Priest publishes The Art of Breathing Underwater
Last updated: February 26, 2017 at 21:39 pm
[ 1681 ] French priest Abbé Jean de Hautefeuille publishes L’art de respirer sous l’eau (The Art of Breathing Underwater) in which he explains why it is not possible to breathe at atmospheric pressure underwater.
Hautefeuille, Jean de: L’art de respirer sous l’eau et le moyen d’entretenir pendant un tems considérable la flamme enfermée dans un petit lieu. [s. l.] : [s. n.], 1681. ETH-Bibliothek Zürich, Rar 1916.
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