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ANDERSEN, Hakon With and John Peter COLLETT. Anchor and Balance : Der norske Veritas 1864-1989. N.pl.: J.W. Cappelens Forlag A.S., (1989). Pp -491,(5). Illustrated. Large 8vo, blue cloth. “This book is the history of a very special institution. Det norske Veritas was founded in 1864 as a classification service for the Norwegian merchant marine. Today Veritas is one of the largest and most important of the international classification societies, with activities around the world.” - from the dj. Contents : 1. Ship Classification in a Liberal Age: The Founding of Det norske Veritas. 2. The Changing Fleet, 1870-1914. 3. From Steam to Diesel: The Fleet and Veritas, 1914-1939. 4. The War Years and the Reconstructing Era, 1939-1950. 5. The Scientific Entrepreneur: Georg Vedeler and the New Technology. 6. Organisational Growth during the First Vedeler Years, 1951-1957. 7. Post-War Euphoria: An International Reputation Finally Achieved. 8. The New Order: Research Takes Command. 9. Triumphs and Strains from Growth, 1958-1967. 10. The Golden Age of Shipping – and of Veritas, 1967-1974. 11. Oil at the Doorstep: The Offshore Challenge. 12. The End of an Era? 13. The Fight for an Independent Institution: A New Veritas. 14. Expansion and Internationalisation. 15. Offshore Expansion Matches Soaring Oil Prices. 16. Consolidation and Reorganisation, 1984-1988. 17. Det norske Veritas: 125 Years of Managing Norms and Standards. Gift inscription, else very good in dustjacket. 45.00
Title: Anchor and Balance : Der norske Veritas 1864-1989.
Publisher: J.W. Cappelens Forlag , 1989, ISBN:8202117690:
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