Into the Planet
My Life as A Cave DiverBook - 2019
"Taking you to places where no one has ever gone before, and blending memoir, adventure and science, Into the Planet is a riveting account of one of the most dangerous yet exhilarating pursuits in the world--diving to the centre of the earth--from a groundbreaking cave diver. If I die, it will be in the most glorious place that nobody has ever seen. As one of the most celebrated cave divers in the world, Jill Heinerth has seen the planet in a way almost no one has. In a workday, she might swim below your homes, golf courses and restaurants, through conduits in volcanoes or cracks in the world's largest iceberg. Her highly specialized skill set allows her to wear many hats: she's an explorer, a scientist's eyes and hands underwater--discovering new species and examining our finite freshwater reserves--and a filmmaker documenting the wonders of underwater life for film and television. Often the lone woman in a male-dominated domain, she tests the limits of human endurance at every tight turn, risking her life with each mission. To not only survive in this world but excel, Jill has had to learn how to master fear like no other. With gripping storytelling, and radiating with intimacy, Into the Planet will transport you deep into the most exquisite, untouched corners of the earth, where fear must be reconciled and the innermost parts of the human condition are revealed. "--Publisher.
Publisher: Toronto : Doubleday Canada, 2019.
Branch Call Number: HEINERTH HEI
Characteristics: 273 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm