Unfortunately, we are reviewing this title without the detailed construction drawings and photographs of ships that are planned for the finished book. On the basis of the text alone, the book looks exactly like the sort of material the devoted hobbyist wants. An introductory chapter provides the arguments every model maker must supply to people who ask, ""Why make models?"" The beauty of ships, the pleasures in craftsmanship, the exercise of technical skill are quickly covered. For those who demand a more practical answer, there is a rundown on the uses of models in industry, advertising and exhibits which makes good career information. Then , it's on to the model makers equipment and the ships. The book is arranged so that users can go directly to the type of ship they are working on . Included are: speed boats, tow boats, submarines, hydrofoils, paddlewheelers, and liners. A glossary of nautical terms , a model shop directory and a list of ship model clubs are appended.