Do Whales Get the Bends?: 118 Questions about Sea Life and Man's Relationship with the Sea

Do Whales Get the Bends?: 118 Questions about Sea Life and Man's Relationship with the Sea

by Tony Rice
     
 

Using a question-and-answer format, this entertaining book addresses over 100 general interest questions about the sea, sea life, seabirds and man's relationship with the sea.

• Why is the sea salty?
• Does anything eat jellyfish?
• Why do whales sing?
• How do flying fish fly?
• Who owns the oceans?

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Using a question-and-answer format, this entertaining book addresses over 100 general interest questions about the sea, sea life, seabirds and man's relationship with the sea.

• Why is the sea salty?
• Does anything eat jellyfish?
• Why do whales sing?
• How do flying fish fly?
• Who owns the oceans?

Inspired by questions raised while the author was a guest lecturer on cruise ships, this fascinating and informative book is a lighthearted, surprising, and entertaining read for anyone interested in the sea in its many forms. Each bite-sized entry is no more than two or three pages long, making it an ideal book to dip into for anyone interested in the oceans and the teeming life above and below them.

Tony Rice is a retired marine biologist who now spends a good deal of time lecturing on the sea and its many phenomena to cruise ship passengers. He has also appeared on TV shows and radio programs. He lives in Hampshire, U.K.

Editorial Reviews

Nautical Magazine
...a valuable and often fascinating volume. This is an excellent purchase - and good value...
Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal
A whale of a good time... Author Tony Rice covers topics such as how do flying fish fly, who owns the oceans, and everything else under or part of, the sea.... Rice is a retired marine biologist whose inspiration for the book came from the questions he was asked while guest-lecturing on a cruise ship.
Sailing
This is a book to peruse in the head or to regale fellow crew with during off hours on a long passage. It is a book meant to be skimmed, and each question stands on its own...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574092905
Publisher:
Sheridan House, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/15/2010
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)

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