Oxygen and the Diver, by Kenneth Donald

Oxygen and the Diver
Kenneth Donald

This book is the first to give a comprehensive review of the dangers ti the diver when breathing oxygen. The author describes how unexpected hazards attended the sudden expansion of self-contained free diving during the relentless underwater combat of the Second World War. This is the only full account of the unique series of human experiments in which the safe times and depths for oxygen diving were established. After the dangers of oxygen had been demonstrated during the 1940s, the almost universal use of air was adopted for shallow water swimming and diving up to 50 m. It has since been supplemented by oxygen-nitrogen mixtures. Mixture diving is more economical of gas and allows the diver to go considerably deeper without the risk of oxygen poisoning or need for staged decompression.

Hardback with dust jacket in excellent condition.

237 pages
B&W illustrations
160 mm x 240 mm (6.25 x 9.5 in)
1992, The Spa Ltd, Worcestershire


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Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 30 × 18 × 3 cm