by Herbert S. Zim and James R. Skelly
illustrated by Richard Cuffari
World's Work, 1972 [First Edition], ISBN 437893030, illustrated throughout, hardcover with illustrated boards, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, ex-library with and sticker residue to front and back end-papers, price-clipped dust-jacket with minimal edge and shelf wear (see photographs)
"In this expertly written text the authors first explain the construction of a ship, define its various parts, and discuss the several ways it may be powered. The main section describes the basic types of cargo ships in use today: general cargo ships, tankers, and bulk carriers. General cargo ships carry dry cargo, and tankers carry liquid products. Supertankers, the largest ships afloat, may have a capacity of 500,000 tons. Bulk carries deliver unpackaged cargo, such as ore and grain. Particularly interesting is the new container ship, which transports dry cargo in containers that are delivered to their destination without ever being opened."