- Hardcover: 212 pages
- Publisher: Cosmos Books; 1st edition (April 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1885609019
- ISBN-13: 978-1885609014
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 9.2 x 11.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,885,991 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Cosmonautics: A Colorful History : History of Soviet/Russian Space Program 1st Edition
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If the subject of space exploration fascinates you, then this book is a treasure beyond price -- literally. It is well written in English and opens the door to a world of which we have only seen limited glimpses. For me, it was like opening the door to another world and getting to learn about the Soviet space program in a complete and organized manner, instead of the bits and pieces that occasionally showed up in the western press. Make no mistake about it; this book was printed in Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union and was put together from what appears to be official Soviet/Russian files and photographs.
If humankind's reaching out into space is a subject you love, then this is the Holy Grail of information about the Soviet/Russian space program.
The pictures and graphics are a special treat for any space enthusiast. The are so many pictures you won't find anywhere else. There are full-page cut-away drawings of the spacecraft and space stations. A foldout of side-by-side drawings of the launch vehicles, backed by a photo showing the two N-1 moon rockets sitting on their launch pads. There is also a picture of the lunar lander that I didn't know existed.
This book is priced right. Mine isn't for sale, ever.