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Re: "Russia in Space" - new book by Anatoly Zak
« Reply #40 on: 09/09/2013 04:52 PM »
Is this book at BookDepository the same edition? It's got a slightly different title (though unavailable).
No, it a original announcement, Anatoly had to change a publisher. Please use Amazon link.
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"Russia in Space" - new book by Anatoly Zak
« Reply #41 on: 09/10/2013 02:08 PM »
Still waiting for mine from Amazon. One thing I noticed is my order has an extremely wide delivery estimate, even reaching into October I think from memory. I am surprised as I didn't pick the slowest delivery method.
« Last Edit: 09/10/2013 02:09 PM by Star One »

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Re: "Russia in Space" - new book by Anatoly Zak
« Reply #42 on: 10/09/2013 10:48 PM »
Got mine last week, figured I'd post my appreciation here. It's got excellent writing and heavy on fascinating pictures!

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Re: "Russia in Space" - new book by Anatoly Zak
« Reply #43 on: 10/21/2013 10:41 PM »
http://thespacereview.com/article/2386/1

Russian on Space: an interview with Anatoly Zak

by Dwayne Day
Monday, October 21, 2013

Anatoly Zak has run the best English language website on the Russian space program since the late 1990s. RussianSpaceWeb.com is the place to go for the latest on what is happening in virtually all aspects of the Russian space effort, from commercial launches to human spaceflight to the latest military spacecraft and changes in the organization of the government space bureaucracy. Recently, Zak published a great book, Russia in Space, that is beautifully illustrated and contains a wealth of information on recent and proposed Russian space projects. (See “Review: Russia in Space”, The Space Review, September 30, 2013.) I decided to interview Zak about how he went about writing and illustrating the book.

DD: Tell me about Russia in Space. What is it about? What is the focus of the book?

AZ: It is a visual history of Russian plans in human space flight aiming to reach three major destinations: space stations in low Earth orbit, an expedition to Mars, and a permanent lunar base. The book focuses on the post-Soviet period, however it does describe and illustrate historic roots for these three major “roadmaps” in space flight as far back as the 1950s, as well as sets a political stage in which these projects were conceived and implemented (or not implemented).

DD: When did you decide you wanted to write a book about this subject?

AZ: I started working on it at the end of 2009, when I first had an opportunity to do such a complex and expensive project. However, the book incorporates my illustrative work from around 2004 and journalistic research dating back as far as 1993.

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Re: "Russia in Space" - new book by Anatoly Zak
« Reply #44 on: 12/05/2013 12:34 PM »
If any of you are in the Boston area, Anatoliy and a box of his books are here today (Thurs Dec 5).
He's giving a talk at Harvard: the Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden St, Cambridge (Pratt Conf Room) at 12:30.
All are welcome.

I had a fun evening showing off my space library to one of the few who can really appreciate it!
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Re: "Russia in Space" - new book by Anatoly Zak
« Reply #45 on: 12/09/2013 08:20 PM »
https://twitter.com/russianspaceweb/status/410114416097517568

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@RussianSpaceWeb: By popular demand, signed copies of #RussiaInSpace are now available: http://t.co/1hQhm0S4vo (While supplies last!)

Just ordered my copy for $70, including shipping to the UK. At current exchange rate that's a pretty good deal. I've already had an acknowledgement from the author :)

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Re: "Russia in Space" - new book by Anatoly Zak
« Reply #46 on: 12/18/2013 04:15 PM »
Had a nice find excerpts in 3 parts of this fine book by Anatoly Zak.

http://www.edn.com/design/sensors/4421802/Russia-in-Space-Part-I

Very impressive and now I might need to purchase the book.  ;)
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Re: "Russia in Space" - new book by Anatoly Zak
« Reply #47 on: 12/29/2013 10:51 AM »
My copy arrived just before Xmas  :D

Haven't had much time to read it yet, but it looks as amazing as everyone says. Definitely a must buy if you're looking for more recent history of Russian space programme. An instant classic.

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Re: "Russia in Space" - new book by Anatoly Zak
« Reply #48 on: 09/11/2014 02:35 PM »
For those who missed - book currently is out of print, but would be available SOON  ;)
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Re: "Russia in Space" - new book by Anatoly Zak
« Reply #49 on: 09/12/2014 06:21 AM »
Yes, I just ordered my copy for AU$88.60 total.
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Re: "Russia in Space" - new book by Anatoly Zak
« Reply #50 on: 09/13/2014 10:19 AM »
Yes, I just ordered my copy for AU$88.60 total.
Stay tuned - I'll be presenting A. Zak book on Melbourne community radio station soon (after Rosetta lander coverage) probably next month :) You are welcome to join by phone.     
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Re: "Russia in Space" - new book by Anatoly Zak
« Reply #51 on: 06/30/2017 06:54 PM »
Bought this last year on all your recommendations. Beautiful and informative, especially about the many projects that did not fly.

One oddity: the index points to pages beyond 300 but they are not there. Any explanation?

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Re: "Russia in Space" - new book by Anatoly Zak
« Reply #52 on: 06/30/2017 08:44 PM »
Bought this last year on all your recommendations. Beautiful and informative, especially about the many projects that did not fly.

One oddity: the index points to pages beyond 300 but they are not there. Any explanation?

Take it up with Anatoly. Could be index for a possible Volume 2, but cant confirm that, but I do know that he has more planned for the future.

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