|| THE BOOK
|| 1 Suarez, Michael F (ed)
The Book : a global history / Michael F Suarez and H. R.
Woudhuysen.-- United Kingdom: Oxford University Press,
xx, 748p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9780199679416.
002.09 SUA 140381
A concise edition of the highly acclaimed Oxford
Companion to the Book, this book features the 51 articles
from the Companion plus 3 brand new chapters in an
affordable format! The 54 chapters introduce readers to
the fascinating world of book history. Including 21
thematic studies on topics such as writing systems, the
ancient and the medieval book, and the economics of
print, as well as 33 regional and national histories,
offering a truly global survey of the book around the
world, The Book: A Global History is the most
comprehensive work of its kind. The three new articles,
specially commissioned for this edition, cover
censorship, copyright and intellectual property, and book
history in the Caribbean and Bermuda.
|| SPECIAL COMPUTER METHODS
|| 2 Neapolitan, Richard E
Contemporary artificial intelligence / Richard E
Neapolitan and Xia Jiang.-- Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2013.
xiii, 501p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781439844694.
006.3 NEA 140300
A thorough introduction to artificial intelligence (AI),
this text provides a comprehensive and in-depth overview
of the key concepts and techniques in AI. It also
discusses the various areas and successes of the rational
and emergent software approaches to AI. Throughout the
text, theory is introduced via examples, giving readers
the foundation to solve problems with logic that they can
use later in AI-related research and other domains. The
author also covers algorithms in sufficient detail,
allowing readers to readily understand and implement
** Artificial intelligence,
|| 3 Chatterjee, Anjan
The Aesthetic brain : how we evolved to desire beauty and
enjoy art / Anjan Chatterjee.-- Oxford: Oxford University
xxiii, 217p. , 22cm.
ISBN : 9780199811809.
111.85 CHA 140379
The Aesthetic Brain takes the reader on a wide-ranging
journey addressing fundamental questions about aesthetics
and art. Using neuroscience and evolutionary psychology,
Chatterjee shows how beauty, pleasure, and art are
grounded biologically, and offers explanations for why
beauty, pleasure, and art exist at all.
** Aesthetics --Psychological aspects, Genetic psychology
|| 4 Ricoeur, Paul
Hermeneutics : writings and lectures / Paul Ricoeur.--
Cambridge: Polity, 2013.
ISBN : 9780745661223.
121.68 RIC 140448
Paul Ricoeur’s contribution to the theory of
interpretation, or hermeneutics, is considerable: he
ranks among the masters of this discipline alongside
Schleiermacher, Dilthey, Heidegger and Gadamer. In
addition to major works like The Conflict of
Interpretations, he wrote many articles and shorter texts
which deserve to be discovered and rediscovered. These
allow us to gain a deeper understanding of the
development of his work over time and to appreciate the
full range of his contribution. Some of the texts examine
the nature of metaphor while others guide the reader
through the many challenges of the hermeneutic problem -
from the symbol to the text, then to the text as action,
taking full account of the ethical implications.
** Hermeneutics, Interpretation (Philosophy)
|| PHILOSOPHY and THEORY OF RELIGION
|| 5 Russell, Bertrand
Why I am not a Christian : and other essays on religion
and related subjects / Bertrand Russell.-- London:
xxiv, 223p. 19cm.
ISBN : 9780415325103.
211.4 RUS 140278
** Free thought, Christianity -- Controversial literature
Religion -- Philosophy
|| OTHER RELIGIONS
|| 6 Sen, Amiya P
Swami Vivekananda / Amiya P Sen.--2nd ed-- New Delhi:
Oxford University press, 2013.
xiii, 112p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9780198095156.
294.561093 VIV 140378
This short, critical biography explores the thought,
ideas and work of Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902),
providing rare insights into the understanding of this
complex and multilayered personality. Steering clear of
hagiography, the author unravels and celebrates the
contradictions and ambiguities of Vivekananda-s life and
ideas. Accessible and absorbing, this new edition,
brought out on the occasion of the Swami-s 150th birth
anniversary, helps us appreciate why Vivekananda remains
relevant today, with a large following in India and
** Vivekananda, Swami, 1863-1902 ,
|| SOCIOLOGY and ANTHROPOLOGY
|| 7 Bourdieu, Pierre
An Invitation to reflexive sociology / Pierre Bourdieu
and Loic J D Wacquant.-- London: University of Chicago
xiv, 332p. , 23cm.
ISBN : 9780226067414.
301 BOU 140424
Over the last three decades, the French sociologist
Pierre Bourdieu has produced one of the most imaginative
and subtle bodies of social theory and research of the
post war era. Yet, despite the influence of his work, no
single introduction to his wide-ranging oeuvre is
available. This book, intended for an English-speaking
audience, offers a systematic and accessible overview,
providing interpretive keys to the internal logic of
Bourdieu-s work by explicating thematic and
methodological principles underlying his work.
** Bourdieu, Pierre, 1930-2002, Sociology.
8 Horowitz, Irving Louis
Tributes : personal reflections on a century of social
research / Irving Louis Horowitz.-- New Brunswick:
Transaction Publishers, 2004. xxv, 344p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780765802187.
301 HOR 140310
|| SOCIAL INTERACTION
|| 9 Harrington, H. James
Closing the communication gap : an effective method for
achieving desired results / H James Harrington and Robert
Lewis.-- London: CRC Press, 2014.
xxv, 290p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781466574885.
302.2 HAR 140410
** Communicative competence, Interpersonal communication,
10 Chouliaraki, Lillie
Ironic spectator : solidarity in the age of post-
humanitarianism / Lillie Chouliaraki.-- Cambridge: Polity
ix, 238p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780745642116.
302.2308694 CHO 140434
This path-breaking book explores how solidarity towards
vulnerable others is performed in our media environment.
It argues that stories where famine is described through
our own experience of dieting or or where solidarity with
Africa translates into wearing a cool armband tell us
about much more than the cause that they attempt to
communicate. They tell us something about the ways in
which we imagine the world outside ourselves. By showing
historical change in Amnesty International and Oxfam
appeals, in the Live Aid and Live 8 concerts, in the
advocacy of Audrey Hepburn and Angelina Jolie as well as
in earthquake news on the BBC, this far-reaching book
shows how solidarity has today come to be not about
conviction but choice, not vision but lifestyle, not
others but ourselves -- turning us into the ironic
spectators of other people-s suffering.
** Mass media --Social aspects, Humanitarianism, Social
problems in mass media, Solidarity, Developing countries
-In mass media.
11 Stibel, Jeff
Breakpoint : why the web will implode, search will be
obsolete, and everything else you need to know about
technology is in your brain / Jeff Stibel.-- New York:
Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
ISBN : 9781137278784.
302.231 STI 140311
Navigating the world of new technologies today can be
like walking through a minefield unless one knows the
path. In this fascinating look at the future of business
and technology, neuroscientist and entrepreneur Jeff
Stibel shows how the brain can act as a guide to
understanding the future of the internet and the
constellation of businesses and technologies that run on
it. He’ll show how leaders like Marissa Mayer are using
artificial intelligence to literally remake Yahoo! and
how startups like oDesk and Kickstarter are using
crowd sourcing, the next wave of revolutionary technology,
to create something much larger and "smarter" than the
sum of their parts.
** Internet --Social aspects, Online social networks,
|| SOCIAL PROCESSES
|| 12 Bauman, Zygmunt
Liquid modernity / Zygmunt Bauman.-- Cambridge: Polity
xix, 228p. , 23cm.
ISBN : 9780745624105.
303.409821 BAU 140425
In this new book, Bauman examines how we have moved away
from a -heavy- and -solid-, hardware-focused modernity to
a -light- and -liquid-, software-based modernity. This
passage, he argues, has brought profound change to all
aspects of the human condition. The new remoteness and un
reachability of global systemic structure coupled with
the unstructured and under-defined, fluid state of the
immediate setting of life-politics and human
togetherness, call for the rethinking of the concepts and
cognitive frames used to narrate human individual
experience and their joint history.
** Sociology -- Philosophy , Civilization, Modern -- 20th
century, Liberty, Individualism, Space and time, Work,
|| SOCIAL GROUPS
|| 13 Harriden, Jessica
The Authority of influence : women and power in Burmese
history / Jessica Harriden.-- Copenhagen: NIAS Press,
xiii, 370p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9788776940881.
305.409591 HAR 140422
This book explores the relationship between gender and
power in Burmese history from pre-colonial times to the
present day and aims to identify the sources, nature and
limitations of women-s power. The study takes as its
starting point the apparent contradiction that, though
Burmese women historically enjoyed relatively high social
status and economic influence, for the most part they
remained conspicuously absent from positions of authority
in formal religious, social and political institutions.
** Women -- Burma -- Social conditions , Women -- Burma -
History , Power (Social sciences) -- Sex differences --
14 Tong, Rosemarie
Feminist thought : a more comprehensive introduction /
Rosemarie Tong.--4th ed-- USA: Westview Press, 2014.
xi, 428p. , 23cm.
ISBN : 9780813348414.
305.4201 TON 140427
Feminist Thought offers a clear, comprehensive, and
incisive introduction to the major traditions of feminist
theory, from liberal feminism, radical feminism, and
Marxist and socialist feminism to care-focused feminism,
psychoanalytic feminism, and ecofeminism. The fourth
edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded,
including a new section on existentialism as it relates
to postmodern feminism in Chapter 5, and a new conclusion
that contemplates third-wave feminism and the future
directions of feminist theory. Chapter 6 on women of
color feminisms was also significantly revised and
expanded by Tina Fernandes of the University of North
Carolina at Charlotte.
** Feminist theory , Feminism Theories ,
|| POLITICAL SCEINCE
|| 15 Bennett, W Lance
Logic of connective action : digital media and the
personalization of contentious politics / W Lance Bennett
and Alexandra Segerberg.-- New York: Cambridge University
ISBN : 9781107642720.
320.014 BEN 140451
Authors bring generations of social scientific thought
about collective action and contentious politics up to
date, placing communication, networks, and the
personalization of politics in the theoretical spotlight.
In their innovative and theoretically fresh analysis,
they distinguish organization-driven collective action
from two forms of connective action, in which
organizations broker but do not organize, and action
arises even in the absence of central organization. This
engaging and rich volume is an essential contribution to
the understanding of contentious politics and social
movements across disciplines.
** Communication in politics, Social media.
|| SYSTEMS OF GOVERNMENTS and STATES
|| 16 Berggruen, Nicolas
Intelligent governance for the 21st century : a middle
way between west and east / Nicolas Berggruen and Nathan
Gardels.-- Cambridge: Polity Press, 2013.
ISBN : 9780745659732.
321.8 BER 140433
The authors argue that a new system of "intelligent
governance" is required to meet these new challenges. To
cope, the authors argue that both East and West can
benefit by adapting each other-s best practices.
Examining this in relation to widely varying political
and cultural contexts, the authors quip that while China
must lighten up, the US must tighten up. This highly
timely volume is both a conceptual and practical guide of
impressive scope to the challenges of good governance as
the world continues to undergo profound transformation in
the coming decades.
** Democracy --Philosophy, Comparative government,
|| 17 Cafruny, Alan W (ed)
Exploring the global financial crisis / Alan W Cafruny
and Herman M Schwartz.-- Boulder: Lynne Rienner
v, 263p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781588268600.
330.90511 CAF 140412
** Financial crises, Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009.
18 Metzler, Mark
Capital as will and imagination : Schumpeter-s guide to
the postwar Japanese miracle / Mark Metzler.-- Ithaca:
Cornell University Press, 2013.
xvii, 295p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9780801451799.
330.95204 MET 140420
With this book, Mark Metzler continues his investigation
into the economic history of twentieth-century Japan that
he began in Lever of Empire. Metzler argues that the
inflationary creation of credit was key to Japan-s
postwar success and its eventual demise due to its
instability over the long term. To prove his case,
Metzler explores heterodox ideas about economic life, in
particular Joseph Schumpeter-s realization that inflation
is intrinsic to capitalist development. Schumpeter-s
ideas, widely ignored within standard American
neoclassical economic theory, were shaped by his
experience of Austria-s reconstruction after 1918. They
were highly influential in Japan, and Metzler traces
their impact in the period from the Allied Occupation,
starting in 1945, through the Income Doubling Plan of
** Schumpeter, Joseph A., 1883-1950, Capital --Japan --
History --20th century, Capitalism --Japan --History --
20th century, Saving and investment --Japan --History --
20th century, Credit --Japan --History --20th century.
|| LABOR ECONOMICS
|| 19 Borjas, George
Labor economics / George Borjas.--6th ed-- New York:
xvi, 576p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9780073523200.
331 BOR 140421
** Labor economics, Labor market --United States.
20 Deshpande, Ashwini
Affirmative action in India / Ashwini Deshpande.-- New
Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2013.
ISBN : 9780198092087.
331.1330954 DES 140369
This Short Introduction provides the rationale, details,
and assessment of the AA programme in India. It discusses
the -why- and -how- of AA with glimpses into the history
and dynamics of the programme, and offers a perspective
on where India stands today, in terms of group
disparities as well as the proposed remedies. Sketching
out the larger context of and debates around this issue,
the book assesses the success of AA in providing socio-
political and economic justice as well as its
limitations. Drawing on the vast body of research on this
subject, it provides leads for further reading to those
interested in pursuing specific aspects of the issue.
** Affirmative action programs --India, Minorities --
Employment --India, Discrimination in employment --India.
|| FINANCIAL ECONOMICS
||21 Sikdar, Soumyen
Capital flows and exchange rate management / Soumyen
Sikdar.-- New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2013.
ISBN : 9780198075455.
332.04240954 SIK 140371-140372
Integration with the global economy has opened India to
cross-border flows of not merely goods and services, but
also financial capital. India is now a preferred
destination among the emerging market economies for
foreign investors. Is this transition necessarily
beneficial for the Indian economy? What are its
consequences and how is it to be regulated? How has the
Indian economy successfully averted a financial crisis in
the era of economic liberalization, unlike many other
developing economies? This introduction provides answers
to questions such as these by analysing the basic forces
driving capital flows, their impact on the exchange rate,
and their implications for foreign reserves and domestic
** Capital movements --India, Foreign exchange rates --
22 Ray, Partha
Monetary policy / Partha Ray.-- New Delhi: Oxford
University Press, 2013.
xviii, 240p. 18cm.
ISBN : 9780198075417.
332.4954 RAY 140376-140377
Monetary policy plays a pivotal role in shaping interest
rates and controlling inflation. Turbulence in both
during the recent global financial crisis and current
sovereign debt crisis in Europe has accentuated the ever-
growing interest in the role of monetary policy and the
functioning of central banks. It is in this context that
this Short Introduction analyses the evolution of Indian
monetary policy over the historical timeline of 1934 to
present times. Dividing this period into several epochs,
the author explains how at various points the monetary
policy was shaped by the need of hour, be it the policy
of credit control to support planned development in the
1950s or the introduction of liquidity adjustment
facility to meet the needs of the changing economy in the
** Monetary policy --India --History.
23 Phang, Sock-Yong
Housing finance systems : market failures and government
failures / Sock-Yong Phang.-- Basingstoke: Palgrave
xvi, 217p. , 22cm.
ISBN : 9781137014023.
332.722 PHA 140416
The term -housing crisis- has, in recent times, been
associated with rising foreclosure rates and tottering
financial institutions, particularly in the US and
Europe. However, in many rapidly urbanizing emerging
countries, the housing crisis is about urban poverty,
unplanned settlements, overcrowded slums and
homelessness. Both these faces of the housing crisis
require solutions for housing finance mechanisms and
systems that lie at the root of each. This book draws on
a wealth of examples from around the world to provide a
road map for building more resilient housing finance
** Housing --Finance, Housing policy.
|| ECONOMICS OF LAND and ENERGY
|| 24 Hampson, Fen Osler
Forming economic policy : the case of energy in Canada
and Mexico / Fen Osler Hampson.-- London: Bloomsbury,
2013. x, 161p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781472511744.
333.790971 HAM 140413
Forming Economic Policy explores these and other
questions in Canada and Mexico, two very different
countries which share a common vulnerability to the world
economy. Using the case of energy, the book argues that
policymakers will address the national interest, but only
episodically with the onset of major national crises that
invoke a higher and sustained sense of national
priorities. These crises are frequently induced by the
interaction of domestic and foreign political and
economic forces. The conclusions are surprising. Despite
profound political and economic differences between these
two countries, policymakers have behaved in remarkably
similar ways when arriving at key policy decisions.
** Energy policy --Canada, Energy policy --Mexico, Canada
--Economic policy, Mexico --Economic policy --1970-
|| INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
|| 25 Olson, Robert K
US foreign policy and the new international economic
order : negotiating global problems, 1974-1981 / Robert K
Olson.-- London: Bloomsbury, 2013.
xviii, 168p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9781472511591.
337.73 OLS 140417
U.S. Foreign Policy and the New International Economic
Order is an authoritative account of the development of
U.S. policy toward the New International Economic Order
(NIEO) from its inception in 1974 through the Eleventh
Special Session of the General Assembly in August-
September 1980. Olson concentrates on the latter stages
of the North-South dialogue, analyzing U.S. policy in the
context of broad foreign policy objectives pursued since
the end of World War II and also in light of the events
of the seventies and the 1980 Soviet invasion of
** United States -- Foreign economic relations , United
States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989 , United States
Economic relations Policies of government 1974-1981 ,
|| 26 Taplin, Ruth (ed)
Intellectual property valuation and innovation : towards
global harmonisation / Ruth Taplin.-- London: Routledge,
xxi, 180p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780415532150.
338.43 TAP 140432
The book is written by experts in intellectual property,
valuation and innovation who are mainly practitioners
covering innovators, marketers, accountants, social
innovators and business and management academics. The
breadth and practitioner background of most of the
contributors make the material relevant to those involved
in valuation, economics, business, management, accounting
and finance, law and maritime insurance. This book takes
an interdisciplinary approach that cross-cuts all the
above-mentioned disciplines and takes the understanding
of intellectual property valuation to a new level.
** Intellectual property --Valuation, Intellectual
property --Valuation --Asia, Commercial law --
27 Cheung, Tai Ming (ed)
China-s emergence as a defense technological power / Tai
Ming Cheung.-- London: Routledge, 2013.
viii, 221p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780415519847.
338.4735500951 CHE 140312
This book provides a wide-ranging and detailed assessment
of the present state of the Chinese defense economy at a
time of rapid change and accelerating advancement in its
innovation capabilities and performance. This collection
of articles has three main goals: (1) to locate Chinats
defense innovation dynamics within broader historical,
technological and methodological frameworks of analysis,
(2) to assess the performance of the Chinese defense
economy’s six principal subsectors, and (3) to compare
China’s approach to defense industrialization with major
counterparts in the Asia-Pacific region.
** Defense industries -- Economic aspects -- China, China
-- Military policy, China -- Defenses -- Economic aspects
28 Cowell, Frank A
Microeconomics : principles and analysis / Frank A Cowell
-- New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2006.
xxviii, 637p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780195689266.
338.5 COW 140375
** Microeconomics ,
29 Kuchiki, Akifumi (ed)
Industrial clusters, upgrading and innovation in east
Asia / Akifumi Kuchiki and Masatsugu Tsuji.-- United
Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011.
vii, 302p., 24cm.
ISBN : 9780857935120.
338.7 KUC 140418
This lucid and informative book analyzes the problems of
clusters in transition through studies of agglomerations
at different stages of development in various East Asian
countries. The contributors reconsider industrial cluster
policy within a more dynamic and long-term framework, and
explore how regional transformations can bring new
insights to the theory of agglomeration and innovation.
By identifying the factors and policies to promote
upgrading, the authors establish the theoretical and
policy basis for transforming industrial clusters from
production-oriented to innovation-oriented
agglomerations. They also study the important structural
changes in the region, such as FTAs and the role of the
WTO, and the consequent effects on clusters.
** Industrial clusters --East Asia.
30 Mawdsley, Emma
From recipients to donors : emerging powers and the
changing development landscape / Emma Mawdsley.-- London:
Zed Books, 2012.
x, 270p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9781848139473.
338.90068 MAW 140414
This book focuses on one of the biggest challenges, the
growth of so-called "New development donors," such as
Brazil, China, Hungary, Korea, India, Poland, Saudi
Arabia, Taiwan, Venezuela, and the United Arab Emirates.
Some of these countries are relative newcomers to formal
development assistance, while others have been active for
decades. Their increasing visibility has been driven by:
the rapidly expanding scale and scope of China-s
development assistance around the world, scrutiny of
Islamic aid following 9/11, and EU debates over
development policy alignment following the EU-15
accession in 2004.
** Economic development projects --Developing countries.
|| MACROECONOMICS and RELATED TOPICS
|| 31 Burda, Michael
Microeconomics : a European text / Michael Burda and
Charles Wyplosz.--6th ed-- United Kingdom: Oxford
University Press, 2013.
xxi, 573p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780199608645.
339.094 BUR 140374
Macroeconomics provides a comprehensive analysis of
contemporary macroeconomics. It analyses different
theoretical approaches and contextualizes theory with up-
to-date monetary policy examples. These fully reflect the
fall out from the global financial crisis. This text
explains the modern approach to macroeconomics with
simplicity and rigour, while retaining the focus on the
special aspects of the European economy.
** Macroeconomics , Europe -- Economic conditions ,
32 Bauman, Zygmunt
Consuming life / Zygmunt Bauman.-- Cambridge: Polity
160p. , 23cm.
ISBN : 9780745640020.
339.47 BAU 140423
With the advent of liquid modernity, the society of
producers is transformed into a society of consumers. In
this new consumer society, individuals become
simultaneously the promoters of commodities and the
commodities they promote. They are, at one and the same
time, the merchandise and the marketer, the goods and the
travelling salespeople. They all inhabit the same social
space that is customarily described by the term the
** Consumption (Economics) --Social aspects,
|| LABOR, SOCIAL, EDUCATION andCULTURAL LAW
|| 33 Foster, Charles
Medical law : a very short introduction / Charles Foster.
United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2013.
ISBN : 9780199660445.
344.041 FOS 140373
Medical law touches on many of society-s most hotly
debated issues, from the status of the embryo to the
withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment, and from
assisted suicide to research on humans, organ
transplantation, and the ownership of body parts. The
media shines a glaring light on these and many other
contentious medical questions, but as legal authority
Charles Foster points out, camera flashes don-t shed real
light. He sheds light on such controversial and
significant topics as clinical negligence, patient
confidentiality, euthanasia, informed consent, abortion,
in vitro fertilization, and much more. Whatever your
interest in medical law--as a healthcare professional,
policy-maker, law student, or just the concerned owner of
a body--this Very Short Introduction it is essential
** Medical laws and legislation --Great Britain, Patients
--Legal status, laws, etc. --Great Britain, Medical laws
and legislation, Patients --Legal status, laws, etc.
|| INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE
|| 34 Gallagher, Kevin P
The Clash of globalizations : essays on the political
economy of trade and development policy / Kevin P
Gallagher.-- London: Anthem Press, 2013.
xiv, 170p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780857283276.
382.01 GAL 140313
** International trade, Economic development,
Globalization, Developing countries --Economic policy.
|| COMMUNICATIONS; TELECOMMUNICATION
|| 35 Levi, Kiruba J B
Market entry strategies of foreign telecom companies in
India / Kiruba J B Levi.-- Wiesbaden: Springer, 2007.
xxx, 285p. , 21cm.
ISBN : 9783835006072.
384.068 JEY 140429
Kiruba Jeyaseeli Benjamin Levi highlights why the Indian
telecom market is so attractive to foreign investors. She
describes the rules and regulations for telecoms in
India, and examines the reasons for success and failure
of the foreign telecom companies in India. She identifies
the prime sectors of the Indian telecom market for
investment and provides recommendations to foreign
companies intending to enter the Indian telecom market.
** Telecommunication, Telecommunication--Management,
|| 36 Barthes, Roland
Elements of semiology / Roland Barthes.-- New York: Hill
and Wang, 1977.
111p. , 20cm.
ISBN : 9780374521462.
412 BAR 140426
The Elements here presented have as their sole aim the
extraction from linguistics of analytical concepts which
we think a priori to be sufficiently general to start
semiological research on its way. In assembling them, it
is not presupposed that they will remain intact during
the course of research, nor that semiology will always be
forced to follow the linguistic model closely. We are
merely suggesting and elucidating a terminology in the
hope that it may enable an initial (albeit provisional)
order to be introduced into the heterogeneous mass of
significant facts. In fact what we purport to do is
furnish a principle of classification of the questions.
These elements of semiology will therefore be grouped
under four main headings borrowed from structural
linguistics: I. Language and Speech, II. Signified and
Signifier, III. Syntagm and System, IV. Denotation and
|| 37 Holton, Derek
A Second step to mathematical Olympiad problems / Derek
Holton.-- New Jersey: World Scientific, 2011.
xi, 299p. 22cm.
(Mathematical Olympiad series , vol. 7).
ISBN : 9789814327879.
510.76 HOL 140303
** Mathematics --Problems, exercises, Combinatorial
analysis --Problems, exercises
38 Wilson, Robin
Four colors suffice : how the map problem was solved /
Robin Wilson.-- United Kingdom: Princeton University
xv,199p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9780691158228.
511.56 WIL 140428
** Four-color problem, Four-color problem --History,
Mathematical recreations --History, Proof theory --
|| PROBABILITIES and APPLIED MATHEMATICS
|| 39 Piunovskiy, A B
Examples in Markov decision processes / A B Piunovskiy.--
London: Imperial College Press, 2013. xiii, 293p. 23cm.
(Imperial College Press optimization series , 2.)
ISBN : 9781848167933.
519.233 PIU 140301
** Markov processes.
|| 40 Sikor, Thomas (ed)
The Justices and injustices of ecosystem services /
Thomas Sikor.-- London: Routledge, 2013.
xiv, 210p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780415825405.
577 SIK 140450
The book develops this novel interpretation of justice in
environmental management through analyses of prominent
governance interventions and the conceptual underpinnings
of the ecosystem services framework. Key examples
described are revenue-sharing around protected areas and
REDD+ for forest ecosystems. The analyses demonstrate
that interventions create opportunities for enhancing
social justice, yet also reveal critical design features
that cause ostensibly technical interventions to generate
** Ecosystem services --Social aspects, Ecosystem
services --Moral and ethical aspects, Ecosystem services
-Government policy, Environmental justice.
|| 41 Schobert, Harold
Energy : the basics / Harold Schobert.-- London:
x, 209p. 20cm.
ISBN : 9780415603010.
621.042 SCH 140435
People rarely stop to think about where the energy they
use to power their everyday lives comes from and when
they do it is often to ask a worried question: is
mankind’s energy usage killing the planet? How do we deal
with nuclear waste? What happens when the oil runs out?
Energy: The Basics answers these questions but it also
does much more.
** Power resources.
|| GENERAL MANAGEMENT
|| 42 Schultz, John Roland
Four-cornered leadership : a framework for making
decisions / John Roland Schultz.-- Boca Raton: CRC Press,
xv, 261p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781466592896.
658.4092 SCH 140302
This book stated that the job of management is not
supervision but leadership. He also concluded that
capable leaders were those who understood and applied the
System of Profound Knowledge. This book examines this
system and describes competencies that set the stage for
its application. Illustrating the power relationship
between leaders and followers, the book analyzes each of
the four elements of the system of profound knowledge in
relation to prevailing management and organizational
theory. Filled with examples and tables to reinforce key
concepts, this book is the perfect guide for anyone
trying to achieve sustainable change.
** Leadership, Decision making
43 Piacentini, Maria G (ed)
Multicultural perspectives in customer behaviour / Maria
G Piacentini and Charles C Cui.-- London: Routledge, 2012
xi, 171p. , 25cm.
ISBN : 9780415628907.
658.8343 PIA 140419
This book is timely in addressing important themes raised
in the most recent marketing literature, such as: global
consumer culture, and the impact of Western culture on
consumer behaviour in other countries, consumer
acculturation processes, and the impact on identity
conflicts and the strategies people use to manage them,
globalisation vs. localised strategies, and the
interaction of local and global influences on customer
behaviour, climate change and global warming, the impact
on consumer behaviour, and the implications for social
responsibility, and cross-cultural customer research,
including important methodological questions around the
application of sociological, group-level measures to
psychological, individual-level phenomenon in marketing
** Consumer behavior, Cultural pluralism, Intercultural
|| 44 Dumbadze, Alexander (ed)
Contemporary art : 1989 to the present / Alexander
Dumbadze and Suzanne Hudson.-- West Sussex: Wiley-
xv, 493p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781444338669.
709.051 DUM 140430
** Art, Modern --20th century, Art, Modern --21st
45 Joost-Gaugier, Christiane L
Italian renaissance art : understanding its meaning /
Christiane L Joost-Gaugier.-- West Sussex: Wiley-
xii, 271p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781118306116.
709.4509024 JOO 140431
With detailed interpretations of works by pivotal figures
in the Italian Renaissance, this enlightening volume
offers a new interpretation of this period, during which
some artists emerged as thoughtful intellectuals devoted
to experimentation (the avant-garde) while others repeat
older themes again and again (the conservatives). Guided
by one of the worldès leading art history scholars,
readers embark on a journey of discovery that will
transform their understanding of this important period in
the history of civilization. Eschewing jargon and lengthy
footnotes, the author frames the aesthetics of the
Renaissance as a struggle between irrational, intuitive
perception and rational, proto-scientific tendencies,
showing how these diverging imperatives form a leitmotif
that profoundly deepens our understanding of the
Renaissance and why Italy was preeminent in this period.
** Art, Renaissance --Italy, Art, Italian --15th century,
Art, Italian --16th century.
||46 Miyasaka, Taiji
Seeing and making in architecture : design exercises /
Taiji Miyasaka.-- New York: Routledge, 2014.
ISBN : 9780415621847.
720.28 MIY 140452
This book presents a variety of techniques for mapping
and making hands-on design/build projects, and relates
this work to real architecture. It helps you to learn new
ways of seeing and making that will enhance your creative
design process and enable you to experience moments that
lead to ingenuity in design.
** Architectural design --Problems, exercises, etc.
|| HISTORY OF EUROPE
47 Bushkovitch, Paul
Peter the great / Paul Bushkovitch.-- Lanham: Rowman and
Littlefield Publishers, 2001.
xii, 187p., 22cm.
ISBN : 9780847696383.
947.05092 PET 140309
** Peter -- I, -- Emperor of Russia , Emperors -- Russia
- Biography , Russia -- History -- Peter I