Ships-in-Bottles: A Step-by-Step Guide to a Venerable Nautical Craft is an excellent book to get you started if you ever thought you’d like to make one of those “Ships-In-Bottles”. It tells you how to go about it, what materials, tools and methods as well as “secrets” that are involved. You will see they can be made with skills ranging from very simple to the utmost expertise and precision. The book shows how to construct a simple ship and gives plans for more complicated ones. This would be a great gift for anyone, young or old, who would like to start a hobby of model building. My interests are more along the line of puzzles and that was more what drew my attention to this book to learn how “it was done”. The basic concept is simple but once understood can be applied to as difficult model as you wish. Just in case you are interested, placing things in bottles can be taken to very unusual levels. If you want to see some real challenges, go search under “Harry Eng Impossible Bottles” and you will be amazed at some of the things he has managed to put in bottles. Golf balls, baseballs, deck of cards in its case, a pair of scissors, sneakers, Rubik’s cube, etc. You’ll be blown away when you see a gallon jug filled with objects all much larger than the opening. And yes, even some fancy ship models. You can purchase this book at Amazon.