The Resource Jacques Cousteau : the sea king, Brad Matsen

Jacques Cousteau : the sea king, Brad Matsen

Label
Jacques Cousteau : the sea king
Title
Jacques Cousteau
Title remainder
the sea king
Statement of responsibility
Brad Matsen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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 in hundreds of documentaries; and publishing more than 50 books. And here is 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, 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. - Jacket flap
  • 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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 551.46092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GC30.C68
LC item number
M38 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Jacques Cousteau : the sea king, Brad Matsen
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-277) and index
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  • TODD
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn299708162
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 296 pages
Isbn
9780375424137
Lccn
2009011640
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u83431
System control number
(OCoLC)299708162

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