The book describes homogeneous asymmetric hydrogenation and transfer hydrogenation reactions of prochiral substrates by using organometallic catalysts (e.g. ruthenium, rhodium, iridium, iron, copper) and organic catalysts. It covers hydrogenation of simple and modified ketones, alkenes, imines, and heteroaromatic compounds, such as quinolones, isoquinolines, n-quinoxalines, indoles, pyridines, pyrroles, and furans. A chapter on asymmetric (transfer) hydrogenation of substituted ketones through dynamic kinetic resolution is also included. In addition the book presents mechanisms as well as the application of asymmetric hydrogenation reactions to the synthesis of biologically relevant compounds. Written by an outstanding team of authors, the book is an essential source-of-information for researchers in academia and industry working in the field of asymmetric catalysis and total synthesis of natural products, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and flavors.