The Silent World
In The Silent World, Cousteau describes in colorful French-accented English the adventures that paved the way to his remarkable discoveries: his work defusing undetonated torpedoes in the Bay of Nice during World War II; his perilous experimental forays with untried equipment into deeper and deeper levels of the sea; discoveries in sunken ships; observing the animal life of the oceans (whales and porpoises playing ``chasing games as if they had a brain capacity for satire''; sharks spooning away ``solid flesh like warm butter''); and encountering the strange silent panorama that opened up before the eyes of the first human beings to venture freely about the deeps.
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LibraryThing ReviewAnvändarrecension - TheSmarch - LibraryThing
This book is about Jacques Cousteau's invention of the aqualung, and the first few years of experimentation with it. His tale is sort of meandering (like this review) and jumps from topic to topic ... Läs hela recensionen
LibraryThing ReviewAnvändarrecension - hazzabamboo - LibraryThing
The Silent World is worth reading, possibly even rereading, for curiosity's sake more than anything else. Jacques Cousteau and close allies, physicist Tailliez and skin diver Dumas, famously pioneered ... Läs hela recensionen