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Those among the U.S. boating public can improve their safety preparedness and prevention with this new all-in-one boating safety book geared to operators of large and small recreational boats, in all waterways nationwide. Water Wise presents the information skippers need to know in a very readable, direct way. Chapters cover safe practices, weather, PFDs and survival rafts, signals, survival, first aid, firefighting, and more. The book is well illustrated with line drawings and photographs, with a foreword written by James D. Hull, Rear Admiral U.S. Coast Guard. Published by University of Alaska Sea Grant and U.S. Marine Safety Association. 1999. 190 pp. Figures. 8½ × 5½. Paper.