The ship propulsion technology is a really multi-disciplinary and very complex technical. This publication by John Carlton, who is the a recognized expert in the field, was specifically prepared and published with the ultimate intention of the writer to bring together the whole wealth of technical information collected from the industry and to provide readers with the very comprehensive and max full coverage to assist the naval architects plus marine engineers though will be equally useful to any person with the interest in ship propulsion and associated hydrodynamics-related issues with all required knowledge that would require to perform their duties well. It goes without saying that this is maybe the most complete publication available on marine propellers today. Moreover, note that it has been seriously revised and significantly updated by the author; he has also added several completely new chapters addressing the ship propulsion in ice conditions and also high-speed ones. It is the essential reading and a good reference tool for students of marine engineering and professional naval architects/marine engineers, because it is definitely a truly invaluable source of information providing all required data and detailed specifications. All these factors have made the book very popular within the industry.