Universally recognised as one of modern diving’s most gifted explorers – a person who, at an early age, gave up a lucrative career to follow that, “road less taken” – Jill Heinerth’s newly-released book, ‘Into The Planet: My Life As A Cave Diver’, is an eye-opening, edge-of-the-seat, thrill of a read that’s destined to become a trail blazing classic of diving literature.
An epic journey of self-discovery that carries the reader from the cool waters of North America’s Lake Huron – and her first Open Water dive – to some of the planet’s most challenging and extreme environments, ‘Into The Planet’ is so much more than just a well written and fascinating memoir; it’s an analysis of what it is that drives a small coterie of cave divers to risk their all exploring the dark confines and restrictions of subterranean passages in the name of scientific enquiry … often with tragic outcomes.
Learning from, and working with, many of the great names of cave diving and, in the process, breaking through the barrier of sexual discrimination to become both a mentor and role model, as well as a flag-bearer, for a new generation of diving explorers – “dreamers that could go to the ends of the world to explore previously inaccessible places …” – Jill Heinerth’s, ‘Into The Planet’, is a riveting read; one that’s filled with triumph and tragedy and one that offers a small insight into one of modern diving’s most remarkable, revered and best-loved characters.
Many of us, at one time or another, have picked up a book that’s impossible to put down until it’s been read from cover to cover. Such books are rare. Rarer still are those that – because of their ‘WOW’ factor – require the reader to take regular breaks so that they can catch their breath while the pulse rate returns to normal. Jill Heinerth’s book, ‘Into The Planet: My Life As A Cave Diver,‘ is one that ticks all of the boxes in that latter category .
Now on sale world-wide, , ‘Into The Planet: My Life As A Cave Diver,‘, is available from leading book stores, or on-line through Amazon.
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