MARINAS and Small Craft Barbors defines the state-of-the-art in marina and small craft harbor planning, design, and construction. Its authors are experienced teachers and practicing professionals. Their contribution through this book will be recognized for many years to come-both herein North America and in the many countries throughout the world now developing recreational facilities. Our engineering outreach program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has for nearly two decades affered an annual state-of-the-art conference on marina planning, design, and construction. The conference has been built on meeting educational needs of professionals practicing in this field. The authors, Bruce Tobiasson and Ron Kollmeyer, have for many years partici pated as guest faculty at these conferences. By having done so, they have sharpened their instructional skills, broadened their knowledge base about state-of-the-art practice, and developed a compassion to help others in the field. MARINAS and Small Craft Barbors is a very comprehensive and readable work and belongs in the hands of all those people responsible for planning and building waterfront facilities in the 1990s and beyond. I commend the authors for their excellent work.
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