The Little Book of the Sea

The Little Book of the Sea

by Lorenz Schroter
     
 
Why did the Vikings wear horns? What exactly do fish hear? Why is the ocean blue? These questions and many, many more are answered in this fun and informative gift book, a Schott’s Miscellany for the maritime crowd.

Do you know how to inseminate a sea urchin; how much foam is on the sea right now; how far away the horizon actually is?

If

Overview

Why did the Vikings wear horns? What exactly do fish hear? Why is the ocean blue? These questions and many, many more are answered in this fun and informative gift book, a Schott’s Miscellany for the maritime crowd.

Do you know how to inseminate a sea urchin; how much foam is on the sea right now; how far away the horizon actually is?

If not, after reading this book of ocean trivia—some of it useful, some of it trivial, some of it funny, most of it strange—you certainly will. A random collection of nautical facts and miscellany, The Little Book of the Sea will turn you into the most loved—or hated!—person on the boat.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596922570
Publisher:
MacAdam/Cage Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/2007
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
175
Product dimensions:
4.70(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Lorenz Schröter was born in 1960 in Munich, Germany. Over the years he has been a punk musician, written two operas, completed his M.A. in journalism, cycled around the world, lived on a small island in the South China Sea, traveled with a big donkey through Germany, imported 800 vintage handbags from Hong Kong and sold them, written ten books, climbed two of the seven tallest summits (El’brus, Kilimanjaro), run a marathon, and visited 103 countries. He currently lives in Berlin with his wife of twenty-five years.

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