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Histories of diving focus on deep diving, ocean engineering, underwater exploration and offshore
oil well drilling. Our collection contains a variety of resources such as books by well-known
authors Torrance Parker, and Jacques Cousteau, with translations from French authors,
symposium proceedings, and technical manuals. Please call the Library for more information at
310-548-7618 x 215.
20,000 jobs under the sea: a history of diving and underwater engineering. / by Torrance R.
Parker; edited by Don Walsh; foreword by William B. Lee, c1997.
Along the shores of time: submerged historic and indigenous resources in the Pacific Rim
region. / by Roger E. Kelly, 1999.
Archaeology under water. / by George F. Bass, 1966.
Diving manual 1924 Reprint of Chapter 36 of the Manual of the Bureau of Construction
and Repair. / U.S. Department of the Navy, 1925.
A history of seafaring; based on underwater archaeology. / Edited by George F. Bass, 1972.
The history of oilfield diving an industrial adventure. / Christopher Swann, 2007.
Focus is on the history of offshore oil well drilling.
The history of underwater exploration. / by Robert F. Marx, 1990.
Man and the underwater world [by] Pierre de Latil & Jean Rivoire. Translated from the
French by Edward Fitzgerald, 1956.
On the bottom. / by Commander Edward Ellsberg, 1929. (submarines)
A pictorial history of oceanographic submersibles. / by James B. Sweeney, 1970.
Deep diving–United States and other countries.
A biomedical assessment of a one-atmosphere diving system: JIM-4. / by
Captain Cousteau’s underwater treasury. Edited by Jacques-Yves Cousteau and James Dugan,
I dive for treasure. / by Harry E. Rieseberg, 1942.
Islands of angry ghosts. / by Hugh Edwards, 1966. This is the story of the shipwreck and
archaeology of the Dutch East India ship BATAVIA in 1629.
Just lucky. / Kenneth K. Knott, 2009. Autobiography of a deep diver.
Man under the sea. / By James Dugan, 1956. A history of deep diving from ancient times to the
Underwater man. / Joe MacInnes [i.e. MacInnis]; foreword by Pierre Elliott Trudeau. 1975,
Periodicals and journals:
Historical diving. / Historical Diving Society U.S.A., 2004, 2000
Workshops and Proceedings
Emergency medical Technician. / Diver Workshop held on 8-9 December, 1975.
Medical aspects of small submersible operations. The Seventh Undersea Medical Society
Workshop. Submarine Development Group One, 19-20 November 1974. / Undersea Medical
Proceedings: Fifth Annual International Diving Symposium. Morgan City, Louisiana
January 21-22, 1975.
Proceedings. 1973 Divers’ Gas Purity Symposium. November 27 & 28, 1973. Held at Battelle-
Columbus, Sponsored by U.S. Navy Supervisor of Diving. Naval Ship Systems Command, 1976.
Proceedings. International Diving Symposium ’76 Louisiana Superdome January 22-23,
1976. Sponsored by the Association of Diving Contractors; Undersea Medical Society; American
Society of Mechanical Engineers Ocean Engineering Division. 1976.
Proceedings. Twelfth International Diving Symposium Sponsored by the Association of
Diving Contractors. February 1-3, 1982. Hyatt Regency Hotel New Orleans, Louisiana,
These handbooks and manuals cover underwater exploration, marine biology, and underwater
The complete underwater diving manual. / Compiled and edited by the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Office of Marine Resources [no date].
The physics and engineering of diving. Including diving physics, decompression theory and
practice, buoyancy and propulsion, life support systems and equipment. / By R.S. Dickens,
The silent world. / by J. Y. Cousteau, with Frederic Dumas, 1953.
Three adventures: Galápagos, Titicaca, the Blue Holes. / [by] Jacques-Yves Cousteau and
Philippe Diolé. Translated from the French by J. F. Bernard, 1973. Marine biology–
Galapagos Islands. Marine biology–Belize. Limnology–Titicaca Lake (Peru and Bolivia)
U. S. Navy diving manual. / United States. Navy. 1963-