The Holography Handbook
Making Holograms the Easy Way

ISBN 0-89496-016-4
Pages: 408
Size: 8.5" x 11"
Cost: $32.50
Over 100 illustrations

New Revised Edition: The Holography Handbook is the world’s best selling book about holography. It has been praised by everyone from Scientific American to the American Library Association. 408 pages of easy-to-understand instructions. Just $32.50!

The Holography Handbook - Making Holograms the Easy Way describes in exact detail how anyone can set-up their own studio and make their own holograms. Easy step-by-step instructions and hundreds of illustrations will appeal to beginners. Perfect for high school and college students. Advanced techniques and theoretical information are included for more experienced students. It is designed especially for those on a budget who want to build their own components. Off the shelf equipment suppliers are listed for those with greater resources. Also includes a glossary, index, bibliography, and a hologram!

A picture of a student viewing his hologram under laser light.


The authors (Fred Unterseher, Jeannene Hansen and Bob Schlesinger) with their "sandbox" holography set-up.


A Few Reviews Of The Holography Handbook
Scientific American
"Holography Handbook: Making Holograms The Easy Way by Fred Unterseher, Jeannene Hansen and Bob Schlesinger, is rich in detail about how to produce all kinds of hologram on a limited budget."

Booklist (the American Library Association Magazine)
"For the amateur holographer, the authors of this practical manual emphasize a simple and easy method of creating three-dimensional laser photographs. Although some information on laser technology and holographic theory is included, the book in general supplies step-by-step instructions on holography basics and identifies elementary equipment and supplies. More complex techniques are described but not detailed in depth. A real hologram is to be included in each copy. Suppliers and resource addresses are noted. Bibliography, glossary, index. JB"

Library Journal
"This comprehensive book is a guide for non-technical people who wish to create their own holograms. Although holograms involve complex scientific principles, the authors describe and illustrate practical methods suitable for a "handy" person at a relatively modest cost. Explicit information is given on equipment required and where to get it, how to construct optical tables, and how to make and display various types of holograms. A clear style and many explanatory diagrams and illustrations make the projects easy to follow. For those interested in theory the authors provide a section with a commonsense approach. Another section relating holography to the human brain and to cosmology will intrigue many who have an interest beyond the mechanics of holograms. Recommended."

Home Electronics & Entertainment
"Everything you need to know to act out your own white-coat fantasies of laboratory wizardry is contained in a user-friendly text called the Holography Handbook by Fred Unterseher, Jeannene Hansen and Bob Schlesinger (Ross Books, P.O. Box 4340, Berkeley, CA.)."

New Scientist
"The Holography Handbook coincides with the increasing interest in making hologram by individuals with little or no technical background. It serves to educate and is supremely capable of doing so, by explaining in readable and succinct terms how to make numerous different holograms. The illustrations, diagrams and text take you gently through each step, including: the selection of a location to make holograms, how to build or where to acquire the equipment needed, what to do with it once you have it, for how long, and the results to expect. It covers basic and advanced procedures, recommends approaches both optically and chemically and offers alternatives."

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