|| SPECIAL COMPUTER METHODS
|| 1 Dong, Guozhu (ed)
Contrast data mining : concepts, algorithms, and
applications / Guozhu Dong and James Bailey.-- Boca Raton
: CRC Press, 2012.
xxiv, 410p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781439854327.
006.312 DON 136726
The book not only presents concepts and techniques for
contrast data mining, but also explores the use of
contrast mining to solve challenging problems in various
scientific, medical, and business domains.
** Contrast data mining , BUSINESS and ECONOMICS /
Statistics , COMPUTERS / Database Management / Data
Mining , COMPUTERS / Programming / Algorithms ,
|| LIBRARY OPERATIONS
|| 2 Bates, Marcia J (ed)
Understanding information retrieval systems : management,
types, and standards / Marcia J Bates.-- Boca Raton: CRC
xix, 732p. 26cm.
ISBN : 9781439891964.
025.524 BAT 136724
It explains how to design systems to address human
characteristics and considers key policy and ethical
issues such as piracy and preservation. Focusing on
web based systems, the chapters in this book provide an
excellent starting point for developing and managing your
own IR systems.
** Information storage and retrieval systems , BUSINESS and
ECONOMICS / Statistics , COMPUTERS / Database Management
/ Data Mining , LANGUAGE ARTS and DISCIPLINES / Library and
Information Science / General ,
|| SOCIAL INTERACTION
|| 3 Rae, Gavin
Realizing freedom : Hegel, Sartre, and the alienation of
human being / Gavin Rae.-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan,
xi, 250p, 22cm.
ISBN : 9780230314351.
302.544 RAE 136629
This book provides a comparative analysis of the response
that Hegel and Sartre give to these questions and, in so
doing, offers one of the first sustained, comparative
studies of their thought available in the English
speaking world. The discussion is wide-ranging in that it
engages with each thinker-s conception of freedom,
ethics, consciousness, social relations, group
formations, and the self, before comparing the two to
show that it is Hegel who provides the more logically
consistent, subtle, and holistic analysis. But while the
argument developed maintains that Hegel-s analysis is
superior to Sartre-s, the book concludes by showing that
a number of questions remain regarding the social
formation that Hegel thinks is necessary to allow the
individual to overcome his alienation from the social
** Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1770-1831 , Sartre,
Jean-Paul, 1905-1980 , Alienation (Philosophy) ,
Philosophical anthropology, Human beings ,
|| FACTORS AFFECTING SOCIAL BEHAVIOR
|| 4 Hastrup, Kirsten (ed)
Climate change and human mobility : global challenges to
the social sciences / Kirsten Hastrup and Karen Fog Olwig
-- Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
xii, 263p, 23cm.
ISBN : 9781107028210.
304.8 HAS 136614
The greatest single impact of climate change could be on
human migrationè, stated the Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change (IPCC) in 1990. This book examines
emerging patterns of human mobility in relation to
climate change, drawing on a multidisciplinary approach,
including anthropology and geography. It addresses both
larger, general questions and concrete local cases, where
the link between climate change and human mobility is
manifest and demands attention - empirically,
analytically and conceptually.
** Migration, Internal --Environmental aspects 2.
Climatic changes 3. Global environmental change --Social
aspects 4. Human geography 5. SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human
|| SOCIAL GROUPS
|| 5 Padhi, Ranjana
Those who did not die : impact of the agrarian crisis on
women in Punjab / Ranjana Padhi.-- Los Angeles: Sage
ISBN : 9788132109501.
305.40954552 PAD 136920
Based on a study done in eight districts of the Malwa
region of the Punjab, this book uses quantitative data
along with field work, narratives and interviews with
peasant unions. It outlines the distress borne by the
family, including women, the children and the elderly in
the aftermath of peasant suicides.
** Rural women -- India -- Punjab -- Social conditions 2.
Rural women -- India -- Punjab -- Economic conditions 3.
Women agricultural labor -- India -- Punjab
|| POLITICAL SCEINCE
|| 6 De Haan, Arjan
Towards a new poverty agenda in Asia : social policies
and economic transformation / Arjan De Haan.-- Los
Angeles: Sage Publications, 2010.
ISBN : 9788132105046.
320.6091724 DEH 136921
This book describes the role of social policy in the
context of globalization and rapidly changing economies
and societies in Asia.
** Social policy , Economic development , Poverty , Asia
- Social policy , Developing countries -- Social policy
7 Widmalm, Sten
Decentralisation, corruption and social capital : from
India to the West / Sten Widmalm.-- Los Angeles: Sage
ISBN : 9780761936640.
320.80954 WID 136917
This book provides fresh perspectives and insights on
what may be the worlds largest ongoing decentralisation
reforms, the Panchayat Raj reforms in India, and presents
unique empirical material from Madhya Pradesh and Kerala.
In particular, this book shows how certain forms of
social capital, previously thought to be a hindrance to
development, can work in favour of democracy.
** Panchayat -- India , Decentralization in government --
India , Decentralization in government -- Case studies ,
Political corruption -- India , Political corruption --
Case studies ,
|| 8 Holloway, John
Crack capitalism / John Holloway.-- New York: Pluto Press
vii, 305p, 20cm.
ISBN : 9780745330082.
330.122 HOL 136615
-Crack Capitalism- argues that radical change can only
come about through the creation, expansion and
multiplication of -cracks- in the capitalist system.
** Capitalism , Capitalism -- Philosophy , Capitalism --
Social aspects ,
9 Hall, Peter V (ed)
Cities, regions and flows / Peter V Hall and Markus Hesse
-- London: Routledge, 2013.
xvii, 265p, 24cm.
ISBN : 9780415682190.
330.91732 HAL 136613
It analyses the significance of flows of goods for urban
and regional development and emphasizes the twin
processes of integration and disintegration that result
from goods movement within urban space. It discusses
urban regions as nodes for organizing the exchange of
goods, services and information against a background of
socio-economic and technological change, as well as new
patterns of urbanization.
** Urban economics , Regional economics , Freight and
10 Mu, Yang
Global financial crisis and challenges for China / Yang
Mu and Michael Heng Siam-Heng.-- New Jersey: World
v, 133p, 23cm.
ISBN : 9789814282277.
330.951 MUY 136611
The book analyzes the nature of Chinese economy which
enables it to go through the financial tsunami pretty
unscathed. It discusses the stimulus package designed by
the Chinese government to keep the economy on course, as
well as its results - both positive and negative aspects
in the middle and long term.
** Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009 2. China --Economic
conditions --2000- 3. China --Foreign relations
11 Ghate, Chetan (ed)
The Oxford handbook of the Indian economy / Chetan Ghate.
-- Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.
xii, 958 p. 26 cm.
ISBN : 9780199734580.
330.954 GHA 136914
The Handbook features research on core topics by leading
scholars to understand the Indian economic miracle and
the key debates confronting the Indian economy. The
topics are firmly directed at development issues that are
germane to India-s experience.
** Economic development -- India -- Handbooks, manuals,
etc , Globalization -- Economic aspects -- India , India
- Economic policy -- 1991- -- Handbooks, manuals, etc ,
|| LABOR ECONOMICS
|| 12 Pankaj, Ashok K (ed)
Right to work and rural India : working of the Mahatma
Gandhi national rural employment guarantee scheme
(MGNREGS) / Ashok K Pankaj.-- Los Angeles: Sage
xxi, 383p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9788132108993.
331.011 PAN 136715
This comprehensive book is an attempt to understand the
working of the operational part of this act-the Mahatma
Gandhi National Rural Employment Scheme (MGNREGS). The
expert contributors to this book have presented evidences
of implementation and impact of the scheme across India,
including both agriculturally developed states and the
backward ones, and states where the scheme is better
implemented as well as those where it is not. Their
essays go on to explain the meaning, context, issues and
development policy implications of MGNREGS through
theoretical and empirical papers.
** India -- National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005
2. Manpower policy, Rural -- India 3. Guaranteed annual
income -- India
|| FINANCIAL ECONOMICS
|| 13 Bordo, Michael D (ed)
Credibility and the international monetary regime : a
historical perspective / Michael D Bordo and Ronald
Macdonald.-- Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
xiii, 240p, 23cm.
ISBN : 9780521811330.
332.45 BOR 136616
This book presents ten studies which combine historical
narrative with econometrics to analyze the role of
credibility in four monetary regimes.
** Monetary unions, International economic relations ,
14 Graeber, David
Debt the first 5000 years / David Graeber.-- New Delhi:
Penguin Books, 2012.
ISBN : 9780670086528.
332.49 GRA 136617
More than 5,000 years, since the beginnings of the first
agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit
systems to buy and sell goods that is, long before the
invention of coins or cash. It is in this era, a society
divided into debtors and creditors. It shows that
arguments about debt and debt forgiveness have been at
the center of political debates from Italy to China, as
well as sparking innumerable insurrections. It also
demonstrates that the language of the ancient works of
law and religion (words like "guilt," "sin," and
"redemption") derive in large part from ancient debates
about debt, and shape even our most basic ideas of right
and wrong. Without knowing it, we are still fighting
these battles today.
** Debt -- History 2. Money -- History 3. Financial
crises -- History
15 Lawson, Guy
Octopus : the secret market and the world-s wildest con /
Guy Lawson.-- New York: One World, 2012.
xv, 352p, 22cm.
ISBN : 9781851689781.
332.64524092 LAW 136626
-Octopus- is a real-life thriller that tells the inside
story of a £300 million hedge fund fraud and how its drug
fuelled manager was himself conned and drawn into a world
of fraudsters by an ex-CIA spook.
** Stockbrokers --United States --Biography 2. Hedge
funds --United States
16 Capinski, Marek
The Black-Scholes model / Marek Capinski and Ekkehard
Kopp.-- Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
ISBN : 9780521173001.
332.6453 CAP 136612
Master the essential mathematical tools required for
option pricing within the context of a specific, yet
fundamental, pricing model.
** Options (Finance) -- Prices -- Mathematical models ,
17 Cerrato , Mario
The mathematics of derivatives securities with
applications in MATLAB / Mario Cerrato.-- United Kingdom:
John Wiley and Sons, 2012.
xii, 236p, 23cm.
ISBN : 9780470683699.
332.6457015195 CER 136594
Discusses analytical issues and intricate financial
instruments in a way that it is accessible to
postgraduate students with or without a previous
background in probability theory and finance. This title
covers an overview of MATLAB and the various components
that will be used alongside it throughout the textbook.
** Derivative securities -- Statistical methods , Finance
-- Statistical methods , Probabilities , BUSINESS and
ECONOMICS / Finance , MATLAB ,
|| ECONOMICS OF LAND and ENERGY
|| 18 Gasparatos, Alexandros (ed)
Socioeconomic and environmental impacts of biofuels :
evidence from developing nations / Alexandros Gasparatos
and Per Stromberg.-- Cambridge: Cambridge University
xvii, 375p, 26cm.
ISBN : 9781107009356.
333.9539091724 GAS 136631
Comprehensive, multidisciplinary volume on biofuels in
developing countries for academics, practitioners and
** Biomass energy -- Economic aspects -- Developing
countries , Biomass energy -- Social aspects --
Developing countries , Biomass energy -- Environmental
aspects -- Developing countries ,
|| 19 Nayyar, Gaurav
The Service sector in India-s development / Gaurav Nayyar
-- Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
xvii, 293p, 24cm.
ISBN : 9781107035324.
338.40954 NAY 136630
This book analyzes the Indian service sector-s
** Service industries -- India ,
20 Bjuggren, Per-Olof (ed)
The Modern firm, corporate governance and investment /
Per Olof Bjuggren and Dennis C Mueller.-- Cheltenham:
Edward Elgar, 2009.
ix, 414p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781848442252.
338.5 BJU 136825
Presents a comprehensive overview of the theory of the
firm and examine firms and the organization of their
economic activities. This book also investigates the
impact of ownership structure and board composition on
firm performance and studies how the institutional
framework of an economy affects investment decisions.
** Corporate governance -- Congresses , Industrial
management -- Congresses , Corporations -- Finance --
Congresses , Microeconomics -- Congresses , Investment ,
21 Coll, Steve
Private empire : Exxon mobil and American power / Steve
Coll.-- England: Allen Lane, 2012. 685p, 24cm.
ISBN : 9781846146596.
338.7622338 COL 136628
Private Empire is the masterful result of Steve Coll-s
indefatigable reporting, from the halls of Congress to
the oil-laden swamps of the Niger Delta, previously
classified U.S. documents, heretofore unexamined court
records, and many other sources.
** Exxon Corporation , Exxon Mobil Corporation ,
Petroleum industry and trade -- Political aspects --
United States , Corporate power -- United States , Big
business -- United States ,
|| MILITARY, TAX, TRADE and INDUSTRIAL LAW
|| 22 Chainani, Shyam
Nhava and Sheva : battling for the environment -- oil,
ports and the coastline / Shyam Chainani.-- New Delhi:
Academic Foundation, 2012.
ISBN : 9788171889655.
343.54790252 CHA 136625
The story of a struggle spearheaded by one man against a
whole system of destruction, this book follows Shyam
Chainani-s passionate and dedicated battle to save a
verdant and wooded island near Mumbai, India, from being
taken over by a government-owned oil company.
Demonstrating how Chainani fought for Nhava by contacting
his vast network of friends and acquaintances-and often
making enemies-and utilizing every legal weapon in his
armory, this detailed document is filled with humor, wit,
and admiration for nature-s beauty.
** Eminent domain - India - Maharashtra , Harbors - India
- Maharashtra - Protection , Environmental protection -
India - Maharashtra , Petroleum industry and trade -
Environmental aspects - India - Maharashtra , Shipping -
Government policy - India - Jawaharlal Nehru Port
23 Rubini, Luca (ed)
Microsoft on trial : legal and economic analysis of a
transatlantic antitrust case / Luca Rubini.-- Cheltenham:
Edward Elgar, 2010.
xxviii, 528p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781848442443.
343.730721 RUB 136824
Microsoft on Trial analyses the antitrust cases that have
involved Microsoft in both sides of the Atlantic and
offers a thorough and timely discussion on the regulation
of unilateral behaviour in a topical sector.
** Microsoft Corporation -- Trials, litigation, etc ,
Antitrust law -- United States , Restraint of trade --
United States , Antitrust , Microsoft , Computer software
industry --Law and legislation --United States
|| SOCIAL PROBLEMS and SOCIAL WELFARE IN GENERAL
|| 24 Handy, Femida
From seva to cyberspace : the many faces of volunteering
in India / Femida Handy and others: Sage Publications.,
xxv, 250 p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9788132106982.
361.370954 HAN 136918
Examines the phenomenon of volunteering in India from its
earliest instances to present-day manifestations. This
book defines the volunteer and discusses the methods of
measuring the value of volunteer labor to NGOs. It
includes a detailed discussion of the particular
contributions of the oldest and youngest volunteers in
** Voluntarism -- India , Voluntarism -- India -- History
|| SOCIAL WELFARE PROBLEMS and SERVICES
|| 25 Deshpande, R S (ed)
Agrarian crisis and farmer suicides / R S Deshpande and
Saroj Arora.-- Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2010.
xx, 436 p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9788132105121.
362.2808863095 DES 136916
It focuses on the multi-dimensional aspects of the
agrarian problem, examining it from the angle of public
policy. A distinguishing feature of this collection is
its holistic approach towards viewing farm sector
distress, instead of looking for isolated causes and
** Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- India , Agriculture
and state -- India , Farmers -- Suicidal behavior --
|| INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE
|| 26 Burri, Mira (ed)
Trade governance in the digital age : world trade forum /
Mira Burri and Thomas Cottier.-- Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press, 2012.
xxvi, 475p, 23cm.
ISBN : 9781107022430.
382.92 BUR 136632
Addresses pressing questions concerning international
trade regulation which have been raised by the Internet
** World Trade Organization , General Agreement on
Tariffs and Trade (Organization) , Foreign trade
regulation , Corporate governance , International law ,
Electronic commerce -- Law and legislation , LAW /
|| 27 Baber, Robert Laurence
The language of mathematics : utilizing math in practice
/ Robert Laurence Baber.-- Hoboken: John Wiley and Sons,
xx, 416p, 24cm.
ISBN : 9780470878897.
510.14 BAB 136582
This book explains how to formulate a mathematical model
from an English description of a problem. It views
mathematical notation as a language and develops the
implications of this view for translating English text
into mathematical expressions and mathematical models,
i.e. for applying mathematics to problems described in
** Mathematics , Problem solving ,
28 Barbour, Andrew D(ed)
Probability approximations and beyond / Andrew D Barbour
, Hock Peng Chan and David Siegmund.-- New York: Springer
xiv, 159p, 23cm.
ISBN : 9781461419655.
511.4 BAR 136592
In June 2010, a conference, Probability Approximations
and Beyond, was held at the National University of
Singapore (NUS), in honor of pioneering mathematician
Louis Chen. This title includes the papers that attest to
how Louis Chen-s ideas influenced and continue to
influence such areas as molecular biology and computer
** Approximation theory 2. Probabilities 3. Mathematics
|| PROBABILITIES and APPLIED MATHEMATICS
||29 Bean, Michael A
Probability : the science of uncertainity with
applications to investments, insurance, and engineering /
Michael A Bean.-- Rhode Island: American Mathematical
xiii, 448p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780821891773.
519.2 BEA 136725
This book covers the basic probability of distributions
with an emphasis on applications from the areas of
investments, insurance, and engineering. It includes a
large number of problems of varying difficulty.
30 Rotar, Vladimir I
Probability and stochastic modeling / Vladimir I Rotar.--
Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2012.
xvii, 490p. 26cm.
ISBN : 9781439872062.
519.2 ROT 136723
The text is suitable for majors in mathematics and
statistics as well as majors in computer science,
economics, finance, and physics. The author offers two
explicit options to teaching the material, which is
reflected in "routes" designated by special "roadside"
markers. The first route contains basic, self-contained
material for a one-semester course. The second provides a
more complete exposition for a two-semester course or
** Probabilities --Textbooks 2. Stochastic models --
Textbooks 3. MATHEMATICS / Probability and Statistics /
Bayesian Analysis 4. TECHNOLOGY and ENGINEERING /
31 Puntanen, Simo
Matrix tricks for linear statistical models : our
personal top twenty / Simo Puntanen, George P H Styan and
Jarkko Isotalo.-- New York: Springer, 2011.
xvii, 486p., 24cm.
ISBN : 9783642104725.
519.535 PUN 136593
In teaching linear statistical models there is no way to
proceed smoothly without matrices and related concepts of
linear algebra, their use is really essential. In matrix
algebra, there are handy, sometimes even very simple
ètricksè which simplify and clarify the treatment of a
problem. The concept of a trick is not uniquely
definedèby a trick simply mean here a useful important
handy result. In this book top twenty favorite matrix
tricks are collected for linear statistical models.
** Matrices 2. Linear models (Statistics)
|| AGRICULTURE and RELATED TECHNOLOGIES
||32 Garcia-Tejero, Ivan Francisco
Water and sustainable agriculture / Ivan Francisco Garcia
Tejero and others.-- New York: Springer, 2011.
ISBN : 9789400720909.
631.7 GAR 136591
Irrigated agriculture, a vital component of general
agriculture, supplies fruits, vegetables, and cereals
consumed by humans and grains fed to animals. This title
presents several processes linked to environmental
irrigation, balancing environmental protection with
improved agricultural production.
** Water in agriculture , Water-supply, Agricultural ,
Sustainable agriculture , Water resources development ,
|| GENERAL MANAGEMENT
|| 33 El-Meligi, Moneim
Work, management, and the business of living / Moneim El-
Meligi.-- New Jersey: World Scientific, 2012.
xiii, 234p, 24cm.
ISBN : 9789812790675.
658.001 ELM 136607
Deals with familiar concepts in management literature,
but always in light of the model of the human person.
This title focuses on organizing processes in
individuals, small groups, and organizations and other
large social systems by covering empirical research on
three central topics - modes of influence, intrapersonal
communication, and change.
** Management -- Philosophy 2. Leadership
34 Ahlemann, Frederik
Strategic enterprise architecture management :
challenges, best practices, and future developments /
Frederik Ahlemann and others.-- New York: Springer, 2012.
xvi, 298p, 24cm.
ISBN : 9783642242229.
658.4038 AHL 136595
This book shows how EAM is used to leverage strategic
planning and controlling processes and contribute to
sustainable competitive advantage. The book outlines
crucial elements of successful EAM, based on best
practices from eight leading European companies.
** Management information systems , Information resources
management , Strategic planning -- Data processing ,
Management information systems -- Europe -- Case studies
Information resources management -- Europe -- Case
35 Mohapatra, Sanjay
Information strategy design and practices / Sanjay
Mohapatra and Ranjan Prasad Singh.-- New York: Springer,
xxi, 342p, 24cm.
ISBN : 9781461424277.
658.4038011 MOH 136596
In addition to assessing a variety of theoretical
concepts related to information strategy, this volume
provides real-life examples from a range of corporations
as to how project goals can be achieved through effective
deployment of information strategy.
** Management information systems , Information resources
management , Management -- Communication systems ,
|| PHOTOGRAPHY and COMPUTER ART
|| 36 Emerling, Jae
Photography : history and theory / Jae Emerling.-- London
: Routledge, 2012.
xiii, 274p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780415778558.
770.1 EME 136222
While the nineteenth century is discussed, the central
focus of the text is on modern and contemporary
photographic theory. Particular attention is paid to key
thinkers, such as Baudelaire, Barthes and Sontag. In
addition, the centrality of photography to contemporary
art practice is addressed through the theoretical work of
Allan Sekula, John Tagg, Rosalind Krauss, and Vilèm
** Photographic criticism, Photography, Artistic --