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"Russia in Space" by Anatoly Zak
« on: September 23, 2013, 09:13:36 am »
Russia in Space by Anatoly Zak

http://www.amazon.com/Russia-In-Space-Anatoly-Zak/dp/1926837258
http://www.russianspaceweb.com/book_future.html

Has anyone seen this? What do you think of it?
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Re: "Russia in Space" by Anatoly Zak
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2013, 09:40:50 am »
Wow, I didn't knew about it. Googled it and seems that's full of unbuilt projects. I'm going to order a copy immediately. ;)

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Re: "Russia in Space" by Anatoly Zak
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2013, 10:02:29 am »
After you have read it, please give us a review of the book.

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Re: "Russia in Space" by Anatoly Zak
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Re: "Russia in Space" by Anatoly Zak
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2013, 04:23:51 am »
Here's a glowing review by Leonard David: http://spacecoalition.com/blog/book-review-russia-in-space--the-past-explained-the-future-explored.

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This is an impressive, artfully done and seminal masterpiece.

Various people on NSF have said what a fantastic book it is. The consensus is very much, buy it! (I think it'll have to go on my Xmas list)

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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2013, 11:24:05 am »
i try to order it at Amazon US
and got this
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We're sorry. This item can't be shipped to your selected destination. You may either change the shipping address or delete the item from your order.

and Amazon UK or Germany
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the ISBN number do not exist...

My current anger level
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Re: "Russia in Space" by Anatoly Zak
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2013, 12:48:21 pm »
You can order direct from the US publisher as they do international shipping: http://www.apogeeprime.com/prime/bookpages/9781926837253.html

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Re: "Russia in Space" by Anatoly Zak
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2013, 10:46:55 pm »
i try to order it at Amazon US
Try abebooks.com and your anger levels will drop pretty fast. I use to order from UK booksellers as it's much faster.
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Re: "Russia in Space" by Anatoly Zak
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2013, 11:38:25 pm »
Many thanks, flateric!

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Re: "Russia in Space" by Anatoly Zak
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2013, 06:09:28 am »
I received this book last week. Haven't had time to read much yet.Note that it covers the period from 1991 to the present day, with an emphasis on unbuilt projects. So don't expect much detail on e.g. the N-1 or Buran (both are mentioned briefly), but it does contain loads of designs for e.g. upgrades to Soyuz, new crew capsules, the Russian contribution to the ISS etc.

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Re: "Russia in Space" by Anatoly Zak
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2013, 12:23:19 am »
Abebooks has only a copy for 170: frustrating!!

It seems the book is not available for European Union.

I give up😢

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Re: "Russia in Space" by Anatoly Zak
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2013, 12:36:28 am »
Don't give up - try buying direct from the publisher as FutureSpaceTourist suggests.  I live in New Zealand, which is almost as remote as Antarctica and they at least processed my order.  Granted, it's still to arrive (I only ordered it a few days ago), but I had no problem with their book on Dynasoar.


http://www.apogeeprime.com/prime/bookpages/9781926837253.html



By the way, Anatoly is interviewed by David Livingston on The Space Show here:


http://thespaceshow.com/detail.asp?q=2080
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Re: "Russia in Space" by Anatoly Zak
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2013, 12:52:14 am »
I live in the EU, I ordered directly from the publisher and received the book quickly. Shipping cost was rather high though ($30? I'll have to check my records).

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Re: "Russia in Space" by Anatoly Zak
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2013, 04:17:31 am »
P&P is almost as expensive as the book itself? I need to think about pros and cons then...

This book makes me question future book orders. It's irrational expending 30 P&P for a 40 book.

Nobody can offer a better way to sell books, we're in the XXI Century.

I have the money but I'm not convinced about expending it in transportation.

Thanks everybody for the help