165 pages, b/w illustrations
Using a question and answer format, this entertaining narrative addresses a multitude of general interest questions about the sea, sea life, seabirds and man's relationship with the sea. Have you ever wondered: Does drinking seawater drive you mad? Do fish drink water? Does anything eat jellyfish? How do flying fish fly? Why do icebergs float? Do Whales Get the Bends? will answer these and over a hundred other intriguing questions. Inspired by questions raised whilst the author was guest lecturer on cruise ships, this fascinating and informative book is a light-hearted, 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.
"[...] a valuable and often fascinating volume. This is an excellent purchase – and good value [...]"
- Nautical Magazine (May 2010)
"This book records over 100 of the most frequently asked sea-related questions [...] in an informal and light-hearted and manner. It would make a perfect present for older children and adults alike."
- Lifeboat (October 2010)
"'I recommend that you delve in as it won't disappoint [...]"
- Ocean Challenge (Winter 2011)
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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 programmes.