The Bends: Compressed Air in the History of Science, Diving, and Engineering

By: Phillips, John L

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The Bends: Compressed Air in the History of Science, Diving, and Engineering by Phillips, John L
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New Haven: Yala University Press, 1998. 500 g; XII, 260 pages, lust for pages blank, includes chapter notes, bibliography, index. Illustrated with black-and-white drawings, and photographs (42). Decorated dustwrapper. Minor rubbing to the edges of the dustwrapper, and what would appear to be an accidental pencil mark to the top edge of the text block near the front corner. This book is a wide-ranging history of the wonders compressed air brought about and the suffering its unknown hazards inflicted. The author explores the inter-winding roles of science, technology, engineering, medicine and politics in the invention of compressed air, the recognition and identification of decompression sickness, and the hundred year process of learning to understand and treat the bends.. First Edition 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Hardcover. Good/Good. Illus. by Photographic. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Science.

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