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The Human, the Orchid, and the Octopus Any fan of Jacques Cousteau's underseas films knows the legendary explorer was a master storyteller. The Human, the Orchid, and the OctopusThe Human, the Orchid, and the OctopusNonfiction, Science and Technology Any fan of Jacques Cousteau's underseas films knows the legendary explorer was a master storyteller. The Human, the Orchid, and the Octopus2007-11-11Bloomsbury
The Human, the Orchid, and the Octopus
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The Human, the Orchid, and the Octopus

Genre: Nonfiction, Science and Technology; Author: Jacques Cousteau; Status: In Season; Publisher: Bloomsbury

Any fan of Jacques Cousteau’s underseas films knows the legendary explorer was a master storyteller. The Human, the Orchid, and the Octopus, finished before his ‘97 death, is classic Cousteau. His stories exhilarate, whether he’s being targeted by a shark in a ”dance of death” or finding ”a lifeless Hades where no visible creature survived” while diving near Mexico. Chapters on religion and humanity’s future feel out of place, but you can’t fault a man who wrote ”no number of explanation points could possibly describe my sense of wonder when…I’ve not only witnessed life’s miracles but mingled with them.” B+

Originally posted November 11 2007 — 12:00 AM EST

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