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Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Good Dustjacket - Dustjacket now protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve, Dustjacket lightly rubbed with some creasing to spine ends. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs and drawings. 176 pages Noted author of nautical books looks at the furture of ships and shipping from a 1960s persepctive. Contents: 1. The Historical Roots and the Standing Tree; 2. The Hydrodynamic Roots; 3. Ships on the Surface 1; 4. Ships on the Surface 2; 5. New Frontiers. Includes Notes in the Text, Appendix of Technical Terms and an Index.