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   1 Nucci, Antonio
Design, measurement and management of large-scale IP
networks : bridging the gap between theory and practice /
Antonio Nucci and Konstantina Papagiannaki.-- Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, 2009.
viii. 392p, 25cm.
ISBN : 9780521880695.
004.67 NUC 136485
Designing efficient Internet Protocol (IP) networks and
maintaining them effectively poses a range of challenges,
but in this highly competitive industry it is crucial
that these are overcome. Weaving together theory and
practice, this title sets out the design and management
principles of large-scale IP networks, and the need for
tasks to be underpinned by actual measurements.
Discussions of the types of measurements available in IP
networks are included, along with the ways in which they
can assist both in the design phase as well as in the
monitoring and management of IP applications. Other
topics covered include IP network design, traffic
engineering, network and service management and security.

** Wide area networks (Computer networks) --Design, Wide
area networks (Computer networks) --Management, TCP/IP
(Computer network protocol)
   2 Luque, Gabriel
Parallel genetic algorithms : theory and real world
applications / Gabriel Luque and Enrique Alba.-- Berlin:
Springer, 2011.
x, 171p, 24cm.
(Studies in computational intelligence , 367.)
ISBN : 9783642220838.
006.31 LUQ 136484
This book is the result of several years of research
trying to better characterize parallel genetic algorithms
(pGAs) as a powerful tool for optimization, search, and
learning. Readers can learn how to solve complex tasks by
reducing their high computational times. Dealing with two
scientific fields (parallelism and GAs) is always
difficult, and the book seeks at gracefully introducing
from basic concepts to advanced topics. The book is
targeted to the algorithms themselves, discussing their
components, the physical parallelism, and best practices
in using and evaluating them. It deals with the theory
for pGAs, with an eye on theory-to-practice issues. It
offers a very wide study of pGAs as practical problem
solvers, addressing domains such as natural language
processing, circuits design, scheduling, and genomics.
This volume will be helpful both for researchers and

** Genetic algorithms, Artificial intelligence
   3 Hoy, David Couzens (ed)
Foucault : a critical reader / Michel Foucault.-- Oxford:
Blackwell, 1986.
vi, 246p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780631140436.
194 HOY 136819
This collection of articles on Michel Foucault confirms
his position as one of the most influential thinkers in
this last quarter of the century, and simultaneously
demonstrates the current ambivalence among philosophers
and social scientists about the actual grounds for such
an assessment.

** Foucault, Michel, 1926-1984 , French philosophy
Foucault, Michel 1926-1984 Texts
 200   RELIGION  
   4 Rayburn, Carole A (ed)
Womansoul : the inner life of women-s spirituality /
Carole A Rayburn and Lillian Comas-Diaz.-- Westport:
Praeger, 2008.
xv, 277p, 24cm.
ISBN : 9780313351099.
204.4082 RAY 136574
Offers a psychological perspective on women-s
spirituality - how it is lived, understood, and practiced
in the daily lives of women. This book discusses the
personal and professional impact of spirituality in the
lives of women from a variety of ethnic, religious, and
cultural backgrounds.

** Women -- Religious life , Spirituality ,
   5 Loseke, Donileen R
Methodological thinking : basic principles of social
research design / Donileen R Loseke.-- New Delhi: Sage
Publications, 2013.
xvi, 194p, 24cm.
ISBN : 9788132110156.
300.72 LOS 136510
In this book author provides an overview of the basic
principles of social research, including the foundations
of research (data, concepts, theory), the characteristics
of research questions, the importance of literature
reviews, measurement (conceptualization and
operationalization), data generation techniques
(experiments, surveys, interviews, observation, document
analysis) and sampling. Relationships among these
components of research are stressed, and the repeated,
explicit lesson throughout these pages is that it is not
possible to argue that one or another form of research is
-better- than any other and that good researchers
understand the differences among-and appreciate the
capabilities of-different tools.

** Social sciences - Methodology 2. Social sciences -
Research - Methodology
   6 Denzin, Norman K
The research act : a theoretical introduction to
sociological methods / Norman K Denzin.-- New Brunswick:
Aldine Transaction, 2009.
x, 368p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780202362489.
301.072 DEN 136416
At once a unique textbook for methods courses and a major
contribution to sociological theory, this book teaches
students the principles of research and how to construct
and test theories. It brings coherence to the study of
methods by presenting four major approaches to
experimentation: survey research, participant
observation, life histories, and unobtrusive measures
from a single theoretical point of view, symbolic
interaction. It demonstrates the need for a synthesis
between theory and methods, and shows how different
methods limit and affect research results.

** Sociology --Methodology, Sociology --Research,
   7 Pittinsky, Todd L
US plus them : tapping the positive power of difference /
Todd L Pittinsky.-- Boston: Harvard Business Review Press
, 2012.
xiv, 247p, 24cm.
ISBN : 9781422177778.
303.34 PIT 136440
On the deep problem of prejudice, tolerance will only get
leaders so far. This book presents a fresh perspective
and approach that builds positive interest, kinship, and
engagement based on difference. It offers a much-needed
path to build helpful, active relationships between
different groups in business and society.

** Leadership 2. Interpersonal relations 3. Positive

8 Brar, Bhupinder (ed)
Facing globality : politics of resistance, relocation,
and reinvention in India / Bhupinder Brar and Pampa
Mukherjee.-- New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2012.
xv, 273p, 22cm.
ISBN : 9780198078968.
303.40954 BRA 136457
This volume explores a range of issues that gauge India-s
response to globalization. It looks at India as a
specific location of globality and devises a framework
for analysing this phenomenon, in the process mapping the
changing nature of state and society in India.

** Globalization -- India ,

9 Goldstone, Jack A (ed)
States, parties, and social movements / Jack A Goldstone.
-- Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
xxiii, 287p, 23cm.
ISBN : 9780521016995.
303.484 GOL 136480
This book is about how social protest movements become
involved with political parties and elections. It reveals
how movements really are a "normal" part of modern
politics, shaping parties and elections. Everyone wanting
to know how political parties and social movements
actually operate should read this book.

** Political parties, Social movements
   10 Harcourt, Wendy (ed)
Women reclaiming sustainable livelihoods : spaces lost,
spaces gained / Wendy Harcourt.-- New York: Palgrave
Macmillan, 2012.
xiii, 274p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780230316485.
305.42 HAR 136519
This volume highlights women-s work sustaining local
economies and environments, particularly in response to
the current food, fuel and climate crises. It includes
women-s role in the green entrepreneurship, women-s
reproductive and productive work in the care economy, and
a further examination of eco feminist debates.

** Women -- Social conditions -- 21st century , Women
employees , Feminist theory
   11 Wilentz, Sean (ed)
Rites of power: symbolism, ritual, and politics since the
middle ages / Sean Wilentz.-- Philadelphia: University of
Pennsylvania Press, 1985.
x, 344p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780812216950.
306.2 WIL 136820
It provides a sweeping overview of the symbolism of power
from tenth-century France to modern Britain. Approaching
their topic from an eclectic range of intellectual
traditions, the authors turn the study of politics,
social relations, and cultural creation into a single
endeavor. The essays were selected to provide
methodological as well as historical coverage, the result
is a comprehensive treatment along the cutting edge of
several disciplines.

** Symbolism in politics -- History , Power (Social
sciences) -- History
   12 Goodson, Lisa (ed)
Community research for participation : from theory to
method / Lisa Goodson and Jenny Phillimore.-- Bristol:
Polity Press, 2012.
v, 345p, 24cm.
ISBN : 9781847424358.
307.14072 GOO 136417
This book bridges a major gap between the theoretical and
practical issues relating to community research
methodologies. Through a series of reflective chapters,
it explores what community research means in a range of
settings and for a range of people, examining what it
takes to produce a rigorous research project. Surveying
important new advancements in research methodology, it
measures theory against practice to offer strong
recommendations for new approaches. With student friendly
features, it will be an invaluable book for both those
learning and those teaching community researches.

** Community development--Research,

   13 Toor, Saadia
The state of Islam : culture and cold war politics in
Pakistan / Saadia Toor.-- London: Pluto Press, 2011.
xii, 252p, 21cm.
ISBN : 9780745329901.
320.557095491 TOO 136572
Studies Pakistan through the lens of the Cold War and the
War on Terror and sheds light on the processes behind the
rise of militant Islam.

** Islam and politics -- Pakistan , Islam -- Pakistan ,
Cold War , Pakistan -- Politics and government , Pakistan
-- History -- 1947- ,

14 Beteille, Andre
Democracy and its institutions / Andre Beteille.-- New
Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2012.
ix,214p, 22cm.
ISBN : 9780198080961.
320.954 BET 136456
This book provides an insight into the functioning of
formal, legal, and political institutions and practices
in specific domains of public and political life- rule of
law, constitutional morality, the opposition-without
which democracies cannot function or survive. The focus
on institutions highlights the divergence between ideal
and practice in the operation of democracy in the Indian
democracy. The author contends that the institutions of
civil society require an effective constitutional
framework for their proper functioning, and that such a
framework suffers when social movements set themselves
continuously against the State-s authority.

** Democracy - India, Public institutions - India, India
Politics and government

   15 Pandey, Gyanendra (ed)
Subaltern citizens and their histories : investigations
from India and the USA / Gyanendra Pandey.-- London:
Routledge, 2010.
x, 230p, 24cm.
ISBN : 9780415778329.
323.154 PAN 136506
It explores changing modes of enfranchisement and
disenfranchisement, and the historical struggles over
them, in India and the United States. Initiating a
conversation across very different world areas, this book
stimulates fresh conversations about each region, and
beyond both.

** Minorities -- Civil rights -- India , Minorities --
Civil rights -- United States , Marginality, Social --
India , Marginality, Social -- United States ,

16 Soutphommasane, Tim
The virtuous citizen : patriotism in a multicultural
society / Tim Soutphommasane.-- Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press, 2012.
viii, 255p, 23cm.
ISBN : 9781107690516.
323.65 SOU 136487
What does it mean to be a citizen in a multicultural
society? And what role must patriotism play in defining
our relationship with our country and fellow citizens? In
The Virtuous Citizen Tim Soutphommasane answers these
questions with a critical defense of liberal nationalism.
Considering a range of contemporary political debates
from Europe, North America and Australia, over issues
including multiculturalism, national history, civic
education and immigration, Soutphommasane argues that a
love of country should be valued alongside tolerance,
mutual respect and public reasonableness as a civic
virtue. A liberal form of patriotism, grounded in
national identity, is if anything essential to a
successful polity in a diverse society.

** Citizenship, Patriotism, Multiculturalism, Nationalism
--Social aspects,
   17 Mingst, Karen A
Essentials of international relations / Karen A Mingst
and Ivan M Arreguin-Toft.--5th ed-- New York: W W Norton
and Company, 2011.
xxiv, 432p, 23cm.
ISBN : 9780393935295.
327 MIN 136478
This book was a textbook for an International Studies
course. It makes an excellent primer for someone looking
to learn the fundamentals of international relations
theory. It to be very informative, but also easy to read,
unlike many textbooks. The author also makes a point to
show how international relations can be relevant to the
reader-s daily life, which is a nice touch.

** International relations

18 Beach, Derek
Analyzing foreign policy / Derek Beach.-- New York:
Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
xiv, 280p, 23cm.
ISBN : 9780230237391.
327.101 BEA 136431
Genuinely international in scope and drawing on a wide
range of examples from around the world, this major new
introduction to foreign policy analysis focuses on the
key explanatory factors that underlie the foreign
policies of states and other actors to show how theory
can illuminate practice.

** International relations , International relations -
Research ,
 330   ECONOMICS  
   19 Parthasarathi, Prasannan
The transition to a colonial economy : weavers, merchants
and kings in south India, 1720-1800 / Prasannan
Parthasarathi.-- Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,
xii, 165p. 23cm.
(Cambridge studies in Indian history and society, 7).
ISBN : 9780521570428.
330.954029 PAR 135946
In a challenge to the widespread belief that poverty and
poor living standards have been characteristic of India
for centuries, Prasannan Parthasarathi demonstrates that,
until the late eighteenth century, laboring groups in
South India were in a powerful position, receiving
incomes well above subsistence. It was with the rise of
colonial rule, the author maintains, that the decline in
their economic fortunes was initiated. This is a powerful
revisionist statement on the role of Britain in India
that will interest students of the region, and economic
and colonial historians.

** Industries --India, South --History --18th century,
India, South --Economic conditions --18th century,
   20 Vasudevan, V
Monetary governance in search of new space : emerging
market economy perspectives / A Vasudevan.-- New Delhi:
Academic Foundation, 2012.
127p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9788171889297.
332.46 VAS 136451
This book deals with the institutional requirements, the
rainbow of interests,the analytics and the international
dimensions of monetary governance in detail from the
point of view of emerging market economics.

** Monetary policy , Capital market , Banks and banking,
Central , Globalization -- Economic aspects ,

21 Bhutani, Divya
Investment and portfolio management / Divya Bhutani.--
New Delhi: Rajat Publications, 2011.
xi,339p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9788178805160.
332.6 BHU 136393
The purpose of this text is to help the student learn how
to manage their money to derive the maximum benefit from
what they earn. Mixing investment instruments and capital
markets with the theoretical detail on evaluating
investments and opportunities to satisfy risk-return
objectives along with how investment practice and theory
is influenced by globalization.

** Investments 2. Investment analysis 3. Portfolio

22 Thomsett, Michael C
Bloomberg visual guide to candlestick charting / Michael
C Thomsett.-- Hoboken: Bloomberg Press, 2012.
ix, 374p. 18cm.
ISBN : 9781118098455.
332.632042 THO 136547
The easy-to-use guide to interpreting candlestick charts
and derivative markets Candlestick charts are an
effective way of visualizing price movements and, due to
the increased interest in the complex derivatives market,
they are being used more and more widely.

** Stocks -- Charts, diagrams, etc , Investment analysis
   23 Imeson, Anton
Desertification, land degradation and sustainability /
Anton Imeson.-- West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
viii, 326p, 24cm.
ISBN : 9780470714492.
333.736 IME 136418
The author provides a synthesis of research on the causes
of land degradation and desertification and what it is,
how it is measured, its impact on natural resources, and
what can and is being done to reverse it. The
comprehensive selection of topics includes: responses to
desertification, indicators, key processes regulating
soil and landscape functions, human impact on the
degradation process, responses from perception to action,
global desertification today, ecosystem services and
capital, and a way forward: global soil conservation and
protection. The book also doubles as an introduction to
and study of geography, applied and physical geography,
natural resource management, soil conservation, and
environmental law, politics, and ethics.

** Desertification, Desertification --Control,
Reclamation of land,
   24 Petti, Claudio (ed)
Technological entrepreneurship in China : how does it
work? / Claudio Petti (ed).-- Cheltenham: Edward Elgar,
xxiv, 182p, 24cm.
ISBN : 9780857938985.
338.0640951 PET 136439
Technological Entrepreneurship in China offers a
comprehensive and practical view of technological
entrepreneurship in China.

** Technological innovations -- China , Research,
Industrial -- China , Entrepreneurship -- China ,

25 Avraham, Eli
Media strategies for marketing places in crisis :
improving the image of cities, countries and tourist
destinations / Eli Avraham and Eran Ketter.-- Amsterdam:
Elsevier, 2008.
xiv, 231p., 26cm.
ISBN : 9780750684521.
338.47910688 AVR 125373
The aim of this book is to discuss the various dimensions
of an image crisis and different strategies to overcome
it, both in practice and theory. It is based on the
careful analysis of dozens of case studies,
advertisements, public relations campaigns, press
releases, academic articles, news articles, and the
websites of cities, countries and tourist destinations.

** Tourism-Marketing, Public relations, Advertising-

26 Van den Berg, Hendrik
Economic growth and development / Hendrik Van den Berg.--
2nd ed-- New Jersey: World Scientific, 2012.
xxix, 859p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9789814374644.
338.9 VAN 136448
It covers a range of topics and issues normally included
in a course on economic growth and development. This book
details both mainstream economic perspectives as well as
the multi-paradigmatic, inter-disciplinary, and dynamic-
evolutionary perspectives from heterodox economics.

** Economic development -- History , Economic development
-- Mathematical models

27 Dee, Philippa (ed)
Economic reform processes in South Asia : toward policy
efficiency / Philippa Dee.-- London: Routledge, 2012.
xx, 228p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780415523066.
338.954 DEE 136449
The book develops ideas about how to overcome the
political restraints to reform by drawing on recent
theories of political economy and policy learning. It
tests these ideas against authoritative case studies of
actual reform initiatives in South Asia, which illustrate
processes and institutional arrangements that have helped
South Asian governments to sustain reform efforts, even
in the absence of a strong political base. The book goes
on to identify weaknesses that could be addressed by
South Asian national governments and regional forums.

** Finance -- Government policy -- South Asia , South
Asia -- Economic policy , South Asia -- Commercial policy
   28 Clark, David Alexander (ed)
Adaptation, poverty and development : the dynamics of
subjective well-being / David Alexander Clark.-- New York
: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
xvii, 229p, 22cm.
ISBN : 9780230360563.
339.46091724 CLA 136430
The first book to examine in detail the ways in which
people adapt their understanding and behaviours towards
poverty as a direct result to their experiences of
poverty in developing countries, including world-leading
academics and case studies from China, India, Ethiopia
and South Africa.

** Poverty -- Developing countries , Poverty --
Psychological aspects
 340   LAW  
   29 Dallas, Lynne L
Law and public policy : a socioeconomic approach / Lynne
L Dallas.-- Durham: Carolina Academic Press, 2005.
xxxv, 752p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9780890892343.
340.115 DAL 136414
This book provides rich course materials that permit
students to explore, in a variety of contexts, the
relationship between law and economic/social processes.
It critiques neoclassical economics and draws on diverse
economic approaches and other social sciences, such as
psychology, sociology, anthropology, and political
science, for the tools of public policy analysis. It
offers students a values-conscious approach to public
policy that is designed to take into account the power
implications and distributional effects of laws and
stresses the importance to effective regulation of
attention to historical context, philosophical beliefs,
culture, existing institutions, working rules and sources
of power.

** Public policy (Law), Law and economics, Sociological
   30 The Constitution of India with case notes and subjects
index.-- Gurgaon: LexisNexis, 2012.
xxxvii, 454p. 15cm.
ISBN : 9788180387791.
342.54 CON 136811
The book has been conceptualized as a handy reference on
the Constitution of India, which is the lengthiest and
the most detailed Constitution in the world. The
Constitution of India is a document of paramount
importance as it sets out the framework under which our
nation is governed.

** Constitutional law-India, Constitutions-India
 346   PRIVATE LAW  
   31 Bjorklund, Andrea K (ed)
International investment law and soft law / Andrea K
Bjorklund and August Reinisch.-- Cheltenham: Edward Elgar
, 2012.
viii, 336p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781781003213.
346.092 BJO 136450
This important book examines the development of soft-law
instruments in international investment law and the
feasibility of a -codification- of the present state of
this field of international economic law.

** Investments, Foreign (International law) , Soft law ,
International investment law , Soft law ,

32 Bagley, Constance E
Managers and the legal environment : strategies for the
21st century / Constance E Bagley and Diane W Savage.--
Australia: South-Western Cengage Learning, 2010.
xxxvi,24p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9781439040058.
346.7307 BAG 136413
This comprehensive book takes a managerial focus with
many business-oriented features that present cutting-edge
issues and cases. To illustrate key legal concepts,
Managers and the Legal Environment uses both summarized
and excerpted cases. A "Perspectives" feature puts the
law in either an historical, political, or economic
perspective to broaden the reader-s understanding about
how the law evolved. An in-depth discussion of crucial
legal considerations provides information that the
successful manager must always take into account. These
discussions serve to summarize the chapter as well as
alerting the reader to legal issues that they must spot
in order to avoid legal violations. An "Inside Story"
feature provides interesting and detailed descriptions of
real-world business conflicts, reinforcing the readers-
appreciation for how such conflicts are played out in the
real world.

** Commercial law --United States, Trade regulation --
United States, Business ethics --United States,
   33 Bretschneider, Sarah
Mathematical models for evacuation planning in urban
areas / Sarah Bretschneider.-- Heidelberg: Springer, 2013
xvi, 193p. 24 cm.
(Lecture notes in economics and mathematical systems, 659
ISBN : 9783642287589.
363.34525015 BRE 136324
The evacuation of the urban area needs to be planned
carefully. One issue is the reorganization of the traffic
routing. Congested urban areas have usually complex
street networks that are composed of many intersections
with streets connecting them. The population density of a
congested urban area is usually high and the street
network is already used to capacity during rush hour
traffic. The considered problem of this work is the
reorganization of the traffic routing of an urban area
for the case of an emergency mass evacuation. Especially
aspects of the evacuation like safety, avoidance of
delays and the total system travel time are taken into
account. Combinatorial and graph theoretical aspects are
adapted for the evacuation problem and highlight issues
concerning especially conflicts within intersections.

** City traffic--Mathematical models, Evacuation of
civilians--Mathematical models,

34 Harris, Frances (ed)
Global environmental issues / Frances Harris.--2nd ed--
West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
vii, 345p, 24cm.
ISBN : 9780470684696.
363.7 HAR 136419
This book viewed global environmental problems as complex
issues with a network of causes, influenced by a range of
actors with differing priorities. The book recognizes
that science underpins much of what happens in society
and therefore it is important to be able to interpret the
environmental and social consequences of scientific
developments. In addition to discussing the main
biophysical causes, the book illustrates how socio-
economic and political factors determine why and how
people use land, resources and technology, and how this
in turn affects natural resource management.

** Environmental sciences, Environmental policy,
Environmental monitoring, Economic development--
Environmental aspects, Human ecology,

35 Stavins, Robert N (ed)
Economics of the environment : selected readings / Robert
N Stavins.--6th ed-- New York: W W Norton and Company, 2012
viii, 733p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780393913408.
363.7 STA 136415
The field of Environmental Economics is more important
than ever, with new economics theories quickly becoming
government policy. The leading ideas in the field are
communicated through journal articles, and the most
important ones are collected in the new edition of this
classic book. The book is the most extensive one in a
generation, with seventeen new articles, all of which
were published after 2005.

** Pollution --Economic aspects, Environmental policy --
   36 Mansfield, Edward D
Votes, vetoes and the political economy of international
trade agreements / Edward D Mansfield and Helen V Milner.
-- Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012. xii,
211p, 23cm.
ISBN : 9780691135304.
382.9 MAN 136508
Preferential trading arrangements (PTAs) play an
increasingly prominent role in the global political
economy, two notable examples being the European Union
and the North American Free Trade Agreement. This book
offers insights into the political economy of PTA

** Commercial treaties , International trade
   37 Bergmann, Marrie
Introduction to many-valued and fuzzy logic : semantics,
algebras, and derivation systems / Marrie Bergmann.--
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
viii, 329p, 25cm.
ISBN : 9780521707572.
511.313 BER 136483
This volume is an accessible introduction to the subject
of many-valued and fuzzy logic suitable for use in
relevant advanced undergraduate and graduate courses. The
text opens with a discussion of the philosophical issues
that give rise to fuzzy logic - problems arising from
vague language - and returns to those issues as logical
systems are presented. For historical and pedagogical
reasons, three-valued logical systems are presented as
useful intermediate systems for studying the principles
and theory behind fuzzy logic.

** Fuzzy logic, Many-valued logic

38 Beals, Richard
Analysis : an introduction / Richard Beals.-- Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, 2004.
vi, 261p, 26cm.
ISBN : 9780521840729.
515 BEA 136482
This self-contained text, suitable for advanced
undergraduates, provides an extensive introduction to
mathematical analysis, from the fundamentals to more
advanced material. It begins with the properties of the
real numbers and continues with a rigorous treatment of
sequences, series, metric spaces, and calculus in one
variable. Further subjects include Lebesgue measure and
integration on the line, Fourier analysis, and
differential equations. In addition to this core
material, the book includes a number of interesting
applications of the subject matter to areas both within
and outside the field of mathematics. The aim throughout
is to strike a balance between being too austere or too
sketchy, and being so detailed as to obscure the
essential ideas.

** Mathematical analysis
   39 Shakya, Siddhartha (ed)
Markov networks in evolutionary computation / Siddhartha
Shakya and Roberto Santana.-- Heidelberg: Springer, 2012.
xix,243p, 24cm.
(Adaptation, learning and optimization, v. 14).
ISBN : 9783642288999.
519.233 SHA 136479
This book focuses on the different steps involved in the
conception, implementation and application of Estimation
of distribution algorithms (EDAs) that use Markov
networks and undirected models in general. It can serve
as a general introduction to EDAs but covers also an
important current void in the study of these algorithms
by explaining the specificities and benefits of modeling
optimization problems by means of undirected
probabilistic models. All major developments to date in
the progressive introduction of Markov networks based
EDAs are reviewed in the book.

** Markov processes, Evolutionary computation

40 Peck, Roxy
Statistics : the exploration and analysis of data / Roxy
Peck and Jay L Devore.--7th ed-- Australia: Brooks/Cole
Cengage Learning, 2012.
xx, 787p, 27cm.
ISBN : 9780840068590.
519.5 PEC 136573

A text for an introductory statistics course.

** Statistics ,

41 Schaffier, Stefan
Global optimization : a stochastic approach / Stefan
Schaffler.-- New York: Springer, 2012.
xii, 147p, 24cm.
ISBN : 9781461439264.
519.6 SCH 136486
This self-contained monograph presents a new stochastic
approach to global optimization problems arising in a
variety of disciplines including mathematics, operations
research, engineering, and economics. The volume deals
with constrained and unconstrained problems and puts a
special emphasis on large scale problems. It also
introduces a new unified concept for unconstrained,
constrained, vector, and stochastic global optimization
problems. All methods presented are illustrated by
various examples. Practical numerical algorithms are
given and analyzed in detail. The topics presented
include the randomized curve of steepest descent, the
randomized curve of dominated points, the semi-implicit
Euler method, the penalty approach, and active set

** Mathematical optimization, Stochastic processes,
Nonlinear programming

   42 Coen, Enrico
Cells to civilizations : the principles of change that
shape life / Enrico Coen.-- Princeton: Princeton
University Press, 2012.
vii, 322p, 24cm.
ISBN : 9780691149677.
576.8 COE 136507
This title tells a story with genes, embryos, neurons,
and fascinating discoveries. It explores how dogs make
predictions, how weeds tell the time of day, and how our
brains distinguish a Modigliani from a Rembrandt.

** Life (Biology) , Evolution (Biology) , Developmental
biology , Learning , Social change
   43 Qubein, Nido
How to be a great communicator : in person, on paper and
on the podium / Nido Qubein.-- New Delhi: Viva Books,
xii, 292p, 23cm.
ISBN : 9788130912578.
651.7 QUB 136509
The author gives you the knowledge you need to excel at
all types of business communication. He shows that all
successful business communication, whether a speech from
a podium or a face-to-face conversation, stems from the
same basic principles. By using his Five Keys to
Successful Communication anyone can unlock the potential
to become a great communicator in any medium.

** Business communication , Public speaking , Self-
presentation , Interpersonal communication , Business
   44 Bowles, David
The high engagement work culture : balancing me and we /
David Bowles and Cary Cooper.-- New York: Palgrave
Macmillan, 2012. viii, 180p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780230304499.
658 BOW 136521
The 2008 crisis set off a systemic panic which almost
engulfed the world-s financial system. Through a lens of
sustainability this book examines how organisations can
explore a new business culture today. Drawing from real-
life examples and new ideas Bowles and Cooper discuss how
organisations can move from -me- to -we-.

** Corporate culture , Organizational behavior , Work
environment ,

45 Collins, Jim
Good to great: why some companies make the leap...and
others don-t / Jim Collins.-- New York: Harper Business,
xii, 300p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780066620992.
658 COL 136739
Answers to commonly asked questions about how good-to-
great principles can help social sector organizations
make the leap to greatness, using interviews with over
100 social sector leaders. Examines the results of the
author-s analysis of the histories of twenty-eight
companies and identifies what qualities produce a
superior organization.

** Leadership 2. Strategic planning 3. Organizational

46 Cooke, Fang Lee
Human resource management in China : new trends and
practices / Fang Lee Cooke.-- London: Routledge, 2012.
xi, 252p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780415553803.
658.300951 COO 136522
By adopting a broad notion of HRM, while remaining
sympathetic to the strong emphasis on relationship
management in the Chinese culture, Fang Lee Cooke builds
on the foundations of traditional Chinese HRM practice
and brings it right up to date, including analysis of
currently under-explored issues such as diversity
management, talent management, new pay schemes, and
performance management.

** Personnel management - China

47 Grundy, Tony
Demystifying strategy : how to become a strategic thinker
/ Tony Grundy.-- London: Kogan Page, 2012.
vii, 324p, 23cm.
ISBN : 9780749465681.
658.4012 GRU 136514
Provides you with not only the basic strategic tools and
techniques but also an understanding of the entire
process of strategic thinking and management. Using tips,
guidelines and exercises, this title helps you to assess
your own strategic mind and covers topics such as: the
different perspectives on strategy, economic analysis,
and more.

** Strategic planning

48 Choi, Tsan-Ming
Risk analysis in stochastic supply chains : a mean-risk
approach / Tsan-Ming Choi and Chun-Hung Chiu.-- New York:
Springer, 2012.
ix, 98p, 24cm.
(International Series in Operations Research and Management
Science, 178).
ISBN : 9781461438687.
658.4034 CHO 136481
Risk analysis is crucial in stochastic supply chain
models. Over the past few years, the pace has quickened
for research attempting to explore risk analysis issues
in supply chain management problems, while the majority
of recent papers focus on conceptual framework or
computational numerical analysis. Pioneered by Nobel
laureate Markowitz in the 1950s, the mean-risk (MR)
formulation became a fundamental theory for risk
management in finance. Despite the significance and
popularity of MR-related approaches in finance, their
applications in studying multi-echelon supply chain
management problems have only been seriously explored in
recent years.

** Business logistics --Risk management, Business
logistics --Management

49 Lerner, Josh
Architecture of innovation : the economics of creative
organizations / Josh Lerner.-- Boston: Harvard Business
Review Press, 2012.
x, 206p, 24cm.
ISBN : 9781422143636.
658.4063 LER 136432
In The Architecture of Innovation,it shows innovation can
be understood and managed. The key to success?
Incentives. By using the principles of organizational
economics, Lerner explains how companies can set the
right incentives and time horizons for investments and
create a robust innovation infrastructure in the process.

** Managerial economics , Organizational change --
Management , Creative ability in business , Technological
innovations -- Management

50 Barrett, Frank J
Yes to the mess : surprising leadership lessons from jazz
/ Frank J Barrett.-- Boston: Harvard Business Review
Press, 2012. xix, 202p, 24cm.
ISBN : 9781422161104.
658.4092 BAR 136441
This book illuminates how an improvisational -jazz
mindset- and competencies are crucial for effective
leadership and management in our complex, fast-moving

** Leadership , Creative ability

51 Owen, Jo
The leadership skills handbook 50 essential skills you
need to be a leader / Jo Owen.-- London: KoganPage, 2012.
viii, 256p, 23cm.
ISBN : 9780749464752.
658.4092 OWE 136505
It reveals the essential skills you need to be an
effective leader. This title shows you what works in
practice, not in theory. It offers skills that are about
the real challenges real leaders have to master.

** Leadership 2. Management 3. Business and Management

52 Owen, Jo
Leadership skills handbook, 50 essential skills you need
to be a leader / Jo Owen.--2nd ed-- London: KoganPage,
viii, 256p, 23cm.
ISBN : 9780749464752.
658.4092 OWE 136515
Reveals the essential skills you need to be an effective
leader. This title shows you what works in practice, not
in theory. It offers skills that are about the real
challenges real leaders have to master.

** Leadership -- Handbooks, manuals, etc , Management --
Handbooks, manuals, etc ,

53 Moules, Jonathan
Rebel entrepreneur : rewriting the business rulebook /
Jonathan Moules.-- London: Kogan Page, 2012.
ix, 214p, 23cm.
ISBN : 9780749464820.
658.421 MOU 136516
Full of examples of successful entrepreneurs, who-ve made
the grade by doing things differently, this book shows
you: why you don-t need to stick to a business plan,
there-s nothing wrong with learning from the ideas of
others, why, if things get tough, you should put your
prices up and how cutting costs can kill your business.

** Entrepreneurship , Success in business ,

54 Conrad, Charles
Strategic organizational communication in a global
economy / Charles Conrad and Marshall Scott Poole.--7th
ed-- West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
xiv, 506p, 24cm
ISBN : 9781444338638.
658.45 CON 136428
Surveying a wide variety of disciplines, this book offers
a sophisticated and engaging treatment of the rapidly
expanding field of organizational communication Places
organizations and organizational communication within a
broader social, economic, and cultural context Applies a
global perspective throughout, including thoughtful
consideration of non-Western forms of leadership, as well
as global economic contexts Offers a level of
sophistication and integration of ideas from a variety of

** Communication in organizations , Communication in
management , Communication -- Social aspects ,

55 Gould, Rennie
Creating the strategy : winning and keeping customers in
B2B markets / Rennie Gould.-- London: Kogan Page, 2012.
x, 238p, 23cm.
ISBN : 9780749466145.
658.802 GOU 136513
Creating the Strategy is a practical guide that brings
together the most important elements of business
strategy, B2B marketing theory and sales management.
Aimed at those business practitioners wanting to
structure their organizations around the winning and
keeping of customers in B2B markets, the book introduces
a number of unique and powerful methodologies proven in
workshops conducted with clients such as Mercedes-Benz
and AXA Insurance. It is structured around the Business
Performance Value Chain, a unique and integrated process
that builds awareness and understanding of all factors
impacting on sales and business performance, providing an
important diagnostic tool.

** Industrial marketing 2. Strategic planning 3. Customer

56 Otnes, Cele C (ed)
Gender, culture, and consumer behavior / Cele C Otnes and
Linda Tuncay Zayer.-- New York: Routledge, 2012.
xxxi, 450p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781848729469.
658.8342 OTN 136546
This book covers the gamut of topics related to gender
and consumer culture. Changing gender roles have forced
scholars and practitioners to re-examine some of the
fundamental assumptions and theories in this area. Gender
is a core component of identity and thus holds
significant implications for how consumers behave in the
marketplace. This book offers innovative research in
gender and consumer behavior with topics relevant to
psychology, marketing, advertising, sociology, women-s
studies and cultural studies.

** Consumer behavior , Consumer behavior -- Cross-
cultural studies , Consumption (Economics) -- Social
aspects ,

57 Silverstein, Michael J
The $10 trillion prize : captivating the newly affluent
in China and India / Michael J Silverstein and others.--
Boston: Harvard Business Review Press, 2012.
xix, 314p, 24cm.
ISBN : 9781422187050.
658.840951 SIL 136429
It is the dawn of the emerging consumer: Are you ready?
By 2020, consumers in China and India will generate more
than $10 trillion of total annual revenue for companies
selling to them. This book provides a comprehensive
profile of the emerging middle-class households - 300
million strong - that will change the global marketplace.

** Consumers -- China , Consumers -- India , Affluent
consumers -- China , Affluent consumers -- India ,
Consumers -- China -- Attitudes , Consumers -- India --
Attitudes ,
   58 Becker, Lucinda
Publishing journal articles / Lucinda Becker and Pam
Denicolo.-- New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2012.
viii, 141p, 24cm.
ISBN : 9788132110248.
808.066 BEC 136512
Practical, no-nonsense, accessible guide to planning,
writing and publishing a journal article.

** English language - Rhetoric 2. Technical writing 3.
English language - Rhetoric
   59 Jafa, Navina
Performing heritage : art of exhibit walks / Navina Jafa.
New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2012.
xix, 216p, 24cm.
ISBN : 9788132106999.
915.4 JAF 136511
Centred in academic theory in the area of exhibiting
culture, this book seeks to explore the art and politics
of cultural representation. While thus far this
discussion has been restricted to the closed spaces of
museums, exhibitions, cultural festivals and the like,
here, this densely interdisciplinary problematic is
approached through the unique and increasingly popular
medium of Heritage Walks.

** Art -- Exhibition techniques , Heritage tourism




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