14. Bottom Problems
Chapter 15. Ascent Problems
Chapter 16. Complications of Medical Problems of Diving

Appendix A Sport Diving From A to Z
Appendix B Where to Get Additional Information and Help
Appendix C Items for the Diving Medical Kit
Appendix D Luminaries in Diving

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