This book, created by Mike Okuda and Rick Sternbach, gives full details of the technologies of the United Federation of Planets and gives many working specifications of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D and its support craft (e.g. shuttlecraft).
The book has the opening quotation "Some men see the way things are and say, 'Why?' I dream things that never were and say, 'Why not?'" by Robert F. Kennedy, and has an introduction by Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek and an afterword by Rick Berman, the producer of Star Trek: The Next Generation. The acknowledgements stretch on for miles.

First published 1991, ISBN 1-85283-340-8.