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Lee Griffiths. Forward by John Lippman. 
The nemesis of all divers, decompression sickness, a topic that needs to be understood for safe diving. The book provides a thorough understanding of some of the medical problems and illnesses associated with diving, enabling the diver to recognize each of the individual conditions and have a clear understanding of the best action to take in the event of decompression illness. It is aimed at all levels. The text is concise and clearly explains the situation in non-medical terms. Includes a guide to initial treatment and first aid, with emergency action charts and recompression tables.
Softcover, 60 pages, mono and colour photographs and charts.  $34.00
Peter Bennett, Frans Cronje, Ernest Campbell.
From common diving afflictions, to whether or not an individual is fit to dive, to diver health maintenance and education, the best way to manage a problem is to prevent a problem. Doctors Bennett, Cronje, and Campbell collaborated on this new book to provide a clear and concise reference of the principles behind the necessary medical considerations and related decisions on diving fitness. It will help divers and instructors determine when the input from a diving physician is mandatory and how to sensibly screen prospective divers for medical problems. Whether or not individuals of all ages are fit to" dive, they must maintain consistent good health in order to prevent any medical problems. Ongoing diving fitness is punctuated by episodes of injury, infection, disability and dependence and this new book addresses those issues. With some individuals, the problems are obvious. However, the diver with a history of heart disease may not appear to pose a problem at first glance. Yet, 40 % of diving related fatalities are due to cardiac problems. While certain disorders, like epilepsy, are in direct opposition to safe diving, it is not merely the diagnostic label that precludes entry into diving. For most other conditions, there is a risk analysis, involving a determination whether pressure may have harmful effects and whether the individual is able to respond to and exercise within the environment without undue risk. The text is relatively simple non-medical language.  Hardcover, 240 pages, mono and colour photos, references, index. $65.00.
DECO FOR DIVERS - A Diver's Guide to Decompression Theory and Physiology
Mark Powell.
From the blurb: Deco for Divers provides a comprehensive overview of the principles underlying decompressiontheory and physiology. Mark Powell has written a book that for the first time allows the average diver to fully understand the principles behind this fascinating and critical aspect of diving. As well as a thorough examination of air decompression the book also addresses decompression using nitrox and mixed gases. It is completely up-to-date and includes information on the latest developments including deep stops and advanced bubble models. Deco for Divers bridges the gap between introductory books and specialist scientific journals and is suitable for new as well as highly experienced divers.
Dr Peter Bennett regards it as a truly remarkable book which... "covers all the various theories of decompression and ascents for divers in a most readable and understanding manner"... and " the clarity of his presentation is far superior to the complex books and papers in this field today". A cursory skim through the book will solicit total agreement with Dr Bennett's observations. A great book, and a must for the serious diver and instructor. 
Softcover, 245 pages, colour, many charts, compresenhive reference, bibliography, index. $64.00
DIVING SCIENCE - Essential Physiology and Medicine for Divers.
Michael Strauss MD, Igor Aksenov MD
Prepare for each underwater adventure and its challenges, Diving Science will help you anticipate, recognize, and respond to the physical, and psychological stresses encountered in sport diving. Written by two experts in diving physiology and medicine, this comprehensive resource will help you manage each stage of a dive more safely and successfully. Whether you're on the surface or on the bottom, in the descent or ascent, you'll know exactly what to do and when to do it. With information on everything from on-gassing and off-gassing to first response interventions for medical problems, Diving Science is as essential as a wetsuite for your next dive.
Use the book's diving-specific fitness specifications to learn how to make diving safe and enjoyable at any age, use and apply the detailed equipment recommendations to prepare properly for each dive. This book provides a wealth of information useful to all divers. Tap into this treasure chest before each dive to ensure it is your best and safest yet. In three parts, with appendicies. Chapters include:  The Underwater Environment; Challenges of the Underwater Environment; Types of Diving: Dive Profiles, and Phases of the Dive;-The Inert Gas Load; Physiological Responses to the Underwater Environment; Adaptations of the Heart and Vascular Systems for Diving; The Respiratory System in Diving;  Blood and Muscle Tissues to Improve Oxygen Carrying; the  Cold Water Environment; Propulsion in the Aquatic Environment; -Orientation in the Aquatic Environment; Medical Aspects of Sport Diving; Medical Preparation for Diving: Fitness and Nutrition; Pyschological and Physiological Problems of the Surface; Exposure and Marine Injuries; Problems with Descent; Bottom Problems; Ascent Problems; Complications of Medical Problems of Diving. Also appendicies: Sport Diving From A to Z; Where to Get Additional Informaiton  and Help; Items for the Diving Medical Kit; Luminaries in Diving.
Softcover, 395 pages, index, glossary, bibliography.  $54.00
Compressed Air in the History of Science, Diving and Engineering.
John L.Phillips.
Divers were not the only ones to be afflicted with the dreaded ‘bends', or decompression sickness - or caisson disease. Anyone who worked under compressed air conditions were prone to the often fatal consequences of not understanding the consequences of working under pressure. This excellent book provides a history of ‘the bends' and the subsequent understanding of its cause. A fascinating read, and of most importance to th diver. Hardcover, dust jacket, 256 pages, mono prints and sketches, bibliography, index, author's notes. $45.00
Divers Alert Network - DAN
This is a superb book and one tht I must recommend highly to all scuba divers. Its title gives an accurate description of its contents, and indeed it is designed as a question and answer book, covering no less thn fifteen sections or topics, including decmpression, fitness, gastro, musculoskeletal, respiratory, nervous system, womens issues etc etc. It is a book that should be read from cover to cover but can be equally informative and entertaining by just ‘grabbing a page' here and there. The questioners are divers like you and I - the answerers are top medicos in the dive and hyperbaric fields. Have you had wisdom tooth out recently and want to dive; do you have diabetes; ever had a panic attack; are you pregnant, have had a hysterectomy, or have a breat implant; have you had seaweed dermititis - the questions are as fascinating as their remedies or cautions. I couldn't put it down. 
Softcover, 232 pages, index, mono drawings. 
Alex Brylske 
Covers decompression sickness and how to avoid it; a discussion on various tables, use of dive computers, the risks, symptoms and what to do if you get a hit. 
Softcover, 120 pages. 
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Carl Edmonds, Christopher Lowry, John Pennefather, Robyn Walker.
New Fourth Edition 
Hardcover, laminated boards, 720 pages, mono drawings and photograph.
This is the fourth edition of the popular Australian book, arguably one of the best in the world on hyperbaric medicine. Now printed overseas, hence the tremendous  hike in cost, it is still the definitive text for instructors and the very serious diver.Covers all aspects of 'diving medicine', with detailed case histories, many illustrations, and specialist topics such as women divers, psychological problems, the diving environment. Highly Recommended.  $275.00. 
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Carl Edmonds, Christopher Lowry and John Pennefather 
Published by Diving Medical Centre. Seaforth, Vic, Australia.
Hardcover, dustjacket, 571 pages. mono and colour prints, drawings, charts., index. 
Still one of the most important book for divers, a seminal bible for diving medicine, an absolute must for the advanced diver and instructor, and indeed any diver who values his/her safety and that of the dive buddy. 
From the fly: This is the most comprehensive book ever written on diving medicine. Whereas other texts deal with diving technology and physiology, this volume scrupulously adheres to the treatment of the injured diver. Australia, with one of the largest habitable coastlines in the world, is renowned for its superb facilities for aquatic sports. The Australian Navy accepts responsibility for the treatment of both civilian and Armed Service divers, extending from the Indian Ocean to the South Pacific Islands. From this environment these authors have documented their experiences and techniques, and integrated them with the established diving medical knowledge. This book fills an urgent need by instructing medical practitioners, paramedics and experienced diving instructors how to identify, treat and prevent most of the diving disorders likely to be encountered. It includes some of the brilliant observations and therapeutic developments introduced by the Australian physicians and researchers during the last decade. This book is a "must" for all those who minister to the medical needs of divers, or others who venture on and under the sea.
This second edition 1981, reprinted 1984,  is in excellent condition, no markings, dustjacket unmarked, in protective library film.  $36.00
Alfred A. Bove and Jefferson C.Davis (Editors). Third edition. 
"Knowledge of this comprehensive and systematic text will be of immense value in the prevention of diving accidents and, when an accident does occur, in the provision of specific therapy." A volume for the physician and advanced diver who require a comprehensive clinical knowledge. With contributions from some twenty authorities, 'Bove and Davis' has become one of the major texts on diving medicine. Chapters include Risks of Decompression, Mixed Gas Diving, Breath-hold Diving, Toxicity, Hypothermia, Pulmonary Barotrauma, Bone Necrosis - and twenty more. Well written. Technical, yes, but not so that it is out of reach of the layman diver. 
Hardcover, 331 pages.
DIVING MEDICINE FOR SCUBA DIVERS. Recommended reading for all sport divers.
Edmonds, McKenzie, and Thomas. 
If you need a book on diving medicine, this is the one. An excellent text, with just the right level of knowledge, not too technical, directed at the sport diver; "diving medicine explained by experts in clear and simple terms and in a very intersting and entertaining manner." Contents include physics, barotrauma, decompression, hypothermia, drugs and diving, infections, accidents - and more. 
Softcover, about 200 pages, medium format, many mono photographs and line drawings. 
Jolie Bookspan, Ph.D Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc.
Why do divers so often want to urinate in their suits during a dive? The answer to this all-important question can be found in Diving Physiology in Plain English by Jolie Bookspan. At 230 pages it may look like a dry medical tome, but the contents will interest anyone who wonders what happens to their bodies under water. The author's aim is to present diving physiology in an understandable and enjoyable way. The list of contributing reviewers is comprehensive, and includes the most unusual comment, for example the risks to women of pressure damage to silicone breast implants and diving whilst pregnant, and to men of penile implants, hair restoration and growth stimulators, and having a wee bit too much body fat (all of which I found most pertinent - all except the implant bit although I suppose I could use a bit extra). Chapters include the effect of compression, cold, fitness and health, cardiovascular health, diver's acne, joint structure and injury, eating disorders, air consumption, diving injuries, poisonous stings, lung injuries, oxygen toxicity, headaches (more than four pages on this subject) and swimmer's ear.The Annotated Glossary is particularly useful. This is a most useful book, easy (and enjoyable) to read with a wealth of knowledge for the diver. It should become a standard text. 
Highly Recommended. $64.00
Eric P. Kindwall and Harry Whelen. 
No doubt the definitive work on the subject - 950 pages, second edition published 1999. For the medical practitioner and the very serious dive professional. Not all contents refer to diving matters, as hyperbaric medicine - ie medicine "under pressure" as in a chamber, is used for a number of other mediacl ailments including pisonings, gas gangrene. A most important work. It is impertinent for a layman to review a book on a subject that is not totally familiar, so I will only comment on what others have said. This is one of the finest books on hyperbaric medicine produced, and as the promo blurb suggests, should remain the definitive text for years to come. It deals principally with those disorders approved for treatment by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. Of course, hyperbaric medicine (ie medicine 'under pressure') is not isolated to diving incidents and is predominant in the treatment of wounds, infections and poisons. The book is aimed at the medical practitioner. Hardcover, laminated boards, 950 pages, mono photos and some colour plates. $270.00
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Ed. W.T.Workman. 
Sections include General Considerationss, Hyperbaaric Systems, Maintenance, Fire in the Hyperbaaric Environment, Hyperbaric Mishap Analtsis, Safety Aspects, and many more chapters. \
Hardcover, laminated board covers, approx 600 pages.
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John Lippmann. 
Another excellent volume from one of Australia's top technical authors. Theory and practice. A very important book - essential knowledge for all divers. 
Softcover, 130 pages. $22.00
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Baruch Nevo and Stephen Breitstein.
A very interesting book which covers a most important aspect of our diving - our mind, and our physiology. Chapters include - Physical Principles of Diving, Senses and Perception Underwater. The Influence of Hyperbaric Pressure on Cognitive and Pyychomotor Skills, Diving Accidents, Ergnomics of Diving, Social Aspects of Diving, Personal Characteristics of Divers, th Long term Impact of Diving - and many more. A very useful book and a must for all instructions and dive leaders. 
Hardcover, 192 pages, charts.  $54.00 
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5th Edition, 2003. 
For the past three decades this book has been regarded as the ‘bible' of diving medicine, used extemsively by doctors, hospital researchers, dive instructors and serious divers, with numerous contributions. This new edition hs been updated to reflect th latest developments in hyperbariuc medicine. The table of contents is entensive. New material includes treatment of altitude decompression, dive computers and algorithms, drowing and hyperthermia, and central system pathology. A massive hardcover volume of 864 pages, hardcover, with numerous chapters written by specialists on the latest developments in hyperbaric medicine and physiology. Divided into thirteen sections covering diving procedure, ventilation, gas exchange, thermal considerations, breath-hold diving, drowning, otorhinolaryngological aspects, pressure effects, decompression, long term effects of diving, fitness to dive, investigation of diving accidents. An excellent book, the authorative work, and a must for the dive instructor, dive master and serious diver. 
A most important work. $310.00
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SAFE DIVING - Underwater Medicine and Diving Techniques (Sixth Edition)
Stracimir Gosovic.
Hardcover, laminated boards, 494 pages, mono photographs and charts, index. (In English of course).
This sixth edition of Safe Diving has been prepared to make the 30 years experience of the author in underwater medicine and the techiques of diving available to the English reader. Each edition since the first has been updated and expanded, and this sixth edition is no exception. In addition, the author reviews and synthesizes the advances and experience in these fields of research and practice in the countries of Europe, the United States and the former Soviet Union, integrating these with his own rich experience. Safe Diving was written to contribute to the safety of divers not by frightening them with the risks and dangers of diving, but by giving them access to fuller knowledge and understanding of the many aspects of this activity on which their safety depends upon. The effort has been to make a systematic presentation of the circumstances of danger and sources of risk together with the organizational and technical alternatives, and above all concrete procedures of safe and successful diving. Because the author believes safe diving is a multidimensional undertaking, this book, in contrast to most which deal either with the techniques of diving or with medical aspects of diving, gives parallel treatment to the techniques of diving and the technical, medical and safety aspects of each, including saturation diving. This makes it interesting to all categories of divers, sports, military and commercial, and a useful textbook for achieving classification or licensing requirements, from beginner to master diver. $42.00
John Lippmann 
Another book from the Lippmann stable, with a bit of help from Dr Jeff Wilks and Dr John Knight. A bit too detailed for the average diver but a must for all instructors and dedicated divers. 
Softcover, medium format, 216 pages. 
Arthur Bachrach & Glen Egstrom. 
A very important text particularly for dive masters and instructors, and physicians. Most diving fatalities occur as a direct result of the way a diver reacts when a problem occurs. The authors provide an exhaustive examination of the factors that contribute to diver stress and accidents. Covers the nature of stress and stress indicators, factors leading to diver panic, panic reaction, stress and anxiety, stress management, sport diver training and specific adaptations. 
Hardcover, dustjacket, 180 pages. 
Fifteen Year of Scuba Health and Safety Tips from Divers Alert Network.
Foreword by Dr. Peter Bennett.
Alert Diver is DAN's award-winning membership magazine dedicated to dive safety. Published bimonthly, it helps keep DAN members up to date on diving research and health issues in diving.The Best of Alert Diver represents some of the most important articles published in the 15-year history of the publication, with contributions in every issue from members of the DAN staff and from dive researchers, practitioners and writers who work with and contribute regularly to DAN's mission of dive safety. For scuba divers worldwide, DAN means safety, health and peace of mind. Founded in 1980 at Duke University Medical Center, DAN is a nonprofit organization supported by the largest association of recreational divers in the world. DAN is best known for its 24-Hour Diving Emergency Hotline, emergency oxygen first aid and training, and dive medical research programs.The book covers Fitness in Diving; Diving Helath Conditions; Decompression Illness; Drugs and Diving; Dive Travel. 
Softcover, 252 pages, mono photographs drawings/charts. $36.00
Dr John Parker. 
"A Guide to Medical Conditions Relevant to Scuba Diving." A readable and yet comprehensive guide to medical conditions applicable to recreational diving. A must for the medical profession associated with diving, and the instructor. 
Softcover, 136 pages, medium format. 
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Noel Roydhouse . 
An excellent text on a most relevant subject - for all instructors and advanced divers. 
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Edited by: Caroline E. Fife, MD and Marguerite St. Leger Dowse
Women and Pressure is a remarkable look at women's progress in the fields of diving and altitude. With content ranging from the history of women divers, combat pilots, and astronauts to the unique physiological characteristics of females working and playing in altered barometric pressure environments, this book is long overdue. Featuring contributions from 35 authors, many of whom are pioneers in their field, it represents a wide range of disciplines and offers a comprehensive dialogue about the effects of pressure on women. This book is a must-read for women divers, dive instructors, men who dive with women, and anyone involved in these fields.
As an admirable collection of the current research and attitudes regarding the most frequent concerns of divers, instructors, and aviators, topics are explored on a level of seriousness and urgency. The essays included in this text contain crucial discussions of such relevant factors as: pregnancy, the menstrual cycle and decompression illness, decompression illness susceptibility compared with men, fitness to dive, thermal tolerance, equipment, legal issues, and women in the workplace. The pool of information in this book displays the serious nature of a text addressing the past, present, and future of issues of consequence in relation to the well-being of the women involved.
Twenty-seven chapters under three sections by many authors. Chapters include the subjecys of : Decompression Illness; Diver Decompression Sickness and Gender; Decompression Illness and the Menstrual Cycle; Women and Diving: Medical and Health Considerations; Physics and Physiology of Cold Water Diving; Human Factors and Design in Recreational Diving Equipment: A Woman's Perspective; Health and Safety Standards; Introduction to Modern Women in the Workplace; the Ama Divers; Women Warriors Plunge Into Military Diving; Women in Underwater Archaeology,  and in Recreational Diving; Breaking Out of the Gender Box: Case Studies.
Hardcover (laminated boards), 400 pages mono charts and photographs, index. $52.00
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