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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...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2003; US$ 53.00
Healthcare organizations in UK and USA face a growing tide of regulation, accreditation, and external review, all aimed at improving their performance. This book explores development and use of healthcare regulation in both countries, comparing and contrasting their experience and drawing on regulatory research in other industries and settings. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 49.00
Presents research-based perspective on patient safety, drawing the ideas from researchers on how to research and understand patient safety issues, and how research findings are used to shape policy and practice. This book examines key issues including analysis and measurement of patient safety; approaches to improving patient safety; and others. more...
- Bentham Science Publishers 2009; US$ 35.00
This is the story of how Wilsons disease, a previously rare and fatal inherited disease, was conquered by a series of individual discoveries, leading to highly effective treatments. It also describes the difficulties which had to be overcome to achieve this in the face of government and institutional bureaucracy. It should be of interest to those... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 20.78
'Fascinating' Fintan O'Toole, Irish Times 'It's a fascinating book. I ended up reading it till about four in the morning. It gives an incredible insight.' Shane Coleman, political editor, Newstalk 'Excellent' Sam Smyth, Irish Mail on Sunday 'A great read and I'd recommend it' Hugh Linehan, Irish Times 'One of the best journalists I ever worked... 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...