Translation Highlights

We’d like to present here some highlights from our extensive portfolio of translations from German to English, and English to German, including both technical and non-technical publications.  We have covered a wide range of topics and services for very satisfied clients over the last two decades, and we are always ready for a fresh challenge, so when you need help by all means get in touch us and give us the word.

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Renewable Energy and Climate Change

A clear introduction to the potential and practical implementations of solar, wind, wave, and geothermal renewable energy. The book shows the correlations between the use of energy, energy prices, and climate change, and evaluates the current world situation, as well as providing practical guidance on ‘personal’ climate protection. Date: 2019

Full Title: Renewable Energy and Climate Change, 2nd Edition
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Each major type of renewable energy system is covered in this easy to read manual, which can also serve well as a textbook for students of renewable energy, and environment and sustainability courses.

Quaschning begins with our demand for energy: how much we need, how much we use, and what it costs us, and then surveys the state of climate change today, and its causes. The book reports how we both waste and save energy, and surveys the many alternative sources of energy generation, including photovoltaics, solar thermal systems and power plants, wind power systems, hydropower plants, and geothermal power. The current state of biomass energy and the hydrogen and fuel cell industry are covered, as well as some positive examples of sustainable energy and possible futures.

German to English translation
Author: Volker V. Quaschning
Year: 2019
ISBN: 978-1-119-51486-2
Pages: 360
More Info: www.wiley.com/en-us/Renewable+Energy+and+Climate+Change%2C+2nd+Edition+-p-9781119514862
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The Dynamic Method

A complete guide to sustainable property investing, using the author's own Dynamic Method and software. This new method addresses real estate values dynamically over the entire investment cycle, giving a better basis for profitable investment. Date: 2018

Full Title: The Dynamic Method, Property Rating for Sustainable Returns
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Author George Salden, founder and CEO of Capital Bay GmbH, presents his groundbreaking Dynamic Method for assessing property values for sustainable returns on investment. This new method and software help with pre-purchase assessment of risk and profitability based on the entire investment cycle, drawing on numerous available market indicators. Salden’s method helps avoid the common weaknesses of single-point-in-time value assessment model typically in use today, paving the way to better investments.

German to English translation
Original Title: Die Dynamische Methode
Author: George Salden
Year: 2018
Pages: 288
More Info: shop.haufe.de/prod/die-dynamische-methode
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The Madhouse Effect

English-German translation of The Madhouse Effect, rebuttals of climate change deniers by leading climate scientist Michael E Mann and Washington Post cartoonist Tom Toles. Date: 2018

Full Title: The Madhouse Effect: How climate change denial is threatening our planet, destroying our politics, and driving us crazy
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English-German translation of The Madhouse Effect – referred to as “the book Donald Trump doesn’t want you to read” – authored by award-winning climate scientist Michael E Mann and Pulitzer Prize-winning political Washington Post cartoonist Tom Toles.  The new 2018 edition added fresh content and cartoons for the Trump Era, and is the first translation into German of this work.


Author: Michael E Mann
Year: 2018
ISBN: 978-3-933634-46-7
Pages: 272
More Info: www.michaelmann.net/content/return-madhouse
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From Blind Man to Ironman

HET provided proofreading services for Haseeb Ahmad’s real-life extreme sporting story, which recounts his journey from loss of sight at the age of twenty to huge athletic success in competitive endurance events. Date: 2017

Full Title: From Blind Man to Ironman - a personal journey which will inspire and motivate people of all ages
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Haseeb Ahmad started to lose sight at the age of ten, and was completely blind by the age of 20. Yet with great determination, at the age of thirty-eight Haseeb was applying to join the GB Paratriathlon squad, winning medals at national and international competitions and then shattering the world Blind Ironman record on 2 October 2016.


Author: Haseeb Ahmad
Year: 2017
ISBN: 1788033302
Pages: 224
More Info: www.haseebblindironman.com/buythebook
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Pioneering Fuel Cell Plant

Technical translation from English to German for FuelCell Energy Inc's pioneering 1.4 MW power cell plant, the first commercial MW-class fuel cell in Europe in an industrial environment, operated under licence in Germany by Friatec at their headquarters in Mannheim. This features ultra-clean, efficient and reliable power and high quality heat generation, with a reduction in power costs. Date: 2016
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FuelCell Energy Solutions GmbH provides ultra-clean, efficient and reliable fuel cell power plants in the European Served Area.  E.ON Connecting Energies bundles E.ON’s solutions business in decentralized energy and energy efficiency, serving industrial, commercial and public-sector customers. The technology for this project is supplied by FuelCell Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:FCEL) a global leader in design, manufacturing, operation and service of  cutting-edge clean fuel cell power plants.

The agreement launched with the sale of a 1.4 MW plant at the headquarters of FRIATEC AG in Mannheim.  FRIATEC hosts the plant and benefits from ultra-clean power and high quality heat along with a reduced  costs and improved energy security.  E.ON owns the power plant and FuelCell Energy Solutions have installed and operate and maintain the plant under a long-term service agreement. Direct FuelCell® power plants are generating ultra-clean, efficient and reliable power at more than 50 locations worldwide.

FRIATEC AG is a specialist firm for non-corroding and wear-resistant materials.  Based in Germany, Friatec serve global markets, including pipe systems, high-performance ceramics and special pumps, and ceramic components used in laboratory, electrical engineering and medical engineering. FRIATEC AG is a member of the ALIAXIS group of companies, which is headquartered in Brussels and is the world’s largest producer of plastic pipe systems for the construction industry and utilities.

English to German translation
Author: FuelCell Energy Inc
Year: 2016
More Info: investor.fce.com/default.aspx?SectionId=5cc5ecae-6c48-4521-a1ad-480e593e4835&LanguageId=1&PressReleaseId=4160ec78-aa87-4762-a609-9ec8f7e297f6
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Security in Fixed and Wireless Networks

The authors report on security threats and available countermeasures in fixed and wireless networks, and advise on how countermeasures can can be taken to secure communication infrastructures. The book explores the risks of inappropriate network security, and describes the mechanisms which can be employed to counter those risks. Date: 2016

Full Title: Security in Fixed and Wireless Networks, 2nd Edition
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The authors explore the risks of inappropriate network security, and describe the mechanisms and protocols which can be employed to counter those risks, as well as how the mechanisms and protocols work.

Guenter Schaefer is a professor at the Technische Universität Ilmenau in Germany.   His research interests are in network security, networking protocols, mobile communications, and innovative communication services and architectures.

Michael Rossberg is a PostDoc Researcher at the Technische Universität Ilmenau. In 2011 he obtained his Ph.D with a thesis on peer-to-peer-based auto-configuration of large scale IPsec VPNs. His research interests lie in network security and performance evaluation and optimization.

In 2010 Michael Rossberg and Guenter Schaefer jointly received  the third prize of the German IT Security Award for their work on automatic configuration of large scale VPNs.

German to English translation
Author: Guenter Schaefer, Michael Rossberg
Year: 2016
ISBN: 978-1-119-04074-3
Pages: 624
More Info: www.wiley.com/en-gb/Security+in+Fixed+and+Wireless+Networks,+2nd+Edition-p-9781119040743
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Photovoltaics: System Design and Practice

A handbook bringing together all the latest design, layout and construction methods for entire PV plants in a single volume. This comprehensive manual describes procedures for design of stand-alone and grid-connected systems, and gives advice on typical operational scenarios and problems. Date: 2012
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A comprehensive handbook of all the latest design, layout and construction methods for entire PV plants. Subject matter includes design of both stand-alone and grid-connected systems in addition to practical guidance on typical operational scenarios and problems encountered to achieve optimum performance of PV plants. A resource and desk reference for electrical engineers and other professionals working with PV systems, especially designers and installers working with PV plants or manufacturing and testing of PV.

Professor Häberlin is the head of the photovoltaics laboratory at the Berne University of Applied Sciences (BFH), and some of the content is available for browsing here.


Author: Heinrich Häberlin
Year: 2012
ISBN: 978-1-119-99285-1
Pages: 732
More Info: www.wiley.com/en-gb/Photovoltaics%3A+System+Design+and+Practice-p-9781119992851
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Commodities: Switzerland’s Most Dangerous Business

German to English translation of pioneering study on Swiss commodities trading practices. Presents research that shows why and how resource-rich developing countries remain poor while Swiss trading companies make billions, and recommends policy changes. Date: 2012
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A groundbreaking report investigates and documents of one of globalisation’s biggest winners, the powerful commodities trading industry. In the last decade Switzerland has emerged as one of the world’s dominant trading hubs for commodities, handling from 15 to 25 per cent of world trade, with all the world’s largest trading houses operating partly or mainly from Switzerland due to the welcoming regulatory and political climate.

This study contains comprehensive background research on how oil sales function, on oil sale governance risks, and on how global oil prices get identified and vary over time. The study is based on research into how eleven different nations sell their national oil production. The authors’ key recommendations include:

  • Governments should require commodity traders and other buyers registered or listed in their country to report on payments made to producer country governments.
  • National oil companies should also disclose all financial transfers to and from the government.

206-page e-book available for free download from here.  304 page e-book also available to purchase  from Amazon.


Author: Berne Declaration (Ed.)
Year: 2012
Pages: 206
More Info: www.publiceye.ch/en/media/press-release/pioneering_commodities_studies_bring_transparency_to_oil_companies_and_swiss_trading_hub/
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Scenarios for a Future Electricity Supply

Dr Czisch analyses electricity supply options for Europe and its neighbours, and describes how our electricity supply could be structured in an optimally cost-effective manner primarliy based on current technologies. Czisch proposes that power plant usage and selection should be optimised so that we take full account of the availability and intermittency of renewables. Date: 2011

Full Title: Scenarios for a Future Electricity Supply: cost-optimized variations on supplying Europe and its neighbours with electricity from renewable energies
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In this groundbreaking book, energy systems modelling expert Dr Gregor Czisch analyses electricity supply options for Europe and its neighbouring regions. He describes how our electricity supply could be structured in an optimally cost-effective manner largely based on currently available technologies. Czisch proposes that power plant usage and selection be optimised in a manner that takes full account of the availability and intermittency of renewables. To this end, the author provides a number of solutions entailing a wide range of thought-provoking scenarios.

Czisch’s visionary study shows that a pan-European renewables-based supergrid using high-voltage DC lines extending into North Africa could supply an area spanning 50 countries with a combined population of 1.1 billion. The author demonstrates that such a supergrid would obviate the need for fossil fuels and nuclear power, and that its costs would be on a par with or perhaps even lower than our current electricity supply system

German to English translation
Author: Dr Gregor Czisch
Year: 2011
ISBN: 978-1-84919-156-2
Pages: 750
More Info: www.theiet.org/resources/books/pow-en/scenarios.cfm
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Planning and Installing Solar Thermal Systems

Comprehensive professional manual for planning and installing a solar thermal system. This 2010 edition fully updates 2004's bestselling guide, delivering a thorough summary of a growing field from DGS, the German section of the International Solar Energy Society. Date: 2010

Full Title: Planning and Installing Solar Thermal Systems: A Guide for Installers, Architects and Engineers, 2nd Edition
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The completely updated edition of the bestselling 2004 manual sets out clear guidance for the  planning and installation of  a solar thermal system, for space- and water-heating requirements in the residential, commercial and industrial  sectors.  All the major topics for successful project implementation are covered, starting with resource assessment and an outline of core components and proceeding to design, installation, operation and maintenance for households, large systems, swimming pool heating, and solar air and solar cooling functions.

Solar thermal systems currently available already offer efficiency and reliability, and the future potential for this technology and the associated environmental benefits are significant.  This volume also benefited from contributions from DLR, the German Aerospace Centre.

German to English translation
Author: German Solar Energy Society (DGS)
Year: 2010
ISBN: 9781844077601
Pages: 368
More Info: www.routledge.com/Planning-and-Installing-Solar-Thermal-Systems-A-Guide-for-Installers/German-Solar-Energy-Society-DGS/p/book/9781844077601
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Nord Stream gas pipeline planning document

Technical planning approval document for the world's longest sub-sea pipeline, to transport natural gas supplies from Russia to Germany beneath the Baltic Sea. The pipeline is over 1000km long and is owned and operated by Nord Stream AG. Date: 2009
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The Nord Stream project is the world’s longest underwater sea pipeline, measuring 1.222 kilometres in length.   Owned and operated by Nord Stream AG, it pipes natural gas from Vyborg in Russia to Greifswald in Germany, and comprises two parallel lines. The first was completed in 2011, and the second in 2012.

Image supplied under Creative Commons Licence 3.0 by Samuel Bailey.

German to English translation
Author: Nord Stream AG
Year: 2009
Pages: 287
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Shell Sustainability Report

Annual public reports issued since 1998 documenting Shell's progress in sustainable development, with translation into multiple languages commencing in 2005. Date: 2005
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Shell state that they believe that responsibly delivering cleaner, more reliable and affordable energy is the best contribution that they can make today to a more stable world where economies can thrive. To do this they work with others including communities, other companies, governments, consumers and non-governmental organisations.

English to German translation
Author: Shell International B.V
Year: 2005
More Info: reports.shell.com/sustainability-report/2011/servicepages/previous.html
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Medical equipment book
Breathing and Mechanical Support

German to English translation of medical equipment book. Date: 1997

Full Title: Breathing and Mechanical Support
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German to English translation of a medical equipment book published by Blackwell.


Author: Wolfgang Oczenski, Alois Werba, Harald Andel
Year: 1997
ISBN: ISBN 3-89412-387-7
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A list of original technical research papers co-authored by HET Director Herbert Eppel is available online at Google Scholar.