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    I'm starting my cadetship in January and I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good book about marine engineering that I could dive into for the time being leading up to January? I've looked at some of the recommend books on here but there are so many to pick from! I'd like a book which will help me get into the swing of things and help give me good grounding for the course ahead. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

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    D.A.Taylor's Introduction to Marine Engineering is a good bet. Covers the most of the basics, and doesn't send you to sleep.

    However, best bet is to save your money and wait for arrival at whichever institution you'll be studying at: it's possible that you'll get access to digital copies of the most useful texts (including Taylor) through your library, saving you money (for beer, since you're an Engine Cadet) and space/weight in your luggage.
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