By Dan Yaccarino

Jacques Cousteau used to be the world’s ambassador of the oceans. His well known television sequence introduced whales, otters, and dolphins correct into people’s dwelling rooms. Now, during this intriguing picturebook biography, Dan Yaccarino introduces younger readers to the guy in the back of the snorkel.

From the 1st second he acquired a glimpse of what lived below the ocean’s waves, Cousteau was once hooked. And so he set sail aboard the Calypso to work out the ocean. He and his group of scientists invented diving apparatus and water resistant cameras. They made movies and televisions exhibits and wrote books in order that they may percentage what they discovered. The oceans have been an enormous unexplored international, and Cousteau grew to become our consultant. And while he observed that toxins used to be taking its toll at the seas, Cousteau turned our advisor in how you can safeguard the oceans to boot.

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Cousteau, Jacques Yves—Juvenile literature. 2. Oceanographers—France—Biography—Juvenile literature. ] I. identify. GC30. C68Y33 2009 551. 46092—dc22 [B] 2008004581 Random apartment Children’s Books helps the 1st modification and celebrates the ideal to learn. v3. 1 name web page Copyright First web page concerning the writer “The sea, as soon as it casts its spell, holds one in its internet of ask yourself endlessly. ” —Jacques-Yves Cousteau Jacques Cousteau enjoyed the ocean. He spent his complete lifestyles exploring it. the sea was once the main amazing position he’d ever visible, and he desired to percentage its good looks with the area. “Man has basically to sink underneath the outside and he's loose. Buoyed through water, he can fly. …” becoming up in France, little Jacques used to be a susceptible and sickly boy. medical professionals inspired him to swim to accumulate his power. He chanced on that he enjoyed the water. Jacques additionally enjoyed to tinker and construct every kind of instruments. He kept his funds and acquired a digicam to make his personal videos, then took it aside to work out the way it labored. while he used to be a tender guy, Jacques was once badly damage in a vehicle twist of fate. medical professionals instructed him he must put on arm braces for the remainder of his lifestyles, yet he refused to just accept this. simply as he had performed prior to, he grew to become to the ocean for power and swam each day within the Mediterranean. a chum gave him a couple of goggles in order that he may see underwater. these goggles replaced his existence perpetually. “Sometimes we're fortunate sufficient to understand that our lives were replaced. It occurred to me that summer’s day while my eyes opened to the area underneath the skin of the ocean. ” Cousteau desired to remain underwater longer to work out much more. The diving matches of his day have been heavy and ponderous. They didn’t permit a lot freedom of circulate, and an air hose tethered the diver to a ship. “Always I rebelled opposed to the restrictions imposed by way of a unmarried breath of air. ” So Jacques set approximately tinkering, fashioning snorkels from such things as internal tubes and backyard hoses. yet they weren’t more than enough. Cousteau and his engineer good friend Emile Gagnan created a respiring gear they known as the Aqua-Lung. It used to be the 1st laptop that will enable a diver breathe underwater for lengthy classes of time. “I flew with out wings. ” Now Cousteau was once loose to really discover. A silent international unfolded to him. Cousteau desired to percentage the superb great thing about the ocean with the realm, so he created an hermetic conceal for his digicam. He made lighting fixtures to light up the sea’s mysteries, and located how one can movie underwater. “It interested me to do whatever that appeared most unlikely. ” Cousteau got a ship and grew to become it into his own floating study lab and picture studio. He sailed his cherished Calypso around the world. “What is a scientist in the end? it's a curious guy searching through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, attempting to be aware of what’s happening. ” Cousteau chanced on many treasures within the Mediterranean Sea. And it was once there that he shot The Silent international, the 1st full-length, full-color underwater movie ever made. It took the area via typhoon! “The top strategy to become aware of a fish is to develop into a fish.

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