"We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology,
in which hardy anyone knows anything about science and technology."
Carl Sagan, 1934-1996

"My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe,
why it is as it is and why it exists at all."
Steven Hawking (1942-2018).

Dr Ioannis Papadongonas, responsible for the publishing programme of Efaltirio Press, had been an integral part of the Crete University Press team for more than 20 years, also acting as the Director for three publishing series: Computer Science, Popular Science (Sci-clopedia subseries), and Science for Kids. Throughout his career, he has edited and/or translated more than 40 books in a wide variety of topics such as Physics/Astrophysics, Mathematics, and History of Science. Complete list of the books that Dr Papadongonas has edited and/or translated can be found here.

Efaltirio Press’ vision is to provide science enthusiasts with books that offer both rigorous knowledge and reading pleasure. Our books are aimed at:

  • all readers who are interested in advancing their scientific knowledge and appreciate the role of science as a rational interpretation of the world around us,
  • scientists who want to be introduced to new subjects, expand their knowledge and keep updated of recent scientific developments, and
  • students who want to approach knowledge with a spirit of independence and self-directed learning within their field of study.

The main topics that Efaltirio Press aims to cover are basic sciences (mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry, biology) as well as applied fields such as robotics, material science, biotechnology, and space science.

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