The Right to Sleep

A manifesto for sleep and an obituary for the alarm clock

In his book, Roenneberg points out a whole range of different aspects of sleep, ranging from day-to-day life to the evolution of sleep. But the book doesn't merely focus on sleep in itself, it encompasses the biological clock and the time of day when we sleep best and when we can't and ...


The Tragic Chancellor

Hermann Müller and the SPD in the Weimar Republic

January 30, 1933, marked the end of the first parliamentary democracy in Germany, as Hitler was named Reichskanzler. However, the government's demise had begun much earlier: on March 27, 1930, the Grand Coalition and Center parties dissolved, and the last democratically elected Reichskanzler, ...

Digital Dirty Work

How Facebook & Co. Save Us From Evil

Day after day, the internet is inundated by a flood of digital images. We never come even close to seeing all of it. Why is this? In his investigative research, Moritz Riesewieck has focused on the quagmire created by the simultaneous endeavors of censorship and exploitation. His goal: to ...


The Good Old Days

Our memory of the past is often rose-tinted, but this joyful look back is entirely justified: Nostalgia gives our life a sense of meaning and security, as well as making us happy.

Daniel Rettig examines the power of nostalgia under four main headings-history, ...


dtv-Atlas Ethnology

with 140 colour charts by Bernd Rodekohr

While initially ethnologists exclusively concentrated on studying the way of life and social systems of non-European, so-called "primitive" races, and folklorists tended to confine their research to their local culture, particularly turning their attention to the traditional customs of ...
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Plato for Beginners. Symposion

A Reading Introduction

The ›Symposium‹ is probably both the best known and the most influential of Plato's Dialogues. Penned by the great Greek philosopher around 380 BC, the discourse at this banquet focuses on Eros as the single desire that can transport us from the sensual radiance of the external appearance of ...

dtv-Atlas of School Mathematics

With 124 pages of coloured charts by Carsten Reinhardt

The dtv-Atlas of School Mathematics helps school children find their way through the math jungle, so that once they've whizzed through their homework with ease, they have all the time in the world left to give their undivided attention to the more enjoyable things in life.

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dtv-Atlas English Language

With 130 charts in colour by Werner Wildermuth

A clearly arranged introduction to all forms and variations of the English language.

Nnehitpitothuihdronjfemtyouovvheuorweppt - Would you have thought that this is English? Textile pirates in the region of Guangxi produced this text of the English slogan 'Never put off till tomorrow ...

Tango

History and Stories

Tango is enjoying a second renaissance. In many German and European cities, schools and salons were founded where one can learn this dance once thought to be somewhat frivolous and odious. But it s not only the dance scene which is booming. More and more young musicians make attempts at tango ...
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Adam Smith for Beginners. The Wealth of Nations

A Reading Introduction.

A Scottish moral philosopher - the father of modern economics.

It is clear that Adam Smith (1723 - 1790) was not only a political economist but also a moral philosopher, as can be seen in his famous work 'The Wealth of Nations'. This extensive work, first published in 1776, is not only ...
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On Becoming Human

An Evolutionary Perspective

Africa was the cradle of Man. All the major changes in body form and function which characterize Man took place on the African savanna, where wildlife was abundant and varied. There, our earliest ancestors attained the upright stance, the feet for walking long distances and the skillful hands for ...
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dtv-Atlas Mathematics (2 volumes)

The ›dtv-Atlas of Mathematics‹ is a two-volume guide to modern mathematics and its most recent advances. The atlas sets out the basic principles of mathematics, followed by an introduction to all the main branches of study and their associated theories and hypotheses. Volume 1 presents the ...
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