Explore the Northeast National Marine Sanctuaries with Jean-Michel Cousteau

Explore the Northeast National Marine Sanctuaries with Jean-Michel Cousteau

by Jean-Michel Cousteau
     
 

Based on the famed French explorer’s film series, Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures, these are the definitive guides to America’s 13 National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments. Each installment conducts a grand adventure through each of the four regions of the National Marine Sanctuary system, combining engaging

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Based on the famed French explorer’s film series, Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures, these are the definitive guides to America’s 13 National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments. Each installment conducts a grand adventure through each of the four regions of the National Marine Sanctuary system, combining engaging descriptions, stunning photography, and behind-the-scenes stories from the Ocean Futures Society expedition team. Intelligent inquiries into the health of the world’s oceans are provided along with an overview of several incredible underwater treasures. Conveying the beauty of the ocean and the specific measures being put into effect to preserve it, this inspirational collection also features detailed, practical information for planning visits to the sanctuaries.

Included in this volume are the sanctuaries of Thunder Bay, Stellwagen Bank, and Monitor—the resting place of the Civil War vessel. Filled with color photographs, revealing commentary by Jean-Michel and his team, and accessible science, this book is an invaluable tool for understanding the importance of the Sanctuaries and their role in protecting our ocean resources. 

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From the Publisher
"Jean-Michel [Cousteau] is the authoritative servant on the sea for our generation and future generations. This incredible series will be beneficial in getting the word out about the importance of protecting our oceans and the marine life that call it home."  Robert Lyn Nelson, artist and environmentalist

"This wonderful book series shows how very precious the National Marine Sanctuaries are . . . [it] is an undoubted 'treasure-house' and I have no hesitation in recommending it to all who love wildlife."  —Simon Cowell, founder, Wildlife Aid

"Jean-Michel Cousteau and his team have put together an amazing series of books dedicated to the undersea world on which we depend. This is the first time anyone has truly captured the experience of diving America’s underwater treasures, the entire national marine sanctuary system. . . . After spending time with this book, I am even more proud of America’s commitment to protect our National Marine Sanctuaries."  —Jeff Mora, board member, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

"For those fortunate enough to have visited sanctuaries, these books are the perfect way to preserve the memories. For those who have not, they are the next best thing to being there."  —Bob Talbot, chairman of the board, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982694039
Publisher:
Ocean Publishing
Publication date:
03/22/2013
Series:
Explore the National Marine Sanctuaries with Jean-Michel Cousteau Series
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,091,461
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Jean-Michel Cousteau is the author of America's Underwater Treasures, the Explore the National Marine Sanctuaries series, and My Father, the Captain and is a founder of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. He is a recipient of the Emmy award, the Peabody Award, the 7 d’Or, and the Cable Ace Award, and has produced more than 80 films and is the executive producer of the television show Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures. He lives in Santa Barbara, California. Sylvia A. Earle is an explorer-in-residence at the National Geographic Society, the leader of the Sustainable Seas Expeditions, and a chair of Google Earth advisory council for the ocean. She is a charter member of the Ocean Futures Society Advisory Board and the former chief scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as well as a founder of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. She lives in Oakland, California. Maia McGuire is the Sea Grant Extension Agent for the University of Florida–Northeast Florida. She is a member of the Florida Marine Science Education Association and the National Marine Educators Association. She lives in St. Augustine, Florida. 

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