21 апреля 2009 | Автор: Admin | Рубрика: English литература » Словари и энциклопедии на английском языке | Комментариев: 0
"Ship Knowledge: A Modern Encyclopedia [ILLUSTRATED]"
Dokmar (2003) | ISBN: 908063302X | 341 pages | PDF | 30,6 Mb
“What would a book be like if it included the combined wisdom of a veteran shipmaster, a seasoned naval architect, a chief engineer and a maritime academy professor? If such a thing is possible, this kind of vast array of maritime experience is offered in Ship Knowledge: A Modern Encyclopedia. This book is perhaps the most comprehensive catalog of ship construction and equipment available anywhere.
Originally published in Dutch, Ship Knowledge resembles David Macaulay’s popular children’s book
The Way Things Work in its accessibility.
Yet it includes highly technical (not for children or novices) descriptions of each subject.
The author uses full-color illustrations and photographs on each page to explain how all manner of ships and marine equipment is constructed and repaired.”
(From a review by Twain Braden, quoted by permission of the publishers of Professional Mariner magazine.
This splendid book attracted much interest when the English version reached the United States in 2004. It h as now been twice revised, expanded, and rewritten.