In "Science of Synthesis: Stereoselective Synthesis" expert authors present the best and most reliable methods currently available for the preparation of chiral nonracemic compounds. These methods may be stoichiometric or catalytic, and the latter may include metal, organic, or enzyme catalysis. The three volumes of Stereoselective Synthesis provide an invaluable resource to the practicing synthetic organic chemist. "Stereoselective Synthesis 3" covers stereoselective pericyclic reactions, cross coupling, and C-H and C-X activation, where the major emphasis is on enantioselective reactions using asymmetric catalysts. The inclusion of examples from the total synthesis of various natural and unnatural targets validates the utility of the various synthetic methods. Specific topics discussed include cycloaddition, cycloisomerization and sigmatropic rearrangement reactions, allylic and -carbonyl functionalization reactions, metal-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions, desymmetrization, fluorination, polymerization and sulfide oxidation reactions.