Books of the Day

Social Sciences, Psychology, Education, Philosophy, Popular Science

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May 11

Surviving the 21st Century by Julian Cribb

"Because this book wasn't just written for all of us, but also for the next two generations who will have to deal with the compounding risks they inherit: overpopulation, resource pressures and human nature.“

Sherestha Saini, Senior Editor

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May 16

Der Springer-Verlag - Stationen Seiner Geschichte Teil I: 1842–1945 by Heinz Sarkowski / Dietrich Götze

"Great and detailed story about not only the company itself, but also the industry, as well as background aspects like politics and science.“

Ralph Knuechel, Business Controller STM Sales

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May 18

Vanishing Animals by Benirsche/Warhol

"I only remember when it was decided to publish such a title with illustrations from Andy Warhol. It was something new and exciting, and fuelled plenty of discussions!“

Antje Spahrmann, Support Corporate & Healthcare Markets

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May 20

Dermatology by Otto Braun-Falco et al.

"Spotted this Springer book in a dermatologist's practice and enquired about it. The doctor told me: "Yes, THE BRAUN-FALCO is the bible for dermatologists, I've kept it here and used it regularly ever since I finished my studies."„

Thomas Pöttgen, Internal Communications Coordinator

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May 26

Motivational Design for Learning and Performance by John M Keller

"Perhaps every learning professional has referred to the ARCS (Attention Relevance Confidence Satisfaction) model of motivational learning at some point in their career - Can safely say this is the starting point for designing any training program, be it e-learning or a classroom session.“

Suraj Anand, Junior Instructional Designer

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May 27

Ethics and Intersex by Sharon Sytsma

"Since its publication, this book has come to serve worldwide as the go-to reference book for intersexuals, their parents, healthcare professionals, ethics committee members, and anyone interested in problems associated with intersexuality.“

Fritz Schmuhl, Senior Publishing Editor

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May 30

Der Springer-Verlag - Stationen Seiner Geschichte Teil 2: 1945 – 1992 by Heinz Sarkowski / Dietrich Götze

"Great and detailed story about not only the company itself, but also the industry, as well as background aspects like politics and science.“

Ralph Knuechel, Business Controller STM Sales

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June 10

Models of God and Alternative Ultimate Realities by Editors: Diller, Jeanine, Kasher, Asa (Eds.)

"This is an important book with a catchy original title and philosophical perspective on the models of ultimate reality in the world's major philosophical & religious traditions. It has received much attention worldwide in the past few years, great downloads - 76,904 - and we are currently planning a revised and expanded edition as a MRW.“

Cristina dos Santos, Senior Publishing Editor

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June 12

Brain, Self and Consciousness by Sangeetha Menon

Shinjini Chatterjee, Executive Editor

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June 13

Evolution by Gene Duplication by Susumu Ohno

"A classic book, arguing for the importance of gene duplication in evolution and presenting the great insight on the currently accepted hypothesis, which was not widely accepted in that era.“

Yasutaka Okazaki, Editor, Biomedicine

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June 22

Offending from Childhood to Late Middle Age by David P. Farrington (et al)

"Though only 80 pages long, it’s been cited 51 times – unofficially the highest per-page citation rate of any book in our Criminology programme!“

Katie Chabalko, Editor

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June 25

The Action Research Planner by Kemmis, Stephen, McTaggart, Robin, Nixon, Rhonda

"This is actually the fourth edition of a classic book in the field - the first edition of which was published in the 1980s. It's a major contribution from Australia to the world in action research.“

Nick Melchior, Executive Editor, Education

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July 1

Physiologie des Menschen by Schmidt / Lang / Heckmann

"With the 31st edition now available, this is one the few titles that entire generations of medical students have used to learn physiology. And it was the first Springer book I bought when I was a med student. It has come a long way from being a black and white, very text-oriented book to a four-colour title with lots of didactic features, and illustrates perfectly the changes taking place in publishing and the way content is presented.“

Renate Scheddin, Editorial Director, Medicine & Health Professions

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July 3

Modern Hip Resurfacing by Derek J.W. McMinn

"The first book to cover modern hip resurfacing techniques. Edited by Derek J McMinn, a world renowned surgeon and acknowledged innovator in this field.“

Liz Pope, Associate Editor, Clinical Medicine

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July 4

Understanding Emotion in Chinese Culture by Sundararajan, Louise

"It’s always hard to truly understand a culture and the people if you don't master the language they use. As such, it’s a lovely experience reading Ms Louise Sundararajan's book, since she quotes so many Chinese words when expressing her ideas, which shows me that she is really connected with China and the Chinese.“

Jessie Guo, Senior Editorial Assistant

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July 6

Phantasy, Image Consciousness, and Memory (1898-1925) by Authors: Husserl, Edmund

"This is another example of a Husserlian title that has been translated into English and has sold well in print: 1140 copies.“

Cristina dos Santos, Senior Publishing Editor

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July 7

Fear of Muslims? International Perspectives on Islamophobia by Editors: Pratt, Douglas, Woodlock, Rachel (Eds.)

"This is an important topic in relation to recent news/world events, I noticed how much attention this book drew at conferences, copies have even been stolen from the Springer booth! „

Cristina dos Santos, Senior Publishing Editor

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July 9

Thinking in Physics: The pleasure of reasoning and understanding by Laurence Viennot

"This book argues for the importance of a good physics education as a means of forming the mind. Far more than "just" a set of laws and principles for investigating the natural world, physics also provides a valuable cultural framework. I find this particularly timely in our current age of big data and information overflow, where we are hard pushed to dodge fake news and alternative facts.“

Maria Bellantone, Senior Publishing Editor

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July 10

Time Perspective Theory by Stolarski, Maciej, Fieulaine, Nicolas, van Beek, Wessel (Eds.)

"This book has impressive usage, readership and citations figures. Philip Zimbardo is a leading psychologist and theorist and is the inventor of the globally recognized Time Perspective Therapy. Some of his experiments are slightly controversial, which also makes him popular. He greatly supported the editors of this book!“

Stefan Einarson, Editor

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July 25

Jerome S. Bruner beyond 100: Cultivating Possibilities by Giuseppina Marsico (Ed.)

"We published this book in honour of Jerome Bruner’s 100th birthday in October 2015, which was the idea of his friend Giuseppina Marsico. Jerome, one of the great pioneers of cognitive psychology, sadly passed away shortly afterward, which gave the book a double aspect: one the one hand it reminds us of the great loss of this brilliant scholar and kind person, while on the other, it reminds us of the great power of books, which allows this great mind to live on forever in this volume!“

Natalie Rieborn, Asst. Editor

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August 1

Praktische Anatomie: Arm - Ein Lehr- und Hilfsbuch der anatomischen Grundlagen ärztlichen Handelns by Titus von Lanz, Werner Wachsmuth

"Published between 1934 and 1993 and in a special edition again in 2004. It's a fundamental publication in surgical anatomy; the names Lanz/Wachsmuth are well-known to every surgeon and physician and the figures presented in the books can be found in countless subsequent publications.“

Fritz Kraemer, Senior Editor, Surgery

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August 2

Freedom, Recognition and Non-Domination by Schuppert

"Presents an original theory of justice combining Hegelian recognition theory and republican concepts of freedom.“

Neil Olivier, Executive Editor


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August 4

Raw Data: A Novel on Life in Science by Rørth, Pernille

"A fictional but nuanced account of (the pressure of) biomedical research and data manipulation. Written by the former editor-in-chief of EMBO J. A real page-turner for geeks!“

Kenneth Teng, Editor, Life Sciences

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August 6

Quantitative Methoden 1 by Rasch, B., Friese, M., Hofmann, W., Naumann, E

"The best statistics book for psychologists that I know of.“

Johannes Künzel, Product Manager, Springer Pflege

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August 9

Low Friction Arthroplasty of the Hip: Theory and Practice by John Charnley

"An excellent book with important historical significance in the field of orthopaedics. Written by Sir John Charnley, the pioneer of modern hip replacement.“

Liz Pope, Associate Editor, Clinical Medicine

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August 10

Indigenous Peoples, Consent and Benefit Sharing by Rachel Wynberg, Doris Schroeder, Roger Chennells

"A landmark book on the development of a benefit-sharing agreement for the San people, vulnerable indigenous hunter-gatherers in Southern Africa.“

Fritz Schmuhl, Senior Publishing Editor

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August 11

Economic Ideas You Should Forget by Bruno S. Frey / David Iselin

"Great book! It offers a selection of outstanding commentaries that reveal the weaknesses of economic concepts and ideas. In light of the recent economic and financial crises, the authors discuss specific hypotheses and reject major economic ideas from the "Coase Theorem" to "Say's Law". This book explains why economists so often fail to predict economic outcomes.“

Johannes Glaeser, Editor

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August 12

The Psychology of Love and Hate in Intimate Relationships by Aumer, Katherine (Ed.)

"This title never fails to get a reaction from people - sometimes a raised eyebrow, most often a chuckle. I think the idea of having both love and hate in all our relationships really strikes a chord with people!“

Morgan Ryan, Publishing Editor

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August 26

International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions by Ingrid Soderback

"An encyclopaedic manual of evidence-based occupational therapy interventions, constantly downloaded.“

Janice Stern,

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September 7

Allgemeine und spezielle chirurgische Operationslehre - Erster Band Allgemeiner Teil by Martin Kirschner

"One of the three famous multi-volume books on surgical operations in German, published from 1932 until approximately 1990.“

Fritz Kraemer, Senior Editor, Surgery

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September 8

The TEACCH Approach to Autism Spectrum Disorders by Gary B. Mesibov, Victoria Shea, and Eric Schopler

"This concise volume had an immediate and lasting effect on numerous readers, many of whom sought me out at conferences to express their thanks to the authors and Springer for bringing it to market. It is a book written by three leading and dedicated scholars that has helped improve the lives of children with autism.“

Judy Jones, Senior Editor

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September 10

Science Fiction by Scientists by Brotherton, Michael (Ed.)

"Part of the new programme delving into the borderlands between science and (hard) science fiction.“

Angela Lahee,

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September 11

Denying AIDS by Seth Kalichman

"The outcome of an amazing collaborative publishing experience with the author, who was impressively dedicated.“

Bill Tucker, Editorial Director

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September 14

Practical Psychology in Medical Rehabilitation by Ma Budd

"Highly comprehensive and practical, with no competitors in this burgeoning field.“

Janice Stern,

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September 18

Critical Mindfulness by Fatemi, Sayyed Mohsen (Ed.)

"One of my personal favourite topics is covered in this outstanding book, which shows the profound benefits of living mindfully! „

Ulrike Graiff, Marketing Director

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September 26

Atlas der Biomechanik der gesunden und kranken Hüfte by Friedrich Pauwels

"The ground-breaking 1973 book on hip surgery.“

Fritz Kraemer, Senior Editor, Surgery

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September 27

Heart and Coronary Arteries: An Anatomical Atlas for Clinical Diagnosis, Radiological Investigation, and Surgical Trt by W.A. McAlpine

"This classic text demonstrates how Springer publishes the very best titles from authors who care about what they publish and why. This collection of beautiful illustrations and unique pathological studies is as much a work of art as it is a textbook, and was painstakingly created over the course of Dr McAlpine’s career. It still, over 40 years after its publication, represents the best method of helping the trainee cardiologist understand the complex structure that is the human heart.“

Grant Weston, Senior Editor, Clinical Medicine

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September 29

Erfolgreich gegen Kopfschmerzen und Migräne by Hartmut Göbel

"In Germany millions of people, including children, suffer from headaches. Over 360 kinds of headache are known, and fortunately new diagnostic methods and therapies are now available. This book, first published in 1994 and now in its 8th edition, was written by Germany’s leading headache expert, Professor Dr Hartmut Göbel. The founder and head of the first headache clinic, in Kiel, Germany, he and his book have helped countless patients to better manage their condition.“

Anna Krätz, Senior Editor

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September 30

Subcortical Structures and Cognition by Leonard Koziol

"A ground-breaking book, it presents a 'sea change' in neuropsychologists' understanding of brain-behaviour relationships. I'm not exaggerating when I say that many, many customers at the neuropsychology meetings have raved that this book changed the way they practice neuropsychology for the better. It discusses the cognitive and behavioural aspects of subcortical pathology at the level of clinical neuropsychology. We no longer assume that the basal ganglia and cerebellum influence involuntary and motor activities only.“

Janice Stern, Senior Editor

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October 2

Handbook of Mindfulness in Education by Kimberly A Schonert-Reichl, Robert W. Roeser (Eds)

"Great to see a book on Mindfulness in Education! This way, teachers, educationalists, and professionals alike can benefit from the powerful effects of this emerging practice.“

Timon Oefelein, Team Leader Account Development Europe

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October 9

Neugeborenenintensivmedizin by Michael Obladen, Rolf Mayer

"Caring for and treating newborn infants is a responsible and demanding profession – the tiny patients are very fragile, and may be in a critical condition. First published in 1977, Professor Dr. Obladen’s “Neugeborenen-Intensivmedizin” is renowned for being up to date and highly scientific, as well as practical. Ever since its first edition, it has been the German-language standard work for physicians and nurses alike.“

Anna Krätz

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October 13

Understanding and Treating Military Sexual Trauma by Kristen Zaleski

"This book helped bring the significant problem of military sexual assault to public attention. The author truly wants to help address this problem and provide the best possible care for military personnel and veterans.“

Carol Bischoff, Senior Editor

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October 15

Clinical Uncertainty in Primary Care by Lucia Sommers

"Challenges primary care physicians to engage in small-group sharing of clinical challenges to hone their skills and benefit from others' experiences.“

Janice Stern, Senior Editor, Hard Sciences

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October 20

Pathology of the Human Placenta by Benirschke, Kurt, Burton, Graham J., Baergen, Rebecca N

"In numerous editions, a milestone of medical textbooks and bestselling, long-selling and well-known reference work.“

Sandra Cortes, Senior Marketing Manager

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October 22

Anästhesie und Intensivmedizin für die Fachpflege by Reinhard Larsen

"Before I became an editor at Springer, I qualified as a specialised nurse in anaesthesia and intensive care in 1995. During my training I used the 3rd edition of the book “Anästhesie und Intensivmedizin für Schwestern und Pfleger,” written by Professor Reinhard Larsen. The first edition, published in 1984, was the first book used to teach nursing for anaesthesia and intensive care courses. With over 100,000 copies of the first 8 editions sold, the 9th edition was published in 2016. Not only is the title very successful, its author is also highly respected in the academic community. I am very proud to have had the opportunity to work with this author for over 17 years.“

Ulrike Hartmann, Senior Editor

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October 23

The Little Black Book of Neuropsychology by M. Schoenberg

"A big seller at Springer, very popular among clinical neuropsychologists.“

Janice Stern,

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October 27

Die Intensivmedizin by Gernot Marx, Elke Muhl, Kai Zacharowski, Stefan Zeuzem

"Intensive Medicine is a relatively young medical discipline, founded in 1954 by the Danish anaesthetist Björn Ibsen during the polio epidemic in Denmark. Springer’s “Intensivmedizin” was published in the mid 1950s and was one of the first books on the topic. The 12th edition, published in 2016, is available as a print book and an eReference book. Edited by regularly changing opinion leaders, it remains the standard work for intensive medicine in Germany.“

Anna Krätz, Senior Editor

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October 29

Health and LifeStyle: Separating the Truth From the Myth with Statistics by Brian S. Everitt

"The author explains in an easy-to-follow style how clinical trials and epidemiological studies work. By reading this book, non-experts can learn enough about statistical methods to differentiate between those health claims and lifestyle recommendations that have merit and those that are unproven.“

Eva Hiripi, Editor, Statistics

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October 30

Critical Posthumanism and Planetary Futures by Debashish Banerji, Makarand Paranjape

Shinjini Chatterjee