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Berlin-based De Gruyter likes to describe itself as a hardcore academic publisher.
And with multi-volume highly specialised series such as Handbuch der Zoologie/Handbook of Zoology, Das Tierreich/The Animal Kingdom, Life in Extreme Environments, and Marine and Freshwater Biology it is easy to see why.
The renowned German reference work Handbuch der Zoologie, for example, was founded in the 1920s by Professor Willi Kukenthal. Insecta and Mammalia continued publication into the present, with the most recent additions in English.
Stand alone natural sciences publications include Biology of Polar Benthic Algae, Seaweed Invasions, Chemistry of the Climate System, and Atlas of Terrestrial Mammals of the Ionian and Aegean Islands. Also published is the Bird Ringing Station Manual, intended as a standardised guide to ringing techniques for many species of bird.
De Gruyter traces its origins to 1749 when it was granted a royal privilege to print books by Frederick II of Prussia. Every book on De Gruyter’s 265-year-old backlist, more than 50,000 titles, is now available to purchase on demand.