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Basic Books (Firm)

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Works: 456 works in 488 publications in 1 language and 1,681 library holdings
Genres: Literature  History  Textbooks  Lectures  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Publisher
Classifications: U21.2, 355.02
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Most widely held works about Basic Books (Firm)
 
Most widely held works by Basic Books (Firm)
Every child's birthright : in defense of mothering by Selma Fraiberg( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 967 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
The very best of the Feynman lectures by Richard P Feynman( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 147 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 )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 27 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 )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 14 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 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 11 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 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 2006 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
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
Sociology today : problems and prospects by American Sociological Association( Book )

3 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2005 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 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."--
Selected papers [of Sándor Ferenczi] by Sándor Ferenczi( Book )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just and unjust wars : a moral argument with historical illustrations by Michael Walzer( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This classic work of political ethics has radically reconfigured the way that we think about war. From the Athenian attack on Melos to the My Lai Massacre, from the wars in the Balkans through the first war in Iraq, Michael Walzer examines the moral issues surrounding military theory, war crimes, and the spoils of war. He studies a variety of conflicts over the course of history, as well as the testimony of those who have been most directly involved--participants, decision makers, and victims. In his introduction to this new edition, Walzer specifically addresses the moral issues surrounding the war in and occupation of Iraq, reminding us once again that "the argument about war and justice is still a political and moral necessity"--Back cover
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
Emile : or, On education by Jean-Jacques Rousseau( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Bloom's new translation of Emile, Rousseau's masterpiece on the education and training of the young, is the first in more than seventy years. In it, Bloom, whose magnificent translation of Plato's Republic has been universally hailed as a virtual rediscovery of that timeless text, again brings together the translator's gift for journeying between two languages and cultures and the philosopher's perception of the true meaning and significance of the issues being examined in the work. The result is a clear, readable, and highly engrossing text that at the same time offers a wholly new sense of the importance and relevance of Rousseau's thought to us. In addition to his translation, Bloom provides a brilliant introduction that relates the structure and themes of the book to the vital preoccupation's of our own age, particularly in the field of education, but also more generally to the current concerns about the limits and possibilities of human nature. Thus in this translation Emile, long a classic in the history of Western thought and educational theory, becomes something more: a prescription, fresh and dazzling, for the bringing up of autonomous, responsible--that is, truly democratic--human beings
The mind's I : fantasies and reflections on self and soul by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ISBN 0576504624X LCCN 8166099
Rise of the robots : technology and the threat of a jobless future by Martin Ford( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2 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?"--
Alone together : why we expect more form technology and less from each other by Sherry Turkle( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basic Books, Inc. ... [et al.], plaintiffs, v. Kinko's Graphics Corporation, defendant : opinion by Constance Baker Motley( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The very best of the Feynman lectures
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Basic Books, A Member of the Perseus Books Group.

Basic Books, Inc., Publishers.

Basic Books, New York.

Basic Books, Perseus Group Books

Basic Books Publishers.

BasicBooks a division of HarperCollins Publishers.

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English (33)