Jacques Cousteau

Author: Brad Matsen
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307275426
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Draws on the testimony of the ocean explorer's family and close associates to cover such topics as Cousteau's work with the French resistance, his contributions to scuba technology, and his efforts on behalf of the environment.

My Father the Captain

Author: Jean-Michel Cousteau
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426206832
Format: PDF, ePub
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Provides a look at the challenging father-son relationship and recounts the life and career of undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau.

Jacques Cousteau

Author: Kathleen Olmstead
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402760587
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Examines the life and accomplishments of undersea explorer, scientist, filmmaker, sailor, and inventor of the aqualung.

Rescue Warriors

Author: David Helvarg
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429989534
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Since its founding more than two hundred years ago, the United States Coast Guard has rescued over a million people. On any given day, "Coasties" respond to 125 distress calls and save over a dozen lives. Yet despite having more than 50,000 active-duty and reserve members on every ocean and on our nation's coasts, great lakes, and rivers, most of us know very little about this often neglected but crucial branch of the military. In Rescue Warriors, award-winning journalist David Helvarg brings us into the daily lives of Coasties, filled with a salty maritime mix of altruism and adrenaline, as well as dozens of death-defying rescues at sea and on hurricane-ravaged shores. Helvarg spent two years with the men and women of the Coast Guard, from the halls of their academy in New London, Connecticut, to the frigid, storm-tossed waters of Alaska's Bering Sea, to the northern Persian Gulf, where they currently guard Iraqi oil terminals. The result is a masterpiece of adventure reporting---the definitive book on America's "forgotten heroes."

Jacques Cousteau

Author: John Paul Zronik
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780778724193
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Examines the life and accomplishments of undersea explorer, scientist, filmmaker, sailor, and inventor of the aqua-lung.

Death and Oil

Author: Brad Matsen
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0307906787
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The first full account of the most tragic oil rig disaster in history, the human story behind it, and the true nature of its legacy. July 6, 1988, began as a normal day on Piper Alpha, the biggest offshore oil rig on the North Sea. But just after 10:00 p.m., a series of explosions rocked the platform, and the inferno continued to burn for weeks. Of the 226 men working on the platform, 162 died, along with two of their would-be rescuers. Brad Matsen talked to the survivors and their families; to the rescue teams, firefighters, and hospital workers; and to other witnesses. Now he brings together the full story of the human error and corporate malfeasance behind this tragedy. Here is a comprehensive account of the catastrophe, from the origins of the fires on the rig to the investigation into the causes of its demise to the pain it continues to cause the survivors and the families of the dead. Written with a novelist’s sense of pace and eye for detail, it is a riveting, gut-wrenching saga, made even more timely and important in light of recent disasters. From the Hardcover edition.

The Human the Orchid and the Octopus

Author: Susan Schiefelbein
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781596917552
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The beloved explorer Jacques Cousteau witnessed firsthand the complexity and beauty of life on earth and undersea-and watched the toll taken by human activity in the twentieth century. In this magnificent last book, now available for the first time in the United States, Cousteau describes his deeply informed philosophy about protecting our world for future generations. Weaving gripping stories of his adventures throughout, he and coauthor Susan Schiefelbein address the risks we take with human health, the overfishing and sacking of the world's oceans, the hazards of nuclear proliferation, and the environmental responsibility of scientists, politicians, and people of faith. This prescient, clear-sighted book is a remarkable testament to the life and work of one of our greatest modern adventurers.

Manfish

Author: Jennifer Berne
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452123810
Format: PDF
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Before Jacques Cousteau became an internationally known oceanographer and champion of the seas, he was a curious little boy. In this lovely biography, poetic text and gorgeous paintings combine to create a portrait of Jacques Cousteau that is as magical as it is inspiring.