In an asset deal that consists of over 300 titles, Springer is buying the book contracts portfolio from Praxis Publishing Ltd., a scientific publisher located in Chichester in the UK. Springer has had a co-publishing agreement with Praxis since 1998, and is already responsible for the marketing, sales and distribution of the Praxis book program. Springer will now produce Praxis titles and the copyright for the books will be with Springer.

Praxis books focus on subjects in which major scientific advances or discoveries are being made, including astronautical engineering, astronomy and planetary sciences, earth system science, environmental science, geophysical science, popular astronomy, space exploration and popular science. A variety of reading levels are served, ranging from the knowledgeable layperson on up to the post-doctoral researcher.

Joan Robinson, Springer, tel +49-6221-487-8130, [email protected]