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Basic Books (Firm)

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Works: 568 works in 615 publications in 1 language and 3,517 library holdings
Genres: History  Lectures 
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Most widely held works by Basic Books (Firm)
Who shall live? : health, economics, and social choice by Victor R Fuchs( Book )

2 editions published between 1975 and 1983 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this classic book, Professor Victor Fuchs draws on his deep understanding of the strengths and limitations of economics and his intimate knowledge of health care institutions to help readers understand the problems every nation faces in trying to allocate health resources efficiently and equitably. Six complementary papers dealing with national health insurance, poverty and health, and other policy issues, including his 1996 presidential address to the American Economic Association, accompany the original 1974 text."--BOOK JACKET. "Health professionals, policy-makers, social scientists, students and concerned citizens will all benefit from this highly readable, authoritative, and nuanced discussion of the difficult choices that lie ahead."--Jacket
Every child's birthright : in defense of mothering by Selma Fraiberg( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book discusses the importance of mothering in order to nurture the ability to love and connect to the community, and the effect a lack of mothering can have on a child
Lobbying the corporation : citizen challenges to business authority by David Vogel( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lobbying the corporation vividly describes the most important political conflicts that have directly affected corporations, including the lunch-counter sit-ins in the South, the campus protests surrounding Dow's production of napalm, the challenges to Honeywell's manufacture of antipersonnel weapons, Campaign GM's attempt to make the management of General Motors politically accountable, the churches' decade-long struggle to pressue American corporations to withdraw from South Africa, and the shareholder campaigns of the American Jewish Congress to discourage corporate compliance with the Arab boycott of Israel. It also analyzes the implications o fthe new willingness of banks, insurance companies, universities, and other institutional investors to scrutinize--and challenge--the social and political decisions of corporate executives."--Dust jacket
The very best of the Feynman lectures by Richard P Feynman( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unabridged presentation of six of Feynman's historic lectures on physics, delivered at the California Institute of Technology in the 1960s
The Feynman lectures on physics by Richard P Feynman( Recording )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today the Feynman Lectures are considered by many to be the best introductory set of lectures on Physics ever written. Feynman himself however stated in his original preface that he was "pessimistic" with regard to the success with which he reached all of his students. The Feynman lectures were written "to maintain the interest of very enthusiastic and rather smart students coming out of high schools and into Caltech." Feynman was targeting the lectures to students who, "at the end of two years of our previous course, [were] very discouraged because there were really very few grand, new, modern ideas presented to them." As a result, some physics students find the lectures more valuable after they obtain a good grasp of physics by studying more traditional texts. Many professional physicists refer to the lectures at various points in their careers to refresh their minds with regard to basic principles
The Feynman lectures on physics by Richard P Feynman( Recording )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today the Feynman Lectures are considered by many to be the best introductory set of lectures on physics ever written. Feynman himself, however, stated in his original preface that he was "pessimistic" with regard to the success with which he reached all of his students. The Feynman lectures were written "to maintain the interest of very enthusiastic and rather smart students coming out of high schools and into Cal Tech." Feynman was targeting the lectures to students who, "at the end of two years of our previous course, [were] very discouraged because there were really very few grand, new, modern ideas presented to them." As a result, some physics students find the lectures more valuable after they obtain a good grasp of physics by studying more traditional texts. Many professional physicists refer to the lectures at various points in their careers to refresh their minds with regard to basic principles
Collected papers by Sigmund Freud( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cruel peace : everyday life and the Cold War by Fred Inglis( )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Feynman lectures on physics by Richard P Feynman( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today the Feynman Lectures are considered by many to be the best introductory set of lectures on Physics ever written. Feynman himself however stated in his original preface that he was "pessimistic" with regard to the success with which he reached all of his students. The Feynman lectures were written "to maintain the interest of very enthusiastic and rather smart students coming out of high schools and into Caltech." Feynman was targeting the lectures to students who, "at the end of two years of our previous course, [were] very discouraged because there were really very few grand, new, modern ideas presented to them." As a result, some physics students find the lectures more valuable after they obtain a good grasp of physics by studying more traditional texts. Many professional physicists refer to the lectures at various points in their careers to refresh their minds with regard to basic principles
The Feynman lectures on physics by Richard P Feynman( Recording )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lectures range from basic principles through formidable theories. Feynman's original recordings from which the books were transcribed. The recordings were remastered for modern audio equipment and reorganized for cohesiveness. The chapters on the discs are not in the same order as the chapters in the books
The tyranny of experts : economists, dictators, and the forgotten rights of the poor by William Easterly( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the last century, global poverty has largely been viewed as a technical problem that merely requires the right "expert" solutions. Yet all too often, experts recommend solutions that fix immediate problems without addressing the systemic political factors that created them in the first place. Further, they produce an accidental collusion with "benevolent autocrats, " leaving dictators with yet more power to violate the rights of the poor
The Feynman lectures on physics by Richard P Feynman( Recording )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lectures range from basic principles through formidable theories. Feynman's original recordings from which the books were transcribed. The recordings were remastered for modern audio equipment and reorganized for cohesiveness. The chapters on the discs are not in the same order as the chapters in the books
Rise of the robots : technology and the threat of a jobless future by Martin Ford( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Silicon Valley the phrase "disruptive technology" is tossed around on a casual basis. No one doubts that technology has the power to devastate entire industries and upend various sectors of the job market. But Rise of the Robots asks a bigger question: Can accelerating technology disrupt our entire economic system to the point where a fundamental restructuring is required? Companies like Facebook and YouTube may only need a handful of employees to achieve enormous valuations, but what will be the fate of those of us not lucky or smart enough to have gotten into the great shift from human labor to computation?"--
The Feynman lectures on physics. advanced quantum mechanics by Richard P Feynman( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lectures range from basic principles through formidable theories. Feynman's original recordings from which the books were transcribed. The recordings were remastered for modern audio equipment and reorganized for cohesiveness. The chapters on the discs are not in the same order as the chapters in the books
Selected papers [of Sándor Ferenczi] by Sándor Ferenczi( Book )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coming crisis of Western sociology by Alvin Ward Gouldner( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kritische analyse van de Westerse sociologie tot 1970
The patient will see you now : the future of medicine is in your hands by Eric J Topol( Book )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Patient Will See You Now, Eric Topol, one of the nation's top physicians, examines what he calls medicine's "Gutenberg moment." Much as the printing press liberated knowledge from the control of an elite class, new technology--from the smartphone to machine learning--is poised to democratize medicine. In this new era, patients will control their data and be emancipated from a paternalistic medical regime in which "the doctor knows best." Mobile phones, apps, and attachments will literally put the lab and the ICU in our pockets. Computers will replace physicians for many diagnostic tasks, and enormous data sets will give us new means to attack conditions that have long been incurable. In spite of these benefits, the path forward will be complicated: some in the medical establishment will resist these changes, and digitized medicine will raise serious issues surrounding privacy. Nevertheless, the result--better, cheaper, and more humane health care for all--will be worth it. The Patient Will See You Now is essential reading for anyone who thinks they deserve better health care. That is, for all of us. "--
The Feynman lectures on physics. quantum mechanics by Richard P Feynman( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lectures range from basic principles through formidable theories. Feynman's original recordings from which the books were transcribed. The recordings were remastered for modern audio equipment and reorganized for cohesiveness. The chapters on the discs are not in the same order as the chapters in the books
The eve of destruction : how 1965 transformed America by James T Patterson( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the author argues that 1965, not 1968, was the most transformative year of the 1960s, discussing attacks on civil rights demonstrators, increased African American militancy, the Watts riots, anti-war protests, and a growing national pessimism. 1965 marked the birth of the tumultuous era we now know as "The Sixties," when American society and culture underwent a major transformation. Turmoil erupted in the American South early in the year, when police attacked civil rights demonstrators in Selma, Alabama. Many black leaders, outraged, began to lose faith in nonviolent and interracial strategies of protest. Meanwhile, the U.S. rushed into a deadly war in Vietnam, inciting rebelliousness at home. On August 11th, five days after Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, racial violence exploded in the Watts area of Los Angeles. As the national mood darkened, the country became deeply divided. By the end of 1965, a conservative resurgence was beginning to redefine the political scene even as developments in popular music were enlivening the Left. In this book the author traces the events of this transformative year, showing how they dramatically reshaped the nation and reset the course of American life
Letters to a young Catholic by George Weigel( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: In this remarkable tour of the Catholic world, George Weigel helps us understand how Catholicism fosters what Flannery O'Connor called "the habit of being." Taking the reader by the hand, Weigel embarks on a journey to Catholic landmarks as diverse as Chartres Cathedral and St. Mary's Church in Greenville, South Carolina; the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem and G.K. Chesterton's favorite pub; the grave of a modern martyr in Warsaw, and the Sistine Chapel. Weaving together insights from history, literature, theology, and music, Weigel uses these touchstones to illuminate the beliefs that have shaped Catholicism for two thousand years. With clarity and conviction, Weigel examines the foundations of Catholic faith and explores the topics of grace, prayer, vocation, sin and forgiveness, suffering, and-most importantly-love. Putting a dramatic face on this invitation to Catholicism, Weigel introduces some of the figures who have shaped his faith and thought-Michelangelo and Fra Angelico; Evelyn Waugh and Cardinal John Henry Newman; Father Jerzy Popieuszko and Pope John Paul II; Edith Stein and Mother Teresa-as he also shares anecdotes from his own Catholic life. To a world that sometimes seems closed and claustrophobic, he suggests, Christian humanism offers a world with windows and doors-and a skylight. In these letters, George Weigel conveys the power of a faith that is at once personal and universal, timely and eternal. His book will inspire not only the young generation of Catholics whose World Youth Day celebrations have launched an era of renewal for the Church, but also the faithful, the doubtful, and the searchers of every age
 
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