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Jacques Cousteau: The Ocean World [Hardcover]

Jacques-Yves Cousteau
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Sept. 15 1985 0810980681 978-0810980686 New edition
Virtually an encyclopedia of the undersea world, this magnificent and comprehensive volume covers all aspects of life in the oceans. It is illustrated throughout with over 385 photographs, plus maps and diagrams. 9 1/2" x 11 3/4".

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5.0 out of 5 stars The most complete appraisal of our Oceans Dec 21 2004
By Ned Middleton TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
Many years ago, Jacques Cousteau produced a series of 20 volume under the overall heading "The Ocean World of Jacques Cousteau." That series were so popular they were published and re-published in various editions by different publishers around the world. Whilst my own set may be complete, it is, nevertheless, made up from two separate editions published in Canada and the USA in 1975. That series of books is so important to me that I always carry a note in my wallet about which volumes I require to make up a complete set from either edition.
This book, however, brings together all those 20 volumes into a single book with all the information and photographs completely updated. I well remember where I first saw the book and immediately snapped it up. It was in the airport concourse at Reykjavik when I was in between flights from London to Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was the last copy they had and, at the price I paid, I thought I was going to be arrested by the Icelandic Police for theft!
Over a period of time - and in between other books, I have actually read this huge tome. And it is huge. Measuring 34 x 26cm (13 x 10 in), it contains 435 pages of information about every aspect of the Ocean World. If you want to know what made Jacques Cousteau an international name, if you want to know what it is your parents keep going on about whenever they say "I remember when Jacques Cousteau first came on the television and we saw.....", If you want to know what made the late, great Jacques Yves Cousteau Tick - then this is the only book you will even need to buy.
Amazing photographs, incredible information and, as I say, 435 pages on just about every aspect of the Ocean World. For most people, a book of this calibre would be their life's work, but of course, Cousteau moved on to other projects.
5 Stars are not enough for this outstanding work.
NM
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, fascinating look at the ocean realm Nov. 5 1998
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
First, a disclaimer of sorts: I love the ocean. I love the smell of it, the sound of it, the romance of it, and the amazing inhabitants that reside in it. I am an aquarium nut and love skin diving.
Now, to the book: Ocean World is an appropriate name for this book. This planet should have been called Sea instead of Earth, since the majority of the planet is ocean. Jacques Cousteau describes this world in an engrossing, almost poetic fashion. The color photographs are wonderful. You will learn much about the endlessly fascinating realm of the sea.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A PERFECT 5 - WISH I COULD GIVE IT MORE Oct. 1 2003
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
WHATEVER I SAY CAN IN NO WAY PREPARE YOU FOR THE WEALTH OF MAGNIFICENT, BEAUTIFUL,AND INFORMATIVE INFORMATION (TEXT, PHOTOGRAPHS, ILLUSTRATIONS) CONTAINED IN THIS INCREDIBLE SERIES OF BOOKS. GET THEM ALL. YOU WON'T BE SORRY. IT DOESN'T MATTER WHETHER YOU ARE NEW TO THE SUBJECT OR AN EXPERIENED PRO.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I'd give it 4 stars right away! June 2 1999
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
I loved this book! It told me many new things about the underwater life (which I know tons about). It also challenged me to do a lot more thinking while I read. And wow! its by the SCUBA man himself, Jacques Cousteau!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
This is a beautifully written book that conveys the beauty plus knowledge of all forms of ocean life, not just the prettiest or largest organisms. Easy for even the layman to read and understand.
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