Category Archives: Switzerland

Leonhard Euler

Euler was not only by far the most productive mathematician in the history of mankind, but also one of the greatest scholars of all time. He attained, like only a few scholars, a degree of popularity and fame which may … Continue reading

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Particle Physics on the Eve of LHC: Proceedings of the Thirteenth Lomonosov Conference on Elementary Particle Physics

This proceedings volume is devoted to a wide variety of items, both in theory and experiment, of particle physics such as tests of the Standard Model and beyond, physics at the future accelerators, neutrino and astroparticle physics, heavy quark physics, … Continue reading

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The Politics of Switzerland: Continuity and Change in a Consensus Democracy

Despite Switzerland’s small size, its political system is one of the most complex and fascinating among contemporary democracies. The rich, complex mixture of centuries-old institutions and the refined political arrangements that exist today constitute a veritable laboratory for social scientists … Continue reading

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Historical Dictionary of Switzerland (Historical Dictionaries of Europe)

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Leonhard Euler: Life, Work and Legacy (Studies in the History and Philosophy of Mathematics, Volume 5)

The year 2007 marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of one of the Enlightenment’s most important mathematicians and scientists, Leonhard Euler. This volume is a collection of 24 essays by some of the world’s best Eulerian scholars from seven … Continue reading

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Inside a Class Action: The Holocaust and the Swiss Banks

On October 21, 1996, attorney Michael Hausfeld, with a team of lawyers, filed a class-action complaint against Union Bank of Switzerland, Swiss Bank Corporation, and Credit Suisse on behalf of Holocaust victims. The suit accused the banks of, among other … Continue reading

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Euler: The Master of Us All (Dolciani Mathematical Expositions, No 22)

Leonhard Euler was one of the most prolific mathematicians that have ever lived. This book examines the huge scope of mathematical areas explored and developed by Euler, which includes number theory, combinatorics, geometry, complex variables and many more. The information … Continue reading

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Why Movements Succeed or Fail

Wyoming became the first American state to adopt female suffrage in 1869–a time when no country permitted women to vote. When the last Swiss canton enfranchised women in 1990, few countries barred women from the polls. Why did pro-suffrage activists … Continue reading

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The Swiss at War 1300-1500 (Men-At-Arms Series, 94)

During the 14th and 15th centuries military tactics in Europe underwent a period of sustained transformation of which the outcome was the rejuvenation of the footsoldier as the major tactical unit. One nation alone stands principally responsible for this development … Continue reading

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