A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice.
An Amazon Best Science Book of 2014. A Scientific American Recommended Read.
Deep is a voyage from the ocean's surface to its darkest trenches, the most mysterious places on Earth. Fascinated by the sport of freediving - in which competitors descend to great depths on a single breath - James Nestor embeds with a gang of oceangoing extreme athletes and renegade researchers. He finds whales that communicate with other whales hundreds of miles away, sharks that swim in unerringly straight lines through pitch-black waters, and other strange phenomena. Most illuminating of all, he learns that these abilities are reflected in our own remarkable and often hidden potential - including echolocation, directional sense, and the profound bodily changes humans undergo when underwater. Along the way Nestor unlocks his own freediving skills as he communes with the pioneers who are expanding our definition of what is possible in the natural world - and in ourselves.
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"Fascinating, informative, exhilarating." (Wall Street Journal)
"A journey well worth taking." (New York Times Book Review)
"Nestor pulls us below the surface into a world far beyond imagining and opens our eyes to these unseen places." (Dallas Morning News)
I think this is one of the best books I've ever listened to!
I realized that in addition to learning about freediving, I was also learning so much more about the ocean, its inhabitants and its history.
The narration was really good. It was easy to follow and even though I listen to the book in small segments that go along with my commute, I never felt like I lost my place.
I was super sad when the book was coming to a close. The content of the book really made me think and it was so well written and read that I realized it was a rare find and I'm so glad to have been able to experience it!
This story is wildly entertaining and is as important as anything you will encounter in modern non-fiction. I found myself googling its wild cast of characters to learn more about their endeavors and the answers they seek. Enterspecies communication, radical freediving to unheard of depths and the search for the amphibious proto humans we evolved from to the origins of life itself; there is much here to love. Like the sea itself this book calls to us to return to our earliest existence. Bravo.
I love the book it was very interesting to listen to I also came away with a greater understanding of the Sea and the great animals that live there I agree with the author but I think the sea animals are smarter than men I only hope that someday soon we all wake up and save our oceans
Originally just bought this for the bits on freediving but found the information on deep sea and the life that inhabits it to be very interesting and have even used this info in recent conversations
i myself am a recreational free diver and hence my interest in this book. i started listening to it with a skeptical mindset but soon it changed. i simply could not stop listening to it until the very end. well written, well narrated, factual and extremely extremely interesting.
for me yes. I can stay better focused via audible....listening is better for me after visual. Reading is only if i have no other choice.
it connects the real essence and importance of the Ocean with who we are as humans....
Loved it....excellent writer...
Like more books on the subject of freediving and spearfishing.
this is a must-read book for anyone who loves the ocean. fantastically written a journey into the deep exploring the ocean and human capabilities. more importantly how we can interact with the ocean life.
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