This review of practical methods of stereoselective synthesis emphasizes recent advances and embraces a wide variety of subjects. Among the subjects are hydrogenations over chiral catalysts, reductions with chiral hydride donors, stereoselective epoxidations, pericyclic reactions, and the rapidly expanding field of ''acyclic stereoselection''. The book is intended for the practical-minded, synthetic organic chemist rather than the theoretician. It presents much of its information in figures and tables. Methods of low selectivity or efficiency are omitted, and mechanistic proposals and theoretical interpretations are treated only briefly.