Special Edition Books

From time to time, this site will offer publications that have a unique link to Ocean Futures Society and its mission, including stories not told in the films or covering subjects of the sea in greater depth, sometimes authored by members of the team.

My Father The Captain by Jean-Michel CousteauMy Father, The Captain: My Life with Jacques Cousteau
by Jean-Michel Cousteau

Jean-Michel Cousteau has a perspective on his famous father, the ocean world, and the Cousteau legend and legacy that is unique, compelling and inspirational. His new book, in collaboration with award-winning writer Daniel Paisner, is a superb biography of both Jacques and Jean-Michel and chronicles the opening of an unexplored frontier as well as the intricate relationship of a father and son. Addressing family lore and historical fact, Jean-Michel offers this gift to us all of joining his sensibilities to what we know of his father and the legend they lived together.

Autographed copies of My Father, The Captain: My Life with Jacques Cousteau are available now.
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Explore the National Marine Sanctuaries with Jean-Michel Cousteau Book SeriesExplore the National Marine Sanctuaries with Jean-Michel Cousteau
by Ocean Futures Society

The book series will take readers on an adventure through each of the four regions of the National Marine Sanctuary system. Combining engaging text, stunning photography, and behind-the-scenes stories from the Ocean Futures Society expedition team, Explore the National Marine Sanctuaries with Jean-Michel Cousteau will provide an intelligent inquiry into the health of our oceans while introducing readers to these incredible underwater treasures. The series is based on Ocean Futures Society’s award-winning, limited edition book America’s Underwater Treasures and the PBS film series Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures.

Orders for autographed copies of Southeast, Northeast and West Coast Explore the National Marine Sanctuaries with Jean-Michel Cousteau are being accepted now.
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Mi Padre, el Capitán Jacques-Yves CousteauMi Padre, el Capitán Jacques-Yves Cousteau
por Jean-Michel Cousteau

Jean-Michel Cousteau inicia esta exploración con una interrogante sobre su padre: «Si nunca pude entenderlo del todo cuando estaba vivo, entonces ¿qué me hace pensar que podré lograrlo ahora que se ha ido?».

Con esta premisa, el hijo del legendario Jacques-Yves Cousteau emprende un viaje en el que arribará a diversos puertos en la vida de su progenitor: su infancia, su familia, los momentos de celebridad, los de revelación, también los de naufragio y tempestades. Una travesía a la vida del hombre que le mostró al mundo las profundidades de nuestro planeta.

Esta biografía y bitácora de navegación nos muestra al célebre capitán del Calypso fuera de su inseparable cámara y, cuando es posible, en tierra firme. Es la postal más íntima de Jacques-Yves Cousteau, configurada en la pluma de quien lo miró como leyenda, como genio, como celebridad y como padre.

Copias autografiadas de Mi Padre, el Capitán Jacques-Yves Cousteau están disponibles ahora.
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America's Underwater Treasures Limited Edition Book America's Underwater Treasures
by Ocean Futures Society, with Julie Robinson

America’s Underwater Treasures is a unique book and reading experience, part grand adventure on the high seas and near shore, part intelligent inquiry into the status of the health of the ocean, and part visual poetry. It is also, in large part, a great armchair adventure with insights into the working team of a Cousteau expedition, enlightened by the philosophy and time-honored experience of Jean-Michel Cousteau. For almost 300 pages of stunning photography, engaging text and first-person narrative, the authors guide us through the underwater delights and challenges of the thirteen National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monument that are the subject of the PBS television series of the same name.

Limited edition, autographed copies of America's Underwater Treasures are available now.
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Jean-Michel Cousteau presents book series Jean-Michel Cousteau presents
Book Series

Jean-Michel Cousteau presents celebrates nature through lively text and no-holds-barred color photography that will capture readers’ attention from the first page to the last. Not just your average science books, this series will intrigue even the most reluctant and turn them on to the wonders of the world around them.

Autographed copies are available now.
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Water Alive Water Alive
by Dr. Richard Murphy

Water Alive is the story, simply told, of our complicated connection to all life through the ocean. With powerful images and poetic text, this book is also fun and can be enjoyed by all ages. It's also waterproof, practically indestructible and totally appropriate for the bath. It makes a lasting and thoughtful gift.

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Water Culture Water Culture
Editor: Jean-Michel Cousteau

Through photography and powerful written reflections, Water Culture inspires awareness of our behavior and practices in the realm of water. Water Culture features a kaleidoscope of the elemental qualities of water in a series of photographs that are breathtaking to behold in their fantasy and equilibrium.

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ICE At the Ends of the Earth by Ira Meyer ICE At the Ends of the Earth
by Ira Meyer, Foreword by Jean-Michel Cousteau

Since 2005, Ira Meyer has made 13 trips to Antarctica and the Arctic. His photographs from these journeys have graced the cover of National Geographic and won an award in the prestigious BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. ICE At the Ends of the Earth is a compilation 150 of his favorite images taken on these voyages.

Autographed copies of ICE At the Ends of the Earth are available now.
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High Tide on Main Street High Tide on Main Street
by John Englander, Foreword by Jean-Michel Cousteau

Did you know that...sea level will rise for at least 1,000 years? Shorelines will shift significantly by 2050? Property values may start to decline this decade? Rising sea level is the most profound long-term aspect of climate change. Yet, the public is almost completely unaware of the magnitude of the problem. For three million years sea level regularly moved up and down almost 400 feet with the ice age cycles. Now, after 6,000 years of minimal change, we are entering a new era of rapid sea level rise. In clear, easy-to-understand language, this book explains: * The science behind sea level rise, plus the myths and partial truths used to confuse the issue. * The surprising forces that will cause sea level to rise for 1,000 years, as well as the possibility of catastrophic rise this century. * Why the devastating economic effects will not be limited to the coasts. * Why coastal property values will go “underwater” long before the land does, perhaps as early as this decade. * Five points of “intelligent adaptation” that can help individuals, businesses, and communities protect investments now and in the future.

Autographed copies of High Tide on Main Street are available now.
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