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 Monitorthe 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.
"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
Series: Explore the National Marine Sanctuaries with Jean-Michel Cou
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 22nd March 2013
Dimensions (cm): 22.606 x 18.288 x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.431