The content of the present excellent book is mainly based on the reviewed and updated information of this edition. The volume has been prepared by the award-winning author of many other naval architecture books and former VP of RINA. The book will be ideal for the people making their first steps in the subject an also for those willing to refresh their technical knowledge.

The title will provide all of them with a remarkably broad appreciation of naval architecture explaining the theory in physical terms without submerging the readers too deep into the mathematics. The author have covered all basic principles of naval architecture and has also addressed the contemporary fields, such as the design and manufacture using the computer aid, i.e. CAD/CAM. This latest release of the book is reflecting literally all ongoing technical developments and also addresses the international regulations. The content of the book is very easy to follow and this approach has already made this book very popular among the newcomers.

Of course, a proper knowledge and understanding of the basics of naval architecture is critically important not only for them but also to all other people who are working in the marine industry, such as the marine engineers, ship surveyors and crew members, as they all have to possess at least some general knowledge of the subject.

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The present book written by Eric Osborne is aimed to provide the readers with the historical and technical information about the destroyers of the Arleigh Burke class treated as the extremely powerful combatants in the whole naval history. The Arleigh Burke class was initially commissioned in 1991 and that moment is deservedly considered the genuine culmination of the evolution of the destroyers - and this volume captures the timely and quite vivid history of the most popular warships of the world.

The text of the publication is filled with the vivid photographs together with the technical illustrations that provide the details of the destroyers, from the very first vessel of that type up to today. The publication also contains an exhaustive and very useful glossary including the technological innovations and prominent individuals, wars and naval battles in which the vessels of this type participated, plus the diplomatic agreements that affect their development.

The information contained in the present remarkable work will be of truly great practical interest to the people who like the naval history and also to the persons interested in the naval warfare and willing to get more technical information about this class of vessels. Have a look and you will definitely appreciate the detailed information and illustrations supplementing the text.

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This encoding guide was released with the intention to provide users of the electronic charts with the detailed guidance on what exactly is necessary to produces a good uniform and consistent IENC. For all of the classes and attributes together with their values used with an IENC, this guide will provide a basis for its establishment, and also provide description of its relationship to the real life entity.

The book will also provide required criteria for the proper use of inland ENC and give the specific examples of encoding supplemented with the graphic data. The guide covers all minimum objects to be contained in IENC, such as the waterway bank, channel boundaries, isolated dangers, officially released aids to navigation, contours of the existing dams and locks, waterway axis etc. In addition to all above requirements, the present guide covers recommended objects, plus attributes and values considered suitable for any IENC worldwide. Each country or geographical region defines which of them will be necessary to meet local requirements.

Note that this is a living document; it means that its content is subject to modifications done in order to accommodate the development of the future IENC. Two fundamental procedures have been established to making the amendments to this title, the one addresses the proposals for new and copied object classes/attributes/attribute values while the second one covers other changes.

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The main content of this document book was prepared by the outstanding experts in the different important fields of marine engineering and fluid dynamics, applied maths, chemistry and physics, and compiled by Matthias Ehehardt; the contributions by the world-leading specialists included in this volume are providing readers with the thorough coverage of the remarkably broad range of relevant subjects, from the pure maths to the real life applications in the business directly connected with the oil spills engineering.

The publication offers a really inter-disciplinary approach and the authors are presenting both numerical methods and mathematical models to solve the associated partial differential equations; moreover, note that the book contains the descriptions of the several practical experiments involving the real pollution cases. This work is deservedly expected to present a great practical interest to the specialists and researchers in the subject field as well as to the graduate students in various environmental sciences, physics and maths, demonstrating a very wide range of established techniques that are required for these pollution problems to be adequately solved.

In addition, it should also be useful to the practitioners who are dealing with the prevention of the pollution by oil, offering such people a perfect reference tool to perform their professional duties.

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The main purpose of the present publication was to assist all navigators to acquire and further maintain a higher level of knowledge relating to the content and use of the electronic navigation charts in ECDIS. The content of the volume is expected to supplement and reinforce the elements of the ECDIS training addressing the use of navigation chart data together with the interpretation.

Note that the book is not intended to replace any of the requirements for the professional training outlined in the IMO Model Course of the Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention. The whole process of navigating using the ECDIS fundamentally differs from the regular navigation by means of the paper charts. The ECDIS present the mariners with highly flexible displays offering a serious increase in the safety and situational awareness. Such equipment should actually allow for more time for the watchkeepers to properly maintain visual watch.

Note, however, that in case the navigators do not have a full understanding of the ECDIS display and settings, they can easily misinterpret the chart displays and this can result in the safety of the ship compromised. This publication shall also be included in the list of the documents that are to be on the shelf of any mariner and on the navigation bridge of any vessel equipped with the ECDIS, for training and reference purposes.

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The authors of this classic work have declared several purposes but the main and major was to provide all interested readers, and particularly students/teachers with enough comprehensive and practically useful compilation of different progressive problems which commonly embody the fundamental principles and also the real examples directly related to the practical mechanical drawing.

All of those problems have been offered in the form of some specification sheets and, in addition to that, a lay-out sheet from which the students are supposed to build the completed drawing. The referenced specification sheets, in turn, are providing a statement of the problem; they are, in most cases, supplemented with some text matter that bear upon and emphasize the things to be taught in the problems, or providing some relevant technical information. The proper utilization of the proposed specifications plus the reference sheets is expected to facilitate the moving towards the creation of the necessary level of self-reliance and the personal efforts of the students.

All of the problems chosen for inclusion into this publication have been fully supplemented and such approach has made the content of this volume very flexible. The reference sheets contained in the book are made use throughout all docs and will definitely be among the valuable features of this title.

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Though there are so many electronic devices used on the bridges of modern vessels for safer and easier navigation, their navigators keep losing the orientation. Among the reasons for that we would note the excessive workloads caused by too many items to be read and compiled, as well as the associated navigational information displayed in a demanding way, plus short time available to make the decision because of the high speeds, as well as the long hours of work and fatigue because of the minimum ship manning.

This title is intended to address the problems of navigation map information that is displayed not in the optimal way. It presents three newly introduced concepts, namely no go shipping areas, bridge perspective and dual-lane seaway network. Reading of the subject maps could be quite difficult because of the mental rotation problem which can actually be eliminated using the charts by allowing the 3D charts to be viewed from the egocentric perspective.

The associated calculations for the purpose of checking if there is enough water under the keel of the vessel can be handled by chart system and also displayed as no go and free water areas. The above stated concepts have been tested in a lab as well as in prototyping project and in numerous interviews and the results obtained were promising...

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During the whole period of time following the tsunami occurred in the Indian Ocean, many invaluable lessons have been taken and also several truly great challenges observed. The present publication contains the results of the attempts made to review all the lessons that have been learned through the recovery process in the area affected by that tsunami.

The content of the publication has been divided in thirty-one chapters drawing the lessons from India, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. The main body is arranged in five major section. The first section provides readers with the general introduction to the subject while fours other chapters are dealing with one of the above listed countries. The author, Rajib Shaw, considers the students and specialists whose work is directly connected with the reduction of disaster risks, environment and development as the primary target groups for this volume.

The document will give all them a very good and clear idea of the modern trends in research as well as the lessons that have been learned over the past decades of recovery initiatives. There is one more target group for this book and it mainly comprises policy makers and practitioners commonly able to apply the knowledge they collect in this book to the establishment of the relevant policies and making the decisions.

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