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April 03, 2012 17:00 ET

CRC Press Author Simonyi's A Cultural History of Physics Featured in AP Article

Space Tourist Son's English Translation a Tribute to His Father's Legacy

BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwire - Apr 3, 2012) - CRC Press announced today that its just-published, first time English translation by the late author Károly Simonyi's A Cultural History of Physics was featured in the AP story, "Space Tourist is Just One Way to Describe Simonyi" available online at:

According to the article, A Cultural History of Physics is, "A heavy tome with an intimidating name but inside the non-scientist will find lots of pictures and stories that offer a whimsical side of physics."

With five editions in Hungarian and three in German, its first English translation is son Charles Simonyi's tribute to his father. As the article states, "The project was personal for Simonyi but has elements of other things he does for work and fun: it was a challenge, it's all about science and it has the potential to help people learn."

Interested parties can purchase the English translation of A Cultural History of Physics now at:

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About Charles Simonyi
Creation of the English edition of A Cultural History of Physics has been directed by Károly's son Charles. A successful entrepreneur, Charles emigrated to the United States as a teenager and went on to become a software engineer at Xerox and at Microsoft, where he oversaw the development of what would become some of Microsoft's most profitable products: Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. Charles is a distinguished philanthropist, as well as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

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