Space, Geology & Oceanography
8 imagesLooking deeper into the cosmos, technological advances in astronomy enable new discoveries by 1974. Photographs by James P. Blair with text by Kenneth F. Weaver, “The Incredible Universe" was published in the May 1974 issue of National Geographic Magazine.
11 imagesLooking deeper into the cosmos, technological advances in astronomy enable new discoveries. Photographs by James P. Blair with text by Kenneth F. Weaver, “Crystals, Magical Servants of the Space Age" was published in the August 1968 issue of National Geographic Magazine.
40 imagesJacques-Yves Cousteau, 11 June 1910 – 25 June 1997) was a French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. He co-developed the Aqua-Lung, pioneered marine conservation and was a member of the Académie Française. Cousteau described his underwater world research in a series of books, perhaps the most successful being his first book, The Silent World: A Story of Undersea Discovery and Adventure, published in 1953. Cousteau also directed films, most notably the documentary adaptation of the book, The Silent World, which won a Palme d'or at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival. In 1950, he founded the French Oceanographic Campaigns and leased a ship called Calypso from Thomas Loel Guinness for a symbolic one franc a year. Cousteau refitted the Calypso as a mobile laboratory for field research and as his principal vessel for diving and filming. He also carried out underwater archaeological excavations in the Mediterranean. The Calypso expedition to the coast of Argentina was photographed by James P. Blair for a 1956 article in National Geographic Magazine.
9 imagesCalifornia's 700-mile fault system is the collision of the Earth's crust, causing destructive earthquakes. Photographs by James P. Blair with text by Thomas Y. Canby, “California's San Andreas Fault" was published in the January 1973 issue of National Geographic Magazine.