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    DescriptionPart adventure story, part manifesto, this is legendary ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau's passionate plea for sustaining life on earth. Explorer, diving pioneer, filmmaker, inventor, and activist, Jacques Cousteau was blessed from his childhood with boundless curiosity about the natural world. As the leader of fascinating, often dangerous expeditions all over the planet, he discovered firsthand the complexity and beauty of life on earth and undersea--and watched the toll taken by human activity in the twentieth century. In his magnificent last book, 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. Written over the last ten years of his life with frequent collaborator Schiefelbein, who also introduces the text and provides an update on environmental developments in the decade since Cousteau's death, this prescient, clear-sighted book is a remarkable testament to the life and work of one of our greatest modern adventurers.

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    The Human, the Orchid, and the Octopus
    Exploring and Conserving Our Natural World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jacques-Yves Cousteau, By (author) Susan Schiefelbein, Narrator Stephen Hoye
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 137 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 79 g
    ISBN 13: 9781400106080
    ISBN 10: 1400106087

    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 560
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.3
    BISAC V2.8: NAT010000
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY
    BISAC V2.8: SCI026000
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    B&T Approval Code: A60400000
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 57610
    B&T Approval Code: A61010000
    DC21: 333.9516
    DC22: 333.9516
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    LC classification: GC30.C68 A3 2008B
    Edition statement
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    28 January 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Jacques Cousteau (1910-1997) was world renowned as an ocean explorer, filmmaker, educator, and environmental activist. Susan Schiefelbein, a former editor at the "Saturday Review," has won the National Magazine Award and the Front Page Award for her cover stories on social issues. Stephen Hoye has won more than a dozen "AudioFile" Earphones Awards and two prestigious APA Audie Awards, including one for "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" by Robert T. Kiyosaki. He has recorded many other notable titles, such as "Every Second Counts" by Lance Armstrong and "The Google Story" by David A. Vise and Mark Malseed.
    Review quote
    ""[An] electrifying, many-faceted masterwork."" ---Booklist