The human, the orchid, and the octopus: exploring and conserving our natural world
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New York : Bloomsbury USA, [2007]., [Place of publication not identified] :
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Part adventure story, part manifesto, the legendary ocean explorer'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 this magnificent last book, finally 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. Cousteau's lyrical, passionate call for action to protect our earth and seas and their myriad life forms is even more relevant today than when this book was completed in 1996. 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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xi, 305 pages ; 25.
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English
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9781596914179, 1596914173

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Explorer, diving pioneer, filmmaker, inventor, and activist, Jacques Cousteau was blessed from 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 his last book, written over the last ten years of his life and finally available in the United States, Cousteau describes his philosophy about protecting our world for future generations. Weaving stories of his adventures throughout, he and collaborator 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. Cousteau's lyrical, passionate call for action is even more relevant today than when this book was completed in 1996.--From publisher description.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Cousteau, J., & Schiefelbein, S. (2007). The human, the orchid, and the octopus: exploring and conserving our natural world. New York: Bloomsbury USA.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Cousteau, Jacques, 1910-1997 and Susan. Schiefelbein. 2007. The Human, the Orchid, and the Octopus: Exploring and Conserving Our Natural World. New York: Bloomsbury USA.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Cousteau, Jacques, 1910-1997 and Susan. Schiefelbein, The Human, the Orchid, and the Octopus: Exploring and Conserving Our Natural World. New York: Bloomsbury USA, 2007.

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Cousteau, Jacques, and Susan Schiefelbein. The Human, the Orchid, and the Octopus: Exploring and Conserving Our Natural World. New York: Bloomsbury USA, 2007. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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