Excerpt from Motor Boats: A Thoroughly Scientific Discussion of Their Design, Construction and Operation The great interest manifested in the subject of Motor Boats, which began in 1904, led the publishers of international marine engineering to arrange with Professor W. F. Durand to write a series of articles covering the subject exhaustively and from a thoroughly scientific point of view. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.