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Author Cousteau, Jacques, 1910-1997.

Title The human, the orchid, and the octopus : exploring and conserving our natural world / Jacques Cousteau and Susan Schiefelbein.

Published New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  333.9516 COUS {Bund81 20190820}    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Physical description xi, 305 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-305).
Contents Foreword / Bill McKibben -- Introduction / Susan Schiefelbein -- 1. The Drive to Explore -- 2. Personal Risk -- 3. Public Risk -- 4. Irreplaceable Water, Irreplaceable Air -- 5. The Holy Scriptures and the Environment -- 6. Saccage -- 7. Catch as Catch Can -- 8. Science and Human Values -- 9. The Hot Peace: Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Energy -- 10. Life in a Billion Years -- 11. The Miracle of Life: The Human, the Orchid, and the Octopus -- Epilogue: An Update Since the Writing of This Book.
Summary "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 the twentieth century." "In this 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. 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."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Schiefelbein, Susan.
Subject Cousteau, Jacques, 1910-1997.
Oceanographers -- France -- Biography.
Nature conservation.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Other uniform title Homme, la pieuvre et l'orchidée. English.
ISBN 9781596914179 (hardcover)
1596914173 (hardcover)