Skylarks And Scuttlebutts | Granta

  • Published: 01/10/2007
  • ISBN: 9781862079748
  • 122x20mm
  • 224 pages

Skylarks And Scuttlebutts

Lorenz Schröter

The perfect gift for anyone who loves to be in, on or by the sea. How can you tell how old a fish is? Why is the sea salty? What does SCUBA stand for? Batten down the hatches and discover the answer to all these questions and many more in this unique collection of all things marine.

The Author

Lorenz Schroter was born in 1960. He is a travel journalist and the author of several books, including Skylarks and Scuttlebutts. He spent two years cycling round the world, and then lived for three years on a tiny car-free island off Hong Kong. He has visited over a hundred countries and currently lives in Berlin.

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The Little Book Of The Sea

, translated by Alan J. Bance

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