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Jacques Cousteau Many people know that the earth is covered with water In fact 34 of the earth is water The major oceans ie Atlantic Indian etc are salt water We cant drink salt water Sadly enough we are destroying our oceans and various other parts of our precious earth But there are people out there who commit their lives to preserving the earth One man in specific has accomplished such a thing He has worked to preserve the oceans and the rest of the marine world from our destruction He has used modern technology and has written several books to try to make the people of earth better understand the gentle world beneath the water and to prevent it from being destroyed This man I am talking about is none other than Jacques Cousteau I have written this paper to describe his life and major things he has done HistoryBackground Jacques Cousteau was born on June 11th 1910 in St-Andr-de-Cubzac France Jacques was always interested with water in his youth When Cousteau was 10 he visited the US where he spent several months in New York City which included time playing stickball with the neighborhood children He left the US with a sense of wonderment about the high technology of this country In his early teen years he began fulfilling his fascinations with his interests in machines and in film making One of his early accomplishments were building a battery-operated car at 13 He also secretly saved his money and when he had enough he bought a home movie camera In his later teen years Jacques became bored with school and began causing trouble His parents found out why his grades were dropping and sent him off to a boarding school This new environment gave him the discipline he needed to excel in this new school Upon graduation he applied for and was accepted into the Ecole Navale at the age
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