Well, do they? And how come ice is clear, but icebergs are white? And why are the tides bigger in some places than others? Inquiring minds want to know! Well, these questions and 208 more about ships, the sky and the sea are answered in this fascinating book. The topics are all interesting, and will make for a great 'trivia night' aboard. Take it up on deck with you next time you have the midnight-to-0400 watch to discover why the sea is salty, when recreational yachting began (longer ago than you might've thought), and whether the Bermuda Triangle really deserves such a bad rap.