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The HobbySpace BookStore
Space Hobbies and Activities
Astronomy, Art & Photography, Collecting, Modeling, Radio & TV, Rocketry

This virtual bookstore is provided in association with Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, and other affiliates.


New Books of Interest
Seeing in the Dark
 

Seeing in the Dark: How Backyard Stargazers Are Probing Deep Space and Guarding Earth from Interplanetary Peril
Timothy Ferris - 2002
Amazon: US UK

Timothy Ferris reviews the many ways that amateur astronomers have contributed to astronomy and science and continue to do so today.

See more about amateur astronomy projects in the Astronomy section.

Art of Chesley Bonestell

The Art of
Chesley Bonestell

Ron Miller, Frederick C. Durant III - 2001
Amazon: US  UK

Finally there is a book with a broad selection of Bonestell's glorious space art. Bonestell's marvelous visions of space helped prepare the public of the 1940s and '50s for the space age and continue to inspire us today.

See the entry on Bonestell in the Space Art section.

This book won the Hugo Award for Best Related Book at the recent 60th World Science Fiction Convention (WorldCon) in San Jose, California - Sept.1.02

Creating Space

Creating Space:
The Story of the Space Age Through Models

Mat Irvine - 2002
Amazon: US UK

"Creating Space takes us on a journey through the history of the space age, up to the present and beyond... a detailed chronicling of vehicles is given, side by side with pictures and details of models that depict the multitude of aircraft and spacecraft developed throughout the world....
extensive appendices provide details of all of the space-related models ever made and the many manufacturers and distributors who have supplied them "

Spaceship Handbook

Spaceship Handbook
Jack Hagerty, Jon C. Rogers - 2001
Amazon: US UK

All about spaceship designs in both sci-fi and actual aerospace. Great for modelers but also for anyone interested in the history of spaceship concepts.

Relics of the Space Race

Relics of the Space Race, 3rd Ed.
by Russell Still

"Relics of the Space Race packs in 350 pages of the most important information for collectors. In addition to sections on autographs, philatelics, documents, books, offical patches, badges, and passes, this reference book includes a concise history of the entire manned space program from 1960 through the year 2000. Its appendices give extensive summaries of the astronauts and missions, right down to the Capcoms and recovery ships. The complete Autopen guide makes Relics a must-have volume by itself. Al Wittnebert, treasurer of the UACC, says "It is one of the best collectibles books I have ever read." Get the reference that other collectors consider the 'Bible' of the hobby. " -Countdown Creations

Kosmos

Kosmos
Adam Bartos (photographer) - 2001
Amazon: US UK

"...In total, Kosmos presents over 100 of Bartos's photographs, rich with the incongruities of the history, science, culture, and politics of the Space Age..." - Amazon


Astronomy

How do you get started? What kind of telescope or binoculars should I use? What contributions can amateur astronomers make to real science?

Related books: Modeling, Rocketry
HobbySpace:
Education, Games, Modeling, Rocketry
Nightwatch : A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe
T. Dickinson - 1998
Amazon: US UK
Astronomy Guides & Primers
Check out the many introductory astronomy books available that will show you how to find constellations, planets and other astronomical objects and phenomena.
40 Nights to Knowing the Sky : A Night-By-Night Skywatching Primer
Fred Schaaf - 1998
Amazon: US UK
Observing Variable Stars : A Guide for the Beginner
David H. Levy - 1998
Amazon: US UK
A Field Guide to the Stars and Planets (Peterson Field Guide)
J. M. Pasachoff, R. T. Peterson - 1998
Amazon: US UK
 
Astronomer's Computer Companion (incl. CD-ROM
- Jeff Foust, Ron Lafon - 1999
Amazon: US UK
Astronomy : A Self-Teaching Guide 5th Ed
Dinah L. Moche - 2000
Amazon: US UK
Burnham's Celestial Handbook : An Observer's Guide to the Universe Beyond the Solar System
R. Burnham, H. A. Luft - 1983
Amazon: US UK
Sky Atlas 2000.0 : Deluxe by Wil Tirion, Roger W. Sinnott - 1998
Amazon: US UK
Dictionary of Astronomy
Ian Ridpath - 1998
Amazon: US UK
365 Starry Nights : An Introduction to Astronomy for Every Night of the Year Chet Raymo - 1992
Amazon: US UK
Star Ware : The Amateur Astronomer's Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Buying, and Using Telescopes and Accessories
Philip S. Harrington - 1998
Amazon: US UK
The Perfect Machine : Building the Palomar Telescope
R. Florence - 1995
Amazon: US UK
The Backyard Astronomer's Guide
T. Dickinson et al - 1991
Amazon: US UK
Exploring the Moon Through Binoculars and Small Telescopes
Ernest H. Cherrington - 1984
Amazon: US UK
The Lighter Side of Gravity Jayant V. Narlikar - 1996
Amazon: US UK
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
Brian Greene - 1999
Amazon: US
Astronomy For Dummies®
Amazon: US UK
Cosmic Adventure: A Renegade Astronomer's Guide to Our World and Beyond
Bob Berman - 1998
Amazon: US UK
Secrets of the Night Sky : The Most Amazing Things in the Universe You Can See With the Naked Eye
Bob Berman - 1996
Amazon: US UK
Turn Left at Orion: A Hundred Night Sky Objects to See in a Small Telescope--and How to Find Them
Guy Consolmagno et al - 2000
Amazon: US UK

An Intimate Look at the Night Sky
Chet Raymo -2001
Amazon: US UK

Star Ware: The Amateur Astronomer's Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Buying, and Using Telescopes and Accessories, 2nd Edition
Philip S. Harrinfton, Philip S. Harrington - 1998
Amazon: US UK

Space Art: Painting &
Photography

What fun can you have on a space station? How about making some neat paper models of rockets and spacecraft? What is Mars like?

Related books: Sci-Fi , Remote-Sensing
HobbySpace:
Art, Multimedia, Movies, Music, Solar Sci-Fi
Full Moon
Michael Light, Andrew Chaikin - 1999
Amazon: US
2001: Building for Space Travel
John Zukowsky (Editor), James N. Wood - 2001
Amazon: US  UK
 
Apollo :
An Eyewitness Account

Alan Bean - Artist / Astronaut / Moonwalker - 1998
Amazon: US  UK
In the Stream of Stars :
The Soviet-American
Space Art Book

William K. Hartmann et.al. - 1991
Amazon: US  UK
A Chesley Bonestell Space Art Chronology
Melvin H. Schuetz - 1999
Amazon: US  UK
The Dream Machines
An Illustrated History of the Spaceship in Art, Science and Literature

Ron Miller - 1993
Amazon: US  UK
Visions of Spaceflight : Images from the Ordway Collection
Frederick Ordway - 2001
Amazon: US
 NASA and the Exploration of Space: With Works from the Nasa Art Collection
R. D. Launius et al. - 1997
Amazon: US 
Hardyware: The Art of David A. Hardy
C. Morgan, S. Baxter, D. A. Hardy- 2001
Amazon: US  UK
The Art of Richard Powers
Jane Frank et al - 2001
Amazon: US  UK
"Richard Powers (1921-96) 'was one of the three prime movers of sf art.'" Over 100 vivid colorplates in this biography.
Kosmos
Adam Bartos (photographer) - 2001
Amazon:
US UK
 
The Alien Life of
Wayne Barlowe

Wayne Barlowe, Vincent Di Fate (Illustrator) - 1996
Amazon: US  UK
"... stunning retrospective of the career of SF/fantasy artist Wayne Barlowe showcases 20 years of his remarkably detailed drawings and meticulous paintings depicting bizarre alien life forms and thrilling, futuristic space ships, weapons, and other fantastic inventions. 70 color photos. 30 line drawings. "

Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials/Great Aliens from Science Fiction Literature
Wayne Douglas Barlowe, Ian Summers, Beth Meacham - 1987
Amazon: US  UK

"... full-color illustrations of 50 alien denizens from popular science fiction literature, for every lover of science fiction."

Expedition : Being an Account in Words and Artwork of the 2358 A.D. Voyage to Darwin IV
Wayne Douglas Barlowe - 1991
Amazon: US  UK
"In 2358 Wayne Douglas Barlowe joined the first manned flight to Darwin IV, a newly discovered world beyond our solar system. Here he provides naturalistic paintings that vividly capture the alien creatures he encountered. Illustrations, full-color paintings, and maps."
Space Collecting

Can one obtain items actually flown in space? How much is my space toys collection worth? How do you find meteorites?

Related books: History, Modeling,
HobbySpace:
Collecting Space, History, Shopping,
Cosmonaut Autographs
Relics of the Space Race
Russel Still,
3rd Ed.
Review
Gives a history of the space program in the first half of the book and then the second half provides a guide to space collectibles. 251 pages, softcover
Now available at -Countdown Creations
 
Cosmonaut autographs : Identification guide
Stephen R. Datz- 1994
Amazon: US

Find more autograph books and price guides at Amazon.com

Find also books on stamp collecting

The Definitive Book on Meteorites
Robert, A Szep - 2002
Amazon: US
Rocks from Space: Meteorites and Meteorite Hunters
O. Richard Norton - 1998
Amazon: US

Space Toys of the 60s
Space Toys of the 60's
James H. Gillam- 1999
Amazon: US

Falling Stars: A Guide to Meteors and Meteorites
Michael D. Reynolds - 2001
Amazon: US
Space Radio & Satellite TV

What satellite broadcasts can you pick up with short wave and C-Band TV receivers? How can I hear communications from the shuttle and the Space Station? How hard is it to build one's own receiving station for satellite weather pictures?

The Satellite Projects Handbook
Satellite Projects Handbook
Lawrence Harris - 1996
Amazon: US 
UK
How-to book for setting up satellite receiving station
Tuning in to Rf Scanning : From Police to Satellite Bands
Bob Kay - 1994
Amazon: US UK
Satellite Projects Handbook
Lawrence Harris - 1996
Amazon: US 
UK
How-to book for setting up a satellite receiving station
    
Shortwave Radio Listening for Beginners
Anita Louise McCormick -1993
Amazon: US UK
 
The Arrl Handbook for Radio Amateurs 2001
Amazon: US
Radio Monitoring :
The How to Guide

T. J. Skip Arey - 1996
Amazon: US UK


The Complete Shortwave Listener's Handbook
Andrew R. Yoder - 1997
Amazon: US UK

The Radio Amateur's
Satellite Handbook

ARRL - 1990
Amazon: US

   
Amateur Radio Astronomy: An Introduction to Radio Astronomy
Bernard F. Burke -1997
Amazon: US UK
Radioscience Observing
Joseph J. Carr -1999
Amazon: US UK
 
Amateur Radio Telescope
George W Swenson - 1980
Amazon: US UK
 

 

Satellite TV: Digital Satellite TV Handbook
Mark E. Long - 1999
Amazon: US UK
The World of Satellite Television
Mark Long
Amazon: US UK
 
Model & High Power Rocketry

What can you make your own rocket and launch it? How about graduating from the little model rockets to the really high power stuff?

Related books: Modeling, Rocketry
HobbySpace:
Education, Modeling, Rocketry
Handbook of Model Rocketry
Second Stage Advanced Model Rocketry
M. Banks - 1998.
Amazon: US UK
Rocket Boys
(aka October Sky movie)

Homer Hickam - 1998.
Amazon: US UK
Handbook of
Model Rocketry

G. H. Stine - 1994.
Amazon: US UK
Experimenting With Model Rockets
Cary Sneider et al - 1991
Amazon: US UK
Blasting Off : Rockets Then and Now (Here We Go , No 3)
Steven Otfinoski - 1998
Amazon: US UK
Model Rocket Design and Construction: How to Create and Build Unique and Exciting Model Rockets That Work
Amazon:
US
Retro Rockets: Experimental Rockets 1926-1941
Peter Alway - 1997
Amazon: US
Saturn Books: "Retro Rockets is a book about the early liquid-fueled rockets of Robert Goddard and his contemporaries in the US, Germany, and the Soviet Union...".
Space Modeling

How do you make a spacecraft model from scratch? How about making some neat paper models of rockets and spacecraft?

Related books: Modeling, Rocketry
HobbySpace:
Education, Modeling, Rocketry
Creating Space
 Scale Model Detailing : Projects You Can Do
1995
Amazon: US UK
 
The Encyclopedia of Modelmaking Techniques
Christopher Payne,
P. Quarto - 1996
Amazon: US UK
 
Creating Space:
The Story of the Space Age Through Models

Mat Irvine - 2002
Amazon:
US UK
Spaceship Handbook
Jack Hagerty,
Jon C. Rogers - 2001
Amazon: US UK
Cut and Make Space Shuttles : 8 Full Color Models That Fly
David Kawami - 1991
Amazon: US UK
Model Rocket Design and Construction: How to Create and Build Unique and Exciting Model Rockets That Work
Amazon:
US
Tech Hobbies

How do you build a robot? Where can I find out how to build simple but cool electronics projects?

Related books: Modeling, Rocketry
HobbySpace:
Education, Modeling, Rocketry
Robot Builder'rs Bonanza
Lasers, Ray Guns and Light Cannons!
Gordon McComb - 1997
Amazon: US UK
 
Gordon McComb's Gadgeteers Goldmine
Gordon McComb - 1990
Amazon: US UK
   
Robot Builder's Bonanza
Gordon McComb - 2000
Amazon: US UK
   
Build Your Own Combat Robot
Pete Miles, Tom Carroll - 2002
Amazon: US UK
   
Simple, Low Cost Electronics Projects
Fred Blechman - 1998
Amazon: US UK
   
 

 

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