||Edward V. Lewis
||Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
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One of the most popular and classical books on naval architecture, "Principles" is arranged in three volumes. You will find the first of the volumes here (and here are Part 2 and Part 3). The initial edition of this book was released in 1939 and, according to the editors, adequately covered the whole field of naval architecture in a single text. The revision hereby presented to your attention has been conducted in order to duly reflect all recent technical developments and make all necessary improvements to the original content. This book ia actually aimed to bring the subject of naval architecture up-to-date by means of re-writing the areas where the most important advances took place. One of the main objectives of this set of books is to provide all readers having serious interest in naval architecture with a remarkably timely survey of the fundamental principles; the books are expected to be of great use for active professional as well as for the students. The content of the first volume has been arranged in four big parts covering the geometry of the vessel including the lines drawing, form coefficients, relationship between weight and displacement, hydrostatic curves, capacity etc., elementary principles of intact stability, its evaluation, displacement, trim, draft and other characteristics, subdivision of the hull and damage stability, and, finally, the strength of the ship's hull.