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  • Organic Synthesis Highlights IIby Herbert Waldmann

    Wiley 2008; US$ 103.50

    Like its predecessor, Organic Synthesis Highlights II surveys recent accomplishments and current trends in synthetic organic chemistry. Part I describes new methods and reagents including asymmetric carbon-carbon bond formation with metallocenes and with enzymes, via temporary silicon connections, and by means of carbohydrate complexes. Part II... more...

  • Construction Workers, U.S.A.by Herbert Applebaum

    ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 86.00

    A lively, personalized account incorporating objective analysis and solid information accumulated over 42 years, this book presents a graphic picture of the construction industry from an insider's point of view. The volume focuses on the culture of construction workers, the management style of contractors, and the structural and organizational nature... more...

  • Clean Cheap Heat: The Development of Residential Markets for Natural Gas in the United Statesby John Herbert

    ABC-CLIO 1992; US$ 86.00

    This work traces the development of residential natural gas markets in the United States from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. It examines how social, economic, and technological factors interrelated to bring a relatively new energy source from obscurity to general acceptance by the population. The author credits the appearance... more...

  • Anti-Genocide: Building an American Movement to Prevent Genocideby Herbert Hirsch

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 84.00

    This book is a frank and hopeful meditation on the recurring tragedy of genocide that should be read by anybody who cares about its prevention. Hirsch argues if we are to successfully confront, prevent, or control the most egregious aspects of genocidal violence, we must create containing political institutions and social mechanisms. But ultimately... more...

  • Free Expression and Censorship in America: An Encyclopediaby Herbert Foerstel

    ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 64.00

    Despite the end of the Cold War, America's national security apparatus for controlling information has remained in place. However, sex and secularism are emerging as the major targets of censorship. Federal decency standards have been imposed on art, the broadcast media, and the Internet. Virtually every major political issue of the 1990s (abortion,... more...

  • Adventures in Misplaced Marketingby Herbert Rotfeld

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 109.00

    The modern marketing concept, with its focus on creating consumer satisfaction, makes marketing seem beyond reproach. Instead of its successes and failures, Rotfeld focuses on the uses, and frequent abuses, of marketing analysis. His book--a collection of clearly observed and forceful case studies drawn from his personal research and study--deals... more...

  • LibrarianshipQuo Vadis? Opportunities and Dangers As We Face the New Millenniumby Herbert White

    ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 78.00

    Librarians and libraries now face unprecedented challenges, risks, and opportunities. In his latest collection of articles and speeches, White focuses on the professional issues confronting librarians at a time of increased technological options-when simple information access can be easily and directly done by end users, but in which complex information... more...

  • The American Work Ethic and the Changing Work Force: An Historical Perspectiveby Herbert Applebaum

    ABC-CLIO 1998; US$ 86.00

    A major force in American society, the work ethic has played a pivotal role in U.S. history, affecting cultural, social, and economic institutions. But what is the American work ethic? Not only has it changed from one era to another, but it varies with race, gender, and occupation. Considering such diverse groups as Colonial craftsmen, slaves, 19th... more...

  • Toxic Mix? A Handbook of Science and Politicsby Herbert Foerstel

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 87.00

    Toxic Mix?: A Handbook of Science and Politics takes a topic very much in the center of public debate in the last decade and places it in a revealing historical context. It follows the often contentious relationship of science and politics from the FDR era to the current Obama administration, highlighting the many highly charged moments when the... more...

  • Citizens, Cops, and Powerby Steve Herbert

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    Politicians, citizens, and police agencies have long embraced community policing, hoping to reduce crime and disorder by strengthening the ties between urban residents and the officers entrusted with their protection.  That strategy seems to make sense, but in Citizens, Cops, and Power , Steve Herbert reveals the reasons why it rarely, if ever,... more...