At a time when more & more retirees are searching for a meaningful hobby, this book should be in every bookstore & library. This second edition book (first edition published by McGraw-Hill) has been extensively revised, updated & enlarged. It is a thoroughly modern text on the traditional nautical art of building ships-in-bottles. Comprehensive instructions guide beginning/advanced modelers in the creation of a bottled ship. Over 150 self-explanatory photographic & line illustrations. Discusses tools, bottle selection, modeling the ship, display stands, plan creation. Loaded with helpful hints on alternative techniques, plus photography, selling, packing & shipping. Extensive bibliography. Considered the bible of ship bottling. Author founded & served as first president of the Ships-in-Bottles Association of America (1983). Excellent reviews in the Library Journal (April 1992) & in BOOKLIST (15 January 1989). Don Hubbard, Sea Eagle Publications, P.O. Box 180550, Coronado, CA 92178 U.S.A. Tel: 619-435-3555.Don Hubbard is the author of 'Ships-In-Bottles: A Step-By-Step Guide to a Venerable Nautical Craft' with ISBN 9780943665009 and ISBN 0943665000.