The holy grail of hobbyist holography books. Yes, this book is that good. It’s presented with an easy to understand style and saves the theory for later (when you’ve been captured by the magic of making holograms).
Run like the wind. Run fast and very far away from this book. To quote another reviewer "This is the worst book on Holography in print."
Check out some of the reviews from Amazon, although I urge you to ignore the paid reviews, the people who read the book don’t understand holography any more than the author does.
The reviews on Amazon are interesting in that there was an incredible run to review that book in June and July of 2001 and that all the reviews were positive. Makes one wonder if the Amazon reviewer rumors are true.
Note that for this review I didn’t have access to the CD since I checked out the book from the library and the CD had been kept by someone else. Even though I obtained the book for free, I still feel like I’ve been ripped off.