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hokkyokusei

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Has anyone got this book? Are there any reviews online anywhere?
 

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I've checked this book out before online, but my only concern is though they have a index listed, it really doesn't tell you just how in-depth each section is (by size).

In addition, the only section that interests me is the appendix of Scale Data - and they only have 3 rockets listed.

In my opinion, I think someone looking for a great book to read would be better off buying:

G. Harry Stines Handbook of Model Rocketry

For Scale Data:

Peter Alway's " Rockets of The World " and all the supplements
Scale Bash by Peter Alway as well.

So, in closing, though it looks like a good buy, until the website is a little more forthcoming in breaking down how large each section is, the above references would be better - IF only because they are already established as great reference works.

Cheers,

Below is listed the current index that this company offers online.:

I. Foundations in Rocketry
1. Just the Facts
The Space Environment
Short History of Rockets
Basic Rocketry Physics
Basic Propulsion Chemistry
2. Rocket Propulsion
Liquid Rocket Engines
Solid Rocket Motors
Advanced Propulsion Systems
3. Rocket Design
The Structure
Stabilization
Recovery
4. Missions
Space Exploration
Satellites
Moon/Planetary Travel

II. Basic Rocketry
5. Your First Rocket
The Parts
Construction
Finishing
6. Your First Launch
Launch Preparation
Safety
The Big Event
Recovery

III. Advanced Model Rocketry
7. Larger Rockets
Staging
Experimental Motors
Clustering
Structural Considerations
8. Ground Systems
Launch Pads
Launch Control
Telemetry
9. Payloads
Photography
Biologic
Electronic
10.Experiments
Altitude Determination
Air Launching
Atmospheric Research
Dart Launch/ Satellite Dep

IV. Further Exploration
11.Alternate Rockets
Water Rockets
Liquid Fuel Rockets
Gas Propelled Rockets
12.Scale Models
The Art of Scale Modeling
Rockets
Satellites
Futuristic and Fictional Models

Bibliography

Appendices
Appendix A - Glossary of Terms
Appendix B - Computer Programs
Appendix C - Safety Code
Appendix D - Mercury Redstone Plan
Appendix E - Sputnik 1 Satellite
Appendix F - Taurus Scale Data
Appendix G - List of Rocketry Providers
Appendix H - Useful Tools and Equipment
Appendix I - Planetary Data
Appendix J - Checklists
Appendix K - Current Space Launch Vehicles
 

hokkyokusei

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Thanks Silverleaf. I already have "the Handbook" and "Rockets of the World", I was just interested in this book because I had never heard of it.
 
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