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The Human, the Orchid, and the Octopus: Exploring and Conserving Our Natural World
 
 
Author
Jacques Cousteau & Susan Schiefelbein. Bill McKibben, foreword.
Publisher Bloomsbury  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.4 x 1 inches
ISBN 9781596914179
Pages/Publication Date 305/2007
Daedalus Item Code 03040
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Part adventure story, part manifesto, this is oceanographer Jacques Cousteau's passionate plea for sustaining life on earth and protecting our world for future generations.

"It has been ten years since Cousteau's death, but there was one book still left in the pipeline. Originally published in French in 1997 as L'homme, la pieuvre et l'orchidée, and now available for the first time in English, this is a comprehensive presentation of the conservation and preservation philosophy that inspired Cousteau to become an activist for the oceans and the earth during his lifetime. Although not by any means a biography, the book contains numerous anecdotes and an extensive introduction by coauthor and longtime Cousteau collaborator [Susan] Schiefelbein that is primarily biographical. The prose is eloquent and at times almost poetical, especially in the eponymous final chapter. This worthwhile look back at the French scientist who taught us to love scuba diving and the ocean raises questions still highly relevant ten years later."—Library Journal

 
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