New Edition Of 'Ship Design And Construction' Published By SNAME

A virtually new book, the new edition of Ship Design and Construction, has just been published by The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. This book has been developed over nearly a five-year period by 27 authors, an expert control committee, and edited by Robert Taggart, the well-known naval architect and marine consultant of Fairfax, Va.

"Never before have the entire processes of ship design and construction been so thoroughly treated in one text," states E. Scott Dillon, chairman of the Society's Control Committee for the book. A total of 748 pages take the reader from the first concept of defining a ship's mission to the final guarantee survey after ship trials and delivery.

Up-to-date aspects of ship design methods and construction details can be found nowhere else in one volume. The text complements, but does not duplicate, theoretical treatments found in SNAME's Principles of Naval Architecture, and the machinery c o n s i d e r a t i o n s described in SNAME's Marine Engineering.

Nearly 1,000 drawings and photos, covering the designing, engineering, and building of all types of merchant ships illustrate the text. Tables and diagrams contain a gold mine of information. Students as well as practicing naval architects will find the Taggart Edition an invaluable reference to be kept close at hand.

The book, Ship Design and Construction, is available to members before January 1, 1981 at an introductory price of $37.50 and to nonmembers, $52.50. After the first of the year, the price will be $45 to members and $60 to nonmembers.

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