Synopses & Reviews
Based on the famed French explorers film series, Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures, these are the definitive guides to Americas 13 National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments. Each installment conducts a grand adventure through each of the four regions of the National Marine Sanctuary system, combining engaging descriptions, stunning photography, and behind-the-scenes stories from the Ocean Futures Society expedition team. Intelligent inquiries into the health of the worlds oceans are provided along with an overview of several incredible underwater treasures. Conveying the beauty of the ocean and the specific measures being put into effect to preserve it, this inspirational collection also features detailed, practical information for planning visits to the sanctuaries.
Included in this volume are the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary, and Papahanaumokuakea National Marine Sanctuary.
"For those fortunate enough to have visited sanctuaries, these books are the perfect way to preserve the memories. For those who have not, they are the next best thing to being there." —Bob Talbot, chairman of the board, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
"Jean-Michel Cousteau and his team have put together an amazing series of books dedicated to the undersea world on which we depend. This is the first time anyone has truly captured the experience of diving America's underwater treasures, the entire national marine sanctuary system . . . . After spending time with this book, I am even more proud of America's commitment to protect our National Marine Sanctuaries." —Jeff Mora, board member, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
"This wonderful book series shows how very precious the National Marine Sanctuaries are . . . [it] is an undoubted 'treasure-house' and I have no hesitation in recommending it to all who love wildlife." —Simon Cowell, MBE, FRGS, MCIJ; founder, Wildlife Aid
"Beautiful images of animals and plants as well as sections on visitors' centers, Chambers of Commerce, ecotours, boating and sailing rentals, locations of boat ramps, restricted areas, diving and snorkeling permits, and dive sites are useful resources for visitors and whet the appetite of armchair travelers. . . . Other books on the marine sanctuaries are technical and specialized. This attractive guide for lay readers will interest divers, photographers, tourists, conservationists, and marine biology buffs." —Library Journal
Based on the famed French explorer's film series, Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures, these are the definitive guides to America's thirteen National Marine Sanctuaries and its one Marine National Monument. Each of the four books conducts a grand adventure through one of the four regions of the National Marine Sanctuary system, combining engaging descriptions, stunning four-color photography, and behind-the-scenes stories from the Ocean Futures Society expedition team. Insightful inquiries into the health of the world's oceans are provided along with an overview of several incredible underwater treasures. Conveying the beauty of the ocean and the specific measures being put into effect to preserve it, this inspirational collection also features detailed, practical information for planning visits to the sanctuaries.
About the Author
Jean-Michel Cousteau is a recipient of an Emmy Award, the Peabody Award, the 7 dOr, and the Cable Ace Award. He has produced more than 80 films and is the executive producer of the TV show Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures. He is a founder of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. He lives in Santa Barbara, California. Sylvia Earle is an explorer-in-residence at the National Geographic Society, the leader of the Sustainable Seas Expeditions, and the chair of the Google Earth advisory council for the ocean. She is a charter member of the Ocean Futures Society Advisory Board and the former chief scientist of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Association. She is a founder of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. She lives in Oakland, California. Maia McGuire is the Sea Grant Extension Agent for the University of Florida. She is a member of the Florida Marine Science Education Association and the National Marine Educators Association. She lives in St. Augustine, Florida.