The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau

The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau

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Random House, Inc.
Jacques Cousteau was the world’s ambassador of the oceans. His popular TV series brought whales, otters, and dolphins right into people’s living rooms. Now, in this exciting picturebook biography, Dan Yaccarino introduces young readers to the man behind the snorkel.

From the first moment he got a glimpse of what lived under the ocean’s waves, Cousteau was hooked. And so he set sail aboard the Calypso to see the sea. He and his team of scientists invented diving equipment and waterproof cameras. They made films and televisions shows and wrote books so they could share what they learned. The oceans were a vast unexplored world, and Cousteau became our guide. And when he saw that pollution was taking its toll on the seas, Cousteau became our guide in how to protect the oceans as well.

Baker & Taylor
Examines the life and accomplishments of the French oceanographer, and describes his work studying and filming the undersea world.

& Taylor

The incredible life of this famous deep-sea explorer is presented through a review of his early inspirations and fascinations with the ocean, the famous dives he made, the equipment he invented for his profession, the films and television shows he created, and his dedication to improving the environment for the animals he loved.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375855733
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 32 cm
Alternative Title: Jacques Cousteau


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Oct 14, 2017

Loved this book, love Jacques Cousteau, and the illustrations are wonderful!

cmlibrary_jrobinson Jul 02, 2016

This colorful biography is about the French underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau. Two highlights of his life include making a boat into a floating research lab and film studio and shooting the first full-length, full-color underwater film called "The Silent World". Don’t miss this delightful and colorful book about a man who truly loved the sea and wanted to share its wonders with others.


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