Springer Verlag History Of A Scientific Publishing House

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Author: Heinz Sarkowski
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540928871
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Springer Verlag History Of A Scientific Publishing House by Heinz Sarkowski

Original Title: Springer Verlag History Of A Scientific Publishing House

This book describes the fortunes and activities of one of the few specialist publishing houses still in the hands of the same family that established it over years ago, and with it gives a p- trayal of those members who directed it. In doing so it covers a period of momentous historical events that directly and in- rectly shaped the firm's actions and achievements. But this volume tells not only, in word and picture, the story of Springer- Verlag but also, interwoven with it, the story of scientific p- lishing in Germany over the span of a hundred years. The text, densely packed with carefully researched facts and figures, is illuminated and supplemented by many illustrations whose captions, together with the author's notes, contain a wealth of important and interesting information. The reader is urged to read these captions as well as the notes so as to - preciate in full the events and people described. I have added a few footnotes to clarify or expand on some matters that may be unfamiliar to non-German readers. Because of the long period of time covered in these pages many of the documents and letters shown and commented upon are different in diction and style from those of today. An - tempt was made in the translation to keep the flavour of the original language and not contemporise it.

Springer Verlag History Of A Scientific Publishing House

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Author: Heinz Götze
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 354092888X
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Springer Verlag History Of A Scientific Publishing House by Heinz Götze

Original Title: Springer Verlag History Of A Scientific Publishing House

A chronicle written only by someone for whom the present important. Goethe, Maximen und Reflexionen The second volume of our company's history differs from the first in several ways. With a great appreciation of history, Heinz Sarkowski has impressively reconstructed the company cor- spondence, which is fortunately almost completely preserved, and made it speak. * There is an inexhaustible amount of c- respondence pertaining to the period I have taken it upon myself to cover, and working through it properly not only would have required many years, but also would have detracted from the immediacy of the account. Thus, I decided to proceed from personal experience, to describe what has happened and to provide details gleaned from the correspondence. I have - counted here by no means only my own, but rather the personal experiences of the many company members and employees who are mentioned below. With the founding of the New York firm, developments branch out, becoming parallel but separate, and the change from one scene to another repeatedly interrupts the continuing course of events and the chronological flow of the report. In this connection, the occasional repetition of certain facts was - avoidable. In some places, however, it seemed more appropriate not to interrupt particular lines of development, but to describe them in continuity without regard to specific periods of time.

The History Of Springer Publishing Company

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Author: Ursula Springer, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826111135
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The History Of Springer Publishing Company by Ursula Springer, PhD

Original Title: The History Of Springer Publishing Company

This is a unique and intimate insider's account of the founding and growth of a small New York science and medical publishing company over the first 57 years. Bernhard Springer, the Berlin-born great-grandson of the founder of Springer-Verlag, started his own publishing company in 1950. For the next 20 years, he slowly but surely grew his company from the ground up, demonstrating a preternatural ability to foresee areas where quality publishing was needed and answering that need. Beginning modestly with books like the Livestock Health Encyclopedia, he published his first nursing title, Handbook of Cardiology for Nurses in 1952. The company would soon branch into other fields, but nursing remained (as it remains today) Springer Publishing's signature subject, the quality and depth of which list having cemented Springer's reputation as one of the major publishers in the field. In the 1960s, Springer again recognized a nascent field in need of quality research-gerontology--and became one of the first publishers to commission books extensively on the topic, again establishing an international reputation as a industry leader in that field. The company continued to build its programs in other areas, including psychology, where its publication of the controversial psychologist Silvan Tomkins's The Picture Arrangement Test established a reputation for risk-taking. Bernhard Springer's untimely death in 1970 left the company in the hands of his wife Ursula, a teacher by trade, who went on to run the company for 34 years. Dr. Springer oversaw in that long turbulent period many changes in the publishing industry but continued to build on her husband's innovations while establishing an identity of her own as a book and journals publisher to reckon with. This book is Dr. Springer's story of the Springer Publishing Company, from its inception to its sale to Mannheim Holdings, LLC, in 2004, and beyond. Dr. Springer tells a fascinating first-hand tale of the joys and travails of starting and maintaining a small publishing business, the delicate art of courting and signing good authors (and books), and other tricks of the trade. She is particularly vivid in conveying the spirit, special character, and accomplishments of the company, which has had its share of successes and disappointments, as well as colorful personalities, among both its authors and its employees. Today, Springer Publishing Company remains a thriving concern and this book is not only enlightening reading to anyone interested in publishing, business history, or Springer Publishing, but also serves as a fitting tribute to two people of unusual vision and intrepidity.

Mechanics Of Solids And Fluids

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Author: Franz Ziegler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387943992
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Mechanics Of Solids And Fluids by Franz Ziegler

Original Title: Mechanics Of Solids And Fluids

"This textbook in its second revised and enlarged edition offers a unified presentation of the theories and practical design principles common to all branches of solid and fluid mechanics. Its design should be appealing to beginning graduate students and practitioners as well as to advanced undergraduates. It will be useful for courses in Mechanics of Fluids, Mechanics of Solids, Continuum Mechanics, and, to a certain extent, Strength of Materials, Structural Mechanics, and Dynamics given at Mechanical, Civil, Structural, and Aeronautical Engineering Departments. A profound knowledge of applied mechanics as presented in this book may help to meet the challenges that the engineering community has to face in the modern world of high technology." "The chapters of the book are arranged in a way that preserves a natural sequence of thoughts and reflections. Within each chapter, however, the presentation proceeds from the undergraduate level through the intermediate level and eventually to the graduate level. It is, therefore, a textbook, designed for classroom teaching or self-study, but it is of no less interest to practitioners who appreciate an up-to-date synopsis of the workable principles of solid and fluid mechanics combined with illustrative examples. The laws of conservation of mass, momentum, and energy are considered for both material and control volumes. Elastostatics includes thermal stress analysis and is extended to linear viscoelasticity by means of the correspondence principle. The Ritz-Galerkin approximation is worked out in some detail up to the Finite Element Method. Uniquely, both small and large structures are considered. Modal analysis of dynamic systems is emphasized. The text includes discussions of both theory and applications. Classical as well as contemporary approaches are presented. Based on Technische Mechanik der festen und flussigen Korper, Springer-Verlag, Vienna, 1985, this second English edition has been revised throughout, and now includes, as a fourteenth chapter, an extensive selection of problems conveniently arranged in order of the text."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Hilbert Courant

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Author: Constance Reid
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ISBN: 9780387962566
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Hilbert Courant by Constance Reid

Original Title: Hilbert Courant

David Hilbert, Director of the Mathematical Institute of G”ttingen during its glory years, is the formulator of the famous Hilbert Problems that set the course of mathematics from 1900 until the present day. In his prime, Hilbert was rivaled in influence only by the great Henri Poincare in Paris. Richard Courant was Hilbert's student and successor as director of the Mathematical Institute until his forcible removal in 1933. He co-authored Methods of Mathematical Physics (1924) with Hilbert, a classic text that seemed almost clairvoyant in its prediction of the mathematical needs of quantum physics. He also founded the Courant Institute at New York University. Poignant, lively and fascinating, these two books present a sweeping history of twentieth-century mathematics as it was expressed through the lives of these two great friends and colleagues. Constance Reid has been called 'the foremost mathematical biographer of our time.' Her many books include From Zero to Infinity, AELong Way from Euclid, The Search for E.T. Bell, and Neyman, from Life.

Indian Medicinal Plants

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Author: C.P. Khare
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387706372
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Indian Medicinal Plants by C.P. Khare

Original Title: Indian Medicinal Plants

Includes entries on numerous medicinal plants. Unfolds hidden virtues and potentials of Indian herbs for practitioners of herbal as well as modern medicine. Provides a ready information source for students of botany, economic botany, pharmacy, agricultural and medical sciences.

Ferroelectric Memories

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Author: James F. Scott
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540663874
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Ferroelectric Memories by James F. Scott

Original Title: Ferroelectric Memories

The first comprehensive text on ferroelectric memories, this book by Prof Scott of Cambridge University, author of 300 publications on ferroelectrics and the most cited papers on ferroelectric thin-film science, contains chapters on device design, processing, testing, and device physics - breakdown, leakage currents, switching mechanisms, and fatigue. State of the art device designs are illustrated among the books many figures. More than 500 up-to-date references and 76 problems for students make it useful both as a research reference and as a text for graduate or advanced undergraduate students.

Data Fusion Concepts And Ideas

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Author: H B Mitchell
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ISBN: 3642272223
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Data Fusion Concepts And Ideas by H B Mitchell

Original Title: Data Fusion Concepts And Ideas

This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the concepts and idea of multisensor data fusion. It is an extensively revised second edition of the author's successful book: "Multi-Sensor Data Fusion: An Introduction" which was originally published by Springer-Verlag in 2007. The main changes in the new book are: New Material: Apart from one new chapter there are approximately 30 new sections, 50 new examples and 100 new references. At the same time, material which is out-of-date has been eliminated and the remaining text has been rewritten for added clarity. Altogether, the new book is nearly 70 pages longer than the original book. Matlab code: Where appropriate we have given details of Matlab code which may be downloaded from the worldwide web. In a few places, where such code is not readily available, we have included Matlab code in the body of the text. Layout. The layout and typography has been revised. Examples and Matlab code now appear on a gray background for easy identification and advancd material is marked with an asterisk. The book is intended to be self-contained. No previous knowledge of multi-sensor data fusion is assumed, although some familarity with the basic tools of linear algebra, calculus and simple probability is recommended. Although conceptually simple, the study of mult-sensor data fusion presents challenges that are unique within the education of the electrical engineer or computer scientist. To become competent in the field the student must become familiar with tools taken from a wide range of diverse subjects including: neural networks, signal processing, statistical estimation, tracking algorithms, computer vision and control theory. All too often, the student views multi-sensor data fusion as a miscellaneous assortment of different processes which bear no relationship to each other. In contrast, in this book the processes are unified by using a common statistical framework. As a consequence, the underlying pattern of relationships that exists between the different methodologies is made evident. The book is illustrated with many real-life examples taken from a diverse range of applications and contains an extensive list of modern references.

Gamma Knife Neurosurgery

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Author: Jeremy Ganz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783709103432
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Gamma Knife Neurosurgery by Jeremy Ganz

Original Title: Gamma Knife Neurosurgery

Today, over 500,000 patients have been treated world wide in 250 Gamma Knife Centres in 37 countries each one treating between 150 and 700 patients a year. The current book serves as a textbook, training manual and reference book for those involved in Gamma Knife practice covering the theoretical background, the practical aspects of treatment, the social side of the method and necessary information not only for users but for those who refer to the Gamma Knife. It also covers some aspects of the hospital and social administration required for optimal use of the technology, also looking at the effect of the internet on specialist medical practice. It also presents the completely new Gamma Knife (Perfexion), a new technology which extends the range of the Gamma Knife and will be the treatment standard for the future.

Fundamentals Of Piezoelectric Sensorics

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Author: Jan Tichý
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540684275
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Fundamentals Of Piezoelectric Sensorics by Jan Tichý

Original Title: Fundamentals Of Piezoelectric Sensorics

Presents the fundamental physics of piezoelectric sensors. Only book with this scope Targeted to those engineers, phycisists and chemists who are involved in materials processing, device design and manufacturing.

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