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New Cave Diving Book

Postby pedeseigne » Nov 8, 2008 9:10 am

Hello

I have the great pleasure to announce the publication of my book, "The Cave Diving", The Best way to enter in the fifth dimension. ("La Plongée Souterraine," Comment entrer dans la cinquième dimension)
I'm sorry, but the book in only available in French...!

This book is published by Editions Eugen Ulmer (http://www.editions-ulmer.fr/html/paraitre.php?=SID), in the same series as books of Jacques Vettier, Nitrox / Trimix and "Recycleurs".
The book will be available in beginning ofJanuary.

The book is both a state of the most widespread practices in France and in Europe, but also sharing experiences and anecdotes of cave divers .... !
It is primarily intended to "junior" or "young" caves divers, but it will probably attract some "old" cave divers.

It is the first cavediving manual in French. This book is not a reference, but just finding out what is happening to time, by some divers.

You will find news on the book and on different dates to mark its launch on a blog specially created for the occasion:

http://plongesouterraine.fr/WordPress/


At last, I'll be present on The French Dive Show of Paris at beginning of January...!

Best regards


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Re: New Cave Diving Book

Postby Squirrel Girl » Nov 8, 2008 9:53 am

Alas, I don't suppose there's an English translation? <she asks hopefully>

Are you going to be selling the book through American vendors such as Speleobooks (or others)?

Thanks for in the info. The pictures in your link looks compelling.
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Re: New Cave Diving Book

Postby pedeseigne » Nov 8, 2008 12:34 pm

Hi

First at all, thank you very much to your answer. That's a great honour and a great pleasure to me.

At time, I'm very buzy with the french publication.
I'll try to translate the book in english and in second hand to found an editor for USA and other countries. But it'ld be another story...!

I have not yet contact Amercian vendors, but I'll try in a couple of days.

For the pictures, yes, I've try to found really beautifull pictures of the caves and of the sumps...!
A good friend have made many pictures, you can take a look on his web site :
http://www.photo-sub.com/

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Re: New Cave Diving Book

Postby Squirrel Girl » Nov 8, 2008 8:39 pm

pedeseigne wrote:For the pictures, yes, I've try to found really beautifull pictures of the caves and of the sumps...!
A good friend have made many pictures, you can take a look on his web site :
http://www.photo-sub.com/

That cover image is OUTSTANDING. You folks are going to put Wes Skiles and Jill Heinerth to shame!

I see that I can buy a poster of that picture! But my ability to translate is poor. Can you help me regarding shipping costs (if it's possible) to mail a poster to the US?

If so, I might see if someone else in the US wants a copy and we could put in an order for several posters and save on shipping.
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Re: New Cave Diving Book

Postby pedeseigne » Nov 9, 2008 3:14 pm

HI

yes, this picture is incredible. This is the big shaft of the Ressel spring in Lot (France)....!
Rick Stanton and Jason Malisson and later the team of Markus Schafeulte have push big dives in this spring.

But Sebastien, the autor of the picture and a good friend, use a very special technical. It's not a one shot picture.
He realise thousand pictures, alone and he moves in the cave with the light.
After, he works with "Photoshop" and with several pictures, he've made one picture.

But, it's a very good way to show the beauty of the caves.
You can found the complete description and history of his picture on his website at :
http://www.photo-sub.com/ressel_photo_en

I'm waiting the answer of Sebastien for the shipping cost. He'll be very happy and very proud to sent posters to you and to us cave divers...!
If you want contact him directly, you can. He is very buzy with his job but he 'll found some time to answer you.

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Re: New Cave Diving Book

Postby Squirrel Girl » Nov 9, 2008 3:41 pm

Yes, I'm aware that Rick and Jason were involved in the diving.

It doesn't surprise me that some photoshop work went into the picture. Nevertheless, it seems more "natural" than some of the new photoshopped dry cave pictures where people try and get the inside and outside the entrance exposures to be perfect, even though people would never see the cave this way.

That picture might be a way to explain to non-cave divers why I do it! Too bad the visibility isn't that good all the time!

I'm fine waiting for you to find out about the shipping.
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