A random collection of nautical trivia that will turn you into the most loved (or most hated) person on the boat! Did you know?.....That Britain s coast line is endless? That the brother of Ernest Hemingway founded a nation? How to inseminate a sea urchin? That some seamounts are named after Tolkien figures? How much foam is on the sea, right now? Why the sea is blue? How far is the horizon? Most of the time, we see only the world s surface, but there are stories behind every corner, some just funny, some very strange (there a people, who believe we are living inside the globe, not outside and science cannot prove them wrong!) and some important (how to save the world for example.) You are on holiday at the coast and you don t know how to entertain your kids? Tell them a story. In this book there are more than 200.
Lorenz Schroter 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.
Publication Date: November 2, 2007
trim size: 7.1 x 4.8 x 0.9