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James Nestor: "Deep: Freediving and Renegade Science" | Talks at Google

Journalist, author and freediver James Nestor visits Google Mountain View to discuss his newest book.
"Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves" was named Amazon Best Science Book of 2014, BBC Book of the Week , BuzzFeed 19 Best Nonfiction Books of 2014, ArtForum Top 10 Book of 2014, New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice, Scientific American Recommended Read, Christian Science Monitor Editor’s Pick, The Week Book of the Week, iTunes Book of the Month, and more.
Nestor's book and presentation focuses on how freediving is more than just a competitive sport or a hunting technique – it has become a vital tool in marine mammal research. The final chapter of DEEP takes place on the Schmidt Ocean Institute's R/V Falkor (Google CEO Eric and Wendy Schmidt are founders of the institute) with a team of scientists who are searching for life in the planet's deepest waters. Nestor, along with a documentary film crew, is currently working with big data specialists to see if they can crack the sperm whale click communication code (which researchers believe is a digital -- not tonal – language.
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