The Resource The human, the orchid, and the octopus : exploring and conserving our natural world, Jacques Cousteau and Susan Schiefelbein ; foreword by Bill McKibben, (electronic resource)

The human, the orchid, and the octopus : exploring and conserving our natural world, Jacques Cousteau and Susan Schiefelbein ; foreword by Bill McKibben, (electronic resource)

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The human, the orchid, and the octopus : exploring and conserving our natural world
Title
The human, the orchid, and the octopus
Title remainder
exploring and conserving our natural world
Statement of responsibility
Jacques Cousteau and Susan Schiefelbein ; foreword by Bill McKibben
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eng
Summary
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
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Midwest
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1910-1997
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Cousteau, Jacques
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Read by Stephen Hoye
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  • Schiefelbein, Susan
  • Hoye, Stephen
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  • Oceanographers
  • Nature conservation
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Nature
  • Ocean
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adult
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The human, the orchid, and the octopus : exploring and conserving our natural world, Jacques Cousteau and Susan Schiefelbein ; foreword by Bill McKibben, (electronic resource)
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MWT10756363
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (780 min.))
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  • online
  • electronic
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9781400126088
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MWT10756363
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The human, the orchid, and the octopus : exploring and conserving our natural world, Jacques Cousteau and Susan Schiefelbein ; foreword by Bill McKibben, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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digital storage
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MWT10756363
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (780 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9781400126088
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
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unknown
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT10756363
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unknown
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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