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Books on Covid19

The German book market has long been struggling to find an answer to the question of what the pandemic is doing to the world and how the world is changing because of it. The expectation and hope that a new world is being created is a shared theme among many authors.

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Coronomics

Coronomics

Nach dem Corona-Schock: Neustart aus der Krise (After the shock of coronavirus: starting afresh)

In Coronomics, Daniel Stelter lays the foundations for the future of the economy. His logic: whatever closes down must also...

In Coronomics, Daniel Stelter lays the foundations for the future of the economy. His logic: whatever closes down must also open again. But more resilient than before! Stelter explains how we need to position ourselves now for the future after Corona. The economic environment will be different: active central banks, active states, a rejection of globalisation. The return of inflation looms. This calls for different priorities: investment instead of consumption; genuine reforms of state and society. In this way, an Old Testament-like disaster can become the key to a prosperous future for us all.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-593-51321-8
Author:
Daniel Stelter
Pages:
217
Price:
€18.95
Winziges Leben

Winziges Leben (Tiny Life)

Alles über Corona, Viren und Bakterien - und wie wir uns schützen können ( All about corona, viruses and bacteria – and how to protect ourselves)

Viruses, infection, vaccination and immunity are terms that will be with us for a long time to come. It is...

Viruses, infection, vaccination and immunity are terms that will be with us for a long time to come. It is especially important for children to understand why some viruses are harmful, but others are useful. And how these tiny creatures can influence and change our lives. This book explains complex knowledge in a simple way that is easy for children to understand: how they can protect themselves; what happens during a vaccination, and how to find a vaccine; why hygiene is important; who Robert Koch was and what the difference actually is between viruses and bacteria. An indispensable, peer-reviewed book with lots of pictures for children aged 8 and over, for parents and educators.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-551-25079-7
Author:
Susan Schädlich, Katharina J. Haines
Price:
€20.00
Krone der Schöpfung

Die Krone der Schöpfung (The Crown of Creation)

Roman (A novel)

Lola Randl lives far from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Out here, she believes she can escape...

Lola Randl lives far from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Out here, she believes she can escape the neuroses of the city folk. But when, in the spring of 2020, a new virus with its crown-like tentacles begins spreading across the globe, the question soon arises of how secluded a person really is out here. The narrator falls ill with a fever and cough; she's surely had the virus for a while now. Before long, the entire world seems to start falling apart. Every day, news of new horrors do the rounds, while a completely unprecedented fear spreads. As much as Lola tries to grasp the situation rationally: nothing is going to stay the way it is.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-7518-0006-8
Author:
Lola Randl
Price:
€20.00
Das neue Land

Das neue Land (The New Country)

Wie es jetzt weitergeht (Where to now?)

A new country sounds like a promise. In fact, it has already been here a long been, this new country,...

A new country sounds like a promise. In fact, it has already been here a long been, this new country, but now it must at last become visible. Verena Pausder draws a fascinating sketch of the future, courageous and uncompromising. It is the blueprint for a country that no longer relies on past prosperity, but which will change all our lives with new technologies, new lifestyles and, above all, new ideas. The New Country is a kind of declaration of principles by a generation that finally wants to take responsibility, and to continue to drive forward the social, political and ecological transformation.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-86774-655-7
Author:
Verena Pausder
Price:
€20.00
Not und Gebot

Not und Gebot (Emergency and Commandment)

Grundrechte in der Quarantäne (Basic rights in quarantine)

In the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, all around the world countries are taking measures that would otherwise only be...

In the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, all around the world countries are taking measures that would otherwise only be conceivable at times of war. Unprecedented restrictions on freedom are being decided and implemented. But the current emergency is one thing, the requirements of the Basic Law are another. Is everything permitted with coronavirus? Do our basic rights also have to be quarantined in order to defeat the virus? Not every curtailment of a freedom is also a violation of basic rights. Policymakers must remain balanced, measured and proportionate. A book on the state of the nation that warns against new nationalism and the poison of populism.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-406-76895-8
Author:
Heribert Prantl
Price:
€18.00
Trotzdem

Trotzdem (Nevertheless)

The coronavirus has brought us to a turning point in history. The brilliant and the terrible are now both possible....

The coronavirus has brought us to a turning point in history. The brilliant and the terrible are now both possible. Is the current shutdown of our society also a shutdown of our fundamental rights? Ferdinand von Schirach and Alexander Kluge explore the question of what the coronavirus pandemic means for our social order and our civil liberties. It does not yet seem that our democracy is in danger, but things can tip, authoritarian structures can become entrenched, people can get used to them. Erosion is a slow process, not a sudden event.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-630-87658-0
Author:
Ferdinand von Schirach, Alexander Kluge
Price:
€8.00
Chronik einer angekündigten Krise

Chronik einer angekündigten Krise (Chronicle of a Crisis Announced)

Wie ein Virus die Welt verändern konnte (How a virus changed the world)

Be it in politics, business or private life, the coronavirus is now setting the pace. Thousands of companies are heading...

Be it in politics, business or private life, the coronavirus is now setting the pace. Thousands of companies are heading for bankruptcy, restrictions on civil rights that hardly seemed possible are being adopted without discussion. Many people are paralysed in fear and passivity. Governments are submitting themselves to the recommendations of experts, there is hardly any opposition to be seen, and the media are asking few questions. What is actually happening here? Paul Schreyer places the superficially chaotic reactions to the virus in an illuminating global context. He makes it clear that some of the current developments seem not to be random.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-86489-316-2
Author:
Paul Schreyer
Pages:
176
Price:
€15.00
Unsere Welt neu denken

Unsere Welt neu denken (Rethinking our World)

Eine Einladung (An invitation)

Our world is at a tipping point, and we can feel it. On the one hand, we are doing better...

Our world is at a tipping point, and we can feel it. On the one hand, we are doing better than ever before; on the other, we see dislocation, destruction and crisis everywhere we look. Whether the environment or society, our systems seem to have come under stress at the same time. We suspect that things will not and cannot stay the way they are. How do we find a way of life that reconciles the well-being of the planet with that of humanity? Where does the path lie between regimes of prohibition and questions of blame, on the one hand, and the mania for growth and technological promises, on the other? Maja Göpel invites us to take a new and very different look at the future.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-550-20079-3
Author:
Maja Göpel
Pages:
208
Price:
€17.99
Corona - Wie Sie die psychischen

Corona

Wie Sie die psychischen Herausforderungen meistern (How to cope with the psychological challenges)

Furlough schemes, home office and social distancing – the coronavirus crisis presents us with huge challenges. It is our mental...

Furlough schemes, home office and social distancing – the coronavirus crisis presents us with huge challenges. It is our mental state above all that suffers from the restrictive measures. The psychotherapist Gabriele Frohme offers some practical and immediate help, showing ways to overcome psychological stress in personal crisis situations – learning to deal with fears and get them under control; to strengthen the immune system and promote self-healing through exercise and relaxation exercises; to discover our own resilience and resources for coping with crises. In this way, we can remain strong in any crisis.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-432-11353-1
Author:
Gabriele Frohme
Pages:
160
Price:
€14.99
Fünfzig besten Virenkiller

Die 50 besten Virenkiller (The 50 Best Virus Killers)

Our world is teeming with pathogens: the coronavirus, flu viruses, herpes and hepatitis viruses. Besides masks, keeping your distance and...

Our world is teeming with pathogens: the coronavirus, flu viruses, herpes and hepatitis viruses. Besides masks, keeping your distance and washing your hands vigorously, here are 50 simple and practical tips that really get the immune system in shape and make us strong against the invisible attackers.

With tips such as how to strengthen the biggest organ of our immune system, the intestine, with proper nutrition, what the best immunity-boosting snacks are, and what dietary supplements actually work.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-432-11399-9
Author:
Sven-David Müller
Pages:
112
Price:
€9.99
Wir Untoten des Kapitals

Wir Untoten des Kapitals (We Undead of Capital)

Über politische Monster und einen grünen Sozialismus (On political monsters and green socialism)

The undead seem to be taking over our society – "soulless cities", an economic model that destroys a good life...

The undead seem to be taking over our society – "soulless cities", an economic model that destroys a good life rather than enabling it, the return of the monster of fascism. Raul Zelik asks how these developments are connected and how they can be stopped. On this quest, he turns to another phenomenon that just won't die: the socialist idea. Without strengthening common ownership, Zelik argues, it will be impossible to avert either ecological collapse or the impending plunge into authoritarianism. Instead, the multifaceted crisis calls for a grand emancipatory counter-design.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-518-12746-9
Author:
Raul Zelik
Pages:
328
Price:
€18.00
Corona Weltrezession

Corona-Weltrezession (Coronavirus World Recession)

Epidemiedruck und globale Erneuerungs-Perspektiven (Epidemic pressure and prospects for global renewal)

The coronavirus pandemic will leave political scars. This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the global recession it is causing...

The coronavirus pandemic will leave political scars. This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the global recession it is causing and shows for the first time how much the shocks of the coronavirus will change the world economy. The European Union – like the USA and China – must pass several stress tests at once: in the medical, economic and business fields. The shocks caused by the pandemic have brought political disappointment with respect to epidemic policies, and in some cases are turning poeple away from democracy. At the same time, the EU also faces the risk of another euro crisis, the pressure for digital structural change and a need for stronger climate policies.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-658-31385-2
Author:
Paul J.J. Welfens
Pages:
384
Price:
€16.99
Alles könnte anders sein

Alles könnte anders sein (Everything could be different)

Eine Gesellschaftsutopie für freie Menschen (A social utopia for free people)

Today, no one believes that our children could ever be better off. But that isn’t necessarily true! The sociologist and...

Today, no one believes that our children could ever be better off. But that isn’t necessarily true! The sociologist and experienced architect of the future, Harald Welzer, designs a good and a possible future for us. In realistic scenarios, he sketches specific images of the future in many areas that include work, mobility, digitisation, urban living, doing business and dealing with migration. He shows that the commonly touted "lack of alternatives" is in reality just lack of imagination. We have already achieved a lot that we can now build upon. We just need an idea of how it should be. And the we have to do it. The reward: a future worth living in; one we can look forward to.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-596-70348-7
Author:
Harald Welzer
Pages:
320
Price:
€12.00
Revolution für das Leben

Revolution für das Leben (Revolution for Life)

Philosophie der neuen Protestformen (Philosophy of the new forms of protest)

In times of crisis, political engagement takes off. Today around the world, protest movements such as Black Lives Matter, Fridays...

In times of crisis, political engagement takes off. Today around the world, protest movements such as Black Lives Matter, Fridays for Future and NiUnaMenos are fighting racism, climate catastrophe and violence against women. As different as they may seem, these forces of resistance share a common goal: saving lives. At its core, their struggle is against capitalism, which ruthlessly exploits us and our planet. In the new forms of protest, the philosopher Eva von Redecker sees the beginnings of a revolution for life that could overthrow the destructive capitalist order.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-10-397048-7
Author:
Eva von Redecker
Pages:
320
Price:
€23.00
Der verlorene Patient

Der verlorene Patient (The Lost Patient)

Wie uns das Geschäft mit der Gesundheit krank macht (How the business of health is making us sick)

In recent years, hospitals and doctors' practices have developed increasingly into commercial enterprises – to the detriment of patients and...

In recent years, hospitals and doctors' practices have developed increasingly into commercial enterprises – to the detriment of patients and staff. The system is strictly profit-oriented, while at the same time we can observe an enormous waste of human and material resources. The coronavirus pandemic has applied a magnifying glass to this situation: on the one hand we are enormously efficient, on the other, poorly organised and underfunded. Here Arunagirinathan, a medical doctor, sounds the alarm. He clearly identifies the shortcomings and shows what needs to change if the focus is to be on patients’ wellbeing, not on profit.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-499-00299-1
Author:
Umes Arunagirinathan, Doris Mendlewitsch
Pages:
224
Price:
€16.00
Verschwörungsmythen

Verschwörungsmythen (Conspiracy Myths)

Woher sie kommen, was sie anrichten, wie wir ihnen begegnen können (Where they come from, what they do, what we can do about them)

Did Bill Gates invent the coronavirus to get even richer with the vaccine? Are secret factories torturing kidnapped children to...

Did Bill Gates invent the coronavirus to get even richer with the vaccine? Are secret factories torturing kidnapped children to secure supplies of the coveted adrenochrome? Is it all part of a great Jewish conspiracy to take over the world? The internet and social media are bursting with abstruse speculation. Many people are drifting fearfully into a world of fantasy. Michael Blume analyses the cultural-historical and psychological contexts, asking why such myths exist and how they "work"; he gives advice on how to respond to conspiracy believers, points out the weak points – and predicts the downfall of the QAnon movement around its failing messiah, Donald Trump.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-8436-1286-9
Author:
Michael Blume
Pages:
160
Price:
€15.00
Klimaschmutzlobby

Die Klimaschmutzlobby (The Climate Protection Lobby)

Wie Politiker und Wirtschaftslenker die Zukunft unseres Planeten verkaufen (How politicians and business leaders are selling the future of our planet)

At the latest since "Fridays for Future", climate change has been recognised as one of the most urgent problems of...

At the latest since "Fridays for Future", climate change has been recognised as one of the most urgent problems of our time. Despite clear commitments to the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, however, we are far from achieving those goals. Why do climate change deniers and fossil fuel lobbyists succeed time and again in torpedoing all climate protection legislation? This book demonstrates the strategies, networks and arguments they use in their fight, and reveals the interest groups that are blocking our future. A shocking report and a wake-up call: we need a strong climate policy!

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-492-07027-0
Author:
Susanne Götze, Annika Joeres
Pages:
304
Price:
€20.00
Ungleichheit

Ungleichheit in der Klassengesellschaft (Inequality in the Class System)

Socioeconomic inequality exists not only in the USA, Brazil or South Africa, it is also very pronounced, and still rising,...

Socioeconomic inequality exists not only in the USA, Brazil or South Africa, it is also very pronounced, and still rising, in Germany. It is not limited to the unequal distribution of income and wealth, but extends to almost all areas of life. Christoph Butterwegge looks at its current manifestations, focusing on health alongside education and housing. "Faced with the coronavirus, everyone is equal," many believed. But this is not true of the economy. Redundancies and bankruptcies among smaller companies contrast with the extra profits earned by corporations in crisis-resistant sectors and the enrichment of financial investors.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-89438-744-0
Author:
Christoph Butterwegge
Pages:
183
Price:
€14.90
Zukunft für alle

Zukunft für alle (A Future for All)

Eine Vision für 2048: gerecht. ökologisch. machbar. (A vision for 2048: fair, ecological, feasible)

The year is 2048. How do we move around? What do we eat? How do we spend our time? How...

The year is 2048. How do we move around? What do we eat? How do we spend our time? How do we work and what do we do? How can this future be just, ecologically sound and feasible – for everyone? In the face of multiple crises – climate catastrophe, growing inequality, economic crises – people are asking ever more questions about alternative economic and social systems. But what might those systems look like? This book provides possible answers. Based on the results of twelve workshops of the future involving almost 200 pioneers, it develops a vision for 2048 that gives us courage and hope and whets the appetite for the future.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-96238-257-5
Author:
Kai Kuhnhenn et al.
Pages:
104
Price:
€9.00
Arbeit ruiniert die Welt

Arbeit ruiniert die Welt (Work is Ruining the World)

Warum wir eine andere Wirtschaft brauchen (Why we need a different economy)

Large sections of politics and business observe the mantra of growth and jobs, regardless of whether this is beneficial or...

Large sections of politics and business observe the mantra of growth and jobs, regardless of whether this is beneficial or harmful. And they try to convince us with theories of all kinds that without the unequal distribution of wealth we could not ensure the survival of humankind. But is that really true? In his provocative book, Günther Moewes uses convincing images and comparisons to refute this view, and he identifies some alternatives. Because the world is at a crossroads. If we do not finally decouple people's right to exist from gainful employment, we are heading inexorably toward a world of climate wars, climate refugees and pandemics, a world of which coronavirus gives us just a foretaste.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-939816-74-4
Author:
Günther Moewes
Pages:
152
Price:
€12.00