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Old 02-02-2014, 12:59   #1
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Marine Diesel Engines book, which one?

Hi all,

does anybody know if there's any difference between these two Marine Diesel Engines books by Nigel Calder
Marine Diesel Engines: Amazon.co.uk: Nigel Calder: Books
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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Marine-Diese...dp/0713682663/ ?

Both are 3rd ed., both are from 2006 (September and December respectively), but have different publishers and covers.

I don't know about the content and editing quality. Is either one preferred over the other?
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Re: Marine Diesel Engines book, which one?

My favorite is, "Trouble Shooting Marine Diesels" by Peter Compton. My edition is dated and not sure if later ones are available.
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Re: Marine Diesel Engines book, which one?

If you are only going to have one book, Peter Compton's is it IMO. Having it and Calder's will take you a long way.

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Re: Marine Diesel Engines book, which one?

I have a personally signed copy of Peter Compton's book. It is much oil stained as I have used it many times while pondering an engine problem. Peter is alive and well, living in the BVI, if you want his contact details then pm me.

p.s. He runs http://boatdiesel.com/ so you can get in touch with him through there.
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Re: Marine Diesel Engines book, which one?

I already have Peter Compton's book and it is great. Clear pictures of how a worn but still acceptable impeller looks like and how it looks like when it needs changing. So helpful when you're doing it first time and need to decide for yourself. The book is clearly written with people who don't yet have the feel with engines in mind.

I've heard lots of good things about Calder's also and so I was going to buy it. But then I noticed two different covers and I'm a little bit puzzled now.
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Re: Marine Diesel Engines book, which one?

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Hi all,

does anybody know if there's any difference between these two Marine Diesel Engines books by Nigel Calder
Marine Diesel Engines: Amazon.co.uk: Nigel Calder: Books
vs.
Marine Diesel Engines: Be Your Own Diesel Mechanic - Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Repair: Amazon.co.uk: Nigel Calder: Books ?

Both are 3rd ed., both are from 2006 (September and December respectively), but have different publishers and covers.

I don't know about the content and editing quality. Is either one preferred over the other?
The first link show a 2007 publish date

The second link shows a 2006 publish date
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Re: Marine Diesel Engines book, which one?

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The first link show a 2007 publish date
What I see is:
Publisher: International Marine Publishing Co; 3rd Revised edition edition (12 Sep 2006)

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The second link shows a 2006 publish date
Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical; 3rd Revised edition edition (18 Dec 2006)

I suppose the content (text) should be the same. Still, one may be more nicely printed. The first book is 256 pages long and the second is 312. Reason for difference of 60 pages? Bigger font, more photos, better pictures, wider margins?

Well I guess I need to buy one and see for myself
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