|004||DATA PROCESSING & COMPUTER SCIENCE|
|180||ANCIENT, MEDIEVAL & EASTERN PHILOSOPHY|
|300||SOCIAL SCIENCES, SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY|
|306||CULTURE & INSTITUTIONS|
|339||MACROECONOMICS & RELATED TOPICS|
|361||SOCIAL PROBLEMS & SOCIAL WELFARE IN GENERAL|
|363||OTHER SOCIAL PROBLEMS & SERVICES|
|519||PROBABILITIES & APPLIED MATHEMATICS|
|810||AMERICAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH|
|820||ENGLISH & OLD ENGLISH LITERATURES|
1 McGivern, Yvonne
The Practice of market and social research : an
introduction / Yvonne McGivern.--2nd ed-- Harlow:
Prentice Hall, 2006.
xx, 553p, 23cm.
ISBN : 027369510X.
001.4 MAC 121768
This edition provides a comprehensive account of the
techniques of market and social research and the
practical tasks involved in setting up and running
research projects from identifying the problem through to
reporting and evaluating the findings. McGivern's book
covers the qualitative and quantitative techniques,
including a chapter on the analysis of qualitative data a
topic which few texts in this market cover. The book is
aimed at those preparing for the MRS Advanced Certificate
in Market and Social Research, at those doing an
undergraduate and postgraduate course with a research
module and/or a requirement to produce a research
** Marketing research-Methodology; Social sciences-
|004 DATA PROCESSING & COMPUTER SCIENCE|
2 McKay, Elspeth
Enhancing learning through human computer interaction /
Elspeth McKay.-- Hershey: Idea Group Reference, 2007.
xxii, 266p, 28cm.
ISBN : 1599043289.
004.019 MAC 121696
This book is a manual for the novice-Human Computer
Interaction (HCI) designer. It compares and contrasts
online business training programs with e-Learning in the
higher education sector and provides a range of positive
outcomes for linking information management techniques,
which exploit the educational benefits of Web-mediated
learning in computer supported collaborative learning.
** Human-computer interaction
||158 APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY|
3 Staw, Barry M
Psychological dimensions of organizational behavior /
Barry M Staw.--3rd ed-- New Jersey: Pearson, 2004.
vi, 546p, 23cm.
ISBN : 0130406546.
158.7 STA 121769
This comprehensive paperback book contains carefully
chosen pieces that cover human behavior in organizations,
from individual motivation to organizational processes.
This anthology offers a broad mix of classic and recent
articles; it covers emerging areas of interest such as
business ethics and processes of creativity and change.
This collection of readings is separated into four
clearly defined dimensions: why and how we work; thinking
and making decisions; interacting with others: social and
group processes; and facing the future: creativity,
innovation, and organizational leadership. An excellent
resource for managers and other executives who need to
know how to effectively lead their departments; this book
provides the skills necessary for understanding the
organization, and how power, influence, and interpersonal
relations affect their businesses.
** Organizational behavior; Psychology, Industrial
|180 ANCIENT, MEDIEVAL & EASTERN PHILOSOPHY|
Phaedo / Plato.-- Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.
xxix, 105p, 20cm.
ISBN : 0192839535.
184 PLA 121799
The Phaedo is acknowledged to be one of Plato's greatest
masterpieces, showing him both as a philosopher and as a
dramatist at the height of his powers. For its moving
account of the execution of Socrates, the Phaedo ranks
among the supreme literary achievements of antiquity. It
is also a seminal document for many ideas deeply
ingrained in western culture, and provides one of the
best introductions to Plato's thought. This new edition
is a revised version of the Clarendon Press translation,
and is eminently suitable for readers new to Plato, and
ideal for classroom use, thanks to the provision of
Stephanus page and letter numbering.
** Plato. Phaedo, Immortality (Philosophy)-History
||300 SOCIAL SCIENCES, SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY|
5 Neuman, W Lawrence
Social research methods : qualitative and quantitative
approaches / W Lawrence Neuman.--6th ed-- Boston: Pearson
viii, 592p, 23cm.
ISBN : 0205457932.
300.72 NEU 121770
This highly regarded text presents a comprehensive and
balanced introduction to both qualitative and
quantitative approaches to social research, emphasizing
the benefits of combining various approaches. Dozens of
new examples from actual research studies help illustrate
concepts and methods.
** Sociology-Research-Methodology; Social sciences-
6 Walls, Theodore A (ed)
Models for intensive longitudinal data / Theodore A Walls
and Joseph L Schafer.-- Oxford: Oxford University Press,
xxii, 288p, 23cm.
ISBN : 0195173449.
300.727 WAL 121767
The volume features state-of-the-art statistical modeling
strategies developed by leading statisticians and
methodologists working on ILD in conjunction with
behavioral scientists. Chapters present applications from
across the behavioral and health sciences, including
coverage of substantive topics such as stress, smoking
cessation, alcohol use, traffic patterns, educational
performance and intimacy. Models for Intensive
Longitudinal Data (MILD) is designed for those who want
to learn about advanced statistical models for intensive
longitudinal data and for those with an interest in
selecting and applying a given model. The chapters
highlight issues of general concern in modeling these
kinds of data, such as a focus on regulatory systems,
issues of curve registration, variable frequency and
spacing of measurements, complex multivariate patterns of
change, and multiple independent series.
** Social sciences-Research-Statistical methods; Social
sciences-Longitudinal studies; Longitudinal method
|306 CULTURE & INSTITUTIONS|
7 Dube, Saurabh (ed)
Historical anthropology / Saurabh Dube.-- Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 2007.
xiv, 427p, 23cm.
ISBN : 0195690710.
306 DUB 121736
In this book, conversations between anthropology and
history are approached by treating the two as
disciplines. It explores formative orientations of
anthropology to time and temporality, and of history to
culture and tradition. It considers the more recent
transformations of anthropology and history. It discusses
important developments in study of pasts and communities,
empire and nation, and culture and power in South Asia as
part of a wider interplay between anthropology and
history. This collection brings together the terrains and
trajectories of the entangling of anthropology and
history. It offers to students and scholars a wide-
ranging domain of anthropological and historical endeavor
under the rubric of historical anthropology--marking its
departures, charting its contexts, exploring it
characteristics and tracking its predicaments and
** Ethnology-India; India-Civilization
8 Gordon, David L A (ed)
Planning twentieth century capital cities / David L A
Gordon.-- London: Routledge, 2006.
xvi, 302p. 25cm.
(Planning, history and environment series).
ISBN : 0415280613.
307.1216 GOR 121726
The focus here is not only on recently created capitals.
Indeed, the case studies which make up the core of the
book show that, while very different, the development of
London or Rome presents as great a challenge to planners
and politicians as the design and building of Brasilia or
Chandigarh. Put simply, this book sets out to explore
what makes capital cities different from other cities,
why their planning is unique, and why there is such
variety from one city to another. To bring the book to a
close Peter Hall looks to the future of capital cities in
the twenty-first century. For anyone with an interest in
urban planning and design, architectural, planning and
urban history, urban geography, or simply capital cities
and why they are what they are, Planning Twentieth
Century Capital Cities will be the key source book for a
long time to come.
** City planning-Cross-cultural studies
9 Shaw, Annapurna (ed)
Indian cities in transition / Annapurna Shaw.-- Chennai:
Orient Longman, 2007.
xli, 500p, 22cm.
ISBN : 8125032053.
307.760954 SHA 121737
Urban India has been in transition for centuries but,
perhaps, never more so than since the last decade of the
twentieth century when the national economy was opened
wide to international trade and competition. Indian
Cities in Transition seeks to understand the nature of
change that Indian cities are undergoing from a
multidisciplinary perspective. There are seventeen essays
in the volume, encompassing the work of urban planners,
geographers, demographers, social anthropologists,
economists and political scientists. They examine the
processes of demographic, environmental, economic,
political and social change, and their impact on Indian
** Cities and towns-India-Growth; Urbanization-India
|320 POLITICAL SCIENCE|
10 Lal, Deepak
Reviving the invisible hand : the case for classical
liberalism in the twenty-first century / Deepak Lal.--
New Delhi: Academic Foundation, 2006.
xii, 320p. 23cm.
ISBN : 8171885675.
320.51 LAL 121727
Reviving the Invisible Hand is an uncompromising call for
a global return to a classical liberal economic order,
free of interference from governments and international
organizations. Arguing for revival of the invisible hand
of free international trade and global capital, eminent
economist Deepak Lal vigorously defends the view that
stasis attempts to ameliorate the impact of markets
threaten global economic progress and stability. And in
an unusual move, he not only defend globalization
economically, but also answers the cultural and moral
objections of antiglobalizers. Taking a broad cross-
cultural and interdisciplinary approach, Lal argues that
there are two groups opposed to globalization: cultural
nationalists who oppose not capitalism but
Westernization, and new dirigistes who oppose not
Westernization but capitalism.
** Liberalism; Capitalism; Globalization
11 Bruni, Luigion
Economics and happiness : framing the analysis / Luigion
Bruni and Pier Luigi Porta.-- Oxford: Oxford University
xii, 366p, 23cm.
ISBN : 0199215235.
330.01 BRU 121732
This book is the first of its kind to provide a
comprehensive overview of the burgeoning field of
happiness and economics. The essays collected in this
book provide an authoritative and comprehensive
assessment of the theoretical, applied and partly
experimental aspects of the whole field and discusses the
economic, sociological, philosophical, and psychological
contributions to the field. The book breaks new ground,
particularly on the more recent directions of research on
happiness, well-being, interpersonal relations and
reciprocity. The meaning of happiness is thoroughly
explored and the tension between various definitions is
** Economics-Psychological aspects; Economics; Happiness;
12 Smith, Vernon L
Papers in experimental economics / Vernon L Smith.--
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
ISBN : 052102465X.
330.01 SMI 121725
Vernon L. Smith is the main creator of the burgeoning
discipline of experimental economics. This collection of
his papers from 1962 to 1988 surveys major developments
in the field from early attempts to simulate economic
behavior in now classic double oral auction markets
through recent studies of industrial organization and
decision making. Topics covered include monopoly and
oligopoly supply and demand theory under posted pricing,
uniform pricing, double continuous auction, and sealed
bid offer auction; hypothetical valuation and market
pricing; asset price bubbles, predatory pricing; market
contestability and natural monopoly; and the methodology
of experimental economics. Taken together, the papers
form a history of the study of economics under controlled
conditions. Vernon Smith is Regents Professor of
Economics at the University of Arizona, and is the author
of over 100 articles an.
** Economics-Methodology; Economics-Simulation methods;
13 Barnett, William A (ed)
Dynamic econometric modeling : proceedings of the Third
International Symposium in Economic Theory and
Econometrics / William A Barnett, Ernst R Berndt and
Halbert White.-- Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,
x, 376p, 23cm.
(International symposia in economic theory and
ISBN : 0521023408.
330.015195 BAR 121731
This book brings together presentations of some of the
fundamental new research that has begun to appear in the
areas of dynamic structural modeling, nonlinear
structural modeling, time series modeling, nonparametric
inference, and chaotic attractor inference. The contents
of this volume comprise the proceedings of the third of a
conference series entitled International Symposia in
Economic Theory and Econometrics. This conference was
held at the IC;s2 (Innovation, Creativity and Capital)
Institute at the University of Texas at Austin on May 22-
** Econometric models-Congresses
14 Barr, Nicholas
The Economics of the welfare state / Nicholas Barr.--4th
ed-- Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.
ISBN : 019926497X.
330.1556 BAR 121733
The text argues that the welfare state exists not just to
help the underprivileged, but also for efficiency reasons
in areas where private markets would be inefficient or
would not exist at all. The book has a new, separate
chapter on the economics of higher education and it
contains increased references to developments in the EU.
Also included are a number of new, largely forward
looking topics: extended discussion of insurance to cover
disability and long-term care; challenges to the welfare
state including demographic change, globalization,
changes in family structure and changes in the structure
of jobs; debates about the welfare state. Suitable for
students of both economics related disciplines, the book
encourages greater accessibility for students and
contains a non-technical appendix in every chapter,
diagrams, additional readings and worked examples.
** Welfare economics; Great Britain-Economic policy-1945-
|332 FINANCIAL ECONOMICS|
15 Bradfield, James
Introduction to the economics of financial markets /
James Bradfield.-- Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
xvii, 489p. 25cm.
ISBN : 0195310632.
332 BRA 121738
The book provides an extremely accessible introductory
exposition of how economists analyze both how, and how
well, financial markets organize the intertemporal
allocation of scarce resources. The central theme is that
the function of a system of financial markets is to
enable consumers, investors, and managers of firms to
effect mutually beneficial intertemporal exchanges. James
Bradfield presents an intuitive, and introductory,
understanding of the primary theoretical and empirical
models that economists use to analyze financial markets,
and then uses these models to discuss implications for
public policy. This book is addressed to undergraduate
students in the liberal arts, but will also be useful for
undergraduate and beginning graduate students in programs
of business administration.
** Finance; Capital market
16 Lewis, Nathan
Gold : the once and future money / Nathan Lewis.-- New
Jersey: John Wiley, 2007.
xvi, 447p, 24cm.
ISBN : 0470047666.
332.4042 WIG 121765
For most of the last three millennia, the world's
commercial centers have used one or another variant of a
gold standard. It should be one of the best understood of
human institutions, but it's not. It's one of the worst
understood, by both its advocates and detractors. Though
it has been spurned by governments many times, this has
never been due to a fault of gold to serve its duty, but
because governments had other plans for their currencies
beyond maintaining their stability. And so, says Nathan
Lewis, there is no reason to believe that the great
monetary successes of the past four centuries, and indeed
the past four millennia, could not be recreated in the
next four centuries. In Gold, he makes a forceful, well-
documented case for a worldwide return to the gold
** Monetary policy; Business cycles; Gold standard
17 Yu, Oliver S
Technology portfolio planning and management : practical
concepts and tools / Oliver S Yu.-- New York: Springer,
xiii, 173p, 24cm.
ISBN : 0387354468.
332.6 YUO 121681
The book focus specifically on the concepts and tools for
the planning and management of an investment portfolio by
a government or a business organization for either the
development or the application of technologies. A
portfolio is a coordinated combination of technologies
that achieve a common objective for the decision-maker.
Thus, it also deals on those concepts and tools for
selecting and modifying such a combination of
technologies that will be either developed by a
technology supply organization, such as a national
laboratory or a corporate research center, or adopted by
a technology application organization, such as a
government administrative office or a corporation
management department, to either advance public goals
(such as space exploration or disease eradication) or
enhance corporate strategies (such as improving
productivity or increasing competitiveness).
** Technology-Economic aspects-Mathematical models;
Technology-Management; Portfolio management
18 Choudhry, Moorad
An introduction to bond markets / Moorad Choudhry.--3rd
ed-- West Sussex: John Wiley, 2006.
xviii, 405p, 23cm.
ISBN : 0470017589.
332.6323 CHO 121722
This book describes and defines bonds within the context
of the capital markets and the different types of bonds
that are traded. It includes a detailed look at the
analytical techniques used in the market by traders and
fund managers. This new edition will update the section
on swaps and risk management, update all exercises and
examples, add a new section on credit derivatives, add a
section on structured finance securities & add a section
on trading. Contents also include: Bond yield
Measurement, Interest Rate Risk, The UK gilt market and
corporate debt markets, Risk Management, Off-balance
sheet instruments, including swaps and options, and
Overseas and emerging markets.
** Bond market; Bonds
19 Overhaus, Marcus
Equity hybrid derivatives / Marcus Overhaus and others.--
New Jersey: John Wiley, 2007.
ix, 326p. 25cm.
ISBN : 0471770582.
332.6457 OVE 121720
This book presents leading-edge thinking in modeling,
valuing, and hedging for this market, which is
increasingly used for investment by hedge funds. You'll
gain a balanced, integrated presentation of theory and
practice, with an emphasis on understanding new
techniques for analyzing volatility and credit derivative
transactions linked to equity. In every instance, theory
is illustrated along with practical application.
** Derivative securities; Convertible securities
20 Cohen, Stephen D
Multinational corporations and foreign direct investment
: avoiding simplicity, embracing complexity / Stephen D
Cohen.-- Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
ix, 371p. 23cm.
ISBN : 0195179366.
332.67314 COH 121740
Foreign direct investment (FDI) and multinational
corporations (MNCs), for better and worse, play a large
and growing role in shaping our world. The integrating
thesis of this book is the inevitability of heterogeneity
in FDI and MNCs and, accordingly, the imperative of
disaggregation. Large companies doing business on a
global basis increasingly dominate the production and
marketing of the world's goods and services. The
importance of these companies continues to grow while the
debate about their nature and effects remains mired in a
long-standing stalemate couched in strong black and white
terms. It seeks to reconcile this impasse by analyzing
multinational corporations and foreign direct investment
in an eclectic, nuanced manner. The core thesis is that
an accurate understanding of the nature and impact of
these phenomena comes from acknowledging the dominance of
** International business enterprises-finance;
||337 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS|
21 Bowles, Paul (ed)
National perspectives on globalization / Paul Bowles and
others.-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
xiii, 220p, 22cm.
(International political economy series).
ISBN : 0230004652.
337 BOW 121723
This book brings together authors from eleven countries
to analyze and reflect on what globalization means to
them. In this fascinating collection, the study of
globalization is analyzed from a truly global
perspectives, which examines whether it has same meanings
in Russia as in USA, or the same in China as it is in
South Africa. This book provides a global dialogue on
globalization and brings much-needed new perspectives on
how to think about one of the most important processes of
** Globalization-Economic aspects, Globalization-
Developing countries; Economic development
22 Kronenberg, Jakub
Ecological economics and industrial ecology : a case
study of the integrated product policy of the European
Union / Jakub Kronenberg.-- London: Routledge, 2007.
(Rout ledge explorations in environmental economics; 7).
ISBN : 0415423317.
338.9407 KRO 121711
Holistic in approach and rooted in the real world the
book presents a new way of looking at environmental
policy exploring the relationship between ecological
economics and industrial ecology. A topical and critical
review, this book should be read by academics and policy
makers alike, specifically those engaged with the
concepts surrounding sustainable development and the
rationale for more restrictive environmental policies.
** Sustainable development-European Union countries;
Environmental policy-European Union countries; Industrial
ecology-European Union countries
||339 MACROECONOMICS & RELATED TOPICS|
23 Bhattacharya, B B
Macroeconomic reforms, growth, and stability / B B
Bhattacharya and Sabyasachi Kar.-- Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 2007.
xviii, 263p. 21cm.
ISBN : 0195684192.
339.5 BHA 121739
In recent years, the Indian economy has achieved a high
growth trajectory becoming one of the largest economies
in the world. India still has large reserves of untapped
human resources to grow even faster in a sustained
manner. The models for each sector are specified keeping
in view both theoretical and empirical economic
considerations of the Indian economy in the pre- and post
reform periods. The macro model is then used to evaluate
the growth, inflation, fiscal deficit, and balance of
payments. It is found that the steady growth of the
nineties has given way to a higher growth path in recent
years. The analysis in this boom will benefit students
of economics and applied econometrics, researchers,
policymakers, economists, and others interested in the
** Macroeconomics; India-Economic policy-1991; India-
|361 SOCIAL PROBLEMS & SOCIAL WELFARE IN GENERAL|
24 Henslin, James M
Social problems / James M Henslin.--7th ed-- New Jersey:
Pearson, 2007. xxiv, 596p, 26cm.
ISBN : 0131930826.
361.1 HEN 121771
This theoretically balanced book provides a thorough
understanding of major social problems facing the United
States their causes, consequences, likely future course,
and what can be done about them. It supplies readers with
both the basic data and the sociological frameworks for
interpreting it. Extensive learning tools helps users to
easily understand potentially complex ideas and to relate
concepts to their personal lives. A four-part
organization covers the sociology of social problems,
norm violations in social context, problems of social
inequality, and social change and mega problems. For
those interested in a comprehensive look at the social
problems of America, as well as their possible solutions.
** Social problems; Deviant behavior; Equality;
Functionalism (Social sciences); United States-Social
|363 OTHER SOCIAL PROBLEMS & SERVICES|
25 Harris, Paul G (ed)
Europe and global climate change : politics, foreign
policy and regional cooperation / Paul G Harris.--
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2007.
xviii, 415p, 24cm.
ISBN : 1845429443.
363.73874526 HAR 121715
The core objective of this book is to better understand
the role of foreign policy - the crossovers and
interactions between domestic and international politics
and policies; in efforts to preserve the environment and
natural resources. Underlying this objective is the
belief that it is not enough to analyze domestic or
international political actors, institutions and
processes by themselves. The eclectic group of
contributors explore European and EU responses to global
climate change, and provide insights into issues on
environmental protection, sustainable development,
international affairs and foreign policy.
** International relations-Environmental aspects;
Climatic changes-Government policy-Europe; Europe-Foreign
26 Hyslop-Margison, Emery J
Neo-liberalism, globalization and human capital learning
: reclaiming education for democratic citizenship / Emery
J Hyslop-Margison and Alan M Sears.-- Dordrecht: Springer
xv, 164p, 23cm.
ISBN : 1402034210.
370.115 HYS 121598
This book reviews the political shift toward neo-liberal
ideology and explores its tremendous impact on education.
It explains with striking clarity the causes
precipitating this major ideological shift and considers
the potential threats neo-liberal ideology, with its
focus on human capital preparation and instrumental
learning, poses to public education in a democracy. The
book outlines in an accessible fashion a number of
political, academic and intellectual strategies that
educators might pursue to reclaim education for
democratic citizenship. Finally, the authors explore the
possible role of teachers and teacher educators as public
intellectuals who actively engage political policy,
arguing that if students are expected to fulfill the
responsibilities of democratic citizenship, teachers and
other educators must be prepared to model the necessary
** Education-Political aspects; Democracy; Public schools
Human capital; Citizenship-Study and teaching
|382 INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE|
27 Odell , John S (ed)
Negotiating trade : developing countries in the WTO and
NAFTA / John S Odell.-- Cambridge: Cambridge University
xi, 298p. 23cm.
ISBN : 0521679788.
382.9091724 ODE 121741
Negotiations between governments shape the world
political economy and in turn the lives of people
everywhere. Developing countries have become far more
influential in talks in the World Trade Organization,
including infamous stalemates in Seattle in 1999 and
Cancun in 2003, as well as bilateral and regional talks
like those that created NAFTA. Yet social science does
not understand well enough the process of negotiation,
and least of all the roles of developing countries, in
these situations. This book sheds light on three aspects
of this otherwise opaque process: the strategies
developing countries use; coalition formation; and how
they learn and influence other counterpart's beliefs.
This book will be valuable for many readers interested in
negotiation, international political economy, trade,
development, global governance, or international law.
** Foreign trade regulation; International trade;
Negotiation in business; Developing countries-Commerce
|519 PROBABILITIES & APPLIED MATHEMATICS|
28 Levin, Jack
Elementary statistics in social research : the essentials
/ Jack Levin and James Alan Fox.-- Boston: Pearson, 2004.
xii, 324p, 23cm.
ISBN : 0205375790.
519.50243 LEV 121763
This book is a concise, uncomplicated introduction to
statistics for the social sciences. Adapted from Levin
and Fox's Elementary Statistics in Social Research, Ninth
Edition ((c) 2003), the new text retains the clarity and
step-by-step approach that have made the comprehensive
book a best-seller. Written to be understandable to a
broad range of readers, particularly those without a
strong background in mathematics, it provides clear,
logical explanations for the rationale and use of
statistical methods in social research. Detailed step-by-
step illustrations of statistical procedures are located
at important points throughout the text.
** Social sciences-Statistical methods; Statistics
29 Camfferman, Kees
Financial reporting and global capital markets : a
history of the international accounting standards
committee 1973-2000 / Kees Camfferman and Stephen A Zeff.
-- Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
xxiii, 676p. 24cm.
ISBN : 0199296294.
657.3 CAM 121734
Standardization and harmonization of accounting practices
is a fundamental element of a global business
environment. Achieving this is a complex process that
involves technical and political negotiation. The book
studies the impact of the IASC's standards on national
standard setting and on accounting practice in developed
and developing countries, as well as the impact on the
IASC of the policies and positions of the UN, the OECD,
the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the
International Organization of Securities Commissions, and
the European Commission. It will be of vital interest to
all concerned with accounting developments in a global
environment, be they academics, policy-makers, or
** International Accounting Standards Board;
International Accounting Standards Committee; Accounting-
Standards; Financial statements-Standards
|658 GENERAL MANAGEMENT|
30 Thumann, Albert
Handbook of financing energy projects / Albert Thumann
and Eric A Woodroof.-- Lilburn: The Fairmont Press, 2005.
vii, 432p, 23cm.
ISBN : 0849336678.
658.26 THU 121766
Filled with practical yet innovative financing methods,
Handbook of Financing Energy Projects provides effective
solutions to finance problems. The authors delineate the
key success factors for structuring a financed energy
project and getting it approved. They examine and assess
the full scope of current project financing, including
energy service performance contracting, rate of return
analysis, and energy savings measurement and
verification. This book explores successful solutions for
every situation and builds increased confidence in your
understanding of the many successful ways to assemble and
finance an energy management project.
** Energy conservation-Finance; Industries-Energy
31 Tunstall, Thomas Nelson
Outsourcing and management : why the market benchmark
will topple old school management styles / Thomas Nelson
Tunstall.-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
xix, 219p. 21cm.
ISBN : 1403979677.
658.4 TUN 121724
Outsourcing and Management shows how the next generation
of executives will employ outsourcing, systematic
thinking, disciplined management, and effective use of
technology to redefine organizational structure and drive
performance to new levels. Too many executives still fail
to grasp how the organizational whole becomes greater
than the sum of its individual parts. Layers of
bureaucracy, dysfunctional behavior, and simple inertia
continue to impose a drag on organizational performance
at all levels. Outsourcing and Management identifies and
defines important new economy organizational
dysfunctions, the Moving-Target Theory of Management,
Internal Monopoly, the Bozo-CEO, and the Stream-of-
Consciousness Manager, all of which are destined for the
** Management; Industrial organization
32 Johnstone, Nick (ed)
Environmental policy and corporate behaviour / Nick
Johnstone.-- Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2007.
x, 278p, 24cm.
ISBN : 184720032X.
658.4083 JOH 121714
For the last 30 years, analysis of the inner workings of
the firm has been largely absent from economic
assessments of environmental policy. Recent work has
highlighted the importance of understanding a firm's
commercial motivations, decision-making procedures and
organizational structure when designing and implementing
public environmental policies. With a specific focus on
the public policy implications of the empirical findings,
the book provides a foundation upon which to formulate
public and corporate policy in the environmental sphere.
Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach, the book will
appeal to academics and policymakers with an interest in
economics of the environment, as well as presenting
business and management perspectives.
** Industrial management--Environmental aspects;
Corporations--Environmental aspects; Business enterprises
-Environmental aspects; Environmental policy
33 Cliquet, Gerard (ed)
Geomarketing : methods and strategies in spatial
marketing / Gerard Cliquet.-- London: Iste, 2006.
(Geographical information systems series).
ISBN : 190520907X.
658.804 CLI 121735
This examination of spatial theories of marketing covers
geographic techniques used to solve common marketing
problems and the geography of markets which focuses on
various constituents, density of households, types of
lifestyle, and spending patterns. Recommendations and
analytical methods based on the studies from members of
the French Society for Trenchless Technology are also
** Target marketing; Consumer behavior
34 Teboul, James
Service is front stage : positioning services for value
advantage / James Teboul.-- Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan
xi, 161p, 24cm.
(INSEAD business press).
ISBN : 0230006604.
658.812 TEB 121669
This book contains a simple but powerful definition of
services based upon a separation between back-stage and
front-stage activities. Services deal with front
interactions, production and manufacturing with back-
stage operations. The book uses this distinction
systematically to explore all the important issues of the
field within a coherent set of concepts and maps,
including the service mix, the service triangle and the
service-intensity matrix. This is a novel approach to
services that challenges the traditional view.
** Customer services-Management; Service industries-
Management; Total quality management
35 Kumar, Nirmalya
Private label strategy : how to meet the store brand
challenge / Nirmalya Kumar and Jan-Benedict E M Steenkamp
-- Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2007.
xvii, 270p, 24cm.
ISBN : 1422101673.
658.827 KUM 121658
The growth in private labels has huge implications for
managers on both sides. Yet, brand manufacturers still
cling to their outdated assumptions about private labels.
This book describe the new strategies for private labels
that retailers are using, and challenge brand
manufacturers to develop an effective response. Most
important, they lay out actionable strategies for
competing against or collaborating with private label
purveyors. Packed with detailed international case
studies, valuable visuals, and hands-on tools, Private
Labels enables managers to navigate profitably in this
radically altered landscape.
** Branding (Marketing)
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36 Crichton, Michael
State of fear / Michael Crichton.-- New Delhi: Harper
ISBN : 8172236212.
813 CRI 121805
The novel is dense with cliffhangers and chases and
derring-do, while stuffed between these, mostly via
Kenner's dialogue, is a talky yet highly provocative
survey of how Crichton thinks environmentalism has
derailed. There are plenty of ready-to-film minor
characters as well, from a karate-kicking beauty to a
dimwitted, pro-environmentalist TV star who meets one of
the nastiest fates in recent fiction. There is a lot of
message here, but fortunately Crichton knows how to write
a thriller of cyclonic speed and intensity. Certainly one
of the more unusual novels of the year for its high-level
mix of education and entertainment, with a decidedly
daring contrarians take, this take-no-prisoners
consideration of environmentalism wrapped in
extravagantly enjoyable pages is one of the most
memorable novels of the year and is bound to be a
** English fiction
37 Lahiri, Jhumpa
Interpreter of maladies : stories / Jhumpa Lahiri.-- New
Delhi: Harper Collins, 2007.
(Praise for interpreter of Maladies).
ISBN : 817223502X.
813 LAH 121795
Mr. Kapasi, the protagonist of Jhumpa Lahiri's title
story, would certainly have his work cut out for him if
he were forced to interpret the maladies of all the
characters in this eloquent debut collection. Take, for
example, Shoba and Shukumar, the young couple in "A
Temporary Matter" whose marriage is crumbling in the wake
of a stillborn child. Or Miranda in "Sexy", who is
involved in a hopeless affair with a married man. But Mr.
Kapasi has problems enough of his own; in addition to his
regular job working as an interpreter for a doctor who
does not speak his patients' language, he also drives
tourists to local sites of interest. His fare on this
particular day is Mr. and Mrs. Das--first-generation
Americans of Indian descent--and their children.
** East Indian Americans-Fiction
38 Lahiri, Jhumpa
The Namesake / Jhumpa Lahiri.-- New Delhi: Harper Collins
ISBN : 0007258917.
813 LAH 121798
The incredible bestselling first novel from Pulitzer
Prize winning author, Jhumpa Lahiri. 'When her
grandmother learned of Ashima's pregnancy, she was
particularly thrilled at the prospect of naming the
family's first sahib. And so Ashima and Ashoke have
agreed to put off the decision of what to name the baby
until a letter comes!' For now, the label on his hospital
cot reads simply 'Baby Boy Ganguli'. But as time passes
and still no letter arrives from India, American
bureaucracy takes over and demands that 'baby boy
Ganguli' be given a name. In a panic, his father decides
to nickname him 'Gogol' -- after his favorite writer.
Brought up as an Indian in suburban America, Gogol
Ganguli soon finds himself itching to cast off his
awkward name, just as he longs to leave behind the
inherited values of his Bengali parents.
** East Indian Americans-Fiction; Children of immigrants-
Fiction; Alienation (Social psychology)-Fiction;
|820 ENGLISH & OLD ENGLISH LITERATURES|
39 Aggarwal, Ravina (ed)
Into the high ranges : the Penguin book of mountain
writings / Ravina Aggarwal.-- New Delhi: Penguin Books,
ISBN : 0143029118.
823 AGG 121808
Cold and forbidding to some. A comfort and solace to
others. India's mountainscapes are a testimony to the
endurance of the human spirit. From the Himalayas in the
north to the Nilgiris in the south, there exist a diverse
range of physical, cultural, and aesthetic lifestyles.
Into the High Ranges brings together essays and creative
works by some of India's best-known contemporary writers
as well as fresh writings by other authors whose
imaginations have been fired by these high reaches.
Covering a broad spectrum of themes that delve into
literature, history, culture and politics, these
narratives present an intimate view that differs from
stereotypical musings on mountains.
** English fiction
40 Baviskar, Amita (ed)
Waterlines : the Penguin book of river writings / Amita
Baviskar.-- New Delhi: Penguin Books, 2003.
xiv, 210p, 21cm.
ISBN : 0143030388.
823 BAV 121817
The stories pulse through the heart of India. These
stories and essays reflect the presence of rivers in our
lives. This book combines classic works with the best of
contemporary writing. Here is Rabindranath Tagore's
brilliant tale of a young widow's passion in life. Ageya
recounts his aunt's courageous battle against the Beas.
Arundhuti Roy and Advaita Mallabarman offersriver stories
with dark currents. Mukul Sharma traces the travails of
Biharis living in the shifting diara lands. Nita Kumar's
lyrical accounts of the pleasures of the Benaras ghats
includes bhang-induced "latrine'. Ananda Padian presents
Tamil verse honouring Pennycuick, who dammed Periyar.
Ruchir Joshi pays homage to Hooghly and Howrah Bridge.
Waterlines is a tribute to rivers that every reader will
enjoy dipping into.
** Rivers-Folklore; Folklore-India
41 Dickens, Charles
The Pickwick papers / Charles Dickens.-- Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 1999.
xli, 740p, 19cm.
ISBN : 0192834576.
823 DIC 121800
In 1836 the 23 year old Dickens was invited by his
publishers to write a "monthly something" illustrated by
sporting places. Thus the Pickwick Club was born: its
supposed "papers" soon became a brilliantly comic novel,
containing biting satire on pre-Victorian London.
** Men-Societies and clubs-Fiction; Male friendship-
42 MacLean, Alistair
Fear is the key / Alistair MacLean.-- New Delhi: Harper
ISBN : 8172236166.
823 MAC 121790
A sunken DC-3 lies on the Caribbean floor. Its cargo: ten
million, two hundred and fifty thousand dollars in gold
ingots, emeralds and uncut diamonds guarded by the
remains of two men, a wife and a very small son. The
fortune is there for the taking, and ready to grab it are
a blue-blooded oilman with his own offshore rig, a
gangster so cold and independent that even the Mafia
couldn't do business with him and a hired assassin.
Against them stands one man, and the skeletons in their
watery graves are his people. His name is Talbot, and he
will avenge their murders.
** English fiction
43 MacLean, Alistair
Force 10 from Navarone / Alistair MacLean.-- New Delhi:
Harper Collins, 2004.
ISBN : 8172236190.
823 MAC 121791
The Guns of Navarone have been silenced. But the heroic
survivors are far from still. They are ready for action
again and heading for even more excitement and danger.
Their mission: to free an entire partisan army trapped in
the rugged mountains of Yugoslavia. It begins with a
parachute drop behind enemy lines and a deliberate walk
into German army camp. Six men against the might of two
armored divisions. They couldn't fight them. So they had
to join them. And then somehow destroy them.
** English fiction
44 MacLean, Alistair
HMS Ulysses / Alistair MacLean.-- New Delhi: Harper
ISBN : 8172236204.
823 MAC 121793
The story of men who rose to heroism, and then to
something greater, "H.M.S. Ulysses" takes its place
alongside "The Caine Mutiny" and "The Cruel Sea" as one
of the classic novels of the navy, its men and its ships,
at war. It is vintage MacLean-and unforgettable.
** English fiction
45 MacLean, Alistair
The Last frontier / Alistair MacLean.-- New Delhi: Harper
ISBN : 8172235992.
823 MAC 121797
Michael Reynolds was going insane slowly but inevitably
insane. And the most terrible part of it was that he knew
it. Since the last forced injection, there had been
nothing he could do about the relentless onset of this
madness. The more he struggled to ignore the symptoms,
the more acutely he become aware of them, the deeper into
his mind dug those fiendish chemical claws that were
tearing his mind apart.
** English fiction
46 MacLean, Alistair
Puppet on a chain / Alistair MacLean.-- New Delhi: Harper
ISBN : 8172236018.
823 MAC 121803
Following a triple professional hit a U.S. agent arrives
in Amsterdam to investigate a heroin smuggling ring. He
finds a city rife with drugs and a police force unable or
unwilling to do much about it. With his incognito female
fellow agent the American is soon stirring things up.
** English fiction
47 MacLean, Alistair
South by Java head / Alistair MacLean.-- New Delhi:
Harper Collins, 2004.
ISBN : 8172236026.
823 MAC 121804
The shattered city of Singapore is surrendering to the
advancing Japs. Picking their way through the smoking
rubble towards the quay are a struggling party of
refugees - soldiers, nurses and civilians. Dawn sees them
far out to sea but with the first murderous dive bombers
already aimed at their ship. Thus begins an ordeal few
are to survive, a nightmare succession of disasters
wrought by the hell-bent Japs, the unrelenting tropical
sun and by the survivors themselves, whose hatred and
bitterness divides them one against the other.
** English fiction
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48 Mitra, Premendra
Mosquito and other stories : Ghana-da's tall tales /
Premendra Mitra.-- New Delhi: Penguin Books, 2004.
ISBN : 0143032143.
891.443 MIT 121809
Mosquito and other stories brings together twelve of
Premendra Mitra's most popular Ghana-da tales. These
stories within stories, told in first person by one of
the denizens of the mess-bari, straddle the thin line
between make-believe and truth. Ghana-da's bizarre
narratives draw upon science, history and geography to
conjure up exotic locales, other worlds and peoples,their
habits, lifestyles and languages. In 'Mosquito' Ghana-da
saves mankind from a new and deadly breed of the insect;
in 'Pebble' he is trading in sandalwood in the new
Hebrides; 'Glass' and 'Duck' explore nuclear science; in
'Hole' he tells his spellbound audience about the fourth
dimension; and in 'Hat' he is dragged over Mount Everest
by a runaway yeti. And that's just the beginning. These
accounts of travel and heroism, born of wild imagination
and sound knowledge.
** Bengali fiction
49 Senapati, Fakir Mohan
Six acres and a third = chha mana atha guntha / Fakir
Mohan Senapati.-- New Delhi: Penguin Books, 2006.
(Translated from the Oriya).
ISBN : 0143028731.
891.4563 SEN 121814
This sly and humorous novel by Fakir Mohan Senapati, one
of the pioneering spirits of modern Indian literature and
an early activist in the fight against the destruction of
native Indian languages, is both a literary work and a
historical document. Set in Orissa in the 1830s, Six
Acres and a Third provides a unique, view from below, of
Indian village life under colonial rule. This graceful
translation faithfully conveys the rare and compelling
account of how the more unsavory aspects of colonialism
affected life in rural India.
** Oriya fiction