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Jacques Cousteau

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Jacques Cousteau by Brad Matsen
Paperback $16.95
Oct 05, 2010 | ISBN 9780307275424

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“Matsen’s book is eloquently crafted by a man who clearly understands and respects the wonders of the sea.” — Winston-Salem Journal

“Absolutely do not miss this book. It is both entertaining and an important slice of history.”–Diver Magazine
“Cousteau owned one of the most recognizable faces on the planet. . . . Yet, as Matsen deftly demonstrates, we hardly knew him.” —Seattle Times

“There are a lot of Cousteau books – bits and pieces – and many are nonsense. This one is remarkably accurate.”–Jean-Michel Cousteau
“Cousteau’s life was a cautionary tale, and Matsen tells it exceedingly well.”–San Francisco Chronicle
“Brad Matsen reminds us that Cousteau earned his fame honestly: He invented the modern understanding of the sea.”—Outside Magazine
“Revealing.”—The Economist
 “Matsen examines Cousteau with a sensitive eye, qualifying his astounding career and lasting legacy. . . . Environmentalists, divers, and armchair ocean lovers will all soak up this work.”—Publishers Weekly
“Goes beyond the sea. . . . fills us in on Cousteau’s work with the French Resistance during World War II. It also tells of family tragedy and drama.”—NY Post                                       

“Readers who dive, who are interested in ecology or the oceans, or who simply recognize the name Cousteau, will want to read this full, well-rounded portrait of one of the world’s greatest explorers and conservationists.”–Library Journal (Starred Review)

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