By Dan Yaccarino
Jacques Cousteau used to be the world’s ambassador of the oceans. His renowned television sequence introduced whales, otters, and dolphins correct into people’s residing rooms. Now, during this intriguing picturebook biography, Dan Yaccarino introduces younger readers to the guy in the back of the snorkel.
From the 1st second he received a glimpse of what lived lower than the ocean’s waves, Cousteau was once hooked. And so he set sail aboard the Calypso to determine the ocean. He and his workforce of scientists invented diving apparatus and water-resistant cameras. They made movies and televisions exhibits and wrote books so that they may percentage what they realized. The oceans have been an enormous unexplored international, and Cousteau turned our advisor. And while he observed that toxins was once taking its toll at the seas, Cousteau grew to become our consultant in how one can guard the oceans to boot.
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He produced fifty books, encyclopedias, and dozens of documentary movies. “When one guy, for no matter what cause, has the chance to steer a rare existence, he has no correct to maintain it to himself. ” His well known television sequence, The Undersea global of Jacques Cousteau, introduced whales, octopuses, otters, and dolphins correct into people’s dwelling rooms. “There was once flora and fauna, untouched, a jungle on the border of the ocean. ” whereas exploring off the coast of Australia, Cousteau and his staff observed coral reefs, kelp forests, and sponge gardens. They got here head to head with the leafy sea dragon. whilst diving within the waters close to France, Cousteau and his team stumbled on a sunken send packed with wine jars over 2,200 years previous! They tasted the wine. unfortunately, it was once sour. The fish off the coast of Africa have been pleasant and curious and didn't swim away. Cousteau was once the 1st individual they'd ever visible. an enormous grouper followed the workforce whereas they have been filming and mischievously knocked over lighting and cameras. Cousteau and his workforce explored the area! but if they went again to the Mediterranean, Cousteau chanced on it had replaced. The seas have been polluted. crops and animals have been loss of life. And so the oceans’ ambassador turned their most crucial defender. He all started the Cousteau Society, that is devoted to instructing humans approximately ocean existence and maintaining our seas from pollutants. “We shield what we adore. ” Jacques Cousteau enjoyed the ocean. He shared its attractiveness with the realm in order that each person may well love and cherish it too. “If we have been logical, the longer term will be bleak certainly. yet we're greater than logical. we're people, and we have now religion, and we've desire, and we will paintings. ” a few very important occasions in Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s existence: • Jacques-Yves Cousteau used to be born in 1910 in Saint-André-de-Cubzac, France. • In 1930, Cousteau entered France’s naval academy and have become an officer within the French army. • Cousteau married Simone Melchior in 1937. they might have sons, Jean-Michel and Philippe. • in the course of global warfare II, Cousteau spied for the French Resistance, dressing as an enemy soldier and photographing mystery papers. After the warfare, he used to be embellished with the Legion of Honor, France’s optimum award. • In 1943, Cousteau and Emile Gagnan created the Aqua-Lung. • In 1950, Cousteau remodeled a decommissioned minesweeper right into a vessel for oceanic learn. The Calypso will be his lab for years yet to come. • Cousteau’s movie The Silent international received the Palme d’Or, the pinnacle prize on the Cannes movie competition, in 1956 and an Academy Award for top Documentary in 1957. • Cousteau retired from the military in 1957 and have become director of the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, and based the Underseas examine crew at Toulon. • In 1963, 5 divers lived in an undersea colony for a month to end up that individuals can reside underwater. This venture was once known as Conshelf II—it was once the second one of 3 undersea-living experiments carried out via Cousteau’s staff. • Cousteau wrote many books. of the main influential, The dwelling Sea and global with out sunlight, have been released in 1963 and 1965.