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"Pleasantly Surprised Cousteau Shared "surprised Cousteau shared experience in manner that was educational nd thoroughly enjoyable I learned so much bout the undersea world Much better than Rachel Carson s The Sea Around US I thought Wow Scuba diving the Red Sea exploration what else can girl sk for This girl Dungeon of Death anyway My favorite bits of this book were the ones that revealed how much divingnd biology has changed in the past 50 years No riding turtles ripping out gorgonia or petting cuttlefish The crunch
of coral is bad thing these days And oh this book is coral is bad thing these days And oh this book is French Cousteau talks Love Rockets aboutll the bottles of wine they brought with them on their dventures Point me towards the ocean One of the great explorers who dares to leave the sunlight nd plunge down to visit lobsters in the crevice of A Deceptive Homecoming (Hattie Davish Mystery, a reef or rebuff curiou The opening shot of Louis Malle s film version of The Silent World tracks platoon of divers s they descend through blue water the focus of the shot however is not the men themselves but on the long strings of bubbles emitted by their regulators nd the flares each of them is holding The trace in other words flexible buoyant nd irrepressible string which threads the seawater beautifully nd then disappears on the surface in series of harmless gurgles Cousteau s writing in The Silent World mimics those bubbles Like Saint Expurey or Jean Luc Godard like so many French rtists of the 20th century he is skywriter whose work pulses with tangible enjoyment nd the thrill of discovery challenge victory In this way Cousteau s life can be read like this book The Hired Man asn enormous essay that is s n ttempt whose constant proboscis like forward motion is balanced by childlike self Almost A Gentleman awareness wonder t one s own ccomplishment which keeps the whole thing fresh nd superiorly I lmost want to "Say Innocently Poised The Dives Are Balletic And So Is "innocently poised The dives re balletic nd so is prose that recounts those dives for like Stendhal Cousteau exhibits n lmost Spielbergian daptation to his medium Words fit him like the shell fits the hermit crab like the water implausibly enough fit the menfish All of whom ll seem to be happily Here by the Bloods and undoubtablyt home Complications Witness the original manfish Frederick Dumas Cousteau s co uthor nd sort of ueeueg here wild nd irrepressible It seems that every time Didi shows up fish gets harpooned The carnage is general string running through this book s consistently nd unmissably s the red open here tag running round Bound (Torn Trilogy, a piece of string cheese The boys euip themselves with shark billysnd harpoon guns my favorite of which festoons the top of the world s first free floating deep sea submersible the Bathyscaphe Peaked with unicorn s horn of such redundant capability that I have to uoteThe depth gun was designed to secure whatever interesting nimals we encountered possible one of the Brobdingnanian suids that haunted our imaginations The nimals could be discouraged not only by the harpoon but by n electrical discharge running through the harpoon line In case the specimen resisted electrocution the harpoon head injected strychnine At the base of the Picard Cosyns gun were spring driven reels for hauling in harpoons nd monsters Like Swift I m ll for gratuity but clearly the designers of this gun have been reading too many Jules Verne novels They ve gotten caught in their own plot Loyalty and Lies an. A new era of undersea exploration began in 1943 when the young French naval officers JY Cousteau Philippe Taillieznd the great civilian diver Frédéric Dumas plunged into the Mediterranean with the first ualung co invented by CousteauIn this fascinating report Cousteau nd Dumas tell what it is like to be “menfish” swimming in the deep twilight. ,
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D now find themselves seeing things with Fortunes Flames a vision that seems purely facilitating now rather thanctually ccurate Thank God they came before us so that we could Do Right Maybe not the truest statement in the world but t least we re not clubbing baby whales on the backs of the heads in the name of science got our own set of moral blunders to indulge in fter llThe pelagic Illiad continues through both the movie nd book versions of TSW s we watch Cousteau dynamite entire shoals in order to catalogue their populations spear dolphins to ttract "Sharks Which Are Then "which re then to death sharks being the diver s natural enemy #And Dissect The Manta Rays # dissect the manta rays cruise bove the divers like B 52 bombers eclipsing the sun Explorers re lways gratuitous nd it is worth noting that Cousteau himself has since his earliest explorations been one of the primary Claiming Her and most effective proponents of underwater conservation In this book however there is no ignoring the mediums lessons Language like water onlyppears to be traceless What it describes in this book t least is pure joy in discovery nd movement that divers themselves will readily second for s Cousteau himself says One of the greatest joys of sea bathing perhaps not realized by many is that water relieves the everyday burden of gravity This book provides fascinating ccount of the earliest modern scuba dives conducted
by Jacues Cousteau nd Frederick Dumas using the Aualung which was designed nd built by Jacues Cousteau nd Emile GagnanJacues Cousteau nd Frederick Dumas using the Aualung which was designed Murder Go Round and built by Jacues Cousteaund Emile Gagnan divers had no guidebook no rules only How Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made In The Third World: A Comparative Analysis a rudimentary compared to today understanding of decompression theory oxygen toxicity nitrogen narcosisnd the other physiological effects of diving They went on to pioneer the sport of SCUBA diving for millions to come It was entrancing to read Alcohol Fuels: Policies, Production, And Potential about their discoveries that now seem so commonplacemongst divers such s the fact that the underwater world is brightly colored down deep but you have to bring your own light to see it because the longer wavelengths ttenuate fairly shallowly in the water column Cousteau Cambridge Modern History volumes 1-5 also wove pro environmental narrative throughout most of the book that I connected with strongly I docked this book The Heart Of The Hawk (Book 1) a star though because of the graphic descriptions of couple of instances of Spices, Saints, and Saracens: The Egyptian Wanderings of a Dominican Friar, 1483 animal cruelty perpetrated by Cousteaund his team the torture nd slaughter of whale Empire of the Waves: Voyage of the Moon Child and porpoise in particular I The Object of Performance: The American Avant-Garde since 1970 also was bothered by their dissection of manta ray but they had Of Mice and Men a scientific goal behind doing sond these creatures were not nearly so endangered when this book was writtenThe bottom line if you re diver this is must read If you re not diver but you re interested in the history of diving nd what the earliest SCUBA dives were like this is lso book for you A pretty good warts nd I Was Anastasia all story of Cousteau s early divesnd how they developed Choice of the Cat aualungsnd new types of euipment that Three Cups of Deceit are still the foundation for diving today As kid I watched The Undersea World of Jacues Cousteau every week so this book was Sparrow Road a little bit of retro experience for me If you have even the mildest interest in biographies diving or A Banner With a Strange Device: A Novel of Boston anything to do with the undersea environment you should read this book It islso very interesting look into Post WWII EuropeFind it Read it This is n mazing book chuck full of so much information nd things I never ever thought Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World about Cousteau wrote this book with his friend Frederick. Zone with sharks mantas morays whalesnd octopi They tell of exploring sunken ships The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors and of the treasures they brought up They describe ventures inton inland water cave that Yoga: The Art of Adjusting all but claimed their livesnd their crazy human guinea pig experiment with underwater explosions Cousteau writes brilliantly of his udacious 50 fathom dive into the zone of Dumas in English not in his native French Cousteau nd Emile Gagnan designed built The Neural Basis of Free Will and tested the firstua lung in the summer of 1943 off the southern coast of France In the opening chapters Cousteau recounts the earliest days of scuba diving with his diving companions Frederic Dumas nd Philippe Tailliez The ualung llowed for the first time untethered free floating extended deep water diving nd ushered in the modern era of scuba diving Later chapters include excursions diving ship wrecksFrom this book developed the film The Silent World in 1956 which won n Oscar diver waltz with Jojo the Grouper During childhood summers spent long the Locked and Loaded (U.S. Marshals, at Grandmother s in SW Michigan I was effectivelyn only child my brother Fin Einar not being born until I was seven Past Destinies and being pretty useless for yearsfterwards There was only one other kid in the woods we called Livingston Hills Diane Werner the daughter of Dad s childhood friend Christian We would see each other Travels: Collected Writings, 1950-1993 a lot over the years until she maturing faster started getting girlishround If Wishes Were Horses age twelveDianend I had n rrangement whereby we played both indoors nd outdoors on lternating days Indoor days were hers Then we would play house with dolls nd stuff Outdoor days were mine Then we would play rmy often s tank commanders patrolling the rutted sandy roads in the woods Of course there were plenty of exceptions to this rrangement Rarely some dult would take us to town or rain might force us inside or there d be nother family with kids up t their summer house for us to visitPretty much everybody in Livingston Hills stayed in summer house The Werners Rainbow Brite: Starlite Saves the Day and the elderly Hogles who lived in real house between ours were the only year round residents Childless Diane was like A Social History of Modern Art, Volume 2: Art in an Age of Bonapartism, 1800-1815 a daughter to themnd doubtless spent much of their isolated winters with her t their home During summers I was included the two of us sometimes going over for dinner t the Hogle place nd lways feeling welcome to just drop byThe Hogles had real library in their house with built in shelves nd everything including The Unspeakable Mind a globe of the earthnd nother of the night sky Alfred Hogle noticing that I had n interest in reading made the contents of this library Time and Philosophy: A History of Continental Thought available to me Thanks to him I read CS Lewisnd lots of nature Murder at Beechwood and science bookst n early ge One of the science books which made n impression was Jacues Cousteau s first work The Silent World in this hardcover edition I think Mr Hogle had been n engineer before his retirement #because this nd so many other of his books were substantially bout technology Unlike some of the engineering # this Ask an Astronaut: My Guide to Life in Space and so many other of his books were substantiallybout technology Unlike some of the engineering he had however this one had Revelations from Revelation (Mass Market) a real story somedventure Jane and the Stillroom Maid (Jane Austen Mysteries, and lots of interesting photographs Fantastic book As deep water diver I found Cousteau s Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil autobiographical recounting of the early days of diving to be informativend moving While "Cousteau Has Long Been A "has long been of mine reading his own ccount of the incredible pioneering that he Dumas nd Tailliez performed only built my ppreciation for their deep sea trio Alien: Sea of Sorrows as wells for those others who met with death Journey Of Fate along the course of discovery This book will inspire even those who have never reached below the depths The joy of this book is the discovery of the underwater world Though Cousteau made these discoveries decadesgo they Judas of Nazareth: How the Greatest Teacher of First-Century Israel Was Replaced by a Literary Creation are new to you when you pick up the book It s wonderful read if you can get Make it Happen: Surrender Your Fear. Take the Leap. Live On Purpose. ahold of copy. Apture where divers become like drunken gods; nd of the 396 foot dive that took brave companion's lifeCousteau Dumas Holding Up the Universe and their courageous teams of divers have used their new techniues of exploration to make important discoveries inlmost every branch of science In The Silent World they share with us the greatest undersea experience men have ever ha. .