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Jacques Cousteau : the sea king

Author: Bradford Matsen
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Jacques Cousteau opened up the undersea world as no one has done before or since. But not generally known is the fascinating and compelling individual behind the acclaimed television personality. With the cooperation of many of Jacques Cousteau's collaborators, friends, and family, Brad Matsen gives us the first full picture of this remarkable life. Here is Cousteau working for the French resistance during World War
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jacques Cousteau; Jacques Cousteau; Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bradford Matsen
ISBN: 9780375424137 037542413X
OCLC Number: 299708162
Description: xvii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prelude : Autumn 1977 --
La Bergère --
Les Mousquemers --
Breathing underwater --
Sixty Feet Down --
Scuba --
Shipwrecks --
The fountain --
Menfish --
The abyss --
Calypso --
Il Faut Aller Voir --
Fame --
Living underwater --
World Without Sun --
The undersea world of David Wolper --
An honest witness --
Oasis In Space --
Odyssey --
Moving on --
Captain outrageous --
Rediscovering the world --
Chaos --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Brad Matsen.
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Jacques Cousteau opened up the undersea world as no one has done before or since. But not generally known is the fascinating and compelling individual behind the acclaimed television personality. With the cooperation of many of Jacques Cousteau's collaborators, friends, and family, Brad Matsen gives us the first full picture of this remarkable life. Here is Cousteau working for the French resistance during World War II (for which he received France's Croix de Guerre); developing -- and risking his life to test -- the regulator that made scuba diving possible; running the world's largest scuba equipment manufacturing firm; becoming a legendary catalyst of the worldwide environmental movement; starring in The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau and and hundreds of documentaries; and publishing more than 50 books. And here's the widowed Cousteau marrying his longtime mistress -- 40 years his junior and the mother of two of his children -- kindling a bitter family feud that continues to this day. Vividly conveying the people, the adventure, science, and the lure of the sea that shaped Cousteau's life, Matsen paints a luminous portrait of a man who profoundly changed the way we view, and treat, our planet.

With the cooperation of many of Jacques Cousteau's collaborators, friends, and family, Matsen provides the first full picture of the remarkable life of the world's most renowned oceanographer.

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