This book is an excellent course in a legendary art form; for less than its price, a reasonable model of a ship in a bottle can be made. Five projects of graduated difficulty are explained clearly step-by-step through drawings, black and white, and color photographs. Now in its second edition, this very popular title includes both new models and new materials. Historical background is woven into the instructions, giving the ships and bottles greater interest and authenticity. Guy De Marco leads the modeler slowly through each step, building confidence through the process and finishing with a work of art that is certain to invite compliments and conversation.