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One of the most popular and practical books on ship stability. This textbook has been subjected to a full review and update by its new author in order to ensure a modern and deep coverage of all relevant topics. The main content of the publication has been provided with a completely new and unique introductory part giving the types of the vessels together with the general characteristics; this has been done to indicated to the reader the typical or actual sizes of the merchant ships of today. In addition, there are four completely new chapters covering the ship squat, interaction, deadweight scale and, finally, trim and stability. There is also one more new section in the Appendices and it deals with the draft surveys - the content of this section has been re-written to make it more understandable for the students of naval architecture. The authors have paid really careful attention to the fundamental theoretical principles of ship stability and strength, and they have given so many exercise questions and worked examples to make sure that the students who really work through this volume will have good results. This is an excellent textbook delving into many basic matters of ship stability and therefore great for all categories of readers, from students to the pro engineers; it shall also be used as a very helpful shipboard reference book.