This title introduces readers to Jacques Cousteau, the great explorer who introduced millions of people to the undersea world from his ship the Calypso. Cousteau’s life story is examined from his childhood to his marriage and his education at the French Naval Academy and his service in the French Navy and World War II. Cousteau’s collaboration with engineer Emile Gagnan is included, including their invention of the Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus or SCUBA system, as is his invention of the underwater camera. Cousteau’s film work is examined, including his Academy Award-winning films The Silent World (1956) and World Without Sun (1964), as is his famous series The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. ABDO & Daughters is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.