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Jacques Cousteau

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(1910–97), French naval officer, explorer, and one of the pioneers of oceanography, best known for developing, with Émile Gagnan, the aqualung for diving, and for his ...

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The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

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..., Jacques ( 1910–1997 ), underwater explorer and coinventor of the aqualung. Jacques-Yves Cousteau was born on June 11, 1910 , in Saint-André-de-Cubzac, France . The son of Daniel Cousteau, a lawyer, Jacques learned to swim early, and purchased one of the first French home movie cameras. He was sent to boarding school after engaging in petty vandalism, and subsequently attended the École Navale in Brest. Cousteau's career in naval aviation was aborted by a 1935 car accident, but while swimming to rehabilitate multiple fractures, he was introduced to...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion (3 ed.)

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..., Jacques [People] ( 1910–97 ) A French underwater explorer . He invented the Aqualung and a process for filming underwater. Several of his films of underwater life, including The Silent World ( 1956 ), won Academy Awards. > A deep-sea diver or explorer You may have to queue for the final treat: a trip back upstairs to a half-decent café via the glass lift, inside the tank. For a few upwardly mobile seconds you feel like Jacques Cousteau. The Press, York (Newsquest) ...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...0Jacques Jacques Cousteau 1910 – 97 French underwater explorer The sea is the universal sewer. testimony before the House Committee on Science and Astronautics, 28 January 1971 Mankind has probably done more damage to the earth in the 20th century than in all of previous human history. ‘Consumer Society is the Enemy’ in New Perspectives Quarterly Summer...

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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...0Jacques Jacques Cousteau 1910 – 97 French naval officer and underwater explorer . See also epitaphs The sea is the universal sewer. testimony before the House Committee on Science and Astronautics, 28 January 1971 sea is the universal universal sewer universal sewer Mankind has probably done more damage to the earth in the 20th century than in all of previous human history. ‘Consumer Society is the Enemy’ in New Perspectives Quarterly Summer 1996 mankind has done more damage damage to the earth damage to the ...

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...0Jacques Jacques Cousteau 1910 – 97 French naval officer and underwater explorer The silent world. title of book, 1953; see epitaphs silent world silent world Mankind has probably done more damage to the earth in the 20th century than in all of previous human history. ‘Consumer Society is the Enemy’ in New Perspectives Quarterly Summer 1996 mankind has done more damage damage to the earth damage to the ...

Cousteau, Jacques Yves

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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... ( 1956 ), The Golden Fish ( 1959 ), and World Without Sun ( 1964 ). He also made several long-running television series, including The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau ( 1968–76 ) and Cousteau/Rediscovery of the World ( 1986–94 ), besides writing many books, such as The Silent World ( 1953 ), The Living Sea ( 1963 ), and The Ocean World of Jacques Cousteau (20 vols, 1973 ). In 1985 he embarked on a 2½ year voyage in a wind-powered boat to publicize his support for alternative energy and his opposition to nuclear weapons. In 1989 he lent...

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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..., Jacques Yves ( 1910–97 ) French oceanographer . Best known as the co-inventor (with Emile Gagnan ) of the aqualung , he also invented a process of underwater television and conducted a series of undersea living experiments ( 1962–65 ). Many of the expeditions made by his research ship Calypso were filmed for...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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2007
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..., Jacques-Yves ( 1910–1997 ) naval officer , oceanographer , filmmaker , and environmentalist , . Jacques Cousteau was the most effective popularizer of oceanography in the twentieth century. Born on June 11, 1910 , at Saint-André de Cubzac, France , near Bordeaux , he was the son of Daniel (a lawyer) and Elizabeth Cousteau. He developed a love for natural bodies of water in 1920 , swimming and diving at a summer camp in Vermont. At twenty he entered the French naval academy at Brest , where, already an experienced amateur filmmaker, he...

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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...du silence (The World of Silence), produced in 1956 , and Monde sans soleil (World without Sun), produced in 1964 , and the television series, ‘The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau’. In 1957 he was appointed director of the Oceanographic Museum at Monaco, and during the 1960s carried out several experiments in living underwater in undersea laboratories. In 1973 he formed the Cousteau Society, a non-profit-making organization devoted to marine conservation which has offices in France and the USA. Besides the aqualung, he invented a number of useful...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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Cousteau, Jacques-Yves

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The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors (2 ed.)

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..., Jacques-Yves (hyphen) ( 1910–97 ) French oceanographer...

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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... Cousteau job n. [ Jacques Cousteau ( 1910–97 ) the aquanaut + job n. 2 (2)] in football, a dive. 2002 Dover Operatic & Dramatic Society A Dict. of London Sl. [Internet] Jacques Cousteau job – a dive (in football, to simulate a foul); after the deep-sea...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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Current Version:
2005
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Jacques Cousteau

Jacques Cousteau  

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(1910–97),French naval officer, explorer, and one of the pioneers of oceanography, best known for developing, with Émile Gagnan, the aqualung for diving, and for his documentaries and books. He was ...
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scuba diving  

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Underwater swimming, aided by a form of aqualung, developed in 1942–3 by French navy diver Jacques-Yves Cousteau and engineer Émile Gagnan. SCUBA is an acronym for ‘self-contained underwater ...
Louis Malle

Louis Malle  

(1932–1995)French film director of the New Wave.Born in Thumeries, Malle came of a wealthy family; he was educated at the Jesuit College in Fontainebleau and at the Sorbonne, where he graduated in ...
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The National Geographic Society was founded in January 1888 in Washington, DC, and its journal, entitled the National Geographic Magazine until 1962, first appeared in October: a drab publication, ...
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diving  

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A method of marine fishing in which some species (such as octopus, sea urchins, and sea cucumbers) are handpicked by divers, brought to the surface, placed in boats, and taken ashore for processing.
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A phrase or form of words written in memory of a person who has died, especially as an inscription on a tombstone. The word is recorded from late Middle English, and comes via Old French and Latin ...

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