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Jacques Cousteau: The Sea King

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Publisher Comments:

Jacques Cousteau opened up the undersea world as no one has done before or since. But not generally know 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 in hundreds of documentaries; and publishing more than fifty books. And here is the widowed Cousteau marrying his longtime mistress—forty 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, the 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.

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

An unprecedented and masterfully told biography of Jacques Cousteau that reveals for the first time the fascinating and compelling individual behind this famous television personality.

 

Inventor of the aqualung and fearless scuba diver, Jacques Cousteau opened up the ocean to a mass audience for the first time. Here, with the cooperation of many of the subjects closest confidants and family, Brad Matsen makes clear the full picture of his remarkable life, showing the father, military man, inventor, entrepreneur, and adventurer behind the public face. Vividly conveying the people, the 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 live on our planet.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

BRAD MATSEN is the author of Titanic’s Last Secrets, Descent: The Heroic Discovery of the Abyss, and many other books about the sea and its inhabitants. He was a creative producer for the television series The Shape of Life, and his articles on marine science and the environment have appeared in Mother Jones, Audubon, and Natural History, among other publications. He lives on Vashon Island, off the coast of Washington State.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307378279
Subtitle:
The Sea King
Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Author:
Matsen, Brad
Author:
Brad Matsen
Subject:
Science : Earth Sciences - Oceanography
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Scientists - General
Subject:
Nature : Oceans & Seas
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Oceanography
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Oceans & Seas
Subject:
Cousteau, Jacques Yves
Subject:
Oceanographers - France
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
Oceanography
Subject:
Biography-Scientists
Subject:
Nature Studies-Ocean and Marine Biology
Subject:
Oceanography-General
Subject:
Oceanography-Oceanic Exploration
Subject:
Nature : Ecosystems & Habitats - Oceans & Seas
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
2009
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
296

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Science and Technology
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Ocean and Marine Biology
Science and Mathematics » Oceanography » General

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Product details 296 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307378279 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An unprecedented and masterfully told biography of Jacques Cousteau that reveals for the first time the fascinating and compelling individual behind this famous television personality.

 

Inventor of the aqualung and fearless scuba diver, Jacques Cousteau opened up the ocean to a mass audience for the first time. Here, with the cooperation of many of the subjects closest confidants and family, Brad Matsen makes clear the full picture of his remarkable life, showing the father, military man, inventor, entrepreneur, and adventurer behind the public face. Vividly conveying the people, the 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 live on our planet.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

"Synopsis" by , 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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