After many years in the boating industry and writing countless articles for your favourite boating magazines, John Fleming has put his wealth of knowledge into this book. The book is not limited to the routine maintenance tasks or simple repairs that many engine books detail. These pages take the reader deep inside the engine by discussing the design, function and results of the entire "engine system". The book's design allows the reader to start with the basics and progress through each skill level until a thorough understanding of diesel engines is achieved. Although this book delves deeply into the technical aspects of engines, to more clearly relate the repair procedures, the information remains extremely easy to understand and follow throughout each phase. You will not find another book that will explain diesel marine engines as completely or easily as this book.