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  • The Genesis of General Relativityby Jürgen Renn

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 1,249.00

    This four-volume work represents the most comprehensive documentation and study of the creation of general relativity. Einstein's 1912 Zurich notebook is published for the first time in facsimile and transcript and commented on by today's major historians of science. Additional sources from Einstein and others, who from the late 19th to the... more...

  • Positioning the History of Scienceby Kostas Gavroglu; Jürgen Renn

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 209.00

    The present volume, compiled in honor of an outstanding historian of science, physicist and exceptional human being, Sam Schweber, is unique in assembling a broad spectrum of positions on the history of science by some of its leading representatives. Readers will find it illuminating to learn how prominent authors judge the current status and the... more...

  • Übergewicht und Adipositas bei Kindern und Jugendlichenby Michael Zwick; Jürgen Deuschle; Ortwin Renn

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 44.99

    Übergewicht und Adipositas sind bei jungen Menschen zu einem gesellschaftlichen Problem geworden, das neue Ansätze in Forschung und Praxis erfordert. Das Buch fasst die wesentlichen Ergebnisse eines breit angelegten, interdisziplinären Projektes aus der Perspektive der systemischen Risikoforschung zusammen und kommt dabei zu neuen Einsichten und Empfehlungen,... more...

  • Einstein and the Changing Worldviews of Physicsby Christoph Lehner; Jürgen Renn; Matthias Schemmel

    Birkhäuser Boston 2012; US$ 179.00

    This volume reviews conceptual conflicts at the foundations of physics now and in the past century.  The focus is on the conditions and consequences of Einstein?s pathbreaking achievements that sealed the decline of the classical notions of space, time, radiation, and matter, and resulted in the theory of relativity. more...

  • The Power of Images in Early Modern Scienceby Wolfgang Lefèvre; Jürgen Renn; Urs Schoepflin

    Birkhäuser Basel 2012; US$ 179.00

    Wolfgang Lefevre, Jiirgen Renn, and Vrs Schoepflin General The origin of this volume is a workshop held has a deeper, more complex structure which in 1997 in Berlin as part of a series of work­ must be assumed if its analysis is only based shops organized in the framework of the on text. In fact, the analysis of the function of Network on Science and... more...

  • The History of Physics in Cubaby Angelo Baracca; Jürgen Renn; Helge Wendt

    Springer Netherlands 2014; Not Available

    This book brings together a broad spectrum of authors, both from inside and from outside Cuba, who describe the development of Cuba's scientific system from the colonial period to the present. It is a unique documentation of the self-organizing power of a local scientific community engaged in scientific research on an international level. The first... more...

  • Relativityby Albert Einstein; Hanoch Gutfreund; Jürgen Renn

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    After completing the final version of his general theory of relativity in November 1915, Albert Einstein wrote a book about relativity for a popular audience. His intention was "to give an exact insight into the theory of relativity to those readers who, from a general scientific and philosophical point of view, are interested in the theory, but who... more...

  • The Road to Relativityby Hanoch Gutfreund; Jürgen Renn; John Stachel

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    This richly annotated facsimile edition of "The Foundation of General Relativity" introduces a new generation of readers to Albert Einstein?s theory of gravitation. Written in 1915, this remarkable document is a watershed in the history of physics and an enduring testament to the elegance and precision of Einstein?s thought. Presented here is a beautiful... more...

  • Relocating the History of Scienceby Theodore Arabatzis; Jürgen Renn; Ana Simoes

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 179.00

    This volume is put together in honor of a distinguished historian of science, Kostas Gavroglu, whose work has won international acclaim, and has been pivotal in establishing the discipline of history of science in Greece, its consolidation in other countries of the European Periphery, and the constructive dialogue of these emerging communities with... more...

  • Leitbild Nachhaltigkeitby Ortwin Renn; Jürgen Deuschle; Alexander Jäger; Wolfgang Weimer-Jehle

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 59.99

    ?Man könnte bilanzieren: Seit Rio (1992) ist nichts so nachhaltig wie das Reden und Schreiben über 'Nachhaltige Entwicklung' oder 'Sustainable Development' und gleichzeitig nichts so aussichtslos wie der Versuch, den Begriff konsensfähig und allgemeinverbindlich zu definieren? (Jüdes 1997: 1). Mit diesen bitteren Worten beginnt eine kritische Analyse... more...