Praxis Publishing - Categories Explained


LIST OF CATEGORIES
Astronautical Engineering
International Space Station The Springer-Praxis Astronautical Engineering programme covers the very latest applications and systems used in rocket and spacecraft propulsion, spacecraft design, engineering and enabling technologies for current and future space missions both manned and unmanned, including planetary rovers.

Key topics covered in our astronautical engineering programme include:
  • human missions to the Moon and Mars
  • space debris and radiation environments
  • analysis and design of interplanetary missions
  • orbital motion, deep space probes and the technologies required for space missions
  • the challenges of spacecraft communication
  • beyond the Solar System into interstellar space
These titles are well illustrated with line diagrams and photographs throughout and include targeted use of colour for scientific interpretation and understanding. Books feature extensive references and bibliographies, glossaries and appendices.

Who typically reads these books?
Aerospace and astronautical engineers, space scientists and researchers, spacecraft designers, managers and mission planners in space agencies, space policy makers and postgraduate students in university departments and research institutes in related fields.

Astronomy and Planetary Sciences
Pleiades The Springer-Praxis Astronomy and Planetary Sciences programme encompasses the very latest observations, mission results, techniques and discoveries in the exploration of our Solar System and beyond.

Drawing on the very latest research results we publish a diverse range of Planetary Science books covering terrestrial and gas giant planets and their moons, together with minor bodies such as asteroids and comets, processes affecting these bodies such as impact cratering and surface volcanism, and much more.

Some of our bestselling titles have covered topics such as:
  • studies of the Sun
  • star and planet formation
  • exoplanets, galaxy formation and evolution
  • dark matter
  • gamma-ray bursts
  • particle astrophysics
  • electronic imaging and spacecraft observation techniques and beyond...
These titles are well illustrated with line diagrams and photographs throughout, with targeted use of colour for scientific interpretation and understanding. Books feature extensive references and bibliographies, glossaries and appendices.

Who typically reads these books?
Advanced undergraduate students, postgraduates and researchers in planetary science, astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology.

Earth System Science
cyclone With our co-publishing partner, Springer, we are producing an array of high quality gems to explore significant changes within the Earth’s ecosystems.

The new Earth System Science Series has been developed to explore natural events and examine the interactions between Earth's spheres. All books in the series will reveal how an event can cause changes to occur in one or more of the spheres, with particular emphasis on the social and economic implications.

Broad categories will span:
  • deep Earth
  • oceanography
  • life on Earth
  • physical geography
  • climatology
  • upper atmosphere
These titles are well illustrated with line diagrams and photographs throughout, with targeted use of colour for scientific interpretation and understanding. Books feature extensive references and bibliographies, glossaries and appendices.

Who typically reads these books?
Ecologists, environmental scientists, seismologists, earthquake geologists, engineering seismologists, earth scientists and historians of catastrophes. Scientists, researchers and graduates studying volcanology, remote sensing, hazard mitigation and management, geology, geophysics, atmospheric science and environmental sciences.

Environmental Science
Ice Flow The Springer-Praxis Environmental Science programme covers a wide range of selected key topics concerning all aspects of humankind’s environment and significant impacts on that environment.





Topics include:
  • arctic and antarctic environments
  • atmosphere
  • oceans and ice
  • regional and global climates and climate variability
  • global environmental change
  • interactions between atmosphere
  • oceans and land
  • natural and anthropogenic influences on climate and the environment including all aspects of pollution
Books are well illustrated with line diagrams and photographs throughout, with extensive use of colour for scientific interpretation and understanding. Books feature extensive references and bibliographies, glossaries and appendices.

Who typically reads these books?
Environmental scientists and researchers in the field and professional people, including policy makers, with an interest in important environmental issues who have a comparable level of scientific knowledge.

Geophysical Science
Volcano The Springer-Praxis Geophysical Science programme encompasses the very latest observations, research results, techniques and discoveries in the exploration of our Planet Earth.





Topics include:
  • monitoring volcanoes and earthquakes
  • mountain geomorphology and debris flows
  • plate tectonics
  • ocean waves, currents and circulation
  • global land-ice measurements from space
  • polar remote sensing and monitoring of the polar seas
  • underwater acoustics
Books are well illustrated with line diagrams and photographs throughout, with targeted use of colour for scientific interpretation and understanding. Books feature extensive references and bibliographies, glossaries and appendices.

Who typically reads these books?
Advanced undergraduate students, postgraduates and researchers in planetary science, geophysics, geophysical sciences, remote sensing, and oceanography.

Popular Astronomy
Hubble Solar System Montage The Springer-Praxis Popular Astronomy programme covers the latest observations, techniques and discoveries in astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology.



Our star-rated guides focus on hot topics that often create a media frenzy such as:

  • the search for water and life both within our Solar System and beyond
  • major discoveries at the edge of the Solar System
  • extrasolar planets, the history of our galaxy
  • galaxy collisions and mergers
  • the origins and evolution of the Universe
The Springer-Praxis Popular Astronomy programme continues its mission to fire the imagination of keen astronomers everywhere!

Books are well illustrated with figures, photographs and maps, with extensive use of colour for scientific interpretation and understanding. Books feature recommended further reading and glossaries and appendices where appropriate.

Who typically reads these books?
Astronomy enthusiasts across the globe.

Praxis Publishing Ltd is pleased to support the
South Downs Planetarium
in Chichester, England and the
Hamburg Planetarium
in Germany as part of our commitment
to making astronomy accessible to everyone.


Popular Science
The SETI Project Praxis Publishing has solid track record of publishing books which cover major scientific advances or discoveries, and our portfolio of popular science books is second to none. Lively and thought-provoking, this unique range of straight-talking books enables readers to understand and question some of the most hotly debated topics in science covering everything from alien life to space tourism.

Particular success has come from Stephen Webb’s innovative book Where Is Everybody? formerly shortlisted for the Aventis Prize.

This range of must-have science books has been carefully created for the open-minded! If you’re curious about popular science and would like to discover and question topics related to cosmology, earth science, physics, human science, psychology or mathematics, these books are for you.

Who typically reads these books?
Anyone with an open mind interested in science and the sheer pleasure of speculative thinking!

Space Exploration
The Mars Rover The Springer-Praxis Space Exploration programme covers all aspects of human and robotic exploration, in earth orbit and on the Moon and planets. Praxis publications tell ‘behind the scenes’ stories of the early missions, both manned and unmanned, covering the human and engineering aspects of the space programmes of all the leading spacefaring nations. Accounts of planetary exploration encompass the very early missions through to the very latest results received from space probes to the planets and their moons.

Books are well illustrated with figures and photographs, with targeted use of colour throughout. Books feature recommended further reading and glossaries and appendices where appropriate.

Who typically reads these books?
Space enthusiasts, historians and readers of popular scientific magazines.