Oceans of Power

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This publication tells the story of marine engineering over the last two centuries, from the coming of steam to the nuclear age and beyond. It focuses on the key developments, but also includes many of the failures along the way. Central to much of the story is the role of the Institute of Marine Engineering, now IMarEST, in reporting and encouraging this progress since its foundation in 1889.

This book takes each significant marine engineering development and analyses how it came about and how it evolved. Themes covered include early steam engines, boilers, the steam turbine, diesel engines, turbocharging, automation, submarine systems, gas turbines and nuclear power, ship developments, the offshore revolution, future fuels, and alternative energy sources. In addition, the history of 125 years of IMarE/IMarEST is outlined.

Each chapter is illustrated with contemporary photos and drawings and the book is supported by a number of appendices including a timeline of marine engineering history.


Title: Oceans of Power.
Product Code: WS1721K
Published Date: August 2019
Weight: 1.40 kg

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