Books of the Day

Business & Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Sciences

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May 15

Why Popcorn Costs So Much at the Movies - and Other Pricing Puzzles by Richard B. McKenzie

"This is my book of the day, because Richard demonstrates that science can be fun, and economists can help us a lot in everyday situations.“

Niels Peter Thomas, Springer Nature Chief Book Strategist

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May 21

Synergetics - An Introduction by Haken, Hermann

"This was the "bible" of my student days. THE classical book describing the processes of self-organisation (from chaos to order) in physics, nature and everyday life. Describes pattern formation in fluids, clouds and lasers, but also in the stock market, the human brain and in human relations.“

Thomas Ditzinger, Executive Editor

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May 23

Einstellungssache: Personalgewinnung mit Frechmut und Können by Jörg Buckmann

"This is my book of the day because Jörg established the buzzword #frechmut as a synonym for fresh recruiting ideas in the German HR community.“

Juliane Wagner, Programmleitung / Senior Editor

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May 25

Erdös Centennial by Lovasz / Ruzsa / Sos

"The prolific mathematician Paul Erdős was a family friend, and so it's exciting to see a Springer book dedicated to his work.“

Rita Beck, Editor, Biomedicine

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May 28

From Science to Startup by Anil Sethi

"It is a special book in many ways. Scientists not only publish and patent, but also invent products which can lead to successful startups. However, there is no proper guidance available on how to do so. This book leads the way by showing the author's own journey from science to startup, and gives would-be "sciencepreneurs" a practical, step-by-step and buzzword-free guide to starting up. Definitely unique!“

Prashanth Mahagaonkar, Editor - Business & Economics

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June 9

Digital Image Processing by Burger-Burge

"Very high download figures and a highly influential textbook in the field.“

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June 17

Dictionary of Corporate Social Responsibility by Samuel Idowu, Nicholas Capaldi, Matthias Fifka, Liangrong Zu, René Schmidpeter

"All you need to know about responsible and sustainable management in concise, one-page-long contributions!“

Christian Rauscher, Executive Editor

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June 20

Customer Relationship Management: Concept, Strategy, and Tools by V Kumar and Werner Reinartz

"A great book by the distinguished expert in Marketing, V. Kumar. Very useful for anyone working in or studying marketing.“

Wei Zhao, Associate Editor, Business, Economics and Political Sciences

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June 24

The Marriage Motive: A Price Theory of Marriage by Shoshana Grossbard

"The author, Shoshana Grossbard, is one of the top female economists and one of the most-followed economists on Twitter. A pioneer in the field of marriage and family economics, she continues in the tradition of the prestigious "Chicago school" of economic thought and applies economic methodology and analysis to diverse fields, including our day-to-day lives.“

Lorraine Klimowich, Editor, Economics and Political Science

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June 30

Moderne Algebra by Bartel Leendert van der Waerde

"It is impossible to pick out a particular mathematics book in Springer's list because it is full of truly influential books. I picked this one because it is a textbook that advertised a more abstract take on algebra than developed by Noether and others. Waerden did not develop this "new algebra" himself but this book popularised it and it has been the foundation of most mathematics ever since“

Joerg Sixt, Editorial and Technology Workflow Manager

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July 5

Statistics for High-Dimensional Data by Peter Bühlmann,Sara van de Geer

"This book combines methodological concepts, computational algorithms and applications for high-dimensional statistics. A very well-written and popular book on a timely topic.“

Eva Hiripi, Editor, Statistics

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July 11

Process Mining by Wil van der Aalst

"The book has sold (including the first edition) around 3,000-4,000 printed copies, and 1500 e-copies. It has had about 90,000 chapter downloads (with 15 chapters), and the author Wil has an h-index of 129 according to Google scholar.“

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July 19

Mathematics for Computer Graphics (UTiCS) by John Vince

"John Vince is a prolific Springer author and an absolutely delightful man. This title started in the now defunct 'Essential Series' and migrated to the Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science series. It is now in its 4th edition with high downloads and sales.“

Beverley Ford, Editorial Director, Computer Science

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July 22

Materials Management: An Integrated Systems Approach by Prem Vrat

"Professor Prem Vrat, a renowned name in the field of Materials Management, was one of the first prospective authors that I contacted when Springer’s book publishing programme started out. It is indeed gratifying to see the book being so widely read and appreciated by researchers worldwide. Its recently released softcover version is expected to further drive up its popularity.“

Sagarika Ghosh, Executive Editor - Springer Nature (Business, Economics, Law, Statistics, Political Science Publishing)

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July 29

Corporate Social Responsibility by Andreas Schneider, René Schmidpeter

"The German-language standard work on Corporate Social Responsibility with state-of-the-art management expertise.“

Janina Tschech, Senior Editorial Assistant

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July 31

Finite-Dimensional Vector Spaces by Paul R. Halmos

"This was the very first Springer book that I owned as an undergraduate studying mathematics. We were so proud to be using one of the famous yellow math books! The problems that our professor assigned all asked what would happen if you extended a given situation to infinite dimensions, the answer being that things got very tricky. Needless to say, my study partners and I spent lots of time with this book!“

Sara Kate Heukerott, Senior Editor, Physics

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August 5

Hidden Champions of the Twenty-first Century by Hermann Simon

"Reveals the secrets of niche companies that excel at what they do - contributing to local economies while making a global impact; the original Springer was a "hidden champion" and even though we've grown, Springer Nature embodies many of the qualities of these companies.“

Nick Philipson, Editorial Director

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August 8

D.D. Kosambi: Selected Papers in Mathematics and Statistics by Ramakrishna Ramaswamy

"This is certainly the first book published by Springer on DD Kosambi - a mathematician, statistician and historian - and presents a collection of papers, all written by Kosambi.“

Shamim Ahmad, Senior Editor, Mathematical Sciences

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August 27

Algèbre Locale, Multiplicités by Jean-Pierre Serre

"This is a classic for several reasons: the author is a truly great mathematician and writer, the material is cutting-edge yet understandable for students, and it originally appeared as one of the first volumes in the hugely influential Lecture Notes in Mathematics series. The English edition published in 2000 was invaluable to me as a student.“

Rémi Lodh, Editor, Mathematics

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August 31

A Guide to Systems Research: Philosophy, Processes and Practice by Edson, Mary C., Buckle Henning, Pamela, Sankaran, Shankar (Eds.)

"This book highlights Springer's appreciation for and advancement of multidisciplinary research. Meticulously written by some of the leading researchers in the field, it is destined to become a seminal work in Systems Science.“

Stephen Jones, Editor, Business, Economics, Law, Politics, and Statistics

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September 2

The In-Memory Revolution by Hasso Plattner, Bernd Leukert

"The fundamental book for understanding HANA technology, the backbone of the entire Big Data revolution, and written by Hasso Plattner, one of the founders of SAP!“

Christian Rauscher, Executive Editor

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September 6

The Beauty of Fractals by Peitgen, Heinz-Otto, Richter, Peter H.

"In the past, everyone at the company knew this title. It's simply a pleasure to look at!“

Sandra Cortes, Senior Online Marketing Manager

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September 25

Linear Programming 2: Theory and Extensions by George B. Dantzig

"The author is one of the founding fathers of mathematical optimisation.“

Christian Rauscher, Executive Editor

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October 6

The Algorithm Design Manual by Skiena, Steven S

"The most comprehensive guide to designing practical and efficient algorithms!“

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October 10

Principles of Data Mining (UTiCS) by Max Bramer

"I worked with Max Bramer on the first edition and it was one of the first books to be published in the UTICS series, it is now in its 3rd edition.“

Helen Desmond, Editor, Computer Science

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October 12

Introduction to Programming with Fortran by Ian Chivers

"I brought these authors with me from my previous publishing house. This book has had exceptional sales and is consistently in the top downloaded CS list; the 4th edition is currently underway!“

Beverley Ford, Editorial Director, Computer Science UK

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October 16

Propositional and Predicate Calculus: A Model of Argument by Derek Goldrei

"Long before I started working at Springer Nature, my Dad wrote this book and I designed the cover. Although (to me, at least) it covers a complicated area of mathematics, the marginalia contain plenty of interesting side-notes and humour, which feel just like speaking to its author in real life!“

Michael Goldrei, Content Designer & Buyer

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October 25

The Design of Rijndael by Joan Daemen, Vincent Rijmen

"I know Vincent and I were in Leuven, Belgium, when he received the news that his cipher design, Rijndael, had been chosen as the winner of the AES competition. It was clear to see how happy and emotional he was about his achievement. Years of hard work with Joan and other people, designing, testing and implementing Rijndael for a worldwide contest. Few people realise how much effort and pressure there is behind the scenes. They worked hard, and deserve recognition. They made history! This book tells a bit about it.“

Jorge Nakahara Jr, Editor