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Ship Knowledge: A Modern Encyclopedia

17 Nov

“What would a book be like if it included the combined wisdom of a veteran shipmaster, a seasoned naval architect, a chief engineer and a maritime academy professor? If such a thing is possible, this kind of vast array of maritime experience is offered in Ship Knowledge: A Modern Encyclopedia. This book is perhaps the most comprehensive catalog of ship construction and equipment available anywhere. Originally published in Dutch, Ship Knowledge resembles David Macaulay’s popular children’s book The Way Things Work in its accessibility. Yet it includes highly technical (not for children or novices) descriptions of each subject. The author uses full-color illustrations and photographs on each page to explain how all manner of ships and marine equipment is constructed and repaired.” (From a review by Twain Braden, quoted by permission of the publishers of Professional Mariner magazine. For more, see the June/July 2004 issue.)

 

Ship Knowledge: A Modern Encyclopedia

(Pengetahuan Kapal: Sebuah Ensiklopedia Modern)

Merupakan suatu catalog yang dikarang oleh Klaas van Dokkum dan pertama kali diterbitkan di Belanda oleh Dokmar. Saat pertama kali buku ini diterjemahkan ke dalam Bahasa Inggris dan merambah Amerika Serikat, buku ini langsung menjadi pusat perhtian dikarenakan isi dan pembahasannya yang sungguh luar biasa. Dengan pembahasan yang lengkap di tiap babnya, disertai dengan gambar berwarna dan foto-foto yang berkenaan dengan bab yang dibahas menjadi sutu interest yang sungguh luar biasa. Tidak salah bila Twain Braden mengatakan bahwa buku ini merupakan suatu katalog paling komprehensif mengenai bidang perkapalan yang pernah ada.

Sang pengarang sendiri menyebutkan: Ship knowledge that tells you all bout ships and shipping. The parts and system which together from a modern ship are dealt with, from design drafts up to the finished construction, including paint system and legal aspect.

Isi dari buku ini adalah:

Table of contents

Shipwise

The Shape of a Ship

Ship’s Types

The Building of a Ship

Forces on a Ship

Laws and Regulations

Structural Arrangements

Closing Appliances

Cargo Gear/Lifting Appliances

Anchor and Mooring Gear

Engine Room

Propulsion and Steering Gear

Electrical Installations

Materials and Maintenance

Safety

Stability

 

Di http://www.amazon.com buku ini dibandrol dengan harga 94 dolar Amerika, atau kurang lebih setara dengan Rp 893.000 (bila kurs 1 Dolar AS dirata-ratakan menjadi Rp 9.500). Memang suatu harga yang sangat mahal terutama bagi mahasiswa di Program Studi S1 Teknik Perkapalan Undip. Tapi hal itu sebanding dengan kualitas dari buku tersebut. Meskpun demikian di internet terdapat beberapa ling khusus untuk bisa mengunduh buku tersebut secara cuma-cuma atau gratis.

 
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Posted by on 17 November 2009 in Uncategorized

 

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