1963 "First Edition" stated; Harper & Row Publishers, New York; hardbound in pearl boards with blue lettering along spine and "Calypso" mermaid embossed on cover; very good condition with unmarked pages, appears unread; many wonderful black and white and color photos; dust jacket good but has bumps to edges.
True adventure book describes some of the discoveries and progress made by Captain Cousteau and his team of Marine science explorers.
Jacques-Yves Cousteau ( also known as Captain Cousteau ) was a French undersea explorer, innovator, scientist, writer, filmmaker and photographer. He was the father of modern scuba diving and the co-founder of the Aqua-lung. He created the first underwater habitats, the Conshelf I, II and III. He was also the first president of CMAS (Confédération mondiale des Activités sous-marins – Global Confederation of Underwater Activity), which is the biggest diving society in the world, founded by the delegates of 15 countries unanimously in 1959 in Monaco.