2000 Fathoms Down (Two Thousand)

Houot, Georges and Willm, Pierre

Published by Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1958
Used Condition: Very Good + Soft cover
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233 page ORANGE Penguin - PLUS book adverts. The senior author took command of the research ship Elie Monnier in March 1949. The man he replaced was Jacques-Yves Cousteau. In February of 19545 the two authors took their experimental craft the FRNS 3 bathyscaphe to a depth of 4050 metres in waters off Dakar. Their story is detailed in these pages - includes a section of b/w photographs and 2 internal diagrams of `sphere' layout. LEARN more about : Piovano, air-regeneration, John Lethbridge, perspex, benthosaurus, ballast, and Cape Cepet. Cond : Paper wrapper is Penguin orange with black lettering. No front cover graphics but photos of authors on back. Binding tight, colours bright, volume square. Light chiiping at some corners and edges. No names, marks, creases, stains, nor tears. Almost giftable, EXCELLENT reading copy !! Quote (p. 63) : " . detecting distant objects. Besides a pressure-gauge which acted as a depth-recorder and gave us our distance from the surface, we should employ an echo-sounder to record the depth from the bottom and a similar obstacle detector to probe for danger ahead when . .". Bookseller Inventory # 005297

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Title: 2000 Fathoms Down (Two Thousand)

Publisher: Penguin, Harmondsworth

Publication Date: 1958

Binding: Paper

Illustrator: B/W Drawings and Photographs

Book Condition: Very Good +

Edition: First Thus

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