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  • The Americanization of Edward Bokby Edward William Bok

    The Floating Press 1920; US$ 5.95

    The Americanization of Edward Bok is an autobiography, told in the third person, that shares the life of a little Dutch boy unceremoniously set down in America unable to make himself understood or even to know what persons were saying; his education extremely limited, practically negligible; and yet, by some curious decree of fate, he was destined... more...

  • To the End of the Earthby Stanley M. Hordes

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 28.99

    Stanley M. Hordes explores the remarkable story of crypto-Jews and the tenuous preservation of Jewish rituals and traditions in Mexico and New Mexico over the past five hundred years. He follows the crypto-Jews from their origins in medieval Spain and Portugal to their efforts to escape persecution by migrating to the New World and settling in the... more...

  • The Gap Symmetry and Fluctuations in High-Tc Superconductors by Julien Bok

    Springer 1998; US$ 281.00

    In September 1997 in Cargese, France, scientists gathered to compare experimental results and models now that the availability of single crystals allows high-precision experiments that are reproducible and reliable. Oddly enough, many did not agree, and some heated controversy ensued. They concentra more...

  • Universities in the Marketplaceby Derek Bok

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 32.95

    Is everything in a university for sale if the price is right? In this book, one of America's leading educators cautions that the answer is all too often "yes." Taking the first comprehensive look at the growing commercialization of our academic institutions, Derek Bok probes the efforts on campus to profit financially not only from athletics but increasingly,... more...

  • Our Underachieving Collegesby Derek Bok

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    Drawing on a large body of empirical evidence, former Harvard President Derek Bok examines how much progress college students actually make toward widely accepted goals of undergraduate education. His conclusions are sobering. Although most students make gains in many important respects, they improve much less than they should in such important areas... more...

  • The Politics of Happinessby Derek Bok

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    During the past forty years, thousands of studies have been carried out on the subject of happiness. Some have explored the levels of happiness or dissatisfaction associated with typical daily activities, such as working, seeing friends, or doing household chores. Others have tried to determine the extent to which income, family, religion, and other... more...

  • Freedom and Responsibilityby Hilary Bok

    Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 31.00

    Can we reconcile the idea that we are free and responsible agents with the idea that what we do is determined according to natural laws? For centuries, philosophers have tried in different ways to show that we can. Hilary Bok takes a fresh approach here, as she seeks to show that the two ideas are compatible by drawing on the distinction between practical... more...

  • Lyingby Sissela Bok

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    A thoughtful addition to the growing debate over public and private morality. Looks at lying and deception in law, family, medicine, government. more...

  • Secretsby Sissela Bok

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    Shows how the ethical issues raised by secrets and secrecy in our careers or private lives take us to the heart of the critical questions of private and public morality. more...

  • Our Underachieving Collegesby Derek Bok

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    Drawing on a large body of empirical evidence, former Harvard President Derek Bok examines how much progress college students actually make toward widely accepted goals of undergraduate education. His conclusions are sobering. Although most students make gains in many important respects, they improve much less than they should in such important areas... more...