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The Bends

Compressed Air in the History of Science, Diving, and Engineering

The Bends( )
Author: Phillips, John L.
Publication Date:May 1998
Publisher:Yale University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $109.00
Book Description:

With the invention of compressed air in the 1840s, human divers could enter previously inaccessible deep water environments and engineers could design underwater mines and monumental bridges that had never been possible before. But a painful, sometimes fatal illness--decompression sickness, or the bends--mysteriously afflicted many of those who used compressed air. This book is a wide-ranging history of the wonders compressed air brought about and the suffering its unknown hazards...
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Detailed Subjects: Technology & Engineering / Mechanical
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):14.9 x 21 x 2.047 cm
Book Weight:0.47 Kilograms

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