B001AG0TSQ 1964 Percival Marshall & Co. (London), 5 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches tall green cloth hardcover in publisher's unclipped dust jacket, gilt lettering to front cover and spine, copiously illustrated with black-and-white photographs and drawings, xi, 107 pp. Very slight soiling, rubbing and edgewear to covers. Otherwise, a very good copy - clean, bright and unmarked - in a moderately edgeworn dust jacket which is nicely preserved and displayed in a clear archival Brodart sleeve. ~XX~ [1.5P] A comprehensive review of all types of turbines for working on steam, water and gas, with details of their history and development, and the way in which they are adapted to their many purposes. While the book is intended primarily for juvenile readers, it will be found equally interesting to adults who seek sound practical information on this highly technical subject. The working principles of turbines are explained in the simplest possible manner, without resource to complicated theory or mathematics, yet with no sacrifice of essential accuracy.