Notable New Books: Clever marine compendium

A number of entertaining collections of marine trivia have crossed my desk in recent years but none as clever as Lorenz Schröter’s The Little Book of the Sea. This handsome 7-by-4.5-inch hardbound jewel is filled with some of the most thought provoking factoids that you will ever stumble across.

Have you ever wondered the proper way to change a boat’s name or found yourself searching for the phone number of the Red Sea Star, an underwater restaurant in Israel? Perhaps not.

The Little Book of the Sea is filled with answers to these questions and many more that have plagued the inquisitive maritime mind. It’s an entertaining book and one that is sure to equip you with enough nautical trivia to be the most beloved (or most avoided) crewmate on any passage.   

By Ocean Navigator