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Dutch messengers [electronic resource] : a history of science publishing, 1930-1980 / by Cornelis D. Andriesse.

By: Andriesse, Cornelis Dirk.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Library of the written word: 7.; Library of the written wordIndustrial world: v. 1.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, c2008Description: 1 online resource (x, 281 p., [31] p. of plates) : ill. (some col.).ISBN: 9789047424154 (electronic bk.); 9047424158 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Science publishing -- Netherlands -- History -- 20th century | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Publishing | Wissenschaftlicher Verlag | Niederlande | Geschichte 1930-1980Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Dutch messengers.DDC classification: 070.50949209/04 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
On science publishing -- The publisher of Huygens and Lorentz -- Quest for the lingua franca -- German scenes -- Two scenes from 1942 -- A letter and three scenes from 1938 -- Two and a half scenes from 1933 -- Elsevier's venture -- Encyclopedia of organic chemistry -- Little Beilstein -- Book of health -- Biochimica et biophysica acta -- Frank and his "North-Holland" -- Choice for physics -- Monographs on theoretical and applied physics -- Quest for journal editors -- Beyond physics -- Excerpta medica -- Biological publications -- Philosophical diversions -- The Associated Scientific Publishers -- Dissolution of boundaries -- The integration -- Saturation -- Towards the Internet revolution.
Summary: Based upon interviews with various protagonists, this title tells the story of the role that Dutch publishing houses played in the rise of English language commercial science publishing after the Second World War, that was preceded by the decline of science publishing in German.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-271) and index.

On science publishing -- The publisher of Huygens and Lorentz -- Quest for the lingua franca -- German scenes -- Two scenes from 1942 -- A letter and three scenes from 1938 -- Two and a half scenes from 1933 -- Elsevier's venture -- Encyclopedia of organic chemistry -- Little Beilstein -- Book of health -- Biochimica et biophysica acta -- Frank and his "North-Holland" -- Choice for physics -- Monographs on theoretical and applied physics -- Quest for journal editors -- Beyond physics -- Excerpta medica -- Biological publications -- Philosophical diversions -- The Associated Scientific Publishers -- Dissolution of boundaries -- The integration -- Saturation -- Towards the Internet revolution.

Based upon interviews with various protagonists, this title tells the story of the role that Dutch publishing houses played in the rise of English language commercial science publishing after the Second World War, that was preceded by the decline of science publishing in German.

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