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Jacques Cousteau: The Sea King by Brad Matsen (Hardcover, 2009)

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Jacques Cousteau: The Sea King by Brad Matsen (First Edition)

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.


Format: Hardback | 296 pages

Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 3.81 | 652g

Publication Date: 01 Oct 2009

Publisher: Random House Inc.

Imprint: Pantheon Books

Publication City/Country: New York,  United States

Language: English

Illustrations note: illustrations

Edition Number: 1

ISBN10: 037542413X

ISBN13: 9780375424137


Condition: Good

A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including minor scuff marks, but no holes or tears. The dust jacket is included and in good condition (scuff marks and wear along the edges, and minor scratches). Binding is slightly bent. The majority of pages are undamaged with very minimal creasing (very minor creasing on the first page of the book, no other creasing) but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.