The Whale Mighty Monarch of the Sea Author:Jacques Cousteau An extraordinary work in which the friendly & intimate relationship between man and whales gives way to wonder and awe as famed explorer Jacques Cousteau tells of his expeditions across the oceans of the world in search of the mightiest creature to have ever lived. Opening with a fascinating look at some of the remarkable qualities of the whale-... more »its size and pwer implied by such enormous proportions, its high level of intellegence, its general lack of aggressiveness and ferocity, and its paradoxical fragility and dependence upon the sea-Captain Cousteau and Phillippe Diole go on to relate Calypso's adventures as they seek to film these elusive Leviathians. In an absorbing narrative and 124 full color photographs, they describe encounters with sperm whales in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, with gray whales along the coast of California and with killer whales.
The result is an unforgettable picture of a creature whose role in the precarious balance of the sea has been misunderstood since ancient times. It is also a creature that is in critical danger of extinction, and Captain Cousteau closes with a passionate plea for its preservation.« less