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- 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...
- Basic Books 2013; US$ 16.99
We have effective theories for very few things. Gravity is one, electromagnetism another. But for most things?whether as mundane as finding a mate or as major as managing an economy?our theories are lousy or nonexistent. Fortunately, we don?t need them, any more than a fish needs a theory of water to swim; we?re able to muddle through. But how do... more...
- Random House Children's Books 2013; US$ 17.99
Follow a determined girl named Julia as she tries to join in the fun of a mischevious group of dancing penguins. Set in The Romping Chomping Park and Zoo, author/illustrator Kristi Valiant creates a vibrant, funny, and spirited picture book that will leave young readers shaking their very own tail feathers. "Valiant has crafted a fast-paced and entertaining... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...