Studies in Natural Products Chemistry Volume 12: Stereoselective Synthesis (Part H) reviews the stereoselective synthetic and mechanistic chemistry of bicyclomycin. It discusses chemical studies of the taxane diterpenes; the synthetic methodology for 2-amino alcohols of biological interest; and the synthesis and structure of hydroxylated indolizidines. Some of the topics covered in the book are the synthetic routes to the oxahydrindene subunit of the avermectin-milbemycin family of antiparasitic agents; isolation, structure elucidation, biosynthesis, and biological activity of the avermectins; two-stage coupling process of macrolide antibiotics synthesis; and synthesis of the rifamycin S ansa-chain compound. The complete synthesis of erythromycin A is also covered. The role of isocyanides in the synthesis of beta lactam antibiotics and the characteristics of the beta lactam antibiotics are discussed. The development of an A-Ring annulation strategy for taxane synthesis is also presented. A chapter is devoted to the advances in the synthesis of tumor-promoting diterpenes. The book can provide useful information to chemists, biologists, students, and researchers.