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The CRC Press, LLC is a publishing group which specializes in producing technical books in a wide range of subjects. While many of their books relate to engineering, science and mathematics, their scope also includes books on business and information technology. CRC Press is now a subsidiary of the Taylor and Francis Group. Engineering is the design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes. ... Part of a scientific laboratory at the University of Cologne. ... Euclid, Greek mathematician, 3rd century BC, as imagined by by Raphael in this detail from The School of Athens. ... Wall Street, Manhattan is the location of the New York Stock Exchange and is often used as a symbol for the world of business. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Taylor & Francis Group is a company that publishes books. ...


History

The CRC Press was originally founded as the Chemical Rubber Company (CRC), which supplied laboratory equipment to chemists. In 1913 the CRC offered a short manual called the Rubber Handbook as an incentive to purchase one of their products. Since then the Rubber Handbook has evolved into the CRC's flagship book, the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics. In 1973, in light of the success of its publishing ventures, the company changed its name to CRC Press, LLC, and exited the manufacturing business. Chemistry (from Persian language کیمیا Kimia and Greek χημεία khēmeía[1] meaning alchemy) is the science of matter at the atomic to molecular scale, dealing primarily with collections of atoms, such as gases, molecules, crystals, and metals. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ...


The CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, widely regarded as an important resource for research scientists, is in its 87th edition (published June 26th 2006)[1]. It is sometimes nicknamed the 'Rubber Bible'. Part of a scientific laboratory at the University of Cologne. ...


MathWorld controversy

Around 1997, CRC entered into a publishing agreement with Eric W. Weisstein, creator of the popular MathWorld online mathematics reference work. CRC produced a print and CD-ROM version of the website, retitled the CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics. For a short time thereafter, Weisstein's free online version became only partially accessible to the public, though all access restrictions were lifted in 1999 after Weisstein joined Wolfram Research, Inc. (WRI) and moved the site to its web servers. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dr. Eric W. Weisstein Encyclopedist Dr. Eric W. Weisstein (born March 18, 1969, in Bloomington, Indiana) is a noted encyclopedist in several technical areas of science and mathematics. ... MathWorld is an online mathematics reference work, sponsored by Wolfram Research Inc. ... Euclid, Greek mathematician, 3rd century BC, as imagined by by Raphael in this detail from The School of Athens. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Wolfram Research is part of the Wolfram Group which consists of four companies: Wolfram Research Inc. ...


In 2000, CRC sued WRI, WRI president Stephen Wolfram, and author Eric Weisstein for what they considered a breach of contract: that the MathWorld content was to remain in print only. The site was taken down by a court injunction. The case was later settled out of court, with WRI paying an unspecified amount and complying with other stipulations. Among these stipulations is the inclusion of a copyright notice at the bottom of the website and broad rights for the CRC Press to produce MathWorld in printed book form. The site then became once again available free to the public. This article is about the year 2000. ... Stephen Wolfram (born August 29, 1959 in London) is a scientist known for his work in theoretical particle physics, cellular automata, complexity theory, and computer algebra, and is the creator of the computer program Mathematica. ...


This case made a wave of headlines in online publishing circles. Some people accused CRC of corporate greed, and demanded a free online encyclopedia.


External links

  • CRC Press Website
  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 85th Edition, 2004, ISBN 0-8493-0485-7

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The CRC Press was originally founded as the Chemical Rubber Company (CRC), which supplied laboratory equipment to chemists.
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In October 2000, CRC Press sued the Wolfram Research Institute over copyright matters related to MathWorld, which is coordinated by Eric W. Weisstein.
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