1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content

My Father, the Captain

$26.00

Price: $26.00

Item#:6200683

Qty: This item is out of stock.





You May Also Like

Jean-Michel Cousteau takes an open and intimate look at the life he shared with his father, and the legend he has taken it upon himself to carry. In so doing, he hopes to shed new and meaningful light on the life and work of a man who inspired millions to reconsider our relationship with the sea and its creatures-and, in the process, to understand a little more about himself and his family as well.


"Captain Cousteau was a complicated man," the younger Cousteau writes. "He was a man of many different personalities, many different moods. But this is how it is with all great men, yes? We know the public mask, but it is the private face that reveals a man's true character. It is the man we know when the cameras are not filming."


the books is shot-through with new material and fresh insights into the life and mind of a man who helped to jump-start a global conservation effort that continues to flourish. Jean-Michel Cousteau and his collaborator, New York Times best-selling author Daniel Paisner, offer an intimate reappraisal of the many touchstone moments Jean-Michel shared with his father, as well as the seminal moments from his father's life that have become part of the Cousteau family lore and legend.


  • 272 pages
  • 5 1/8" x 8 1/4"
  • Hardcover
  • © 2010

Other Products Related to My Father, the Captain

The Journals of Captain John Smith
The Journals of Captain John Smith
(Got it? Rate it.)
Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Adventure Classics

Drawing from Smith's own personal journals, this concise biography paints a rich and detailed portrait of one of America's most intriguing founding fathers. Historian John Thompson guides us through annotated selections of Smith's most important and compelling writings, adding authoritative perspective and commentary to round out the picture. This lively, illustrated edition is a valuable resource—providing a fresh, accessible look at a key historical figure and conveying a vivid sense of what life in the New World was like.


$16.00
Founding Fathers
Founding Fathers
(Got it? Rate it.)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

Kostyal tells the story of the great American heroes who created the Declaration of Independence, fought the American Revolution, shaped the U.S. Constitution... and changed the world. The era's dramatic events, from the riotous streets in Boston to the unlikely victory at Saratoga, are punctuated with lavishly illustrated biographies of the key founders—Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, Ben Franklin, Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and James Madison—who shaped the very idea of America. An introduction and ten expertly rendered National Geographic maps round out this ideal gift for history buff and student alike. Filled with beautiful illustrations, maps, and inspired accounts from the men and women who made America, Founding Fathers brings the birth of the new nation to light.


$40.00
Mysteries in Our National Parks: Wolf Stalker
Mysteries in Our National Parks: Wolf Stalker
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

Jack Landon, 12, and his younger sister, Ashley, accompany their veterinarian mother and photographer father to Yellowstone Park. Mrs. Landon has been called in to investigate an incident in which a hunting dog was purportedly chased onto park land and killed by a pack of wolves. The family dynamics are complicated by Troy, a troubled teen who is in the temporary foster care of the Landons. Due to miscommunication and unforseen circumstances, the young people end up spending a freezing night alone in the wild. Arrogant and condescending, Jack tries to assume control of the group, but Troy has his own agenda. Ashley, annoyed by her brother's attitude, asserts herself, and Jack finds that he must cooperate rather than dominate. The kids witness the shooting of a wolf and fear that the armed man may still be around. Throughout the night, they stay with the wounded wolf around a fire and talk and tell stories. In the morning, they are rescued and each has been affected by the ordeal. The wolf is saved and the mystery of the stalker is solved. This exciting book emphasizes the natural beauty and dangers of the wild. It includes several pages of full-color photos and facts about the Wolf Restoration Project and the nature of wolves.


$4.99
Love You, Dad
Love You, Dad
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

A tiny little book with a great big message, Love You, Dad: A Book of Appreciation recognizes all the important things that fathers do for their children. Melina Gerosa Bellows, head of National Geographic Kids and Family, has written a simple and moving tribute that will touch the hearts of dads everywhere. Page after page is illustrated with heartwarming National Geographic photography of animal dads and animal kids. A perfect gift for celebrating Father's Day, becoming a new parent, or just to show your appreciation, Love You, Dad is a great way to show your dad how much you care.


$9.95
Ultimate Factories Car Collection DVD Set Volume 2
Ultimate Factories Car Collection DVD Set Volume 2
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Engineering and Technology

$39.95
The Two-Million Year Old Boy DVD-R
The Two-Million Year Old Boy DVD-R
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Adventure and Exploration

A paleoanthropologist father and his son make an amazing discovery of ancient hominid remains in South Africa that challenges the conservative field of paleoanthropology to revisit the story of how we became human.


$19.95
$12.99
Ship's Treasure Bracelet
Ship's Treasure Bracelet
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Jewelry/Bracelets

Boston’s North Shore is home to a long shipbuilding and seafaring history. From her waterfront studio in Salem, the designer of this antique-inspired bracelet looks out at a reproduction 1812 schooner and the homes of 19th-century sea captains. This bracelet evokes the shipwrecked treasure rumored to exist off the coast. Reproduction brass coins and a vintage brass chain—inspired by sailors’ knots—are treated with saltwater to create a verdigris patina and give the bracelet an antique aura.


$99.00
$28.99
Alaska Fish Wars Season Two DVD-R
Alaska Fish Wars Season Two DVD-R
(Got it? Rate it.)
Category: DVDs/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

During the Alaskan summer, 400 vessels with unrelenting fishing captains race out into Cook Inlet in an intense competition to secure a share of the wild Alaskan salmon run worth 60 million dollars.


$29.95
The Miracle Landing On The Hudson DVD-R
The Miracle Landing On The Hudson DVD-R
(Got it? Rate it.)
Category: DVDs/Adventure and Exploration

With exclusive access, National Geographic goes inside Captain Chesley Sullenberger’s historic landing of US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River.


$19.95