Part adventure story, part manifesto,
this is legendary ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau’s passionate plea for
sustaining life on earth.
Explorer, diving pioneer,
filmmaker, inventor, and activist, Jacques Cousteau was blessed from his
childhood with boundless curiosity about the natural world. As the leader of
fascinating, often dangerous expeditions all over the planet, he discovered
firsthand the complexity and beauty of life on earth and undersea—and watched
the toll taken by human activity in the twentieth century.
In his magnificent last book,
available for the first time in the United States, Cousteau describes his
deeply informed philosophy about protecting our world for future generations.
Weaving gripping stories of his adventures throughout, he and coauthor Susan
Schiefelbein address the risks we take with human health, the overfishing and
sacking of the world’s oceans, the hazards of nuclear proliferation, and the
environmental responsibility of scientists, politicians, and people of faith.
Written over the last ten years of his life with frequent collaborator
Schiefelbein, who also introduces the text and provides an update on
environmental developments in the decade since Cousteau’s death, this
prescient, clear-sighted book is a remarkable testament to the life and work of
one of our greatest modern adventurers. Download and start listening now!