"The History of Oilfield Diving An Industrial Adventure" Book by Christopher Swan!Please see the pictures in this auction. They are considered an important part of the description of this item... Please read and understand the auction text completely before bidding. This is a brand new book, never opened and still in its original plastic wrapping. If you have any relationship with deep sea diving, commercial diving or diving in the oil related industry, this book is a must have. This hardcover book measures a big 10.25 X 7.25 X 2.25 inches thick. The History of Oilfield Diving printed text alone runs 774 pages not counting appendix, glossary, conversion table, sources, acknowledgments, and index. The book weighs about four pounds and fourteen and a half ounces! The History of Oilfield Diving chronicles one of the greatest adventures of the 20th Century. A story of human endeavour, physical danger and breakneck technological development, this is the most comprehensive account of oilfield diving ever written.
Until the 1950s t was no oilfield diving industry. Some people dived for fun. The few men who dived for a living fished for abalone or plied their trade in harbours and dockyards, on civil engineering projects and on the occasional salvage project. Nearly all the work was in shallow water. ... read more