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Basic Books (Firm)

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Works: 560 works in 607 publications in 1 language and 3,513 library holdings
Genres: History  Lectures 
Roles: Publisher
Classifications: U21.2, 355.02
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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 945 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 940 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 805 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 136 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 25 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 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 cruel peace : everyday life and the Cold War by Fred Inglis( )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
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 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 took learning out of the hands of a priestly class, the internet is doing the same for medicine, giving us unprecedented control over our healthcare. With smartphones in hand, we are no longer beholden to an impersonal and paternalistic medical system. Medicine has been digitized, Topol argues, now it's time for it to be democratized. Provocative and engrossing, The Patient Will See You Now is about all that lies ahead in a world of digital, democratic medicine, including fair discussion of a range of potential downsides, from privacy violations to intransigence on the part of the medical powers that be. Indeed, though many in the medical establishment will resist Topol's vision, he argues convincingly that medicine has been authoritarian for far too long, and that not changing the course of medicine will incur steep costs for us all. It's time to put the tools of medicine, and the power that goes with them, into the hands of the people"--
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
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

A classic treatment of the morality of war written by one of our country's leading philosophers, with a new introduction considering the wars in Bosnia and Kosovo. Just and Unjust Wars examines a variety of conflicts in order to understand exactly why, according to Walzer, "the argument about war and justice is still a political and moral necessity." Walzer's classic work draws on historical illustrations that range all the way from the Athenian attack on Melos to this morning's headlines, and uses the testimony of participants decision makers and victims alike to examine the moral issues of warfare.--
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

Unabridged
The new urban crisis : how our cities are increasing inequality, deepening segregation, and failing the middle class-- and what we can do about it by Richard L Florida( Book )

2 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years, the young, educated, and affluent have surged back into cities, reversing decades of suburban flight and urban decline. And yet all is not well. In The New Urban Crisis, Richard Florida, one of the first scholars to anticipate this back-to-the-city movement in The Rise of the Creative Class, demonstrates how the same forces that power urban growth also generate cities' vexing challenges, such as gentrification, segregation, inequality, and unaffordable housing. Middle-class neighborhoods are disappearing as our cities and suburbs are carved into small areas of privilege surrounded by vast swaths of poverty and disadvantage. The rise of a winner-take all urbanism represents a profound crisis of today's urbanized knowledge economy that threatens our economic future. But if this crisis is urban, so is its solution. Cities remain the most powerful economic engines the world has ever seen. The only way forward is to devise a new model of urbanism-for-all that encourages innovation and wealth creation while generating good jobs, rising living standards, and a better way of life for everyone. We must rebuild cities and suburbs for the middle class by investing in infrastructure, reforming zoning and tax laws, building more affordable housing, and further empowering cities to address their own unique challenges
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 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
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
 
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