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ABOUT US Knowledge, information and quality: these are the three things that shape Typotex Publishing House's business activities. Typotex was the first electronic publisher in Hungary. We develop, manage & disseminate knowledge through books and the Internet. We work with the best Hungarian academics and authors in long-standing loyal partnerships based on mutual trust and we are always open to new input. Many of our publications are considered authoritative works in the field of science & pop science, read by academics and students, used by libraries and universities, academic professionals and practitioners. Recently we have been involved in different forms of e-book publishing www.interkonyv.hu and international literary projects like: Babel Web Anthology www.babelmatrix.org, Visegradliterature www.visegralditerature.net, Hungarians in Babel www.magyarulbabelben.net.

ARS PUBLICAE OF TYPOTEX is enbodied in a series which introduces interesting new aspects and provocative minded authors from around the world to Hungarian readers. • • • •

Radical Thinkers: e.g. Alan Sokal & Jean Brichmont, whose book unveils the imposture in social science. Unusual Aspects: e.g. Bjørn Lomborg, the author of Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide. Picture Philosophies of Daniel Arasse, Pavel Florenszkij. Claves ad Musicam from Carl Dahlaus, Eduard Hanslick.

The Eternal Golden Braid is not only the opus of Dougles Hofstadter’s Gödel, Escher, Bach but it is persistent in our favorite logician- mathematician-magician-pianist author, Raymond Smullyan’s series of logical books.

POJECTS Interkönyv / Interbook • Babel Web Anthology / Babelmatrix • Visegradlitearture • Magyarul Babelben / Hungarians in Babel

MAIN PUBLISHING FIELDS: • • • • • • •

History & Philosophy of Art, Music & Science Math & Problems Books Information Theory Physics & Engineering History & Philosophy of Science Pop-Sciences Evolution & Cognitive Sciences

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SUGGESTED LIST OF AUTHORS

CULTURE ONE – HUMAN SCIENCES History & Philosophy of Art and Music Translated authors from foreign languages into Hungarian: D. Arasse • G. Agamben • C. Dahlhaus • E. Hanslick • N. Matsier • P. Florenszkij • J. North • S. Yates • M. Doorman • J. Roubaud • J. Brodsky • R. Riemen • Whitehead • Žižek • A. Badiou • L. Middelaar • I. Lakatos • K. Popper • S. Lem • D. Hofstadter

• István OROSZ • Géza FODOR

• Endre BOJTÁR • Tihamér MARGITAY

• Imre TRENCSÉNYI-WALDAPFEL • Júlia KATONA

CULTURE TWO – SCIENCE Math & Information Theory Translated authors from foreign languages into Hungarian: L. Lovász • A. A. Borovkov • A. N. Kolmogorov • R. P. Halmos • Gy. Pólya • G. Weeks

• Miklós LACZKOVICH • István REIMAN • László CSIRMAZ

• V. V. Prasolov • I. R. Safarevics • D. K. Fagyejev

• Gisbert STOYAN et al. • László GYÖRFI et al. • András RECSKI et al.

• Lajos RÓNYAI et al. • Mária SZÉKELYI et al.

Problems & Activity Books Translated authors from foreign languages into Hungarian: R. Smullyan

• P. Boulanger • D. Shasha • H. Rademacher – O. Toeplitz

• Péter GÁL • István REIMAN

• László HOLICS • Sándor RÓKA

Physics & Engineering, Philosophy & History of Science Translated authors from foreign languages into Hungarian: J. D. Jackson

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• L. D. Landau – E. M. Lifisc • E. F. Taylor – J. A. Wheeler

Tamás S. BÍRÓ József BOKOR et al. Dénes BÓDIZS László CSER Tamás GESZTI

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László HOLICS Péter HRASKÓ Gábor KUTROVÁTZ et al. László VEKERDI László ROPOLYI

• László E. SZABÓ • János KISS • Livia SARKADI

BETWEEN TWO CULTURES – THIRD CULTURES Pop-Science Translated authors from foreign languages into Hungarian: A. Brahic • L. Lederman • T. Gowers • J. Brichmont – A. Sokal J. Leggett • B. Lomborg • D. McCandless

• Iván ALMÁR & Zoltán GALÁNTAI • Attila ASZÓDI & Zoltán SZATMÁRY • Rózsa PÉTER

• Alfréd RÉNYI • Balázs BODÓ • Miklós SIMONOVITS

• M. Buchanan • J. Fanu • T. Ferris • • Julianna SZENDREI • Klára SÁNDOR

Evolution & Cognitive Sciences Translated authors from foreign languages into Hungarian: C. Darwin • S. Jones • D. Dennett • J. Diamond • E. O. Wilson • J. P. Changeux • D. Draaisma • A. Gopnik • M. Jouvet • G. Miller • S. Pinker • K. Popper • S. J. Gould • J. Goudsblom • B. Julesz

• Tamás BERECZKEI • Csaba PLÉH

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CONTENTS

About Us ............................................................................................................................ 1 Authors List ....................................................................................................................... 2

Culture One – Human Science ......................................................................................... 4 • History & Philosophy of Art and Music .................................................................... 4

Culture Two – Sciences ...................................................................................................... 8 • Math & Information Theory ......................................................................................... 8 • Problems & Activity Books ........................................................................................... 12 • Physics & Engineering .................................................................................................. 16 • Philosophy & History of Science ................................................................................. 19

Between two Cultures – Third Culture ........................................................................... 21 • Pop-Sciences ................................................................................................................ 21 • Evolution & Cognitive Sciences ................................................................................. 24

E-publishing interface & Know-how transmission ....................................................... 26 • Interbook ..................................................................................................................... 26

Invitation to Networking ................................................................................................. 27 • Babelmatrix Project .................................................................................................... 27

TeXability ........................................................................................................................... 29 • TeX ................................................................................................................................ 29

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CULTURE ONE – HUMAN SCIENCES

CULTURE ONE – HUMAN SCIENCES History & Philosophy of Art and Music D. Arasse • G. Agamben • C. Dahlhaus • E. Hanslick • N. Matsier • P. Florenszkij • J. North • S. Yates • M. Doorman • J. Roubaud • J. Brodsky • R. Riemen • Whitehead • Žižek • A. Badiou • L. Middelaar • I. Lakatos • K. Popper • S. Lem • D. Hofstadter Géza Fodor

VISION OF THE WORLD IN MOZART’S OPERAS Pages: 565

Publication date: 2007

Keynote: In this 'philosophical opera-guide' the topic of the investigation is the relation between the spirit of the time and the form of a work of art as it is illustrated and accomplished in six Mozart’s operas. The world of Mozart's operas attempts to achive two goals. On the one hand it describes the mystical jump wich distinguishes the works of a genius from the average standard of its time. On the other hand it intends to characterise the relation between the 'evergreen' authenticity of Mozart’s operas and the specific circumstances of their emergence. Fodor's book makes a geniune effort to reconstruct these organic relations. It traces down the process of realisation of the Enlightenment spirit and moral sensitivity in the forms and dramatics of Mozart’s operas. He therefore offers an alternative approach as opposed to the traditional one which wants to create connections between the raw content of the work of art and its sociological-spiritual equivalent. Target market: Those intrested in music theory, the aesthetics of music.

Endre Bojtár

DREAMING HOMELAND AND PEOPLE… The Enlightenment and Romanticism in the Central and Eastern European Litearture Pages: 330

Publication date: 2008

Rights sold: Slovak

Keynote: Endre Bojtár express in his long essay the strong similarity of Eastern European literatures and the role of literature in the definition of nationality. The romantic novel is not a "real" historical novel. Then what? The leading Central and Eastern Europe also read: adventure novel. Therein lies the secret of the genre's enormous popularity: The twisty plotfulness, the unanimity and steadiness of the characters and the colorful language style. The only trouble is that, despite the many protests all of the romantic historical novel are real: most of them required reading for school, multiple set to music, adapted for the screen and cartoon, TV, radio staff work, the main shaper of our past pictures developed. And here is more serious things are at stake: the coexistence of the Central and Eastern European nations. Target market: Those interested in Central-European litarature and history of litearatre. 4


HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY OF ART AND MUSIC István Orosz

THE AMBASSADOR AND THE PHARAOH

Pages: ~ 320

In preparation

Keynote: This book was written about, or rather on the pretext of two pictures. One of them was painted by Holbein, but somebody, sometime forged his name under the other one. Once in the past they were hanging in the same hall, in the customer’s castle, who was Jean de Dienteville, a French ambassador from the 16th century. Now, they are separated by an ocean. Scholarly analysis, attempts on interpretation, literary fiction and a contemporary artist’s written and drawn notes – these constitute this book. The author, István Orosz just like Holbein, often worked on assignment. He tried several times the special portrayal techniques of paintings and the optical illusion called anamorphosis, and perhaps it is not of minor importance that he had the opportunity of living in a totalitarian dictatorship similar to that which had surrounded the German painter and the French ambassador in the royal court of Henry VIII. The reader should select according to his/her pleasure from among the several and sometimes conflicting threads, select or reject explanations, we could add in good style, indeed as the most important criterion of the anamorphosis is that appropiate viewpoint and a redeeming visual angle must be found out by the viewer.

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CULTURE ONE – HUMAN SCIENCES Tihamér Margitay

THE ART OF REASONING Effective Tools of Persuasion Pages: 632

Publication date: 2007

Keynote: The book covers the analysis, the evaluation and the criticizing of reasoning and offers the participants practical guide to how to improve their judgment and critical reasoning. Reasoning has important roles to play in theoperation of organizations for two reasons: firstly, when making decisions, wechoose according to what is for and what is against certain alternatives, and secondly, we support and get across our claims by effective reasoning. Reasoning, therefore, is a tool for us to judge the situations correctly and to make good decisions. Target market: This is a perfect introduction to logic because it teaches one how to think clearly about issues that one encounters in ordinary life. At the same time, it equips the student who wants to go further in philosophy with the powerful analytic techniques appropriate to that task. There is NO CHANCE that a student who reads this book will be left wondering about the importance of logic.

Imre Trencsényi-Waldapfel

MITHOLOGY Pages: 467

Available in Czech, Polish, Russian

Keynote: The author expounds the origin, the evolution and the menaing of different myths and follows the mutual changes from the East to the West. The author Imre Trencsényi-Waldapfel was an exeptional talented literary historian, classical scolar and historian of religion. He graduated in 1932 at Hungarian–Lati– Ancient Greek chair. He wrote the Mithology expressly for the young generations. The book has peen published for several times in four languages. Beside it is a pleasurable reading for every age-group, and is an exact source of knowledge. It is no accident why we nominate the short stories about the Gods and their descendant heroes to ”myths” (even in Greek words). The system of myths – the clear scource of the European culture – unfolded in the richest way by the Greeks. The book mediates the most important Greek and Roman tales and legends. The colorful stories spiced with vivid dialogues comprise the wide range of the world of different legends, from the ideas of the origin of humanity to the tales based on real historical events. The author expounds the origin, the evolution and the menaing of different myths and follows the mutual changes from the East to the West. Target market: Those interested in litearture, religion and history. Lovers of tales and historical stories. Readers of all ages. 6


HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY OF ART AND MUSIC Júlia Katona

SAMPLEBOOK OF CREATIVE ORNAMENTAL ART Pages: 32

Publication date: 2007

Keynote: The creative Reader could try to produce – using the helping lines and chequered fields – ancient Meander stripes, Renaissance palmetto ornaments, baroque shell forms or Arabic net patterns. The book also guides the Reader through the important styles and periods of history of arts. We admire the ornamental richness of a Chinese porcelain vase. This is a creation of an artisan who once followed the tradition; who worked after patterns in forms and techniques. The patterns can be seen by us as s/he saw them. The ornaments can even be drawn by us. For this we have ‘only’ to be able to recognize the structure of the motives and the rules in their connections. This samplebook provides help on this. Target market: This book gives an opportunity for the Reader to become a creative artisan.

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CULTURE TWO – SCIENCE

CULTURE TWO – SCIENCE Math & Information Theory L. Lovász • A. A. Borovkov • A. N. Kolmogorov • V. V. Prasolov • I. R. Safarevics • D. K. Fagyejev • R. P. Halmos • Gy. Pólya • G. Weeks

Miklós Laczkovich

CONJECTURE AND PROOF Pages: 100

Publication date: 2007

Available in English

Rights sold: The Mathematical Association of America Keynote: This text is an elaborate version of a one-semester lecture course of the Budapest Semesters in Math ematics (BSM), a program for foreign students. This program was initiated and designed by Paul Erdős, László Lovász, Vera T. Sós and László Babai with the intention to offer undergraduate courses conveying the tradition of Hungarian mathematics. Altough the text discusses questions of various fields in cluding number theory, algebra and geometry, it is centered around the real number system and the problem of measure. Target market: ”Conjecture and Proof” is a collection of the lecture notes designed for a one-semester course in Hungary for American and Canadian students.

László Csirmaz

NON-STANDARD ANALYSIS Pages: 144

Publication date: 2007

Keynote: The book contains the material of a one-semester course on nonstandard analysis. By providing nonstandard proofs for significant, interesting and deep mathematical theorems, it examplifies that the nonstandard method is not a toy, but could be a handy research tool. The author is the head of the Computer and Statistics Center of the Central European University, Budapest, and researcher at the Eotvos Lorand University. Target market: The book can be used by engineers, physicists, mathematicians, but first of all, university students, who want to understand what the infinitesimals are, how the nonstandard method works, and what are its advantages and disadvantages.

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MATH & INFORMATION THEORY Stoyan Gisbert

NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS AND PROGRAMMERS Pages: 204

Publication date: 2007

Available in English

Keynote: This is a short book of about 200 pages (having in view a little bit more than a one-semester course), but with elementary detailed explanations how and why numerical methods work - for non-mathematicians, together with algorithms in a pseudo-code, with exercises for self-study and for written examinations. The book is self-contained, remembers in about 25 boxes mathematical prerequites or formulates there important insights and summaries, contains also several tables showing computing results, moreover 11 pseudo-code algorithms together with 25 test examples, and 23 figures. Target market: This book gives an introduction into numerical methods on an elementary level for undergraduate students in engineering and informatics, with very few prerequisites assumed (from calculus and algebra, but quoting the most important at the beginning of the chapters, even remembering mathematical facts learned at the high school). Available also in comprehesive monography in 3 volume.

Stoyan Gisbert – Galina Takó

NUMERICAL METHODS I–III. Pages: 440 + 440 + 300

I. Floating point calculations, numerical linear algebra, interpolation and approximation, calculation of integrals, solution of nonlinear equations and extremal problems. II. Ordinary differential equations: initial and boundary value problems. III. Partial differential equations: elliptic, parabolic, hyperbolic and Navier–Stokes equations. Target market: MSc level for mathematicians, PhD students in Engineering

OTHERS: • • • • • • • •

László Surányi: Geometric solids, rings, polynoms. Pg: 196 Pál Rózsa: An Indroduction to the matrix theory. Pg. 476 Emil Kiss: An Indroduction to the algebra. Pg. 716 Péter Simon L. – János Tóth: Differential Equations /Introduction to the theory and practice. Pg. 393 Ákos G. Horváth – Jenő Szirmai: Modells of the Non-Euclidean Geometry. Pg. 125 Béla Vízvári: Integer programming. Pg. 354 Béla Vízvári: Operational research modells. Pg. 293 Gisbert Stoyan (eds.): MATLAB-updated version. Pg. 400

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CULTURE TWO – SCIENCE Lajos Rónyai (eds.)

ALGORITHMS Pages: 350

Publication date: 2007

Keynote: This book serves as the primary text of the regular course on algorithms, data structures and complexity. Target market: Offered to BSc students of computer science at Technical Universities.

Gyula Katona – András Recski – Csaba Szabó

THE BASICS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE Pages: 190

Publication date: 2007

Keywords: Graph theory, computational complexity, algebra and number theory. At first, it covers the basic results in enumerations and combinatorial analysis. Its main part is devoted to graph theory, with special emphasis on the more applicable. Finally, it includes a short introduction to some concepts of computational complexity, algebra and number theory with applications for designing effective graph algorithms and for public key cryptography. Target market: Textbook for electrical engineering undergraduate students.

László Györfi – Sándor Győri – István Vajda

INFORMATION AND CODE THEORY Pages: 367

Publication date: 2007

Keynote: Information theory is a mathematical theory of telecommunication. In these days we witness a wide-scale spreading of different data compressing and error-limiting methods in data transmission, so it is reasonable to survey their basic principles. The first chapter deals with data compression without loss, the second one with source coding allowing distortion. The topic of the third chapter is channel coding. The fourth chapter comprises the bases of error fixing codes, the fifth one deals with open key cryptography. The latter field plays an ever increasing role in the era of the Internet. Target market: This work will be valuable to researchers, lecturers and graduate students in information theory, and mathematical programming and optimization.

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MATH & INFORMATION THEORY Katalin Friedl – András Recski – Gábor Simonyi

EXERCISES IN GRAPH THEORY Pages: 300

Publication date: 2006

Keynote: This collection is based on the discrete mathematics for the undergraduate electric engineering majors and informatics majors at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. The book contains about 500 problems in the topics of graph theory, with full solutions. Target market: This work will be valuable to researchers, lecturers and graduate students in graph theory, combinatorics, VLSI design, circuits and systems, and mathematical programming and optimization. Tibor Jordán – András Recski – Dávid Szeszlér

SYSTEM OPTIMIZATION – COMBINATORIAL OPTIMIZATION FOR ENGINEERS Pages: 200

Publication date: 2004

Keynote: The topics of the first four chapters are each covered by many thick volumes in several languages. This text is used since 2002 for the graduate class "System optimization" for informatics majors at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. The English version will also contain some 50 exercises from past exams and full solutions of the odd numbered exercises. Target market: The novelty of this book is that here we only give the necessary minimum for engineers and in the later chapters the applicability of these advanced mathematical tools is illustrated by detailed case studies in electrical engineering, in design of telecommunication networks or VLSI chips and in structural topology for civil engineers.

Ildikó Barna – Mária Székelyi

SURVIVAL KIT TO SPSS Multivariate Techniques for Social Researchers Pages: 453

Publication date: 2004

Keynote: The book teaches would-be and practicing quantitative social researchers that since SPSS executes all syntactically correct commands, the choice between different statistical methods, building a model and its interpretation should be well-thought-out. Target market: This book is useful for (would-be) empirical social researchers to get through the jungle of quantitative data. 11


CULTURE TWO – SCIENCE István Reiman

MATHEMATICS Pages: 610

Publication date: 2011

István Reiman is a memorable teacher of mathematicians, maths teachers, engineers and of several generations of successful mathematical Olympiad teams. His comprehensive work was written primarily for those who earlier for school-leaving exams, nowadays in many cases already in BSc studies want to see and understand what are maths about. No better compendium can be recommended for further studies or retrospection.

OTHERS: • Zoltán Csörnyei: Lambda-caclulus. Pg. 316 • Attila Álmos – Gábor Horváth – Annamária Várkonyiné Kóczy – Sándor Győri: Genetic algorithms. Pg. 255 • Levente Buttyán – István Vajda: Cryptography and it's applications. Pg. 470 • András Pataricza (eds.): Formal methods of the Information Technology. Pg. 312 • Domodos Tikk (eds.): Textmining. Pg. 300

Problems & Activity Books – For Talented Students R. Smullyan • P. Boulanger • D. Shasha • H. Rademacher – O. Toeplitz

István Reiman – Sándor Dobos

INTERNATIONAL MATHEMATICAL OLYMPIAD (1959–2003) Pages: 400

Available in English

Rights sold: Anthem Press Keynote: Elementary level math, contains a lot of good problems for problem solving practice. This book features every question set to date, along with comprehensive solutions and multiple answers where applicable. Of interest to serious mathematicians and enthusiasts alike, István Reiman’s compilation of logic puzzles and questions will tease the intellect of all those with a mathematical mind. Target market: Talented secondary school students.

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PROBLEMS & ACTIVITY BOOKS PĂŠter GĂĄl

TANGLEMENT PUZZLES, PENTOMINOES AND OTHERS Pages: 280

Publication date: 2008

Keywords: Disentanglement puzzle, logical games, brainteasers. This book guides its readers through the interesting universe of mechanical puzzles. This work, as to its approach and content, is unique on the Hungarian book market. The various groups of puzzles are discussed according to categories used in the related international literature. The most famous puzzles are described in detail along with a short story of their background. In many categories quite a few brand new puzzles are also covered, some of them introduced to the general public for the first time. A comprehensive set of 1000 meticulously drawn illustrations makes it easy to visualize the puzzles and at the same time provides assistance for handcrafting them. A special chapter is dedicated to some exciting mathematical aspects of the puzzles. Another section provides clear and inspiring, step-by-step instructions to help readers make the puzzles at home. The book features a considerable number of brainteasers of various levels of difficulty: some are solvable within moments of reflection even by kids, others need hours and there are those where it seems impossible to know where to start. The book also discusses some fascinating problems with no solutions so far, presenting excellent topics for even scientific articles or university theses. Target market: The book is not an academic work; it uses language that is easy to understand, and offers excellent intellectual entertainment and a challenge for all age groups.

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CULTURE TWO – SCIENCE László Holics

300 CREATIVE PHYSICS PROBLEMS WITH SOLUTIONS Pages: 816 / English 538

Publication date: 2004

Available in Eglish

Rights sold: Anthem Press Keynote: The book covers traditional topics, but rather than a mechanical preparation for examinations it offers young people the opportunity for creative understanding. Exercises and solutions contained in this book show the up-growing generation an example of how far one can get relying on high-school physics and how rich the toolset of problem solving can be. László Holics, physicist, physics teacher has been teaching in the Apaczai Secondary School since 1959. He worked for the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, now he is a popular teacher among his students and the winner of numerous awards, the prestigious Rátz László Honorary Award for Teachers included. Target market: This collection of exercises, compiled for talented high school students, encourages creativity and a deeper understanding of ideas when solving physics problems.

Ferenc Pogáts

MATHEMATICAL COMPETITIONS IN MEMORIAM TAMÁS VARGA VOL. II. (1993-1997) Ferenc Pogáts

MATHEMATICAL COMPETITIONS IN MEMORIAM TAMÁS VARGA VOL. III. (1998-2002) Pages: 160

Pages: 200

Tamás Varga was one of the leading figures in mathematics education through decades, who did not believe in mathematical "tonedeafness". He made "hated mathematics" nice and attractive for many pupils just on the basis of wondering and on the desire of discovery. The competitions were organized in the spirit of his memory giving an opportunity to lower school children between 12 and 14 years of age to compare their knowledge and problem-solving abilities. The contests may turn out to be the start of a scientific career for a number of them.

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PROBLEMS & ACTIVITY BOOKS András Hraskó – Tünde Fazakas (eds.)

MATHS EXERCISES FOR 13-14 YEAR OLD EAGER HOBBITS VOL. II. Pages: 314

Solving problems is only one part of the mathematical thinking (the other parts include creating notions, setting up theories, planning algorithms and so on), but the problem-solving skills acquired in Fazekas have proved to be fundamentally important in my practical mathematical works. Especially during solving problems in maths competitions one can acquire an ability of distinguishing promising and not so promising ideas, or that of recognizing dead ends on time and avoiding them. These volumes testify that the famous spirit of Fazekas is still very much alive and kicking, and the teachers and pupils cultivate maths with as much enthusiasm and loving care as they did when I went there. I wish the Reader many entertaining and informative hours of problem-solving! (László Lovász)

Sándor Róka

137 NUMERICAL PUZZLES Pages: 112

Publication date: 2008

Keynote: Solving a puzzle is always a pleasure to the puzzer. The world of the numbers is an interesting world. For example through a short crooked reasoning we could easily prove that every number is interesting. Theorem: Every positive integer is interesting. Proof: Let’s suppose that this statement isn’t true. Take the smallest non-interesting integer. But then it is an interesting number, because this is the smallest ’non-interesting’! We reached a contradiction. Ergo the theorem is true. We have chosen an interesting number: it is the 137. This would be the supernumber of this book for which we marked out super tasks, it just has to be found out which they are – unless otherwise through solving all of them. Why did we choose exactly this number? Well then, in the modern physics this number occures frequently. But in this book there would not be a single mentioning of modern physics, only many-many numerical puzzles.

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CULTURE TWO – SCIENCE

Physics & Engineering J. D. Jackson • L. D. Landau – E. M. Lifisc • E. F. Taylor – J. A. Wheeler BASIC THEORIES IN PHYSICS

Péter Hraskó

BASIC RELATIVITY Pages: 154

Publication date: 2009

Available in English

Rights sold: Springer Verlag Keynote: Traditional presentations of relativity theory start with the introduction of Lorentz-transformations from which the peculiar phenomena of the theory time dilatation, Lorentz-contraction, the velocity addition formula, etc. follow. Lorentz-transformation is based on both the constancy of the velocity of light and Einstein-synchronization prescription, and the interrelation between these two constituents is open to the frequent misunderstanding that the constancy of the light velocity is enforced by the special synchronization of clocks rather than being the law of nature. In order to avoid this pitfall an ad hoc though rigorous presentation of the theory's observational peculiarities in Part 1 precedes the introduction of the Lorentz-transformation (and any synchronization procedure). After the introduction of these transformations in Part 2 those same relativistic effects are reconsidered this time in a systematic manner. Part 3 is devoted to the fundamentals of general relativity. Target market: Well suited for first year undergraduate students. This book really deserves the title "Basic" - it discusses the physical interpretations in a very simple mathematical context, an excellent gateway into the fascinating world of general relativity; however, it doesn't go very far, but still an excellent introduction.

Tamás Geszti

QUANTUM MECHANICS Pages: 300

Publication date: 2007

Keynote: Applied physics. This up-to-date textbook starts with a two-chapter introduction easy to read to anyone interested in the topic; the first five chapters correspond to a BSc-level introductory course; the whole of the text covers an MSc course, with a lot of details carrying the reader to the topics of current research. The first edition acquired widespread use in science and engineering faculties in Hungary. In the second edition two chapters have been added on contemporary experimental techniques, and on theory and implementation of quantum information handling. New appendices related to quantum chemistry and solid-state physics are part of the extended text. Target market: BSc course for Physics and MSc/MA for Engineers. Lecturers and students of science & engineering faculties teaching Quantum Theory on all levels; once graduated scientists and engineers. 16


PHYSICS & ENGINEERING Tamás Sándor Bíró

VARIATIONAL PRINCIPLES IN THE FUNDAMENTAL LAWS OF PHYSICS Pages: 190

Publication date: 2010

Keynote: Alternative of Newtonian mechanics. The variational calculus deals with optimum finding problems. This approach to physics, others than the familiar Newtonian one, starts with optimum- and symmetry-principles instead of tracing back local changes in the motion to local force effects. The local view actually follows from the global optimalization. This way the basic equations of classical mechanics, optics, electrodynamics, thermodynamics, relativity and quantum mechanics are treated in a unified framework; the correspondences become more conscious. Target market: MSc/MA students, physics teachers.

László Holics

PHYSICS – SUMMARY FOR BSC STUDENTS Pages: 460

Publication date: 2009

Keynote: Comprehensive physics for BSc students. This book offers a unique combination of authoritative content and stimulating applications. The examples are great, the text is straightforward and clear, and the exercises are adequately elaborated, so no problem really leaves you thinking "well, this just can't be right...". Target market: BSc students in physics.

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László Cser

INVESTIGATION OF CONDENSED MATTER BY THE USE OF NEUTRON SCATTERING Pages: 188

Publication date: 2010

Keynote: Applied Physics. The book „Investigation of condensed matter by the use of neutron scattering" aimed to introduce readers in the basic notions of the application of neutron scattering methods for studying atomic and molecular structure and dynamic behaviour of broad family of condensed matter. Target market: PhD students in applied physics. 17


CULTURE TWO – SCIENCE Dénes Bódizs

MEASURING TECHNIQUES OF NUCLEAR RADIATIONS Pages: 270

Publication date: 2009

Keynote: Applied physics. The book focuses on practical aspects, it can be effectively used in dif ferent areas of measuring nuclear radiations. The main chapters of the book are: properties of nuclear radiations; interactions of radiations with matter; detectors: general considerations, types of detectors: gas-filled, scintillation, semi conductor detectors, neutron detection; electronics: integratingand differentiating-circuits, pulse shaping, amplifiers, power supplies, coincidence, anticoincidence circuits, multichannel analysers; charged-particle spectroscopy, gamma-spectroscopy; special measuring techniques: measurement of low and high intensities, relative and absolute methods, coincidence technique. The last chapter deals with quality assurance of the methods and instrumentation. Target market: The book entitled ‘Measuring techniques of nuclear radiations' contributes to this education. The aim of the book is to help students prepare for examinations and specialists who apply nuclear radiations in medicine, agriculture and industry.

József Bokor – Péter Gáspár

CONTROL THEORY WITH VEHICLE APPLICATIONS Pages: 288

Publication date: 2008

Keynote: The book focuses on control theory, control design and controller implementation tasks. Beyond the theoretical and methodological problems, application fields such as the modeling and control design of road and aerial vehicles, and even traffic processes are discussed. The structure is based on the regular mathematical formalism used in systems and control theory. To improve the understandability of the book formal definitions and theorems are declared and only easy-to-follow constructive proofs are used. The results and proofs are cited accurately. The applications of the theorem and methodology are illustrated through a large number of examples, and in addition, tables of figures and examples help the reader. Target market: The subject of the book can be followed by the readers with B.Sc, M.Sc and Ph.D. levels of education in Transportation Engineering.

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PHILOSOPHY & HISTORY OF SCIENCE

Philosophy & History of Science Gábor Kutrovátz – Benedek Láng – Gábor Zemplén

THE BOUNDARIES OF SCIENCE Pages: 380

Publication date: 2008

Keynote: The book starts out with the problem of science versus pseudoscience, both in the light of relevant theoretical traditions and in the framework of an everyday life practical perspective. The book starts out with the problem of science versus pseudoscience, both in the light of relevant theoretical traditions and in the framework of an everyday life practical perspective. The disciplinary treatment of the problem from the light of sociology, philosophy, and history of science is followed by five case studies – on the Intelligent-Design debate, on parapsychology, on Western astrology, on acupuncture research, and on popular pseudo-histories. The final chapters re-thematize the problem and target questions concerning the public understanding of science, expert-dependent decision processes, argumentation theory, and contemporary science studies. Target market: The targeted audience is wide, ranging from science 'professionals' (univesity teachers and students, researchers) to the 'lay' people trying to understand the social and public role of science in our world. László Vekerdi

GALILEI – AS HE IS LIVING TODAY Pages: 410

Publication date: 2007

Keynote: This book is history and philology at the same time. It is a comment of questions and doubts about the past and present views on Galilei and his Dialogo. The material has been collected by one of the most well-known librarians in Hungary, and he added several notes too. It is a work to be enjoyed by interested laymen and the initiated of the profession alike. The main text is a readable account even for beginners, told in an entertaining style and drawing a vivid image of Galilei, both as a man and a scientist. It renders his congenial ideas and history-shaping discoveries easy to comprehend. Vekerdi with his incredible erudition critically reviews and reflects on the rich, varied and contoversial Galilei literature. His stature as an autonomous researcher is betrayed by the fact that although he has read everything and the opposite of everything, virtually all that's appeared in print on the great Italian scientist by expert historians of science. But he also avoids the other extreme whereby many researchers get drifted away, namely that of putting in a pigeonhole, classifying, rendering as the idol of some fashionable "reconstruction of the history of science" the scholar living almost four hundred years away from our times. Target market: The main text is a readable account even for beginners, told in an entertaining style and drawing a vivid image of Galilei, both as a man and a scientist. 19


CULTURE TWO – SCIENCE László Ropolyi

SHAPING THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE INTERNET Pages: 414

Publication date: 2006

Keynote: Internet philosophy, philosophy of technology and culture, communication theory. The extended use of the Internet has changed not only our corresponding, cooperating, reading, writing, learning, publishing, working, consuming and entertaining praxis, but radically reshapes the conditions of the human beings existing uniformly for thousands of years. In this process the Internet becomes the medium or substrate of a third form of human existence, of the web-life. How is it possible? What kind of properties of the Internet, what kind of characteristics of its structure, use or working makes this function possible? In this book we intend to answer these questions. Inventing and disclosing the nature of the Internet is a rather difficult task. Because of the complexity of the Internet it is necessary to consider it as a technological tool, as a communication agent, as a cultural medium and as an independent organism. In this book we try to apply all of these views together, in this way shaping a specific methodology called philosophy of the Internet, and try to apply this view to describe and analyze the very nature of the Internet. In this philosophical discourse some elements of the philosophy of technology, philosophy and theory of communication, philosophy of culture, and philosophy and theory of organization has been involved and put all of them into modern and postmodern contexts in order to show and explain the origin, the nature and the most important characteristics of the Internet. Target market: BSc students in any science course.

László E. Szabó

THE PROBLEM OF OPEN FUTURE Contingency, Causality and Determinism in Physics Pages: 256

Publication date: 2007

Keynote: Philosophy of science. László E. Szabó is a lecturer of theoretical physics and philosophy of science at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. His research is focused on the fundamental problems of physics, especially that of quantummechanics and on the philosophical questions related to physics. Is the world governed by blind contingency – as it is suggested by the main thesises of quantummechanics -, or is it completely determined – as it follows from the thesises of theory of relativity – that is the main question of his book. Target market: This work is written for both, the specialists, and the students of physics and philosophy, as well as for everybody interested in these questions. 20


POP-SCIENCE

BETWEEN TWO CULTURES – THIRD CULTURES Pop-Science A. Brahic • L. Lederman • T. Gowers • J. Brichmont – A. Sokal • M. Buchanan • J. Fanu • T. Ferris • J. Leggett • B. Lomborg • D. McCandless Rózsa Péter

PLAYING WITH INFINITY Pages: 300

Published in 21 editions and 10 languages

Rights sold: Riz zoli (Italy) Available: English, German, Czech, Polish, Russian, Bulgarian, Swedish, French Dutch. Italian is sold. Keynote: A completely unique and delightful book about the mathematical logic and concepts that relate to infinity: graphic representation of functions; pairings and other combinations; prime numbers; logarithms and circular functions; formulas, analytical geometry; infinite lines, complex numbers, expansion in the power series; metamathematics; more. It has 216 illustrations. The author is one of the great personalities of the 20th century Hungarian mathematics. She has become professor at the Eötvös Loránd University. The book was written for the non-mathematical educated public to make them familiar with her favorite subject. This wonderful book was translated into twelve different languages.

Alfréd Rényi

ARS MATHEMATICA Pages:326

Publication date: 2004

Right sold: Obrador Edéndum (Catalonia) Available in English, German, Czech, Bulgarian, Slovak, Romanian, Swedish, Lithuanian Keynote: This edition contains Rényi’s writings on popular science (Dialogues on Mathematics, Letters on probability, Diary on Information Theory) that had been published as separate books a long time ago. These books had drawn the attention of many later mathematicians, engineers and teachers to mathematics, influencing their scientific careers; therefore we consider a new edition very important so that a new generation can also enjoy the Art of Mathematics. Alfréd Rényi was a Hungarian mathematician who made contributions in combinatorics, graph theory, number theory but mostly in probability theory. He founded the Mathematical Institute in Budapest, now called The Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics. There are currently approximately 70 mathematicians doing research at the Institute. He is also famous for having said, „If I feel unhappy, I do mathematics to become happy. If I am happy, I do mathematics to keep happy.” 21


B E T WE EN T W O C U L T U RE S – T H I RD C UL TUR ES Julianna Szendrei

DO YOU THINK ITS ALL THE SAME? Dialogues on Mathematics Teaching for Teachers, Parents and Inquirers Pages: 470

Publication date: 2005

Keynote: Didactics of math, learning and teaching mathematics. Why is mathematics tought? Is any special talent needed for understanding Maths? Why is the understanding-based learning important? What are the roles of the type tasks? Can the problemsolving thinking be taught? These are not only methodological questions. The author confesses that during the teaching there is no solely correct solution. However the professional question of the pedagogy is that the teacher has to know the alternatives and has to be aware of the advantages and the disadvantages of decision. The dialogues formulating various standpoints an each different topic give useful long-term assistance mainly to teachers, but also to parents who keep their children’s mathematical development in view. Target market: Math teachers and interested parents.

Iván Almár – Zoltán Galántai

SPACE IS THE FUTURE OF MANKIND Ideas on the Future of Mankind, on Space, on Cosmic Effects and Connections Pages: 350

Publication date: 2007

Keynote: Fifty years after the start of the space age it becomes more and more obvious that the future of mankind is inseparable from space – therefore it is even today an important task to survey the dangers coming from our cosmic environment on the one hand, and the prospects of spaceflight on the other. Here are some of the arising questions: • What hinders at present the expansion of mankind in space above all? • Does the increase of space debris endanger travel into space? • May the space elevator or the evolution of space tourism help in the accomplishment of future steps? • Does the planned NASA lunar and Martian exploration program represent a real perspective? • Should mankind abandon the Earth escaping from threatening asteroids or comets? • Do real plans already exist to terraform other celestial bodies or to build habitats in space? All this leads to some fundamental questions of the relation between our future and the Universe: as seen at present by a space research expert and a futures research expert – i.e. some in the same way, but some differently. It is an exciting reading to everybody, who has an interest in the future of mankind and its technology, and at the same time feeling the significance of moral problems as well. Dr. Almár won the Giordano Bruno Memorial Award in 2008 for technical excellence in the service of SETI 22


POP-SCIENCE Zoltán Szatmáry – Attila Aszódi

CHERNOBYL – FACTS, CAUSES, BELIEFS Pages: 240

Publication date: 2009

Keynote: Chernobyl ... Since twenty years, this small Ukrainian town has become a symbol, an issue for specialists, politicians, and the broadest public kept in uncertainty. The events happened there will probably become part of universal history like the distraction of Pompeii and the tragedy of Hiroshima. The authors of this book are specialists and not journalists. They explain in plain language the constructional problems of the Chernobyl-type power plants, the course of the severe accident, as well as the technical, social, and political causes leading to it. They summarize the geographical distribution of the emitted radioactive substances and their health effects. They discuss the contradictions of the public information available in the media at present and during the months following the accident. Both the media and the specialists are blamed for the many misunderstandings and false concepts concerning Chernobyl. The book is completed by a summary of the reactor accidents of the past.

Balázs Bodó

COPYRIGHT PIRATES Pages: ~ 450

Publication date: 2011

In preparation.

Keywords: copyright, piracy, intellectual property, informal media markets, social history, printing, communications history, peer-to-peer, file-sharing. This book uncovers the role of copyright piracy in various cultural ecosystems from the 17th century England to 21st century Hungary in order to understand current file-sharing piracy. Unlike current discourse on piracy, this work addresses (peer-to-peer) piracy not as a legal problem, nor as an economic plague, but rather as a social phenomenon that is neither new, nor exceptional in the development of cultural markets. The longer historical lens detailed in the book suggests that the current crisis of copyright, piracy, and enforcement has much in common with earlier periods of technological change and conflict among cultural producers. The book argues that piracy is not just a drain on the cultural economy, but a powerful productive force whose legacy in social relations will stay with us long after the economic conditions that called it into being – and the power vacuum that enabled it – have passed. The texts offers answers for the following questions: who were branded as pirates in the history of print capitalism? What common characteristics they share across different times and places? What was their role in local markets? What factors caused their appearance? What factors sustained their existence? What factors led to their extinctions, if any? The book discusses these questions in a social history framework. Target groups: intellectual property experts, professionals working on the cultural industries and media, policymakers, academics, non-professional, semi professional culture producers, everyday file-sharers 23


B E T WE EN T W O C U L T U RE S – T H I RD C UL TUR ES

Evolution & Cognitive Sciences C. Darwin • S. Jones • D. Dennett • J. Diamond • E. O. Wilson • J. P. Changeux • D. Draaisma • A. Gopnik • M. Jouvet • G. Miller • S. Pinker • K. Popper • S. J. Gould • J. Goudsblom • B. Julesz Tamás Bereczkei

THE NATURE OF VIRTUE Altruism, Cooperation, Generosity Pages: 315

Publication date: 2009

Keywords: Evolutionary psichology. One of the key questions in the various branches of psychology is why individuals help unrelated people without the possibility of return. Obviously, helping unfamiliar people results from a particular combination of innate inclinations, personality traits, socialization effects, and environmental conditions. The book – partly on the basis of the author’s own research – makes an attempt to show the main motives and circumstances that may lead to cooperation, altruism and generosity. For supporting his notion of altruism and generosity, the author deploys empirical studies from a wide range of sciences: genetics, evolutionary biology, anthropology, social psychology, economics. Target market: Those intrested in cogntive psichology, evolutionary biology and social anthropology.

Csaba Pléh

THE ETHERNAL TOPICS OF PSYCHOLOGY Pages: 410

Publication date: 2008

Keynote: This book is a cross-sectional history of psychology. It basically covers the issues how the image of man was formed in modern psychology. How is this related to our folk psychological image, the way we interpret other humans as feeling and knowing beings. This slightly unorthodox history of psychology is unorthodox in two ways. Its starting pint is the naive image of man, and treats scientific psychology as a constant dialogue between our everyday conception and the scientific conception. On the other hand, rather than taking a longitudinal historical perspective, it is organized in a cross-sectional manner. It takes the different key topics and surveys them over the history of modern psychology. A returning issue of the anthropomorphism and the teleological way of talk about human actions, and their relationship to causal explanations. The book presents psychology as a central human science. Relationships between naive and scientific psychology are treated in the fareme of characteristic pairs. Such pairs as body and mind, man and beast, nature and nurture, parts and wholes, knowing and feeling, individual and society, conscious and unconscuo,s normal ana pathological. The historical and conceptual introduction also highlights the crucial issues of present day psychology. It is an introductory textbook for those taking a psychology intro class. Target market: It is an introductory textbook for those taking a psychology intro class. BSc students in any department. 24


EVOLUTION & COGNITIVE SCIENCES Attila Márton Farkas

PHILOSOPHY BEFORE PHILOSOPHY Symbolic Thinking in Ancient Egypt Pages: 340

Publication date: 2007

Keynote: Philosophy, ancient history, Egyptology. Through a wide-ranging analysis and study of the intellectual heritage of the archaic culture before Hellenism, Philosophy before philosophy tries to reveal the earliest seeds of philosophy and philosophical thinking. Considering the rather astonishing cosmological, theological or ontological speculation of the Egyptians, the following questions arise: Does it make any sense to discuss ancient Egyptian philosophy? Existed a philosophy before Hellenism at all? Or: Can we talk about philosophy in an archaic culture beyond Europe? Despite of the examination of questions of culture-historical point of origin, this is not a culture-historical work. Since the intellectual improve¬ment was interlinked with picture symbolics in Egypt, the complex system of symbols – the hieroglyphic writing – basically determined the culture. The example of Egypt seems to support the statement, that pictures are able to reflect ideas without having direct reference to the sounds of spoken language: this is why the book ends up with the natural history of symbols. Target market: Those interested in history of religion and philosophy. Lovers of Egyptology. Readers of all ages.

Klára Sándor

HISTORIES AND LANGUAGES OF THE HUNGARIAN PAST In preparation.

Keynote: history of Estern Europe, nomadic Turkic Empires, Hungarian history, Huns, language families, history of linguistics, Hungarian Hun-tradition. Linguists have no doubt that Hungarian belongs to the Uralic languages, however, many Hungarians believe that Hungarians are descendents of the Huns. The first chapters of the book explain how the idea of language families had evolved, as well as the main methods of comparative historical linguistics. Hungarian history had a strong connection with nomadic Turkic people in the 6-9th centuries, and was held a Turkic ethnic group by Greek, Arab and Slavic sources. The book introduces the history of Eastern Europe in the 4-10th centuries, focusing on the nomadic Turkic Empires, the cultural features of Eurasian nomadism, and the historical-cultural envirenment in which the Hungarian tribes had been formed to a strong ethnic group with a common name, ethnic identity, and remarkable military power. Then this book aims to show how the Hun-tradition had been developed since the 13th century when it was created by a Hungarian historaian, Simon de Keza, how it had become deeply embedded into the hitorical thinking in the age of Humanism, and how it had spread in the Hungarian literature afterwards.

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