Woodhead acquires Horwood list

<p>Cambridge-based Woodhead Publishing has acquired the 90-strong list of Horwood Publishing, comprising titles on mathematics, engineering, biochemistry, chemistry and the environment.<br /><br />Owner Martin Woodhead said: &quot;The Horwood list fits very neatly with our existing strengths in engineering, materials science, food science and environmental technology but also brings with it a superb mathematics list of 30 titles including bestsellers such as Fundamentals of University Mathematics. We are delighted to add such a high quality list to our business.&quot;<br /><br />The imprint was founded by the late Ellis Horwood in the early 1990s, following the sale of his previous company to Simon &amp; Schuster in 1987.<br /><br />Woodhead now publishes 75 new titles a year in science, technology and medicine, and is launching in early 2010 its new electronic platform Woodhead Publishing Online. <br /></p><p>&nbsp;</p>