World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Birkhäuser

Article Id: WHEBN0024081085
Reproduction Date:

Title: Birkhäuser  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Walter de Gruyter, Domain (mathematical analysis), John von Neumann
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Birkhäuser

Birkhäuser
Parent company Springer Science+Business Media (science)
Walter de Gruyter (design)
Founded 1879
Founder Emil Birkhäuser
Country of origin Switzerland
Publication types books, academic journals
Official website /birkhauser.com.springerwww (Springer)
.com.degruyterwww (de Gruyter)

Birkhäuser is a former Swiss publisher founded in 1879 by Emil Birkhäuser. It was acquired by Springer Science+Business Media in 1985. Today it is an imprint used by two companies in unrelated fields:

  • Springer continues to publish science (particularly: history of science, geosciences, computer science) and mathematics books and journals under the Birkhäuser imprint (with a leaf logo) sometimes called Birkhäuser Science.[1][2]
  • Birkhäuser Verlag[3]—an architecture and design publishing company was (re)created in 2010 when Springer sold its design and architecture segment to ACTAR.[4] The resulting Spanish-Swiss company was then called ActarBirkhäuser. After a bankruptcy,[2] in 2012 Birkhäuser Verlag was sold again, this time to De Gruyter.[5][6]

Additionally, the Reinach-based printer Birkhäuser+GBC[7] operates independently of the above, being now owned by Basler Zeitung.[8][9]

History

The original Swiss publishers program focused on regional literature. In the 1920s the sons of Emil Birkhäuser established a basis for the current scientific program with academic journals and reference books, later progressing to textbooks and monographs in the natural sciences. (The company was formally known as "Verlag Emil Birkhäuser & Cie. A.G." back then.) In the 1940s the scientific segments were expanded and gained international recognition. Publications in civil engineering followed as did further journals and book series in the ensuing years. In the 1960s the publishing program was expanded to incorporate architecture. Birkhäuser opened a branch office in Boston, Massachusetts, USA in 1979 which focused on mathematics and theoretical physics. From 1985 to 2010 Birkhäuser entirely was a part of the Springer Group.

References

  1. ^
  2. ^ a b
  3. ^
  4. ^
  5. ^
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^
  8. ^
  9. ^
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.