Explore the Southeast National Marine Sanctuaries with Jean-Michel Cousteau

Explore the Southeast 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 thirteen National Marine Sanctuaries and its one Marine National Monument. Each ofthe four books conducts a grand adventure through one of the four regions of the National Marine Sanctuary system,

Overview

Based on the famed French explorer’s film series, Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures, these are the definitive guides to America’s thirteen National Marine Sanctuaries and its one Marine National Monument. Each ofthe four books conducts a grand adventure through one of the four regions of the National Marine Sanctuary system, combining engaging descriptions, stunning four-color photography, and behind-the-scenes stories from the Ocean Futures Society expedition team. Insightful 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.

Editorial Reviews

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

"Other books on the marine sanctuaries are technical and specialized. This attractive guide for lay readers will interest divers, photographers, tourists, conservationists, and marine biology buffs." —Library Journal (February 1, 2011)

Library Journal
Underwater equivalents of our national parks, the 13 U.S. marine sanctuaries are distinctive offshore areas designated for protection by the 1972 National Marine Sanctuaries Act. This volume—which covers the Florida Keys, Flower Garden Banks (TX and LA), and Gray's Reef (GA)—is the first in a planned series that will include the West Coast, the Northeast, and the Pacific Islands. Jean-Michel, the son of Jacques Cousteau, and his group, Ocean Futures Society, dived and photographed each area. Beautiful images of animals and plants as well as sections on visitors' centers, Chambers of Commerce, ecotours, boating and sailing rentals, locations of boat ramps, restricted areas, diving and snorkeling permits, and dive sites are useful resources for visitors and whet the appetite of armchair travelers. The damage caused by the Deepwater Horizon explosion is noted, and Cousteau's preface expresses the hope for petroleum substitutes in the future. VERDICT Other books on the marine sanctuaries are technical and specialized. This attractive guide for lay readers will interest divers, photographers, tourists, conservationists, and marine biology buffs.—Judith B. Barnett, Univ. of Rhode Island Lib., Kingston

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982694015
Publisher:
Square One Publishers
Publication date:
10/18/2016
Series:
Explore the National Marine Sanctuaries with Jean-Michel Cousteau Series
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,213,240
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Jean-Michel Cousteau, the son of Jacques 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. He has produced more than eighty films, and is the executive producer of the television show Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.

Dr. Sylvia A. Earle, PhD, 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, PhD, holds a PhD in Marine Biology and Fisheries. She is the Florida Sea Grant agent for the University of Florida and is the chair of the National Sea Grant Education Network. She has recently been named the Florida Wildlife Federation’s 2015 Conservation Educator of the Year.

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