|| LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
|| 1 Sethunath, V S
Encyclopaedia of library science / V S Sethunath and M
Ganesh Kumar.-- New Delhi: Crescent Publishing
V.1-Librarianship in digital era,V.2-Public libraries,V.3
Digital library systems,V.4-Library and information
science,V.5-Library computerization and networking.
ISBN : 9788183422352.
R 020.3 SET 134996,V.1(Ref.), 134997,V.2(Ref.),
134998,V.3(Ref.), 134999,V.4(Ref.), 135000,V.5(Ref.)
** Library science 2. Digital libraries 3. Public
libraries 4. Libraries-Automation
|| DATA PROCESSING and COMPUTER SCIENCE
|| 2 Hamadi, Youssef (ed)
Autonomous search / Youssef Hamadi, Eric Monfroy and
Frederic Saubion.-- Heidelberg: Springer, 2012.
xv, 305p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9783642214332.
004 HAM 135094
Decades of innovations in combinatorial problem solving
have produced better and more complex algorithms. These
new methods are better since they can solve larger
problems and address new application domains. They are
also more complex which means that they are hard to
reproduce and often harder to fine-tune to the
peculiarities of a given problem. This last point has
created a paradox where efficient tools are out of reach
of practitioners. Autonomous search (AS) represents a
new research field defined to precisely address the above
challenge. This is the first book dedicated to this
topic, and it can be used as a reference for researchers,
engineers, and postgraduates in the areas of constraint
programming, machine learning, evolutionary computing,
and feedback control theory.
** Computer algorithms 2. Information retrieval 3.
Intelligent agents (Computer software)
|| LIBRARY OPERATIONS
||3 Theresa, T Bala
Information technology and library automation / T Bala
Theresa, C Ratna Kumari and B A Rani.-- New Delhi:
xxvi, 228p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9788131103807.
025.00285 THE 135007
This book intends to present important, innovative and
recent knowledge on various aspects that a successful
librarian must posses in the new digital era.
** Libraries -- Automation, Information technology,
Library information networks.
|| GENERAL LIBRARIES
|| 4 Sathaiah, B
Information technology in university libraries / B
Sathaiah.-- New Delhi: Commonwealth, 2011.
xxi, 251p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9788131103814.
027.7095484 SAT 135008
The traditional concepts of libraries are becoming
obsolete day by day with the emergence and advancement of
information technology. University libraries are adopting
the information technology by automating their operations
and services. This book has been organized into seven
chapter followed by bibliography. The book provides the
status-of-art report of university libraries including
the use of information technology in their operations and
** Academic libraries -- India -- Andhra Pradesh --
Automation, Information technology -- India -- Andhra
|| NEWS MEDIA, JOURNALISM and PUBLISHING
|| 5 Billings, Andrew C(ed)
Sports media : transformation, integration, consumption /
Andrew C Billings.-- New York: Routledge, 2011.
xiii, 216p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780415883689.
070.449796 BIL 135103
Looking toward a future with increasingly hybridized
media offerings, Sports Media: Transformation,
Integration, Consumption examines sports media
scholarship and its role in facilitating understanding of
the increasingly complex world of sports media.
Acknowledging that consumer demand for sports media
content has influenced nearly every major technology
innovation of the past several decades, chapters included
herein assess existing scholarship while positing
important future questions about the role sports media
will play in the daily lives of sports fans worldwide.
Contributions from well-known scholars are supplemented
by work from younger researchers doing new work in this
** Mass media and sports 2. Sports - Social aspects
|| 6 Rieber, Robert W
Freud on interpretation :the ancient magical Egyptian and
Jewish traditions / Robert W Rieber.-- New York: Springer
xxii, 151p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781461406365.
150.1952 RIE 135048
Freud on Interpretation offers new insight into Freud-s
famous "discovery" of the unconscious and the subsequent
development of psychoanalytic theories. The authors
explore the original context in which these ideas arose
and the central debate about the mind as matter, or
something that transcends matter.
** Freud, Sigmund,-1856-1939 2. Psychoanalysis 3. Magic,
|| DIFFERENTIAL and DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
|| 7 Langdon, Robyn (ed)
Emotions, imagination and moral reasoning / Robyn Langdon
and Catriona Mackenzie.-- New York: Psychology Press,
xiii, 366p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781848729001.
155.25 LAN 135038
The book explores what we can learn about the role of
emotions and imagination in moral reasoning from
psychopathic adults in the general community, from young
children, and adolescents with callous unemotional
traits, and from normal child development. It discusses
the implications for philosophical moral psychology of
recent experimental work on moral reasoning in the
cognitive sciences and neurosciences. Conversely, it
shows what cognitive scientists and neuroscientists have
still to learn from philosophical perspectives on moral
reasoning, moral reflection, and moral responsibility.
Finally, it looks at whether experimental methods used
for researching moral reasoning are consistent with the
work in social psychology and with philosophical thought
on adult moral reasoning in everyday life.
** Emotions 2. Imagination 3. Reasoning 4. Cognitive
|| 8 Wilson, David
A history of homo economicus :the nature of the moral in
economic theory / David Wilson and William Dixon.--
London: Routledge, 2012.
xviii, 123p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780415595681.
174.4 WIL 135039
A key issue in economic discourse today is the relation
(or lack of it) between economic behaviour and morality.
With new analyses of the work of Hobbes and Smith, Dixon
and Wilson offer a fresh approach to the debate
surrounding economics and morality with a novel
discussion of the self in economic theory. This book
calls for a change in the way that the relation between
economic behaviour and morality is understood è from an
understanding of morality as a kind of preference that
informs certain types of other-regarding behaviour (the
way that modern economics understands the relationship),
to an idea of morality as a competence that enables or,
rather, conditions the possibility of all forms of human
behaviour, other-regarding or not.
** Economics- Sociological aspects 2. Economics- Moral
and ethical aspects
|| SOCIAL SCIENCES, SOCIOLOGY and ANTHROPOLOGY
|| 9 Gerring, John
Social science methodology : a unified framework / John
Gerring.--2nd ed-- Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,
xxv, 495p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780521132770.
300.72 GER 135118
This book offers a one-volume introduction to social
science methodology relevant to the disciplines of
anthropology, economics, history, political science,
psychology and sociology. This new edition has been
extensively developed with the introduction of new
material and a thorough treatment of essential elements
such as conceptualization, measurement, causality and
** Social sciences -- Methodology.
|| SOCIAL INTERACTIONS
|| 10 Sharma, R K
Mass media management / R K Sharma.-- New Delhi: ALP
ISBN : 9789380184739.
302.23068 SHA 135010
This book contains the following contents : historical
assessment, systemic method, networking in management,
news formation, fourth estate of democracy, leading news
article, the necessities, selection of news, how to
** Mass media -- Management.
|| SOCIAL PROCESSES
|| 11 Hassoun, Nicole
Globalization and global justice :shrinking distance,
expanding obligations / Nicole Hassoun.-- Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, 2012.
xii, 235p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781107010307.
303.482 HAS 135110
The face of the world is changing. The past century has
seen the incredible growth of international institutions.
How does the fact that the world is becoming more
interconnected change institutions duties to people
beyond borders? Does globalization alone engender any
ethical obligations? In Globalization and Global Justice,
Nicole Hassoun addresses these questions and advances a
new argument for the conclusion that there are
significant obligations to the global poor. First, she
argues that there are many coercive international
institutions and that these institutions must provide the
means for their subjects to avoid severe poverty. Hassoun
then considers the case for aid and trade, and concludes
with a new proposal for fair trade in pharmaceutical and
biotechnology. Globalization and Global Justice will
appeal to readers in philosophy, politics, economics and
** Globalization - Social aspects 2. Globalization -
Economic aspects 3. Social justice 4. PHILOSOPHY /
12 Nilsson, Manuela (ed)
Latin American responses to globalization in the 21st
century / Manuela Nilsson and Jan Gustafsson.-- New York:
Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
x, 267p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780230347748.
303.4828 NIL 135101
Combining thematic analysis with country case studies
including Mexico, Bolivia, and Brazil, an international
group of scholars discuss the expectations, threats and
responses to globalization in Latin America. They look at
a variety of new research areas connected to
globalization, such as the creation of informal citizens,
the impact of remittances, the dangers of transnational
crime, indigenous responses to economic globalization and
its impact on human security. Moreover, they identify the
pitfalls of democracy in a globalizing Latin America, as
well as the hopes connected with energy politics.
Finally, they consider the relationship with China and
South-South cooperation as alternatives to long-term
** Latin America - Politics and government - 21st century
2. Globalization - Political aspects - Latin America 3.
Globalization - Economic aspects - Latin America 4. Latin
America - Economic policy 5. Latin America - Foreign
relations - 21st century
|| FACTORS AFFECTING SOCIAL BEHAVIOR
|| 13 Sharma, Arun Kumar
Population and society / Arun Kumar Sharma.-- New Delhi:
Concept Publishing, 2012.
ISBN : 9788180698187.
304.60954 SHA 135026
This book elaborates the study of different aspects of
the intricate relationship between social processes and
demographic transition with emphasis on Indian situation
focusing on concepts and tools of social demography,
demographic trends and theories of population.
** India-Population 2. India-Social condition 3. India-
|| SOCIAL GROUPS
|| 14 Tyagi, S B
Fundamental aspects of women empowerment / S B Tyagi.--
New Delhi: ALP Books, 2011.
ISBN : 9789380184746.
305.420954 TYA 135006
This book contains the following contents: political
field new dimensions, preparing professionals, plans for
society and economy, partnership in governance,
fundamental issues, women as serious workers, practical
steps taken, contribution to economy.
** Women in development -- India, Women -- Government
policy -- India.
|| 15 Wilson, Geoff A
Community resilience and environmental transitions /
Geoff A Wilson.-- London: Routledge, 2012.
xi, 251p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781849711517.
307.14 WIL 135107
This book discusses the resilience of communities in both
developed and developing world contexts. It investigates
the notion of -resilience- and the challenges faced by
local communities around the world to deal with
disturbances (natural hazards or human-made) that may
threaten their long-term survival. Using global examples,
specific emphasis is placed on how learning processes,
traditions, policies and politics affect the resilience
of communities and what constraints and opportunities
exist for communities to raise resilience levels.
** Community development, Community development --
Environmental aspects, Urban sociology, Sociology, Rural.
16 Meena, O P
Encyclopaedia of rural development / O P Meena.-- New
Delhi: Crescent Publishing Corporation, 2011.
V. 1. Planning for rural development, v. 2.
Industrialisation and rural development, v. 3. Empowering
rural women, v. 4. Rural poverty and unemployment, v. 5.
Rural development administration.
ISBN : 9788183422536.
307.14120954 MEE 135001,V.1, 135002,V.2,
135003,V.3, 135004,V.4, 135005,V.5
This book is a set of five volumes. It is a concise but
thorough survey of rural development. Each volume focuses
on core areas of rural development and provides a link
between theory and real-world relevance, making the
content more meaningful for students.
** Rural development -- India, Rural industries -- India,
Women in rural development -- India, Rural unemployment -
17 Hamdi, Nabeel
The Placemaker-s guide to building community / Nabeel
Hamdi.-- London: Earthscan Publishing, 2010.
xx, 252p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9781844078035.
307.1416 HAM 135120
In this book, the author offers fresh insight into the
complexities faced by practitioners when working to
improve the communities, lives and livelihoods of people
the world over. This title shows how these complexities
are a context for, rather than a barrier to, creative
work. The book also critiques the single vision top down
approach to design and planning. Using examples of
successful professional practice across Europe, the US,
Africa, Latin America and post-tsunami Asia, the author
demonstrates how good policy can derive from good
practices when reasoned backwards, as well as how plans
can emerge in practice without a preponderance of
planning. Reasoning backwards is shown to be a more
effective and inclusive way of planning forwards with
significant improvements to the quality of process and
** Community development, City planning.
|| POLITICAL SCEINCE
|| 18 Fox, Richard L
iPolitics : citizens, elections, and governing in the new
media era / Richard L Fox and Jennifer M Ramos.--
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
xviii, 303p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781107667655.
320.02854678 FOX 135112
IPolitics provides a current analysis of new media-s
effect on politics. Politicians rely on Twitter,
Facebook, and YouTube to exercise political power.
Citizens around the world also use these tools to vent
political frustrations, join political groups, and
organize revolutions. iPolitics describes the ways in
which new media innovations change how politicians and
citizens engage the political arena. Most importantly,
the volume emphasizes the implications of these changes
for the promotion of democratic ideals. Among other
things, contributors to this volume analyze whether the
public-s political knowledge has increased or decreased
in the new media era, the role television still plays in
the information universe, the effect bloggers have had on
the debate and outcome of healthcare reform, and the
manner in which political leaders should navigate the new
** Political participation - Technological innovations -
United States 2. Communication in politics -
Technological innovations - United States 3. Internet in
political campaigns - United States 4. Internet -
Political aspects - United States 5. Mass media -
Political aspects - United States 6. Internet in public
administration - United States
|| INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION and COLONIZATION
|| 19 Amin-Khan, Tariq
The Post-colonial state in the era of capitalist
globalization :historical, political and theoretical
approaches to state formation / Tariq Amin-Khan.-- New
York: Routledge, 2012.
xii, 249p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780415891592.
325.3 AMI 135040
State formation in post-colonial societies differed
greatly from the formation of the Western capitalist
state. The latter has been extensively studied, while a
coherent grasp of the post-colonial state has remained
elusive. Amin-Khan provides a critical historical and
contemporary understanding of post-colonial state
formations in Asia and Africa, and suggests how this
process differed from the formation of states in Latin
America. In distinguishing between the post-colonial
state and the Western capitalist state, the author argues
that the unitary colonial state left a strong legacy on
the decolonized states of Asia and Africa, reinscribing
their subordination vis-è-vis Western states,
transnational corporations and multilateral institutions.
** Postcolonialism 2. Nation-state 3. Capitalism-
Political aspects 4. Nation-state and globalization
|| FINANCIAL ECONOMICS
|| 20 Utting, Peter (ed)
The Global crisis and transformative social change /
Peter Utting, Shahra Razavi and Rebecca Varghese Buchholz
-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
xvi, 289p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780230297821.
332.042 UTT 135099
Global crises not only deeply impact the economy and
people-s livelihoods, they also unsettle basic ideas and
assumptions about the meaning and drivers of development.
This collection of theoretical and empirical studies
explores the substance and politics of policy change
following the 2007/8 crisis from the perspective of
** Financial crises - History - 21st century 2. Social
change - History - 21st century
21 Dash, Chittaranjan
Resource mobilisation through SHGs in urban villages /
Chittaranjan Dash.-- New Delhi: Concept Publishing, 2012.
xxvi, 186p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9788180698286.
332.095456 DAS 135027
This study on resource mobilization through SHGs in
urban villages by Dr. Chittaranjan Dash attempts an in
depth analysis of the role played by SHGs in
collaboration with the NGOs and the banks in transforming
lives of the poor in the urban villages. Based on a
sample survey of selected urban villages in Delhi, the
study sheds light on the needs and requirements of the
urban poor and how their socio-economic life has been
integrated transformed by active participation in the SHG
** Microfinance-India-Delhi 2. Self-help groups-India-
Delhi 3. Resource allocation-India-Delhi 4. Poor-
government-India-Delhi 5. Community Development-India-
Delhi 6. SHG-Bank Linkage Programme(India)
22 Parameswaran, Sunil
Fundamentals of financial instruments : an introduction
to stocks, bonds, foreign exchange and derivatives /
Sunil Parameswaran.-- Hoboken: John Wiley, 2011.
xv, 560p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780470824900.
332.6 PAR 135124
This book is a comprehensive introduction to the full
range of financial products commonly used in the
financial markets. Author offers clear, worked examples
of everything from basic equity and debt securities to
complex instruments such as derivatives and mortgage-
backed securities. In addition to explaining the
instruments, the author also outlines the structure and
dynamics of the free-market system and clearly highlights
the environment in which such financial instruments are
** Financial instruments, Securities, Foreign exchange.
|| ECONOMICS OF LAND and ENERGY
|| 23 Giampietro, Mario
The metabolic pattern of societies : where economists
fall short / Mario Giampietro, Kozo Mayumi and Alevgul H
Sorman.-- London: Routledge, 2012.
xxix, 408p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780415589536.
333.7 GIA 135115
This book presents the results of more than twenty years
of work aimed at developing an alternative method of
analysis of the economic process and related
sustainability issues: it is possible to perform an
integrated and comprehensive analysis of the
sustainability of socio-economic systems using indicators
and variables that have been so far ignored by
** Sustainable development, Environmental economics,
Economic development -- Environmental aspects.
24 Jamasb, Tooraj (ed)
The future of electricity demand : customers, citizens
and loads / Tooraj Jamasb and Michael G Pollitt.--
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
xxviii, 478p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781107008502.
333.7932120941 JAM 135109
Ambitious environmental targets will modify the shape of
the electricity sector in the twenty-first century. Smart
technologies and demand-side management will be some of
the key features of the future of electricity systems in
a low-carbon world. Meanwhile, the social and behavioural
dimensions will complement and interact with new
technologies and policies. Electricity demand in the
future will increasingly be tied up with the demand for
heat and for transport. The Future of Electricity Demand
looks into the features of the future electricity demand
in light of the challenges posed by climate change.
Written by a team of leading academics and industry
experts, the book investigates the economics, technology,
social aspects, and policies and regulations which are
likely to characterize energy demand in a low-carbon
** Electric power consumption - Great Britain -
Forecasting 2. Energy policy - Great Britain 3. Energy
conservation - Great Britain
25 Zeitoun, Mark
Power and water in the Middle East :the hidden politics
of the Palestinian-Israeli water conflict / Mark Zeitoun.
-- London: I B Tauris, 2008.
xiv, 214p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781845114640.
333.910095694 ZEI 135121
This book provides a powerful new perspective on the
Palestinian-Israeli water conflict. Adopting a new
approach to understanding water conflict - hydro-hegemony
the author shows the conflict to be much more deeply
entrenched than previously thought and reveals how
existing tactics to control water are leading away from
peace and towards continued domination and a squandering
of this vital resource.
** Water-supply --Political aspects --Palestine, Water-
supply --Political aspects --Israel.
|| INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
|| 26 Reinert, Kenneth A
An introduction to international economics : new
perspectives on the world economy / Kenneth A Reinert.--
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
ISBN : 9780521177108.
337 REI 135111
This book is designed for a non-semester course in
international economics, primarily targeting non-economic
majors and programs in business, international relations,
public policy and development studies. It has been
written to make international economics accessible to
wide student and professional audiences. The book assumes
a minimal background in microeconomics and mathematics
and goes beyond the usual trade-finance dichotomy to give
equal treatment to four "windows" on the world economy,
international trade, international production,
international finance, and international development. It
takes a practitioner point of view rather than a standard
academic view, introducing the student to the material
they need to become effective analysts in international
** International economic relations 2. International
trade 3. International finance
|| 27 Wee, Bert van
Transport and ethics : ethics and evaluation of transport
policies and projects / Bert van Wee.-- Cheltenham:
Edward Elgar, 2011.
ix, 260p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781849809641.
338.01 WEE 135104
This book discusses the use of Cost - Benefit Analysis
(CBA) for transport policy options from an ethical
perspective. Each detailed chapter deals with issues such
as, the use and ethical aspects of CBA in transport,
social exclusion, the environment and long term
sustainability, safety, ethics of research and modeling
transport. It summarizes ethics-based critics on CBA and
discusses their relevance for accessibility, the
environment and safety. In addition it explores ethical
dilemmas of doing CBAs and CBA related research. The book
concludes with possible avenues for furthering exploring
the links between transport and ethics.
** Transportation -- Cost effectiveness, Transportation
and state, Applied ethics.
28 Farooki, Masuma
The Impact of China on global commodity prices : the
global reshaping of the resource sector / Masuma Farooki
and Raphael Kaplinsky.-- London: Routledge, 2012.
xxi, 207p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780415597890.
338.52 FAR 135100
Drawing on a large number of diverse sources, The Impact
of China on Global Commodity Prices comprehensively and
systematically evidences the trends in the prices of
different sets of commodities, analyses the drivers of
Chinese demand for commodities the factors constraining
global supply and in the role which the financialisation
of commodities is playing in constraining commodity
production. It also documents and the growing role of
China as a foreign investor in the commodities sectors.
All of these trends are woven together to explore the
fabric of strategic choices confronting public and
private sector decision-makers.
** Prices 2. Cost and standard of living 3. China -
Economic conditions - 2000- 4. Globalization
29 Keane, Michael
China-s new creative clusters : governance, human capital
and investment / Michael Keane.-- London: Routledge, 2011
xi, 204p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780415603966.
338.87 KEA 135096
This book examines these new creative clusters, outlining
their nature and purpose, and assessing their
effectiveness. Drawing on case studies of a range of
cluster models, and comparing them with international
examples, the book demonstrates that creativity, both in
China and internationally, is in fact a process of
fitting new ideas to existing patterns, models and
formats. It shows how large and exceptionally impressive
creative clusters have been successfully established, but
raises the important questions of whether profit or
culture is the driving force, and of whether the bringing
together of independent-minded, creative people,
entrepreneurial businessmen, preferential policies and
foreign investment may in time lead to unintended changes
in social and political attitudes in China, including a
weakening of state bureaucratic power.
** Cultural industries - China 2. Creative ability -
China 3. Human capital - China 4. Investments - China 5.
China - Politics and government - 21st century
|| MACROECONOMICS and RELATED TOPICS
|| 30 Birnbaum, Simon
Basic income reconsidered : social justice, liberalism,
and the demands of equality / Simon Birnbaum.-- New York:
Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
xii, 246p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780230114067.
339.22 BIR 135095
The idea of guaranteeing every member of society an
unconditional basic income is one the most innovative and
powerful proposals for countering our growing economic
inequalities and to sustainably prevent poverty. But
would this be a just thing to do? In the last few
decades, debates on the ethics and economics of basic
income have become increasingly sophisticated and
diverse. Basic Income Reconsidered provides an up-to-date
assessment of these arguments, and works out a novel
contribution based on the justification of unconditional
universalism. Birnbaum-s argument studies the basic
income proposal, and its main rivals, through the lens of
John Rawls- theory of justice and defends a radical-
liberal interpretation of Rawls- conception. It is
radical in the sense that it demands far-reaching
equalization of opportunities.
** Income distribution 2. Income maintenance programs 3.
Social justice 4. Liberalism 5. Equality
|| PRIVATE LAW
|| 31 Bray, Judith
A student-s guide to equity and trusts / Judith Bray.--
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
x, 376p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780521152990.
346.42004 BRA 135119
This book explores the key principles of equity and
trusts law and offers students effective learning
features. By covering the essentials of each topic, it
ensures students have the foundations for successful
further study. The law is made relevant to current
practice through chapters that define and explain key
legal principles. Examples and exercises set the law in
context and make the subject interesting and dynamic by
showing how these rules apply in real life.
** Equity -- England, Equity -- Wales, Trusts and
trustees -- England, Trusts and trustees -- Wales.
|| SOCIAL PROBLEMS and SOCIAL WELFARE IN GENERAL
|| 32 Singh, Savita
Socio-economic problems / Savita Singh.-- New Delhi: ALP
ISBN : 9789380184685.
361.1 SIN 135014
This book is intended as an analytical approach for a
series of case studies that will explore the
socioeconomic root causes of biodiversity loss. This book
provides a useful reference tool and analytic guidelines
for the teams carrying out the case studies. In this
book, section I explores the need to understanding the
causes of biodiversity loss. Section II provides
methodological suggestions and guidelines for the case
studies. Section III presents a framework for
understanding the root causes of biodiversity loss.
** Social problems, Economic condition.
33 Sinha, Debotosh
Social welfare and social work - selected essays /
Debotosh Sinha.-- New Delhi: Concept Publishing, 2012.
ISBN : 9788180698149.
361.320954 SIN 135028
This book stimulates a constructive and creative
discussion about the future of various emerging issues on
social welfare and social work pertaining to family,
genetics, health, international perspectives, women,
children, ageing and in general. Representing the work of
a range of academics all involved in research and
teaching in relation to social work, it considers issues
of central significance to everyone interested in the
theory, policy, and practice of social work.
** Social service 2. Social service-India 3. Women-
Services for 4. Women-Services for-India 5. Children-
Services for 6. Children-Services for-India
|| OTHER SOCIAL PROBLEMS and SERVICES
|| 34 Hudson, Hugh D
Peasants, political police, and the early Soviet state :
surveillance and accommodation under the new economic
policy / Hugh D Hudson.-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan,
xiii, 177p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780230338869.
363.2830947 HUD 135102
This book combines social and institutional histories of
Russia, focusing on the secret police and their evolving
relationship with the peasantry. Based on an analysis of
Cheka/OGPU reports, it argues that the police did not
initially respond to peasant resistance to Bolshevik
demands simply with the gun--rather, they listened to
** Collectivization of agriculture - Soviet Union -
History 2. Peasants- Soviet Union History 3. Agriculture and
state - Soviet Union History 5. Soviet Union - History –
35 Bailey, Ian
Feeling the heat : the politics of climate policy in
rapidly industrializing countries / Ian Bailey and Hugh
Compston.-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
xvii, 246p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780230280403.
363.73874 BAI 135108
To avoid uncontrolled climate change, greenhouse gas
emissions will have to be brought under control by major
emitters outside the affluent West. The authors
investigate the political obstacles in BRIC countries and
what their governments could do to strengthen climate
policies without incurring serious political damage.
** Environmental policy - Developed countries 2. Climatic
changes - Prevention - Government policy - Developed
countries 3. POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy /
Environmental Policy 4. POLITICAL SCIENCE / International
Relations / Diplomacy 5. POLITICAL SCIENCE /
|| 36 Samuels, David I
Managed health care in the new millennium :innovative
financial modeling for the 21st century / David I Samuels
-- Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2012.
xxii, 284p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781439840306.
368.382 SAM 135090
** Managed Care Programs --economics --United States,
Capitation Fee --United States, Marketing of Health
Services --United States.
|| HIGHER EDUCATION
|| 37 Macfarlane, Bruce
Intellectual leadership in higher education : renewing
the role of the university professor / Bruce Macfarlane.-
London: Routledge, 2012.
xii, 160p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780415560825.
378.12 MAC 135093
This book tackles the question of what intellectual
leadership actually is and analyses other question marks
associated with the role of senior academics Intellectual
Leadership in Higher Education provides a theoretical
exploration of the meaning of intellectual leadership
with particular reference to university professors and
other senior academics. It draws on new international
research data involving several hundred university
professors in Europe, North America, Asia and Africa and
also provides a series of practical ideas and
recommendations for defining the role of a university
professor more clearly.
** College teachers --Professional relationships,
38 Temple, Paul (ed)
Universities in the knowledge economy : higher education
organisation and global change / Paul Temple.-- London:
xiv, 250p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780415884662.
378.38 TEM 135105
While higher education institutions in many countries are
often assigned key roles in economic and social policy
prescriptions, exactly what those roles are and how they
should be carried out are often unclear. This book
provides a much-needed theoretical and empirical analysis
of these functions, taking a critical look at the complex
connections between knowledge creation, the knowledge
economy, and higher education today. This volume: Brings
together work on these topics by international experts,
reporting and analyzing recent policy developments and
research, Shows the significance of the university-s role
in the knowledge economy, and the precise roles that it
can play, Presents a range of studies showing how
universities interact with other knowledge producers and
users, and how these interactions can be managed to
achieve the most effective applications of knowledge.
** Education, Higher -- Economic aspects, Economic
development -- Effect of education on, Education and
|| INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE
|| 39 Kimbugwe, Kato
Economic development through regional trade : a role for
the new east African community? / Kato Kimbugwe and
others.-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
xvii, 263p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780230314214.
382.09676 KIM 135098
Regional trade agreements proliferated in Africa in the
wake of independence from colonial rule. For the most
part these agreements failed to deliver the regional
integration and economic benefits that were promised, and
amounted to little more than a propaganda coup for the
leaders that signed them. This book explores conventional
explanations of the failure of these agreements, and
challenges the accepted wisdom, highlighting the
symbiotic relationship between "Big Man" politics and
crony capitalism. The rise of second generation regional
trade agreements in the first decade of the twenty-first
century emphasizes the pressing need for a revised
assessment of the aims, consequences and scope of these
** Africa, East - Commerce 2. Africa, East - Commercial
treaties 3. Africa, East - Economic integration 4.
BUSINESS and ECONOMICS / Commerce 5. BUSINESS and ECONOMICS /
Development / Economic Development 6. BUSINESS and
ECONOMICS / Economics / Macroeconomics
|| RAILROAD TRANSPORTATION
|| 40 Nilakant, V
Changing tracks : reinventing the spirit of Indian
railways / V Nilakant and S Ramnarayan.-- Uttar Pradesh:
Collins Business, 2007.
xiii, 219p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9788172238629.
385.0954 NIL 135189
Based on an extensive examination of internal documents
of the Railways and in-depth interviews with key people
involved in the change process, in this book, authors
identify four distinctive features associated with the
organization-s renewal between 2004 and 2008.
** Indian Railways --Management, Railroads --India --
Management, Railroads --India --Finance.
41 Brown, Valerie A (ed)
Tackling wicked problems : through the transdisciplinary
imagination / Valerie A Brown, John A Harris and
Jacqueline Y Russell.-- London: Earthscan Publishing,
xx, 312p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781844079254.
507.2 BRO 135122
From climate change to GM foods, we are increasingly
confronted with complex, interconnected social and
environmental problems that span disciplines, knowledge
bases and value systems. This book offers a
transdisciplinary, open approach for those working
towards resolving these -wicked- problems and highlights
the crucial role of this -transdisciplinary imagination-
in addressing the shift to sustainable futures.
** Interdisciplinary research, Interdisciplinary approach
to knowledge, Social problems --Environmental aspects.
|| 42 Walicki, Michal
Introduction to mathematical logic / Michal Walicki.--
New Jersey: World Scientific, 2012.
xii, 268p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9789814343879.
511.3 WAL 135088
The book does not presuppose any previous knowledge and
can be used also for self-study by more ambitious
students. Starting with the basics of set theory,
induction and computability, it covers propositional and
first-order logic - their syntax, reasoning systems and
semantics. Soundness and completeness results for
Hilbert-s and Gentzen-s systems are presented, along with
simple decidability arguments. The general applicability
of various concepts and techniques is demonstrated by
highlighting their consistent reuse in different
contexts. Unlike in most comparable texts, presentation
of syntactic reasoning systems precedes the semantic
explanations. The simplicity of syntactic constructions
and rules - of a high, though often neglected,
pedagogical value - aids students in approaching more
complex semantic issues.
** Logic , Symbolic and mathematical
|| PROBABILITIES and APPLIED MATHEMATICS
||43 Hardle, Wolfgang Karl
Applied multivariate statistical analysis / Wolfgang Karl
Hardle and Leopold Simar.--3rd ed-- Berlin: Springer,
xvii, 516p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9783642172281.
519.535 HAR 135041
Presents the tools and concepts of multivariate data
analysis with a strong focus on applications. This book
describes the distributions of the involved variables in
graphical techniques. It deals with multivariate random
variables and presents distributions, estimators and
tests for various practical situations.
** Multivariate analysis
|| 44 Wang, Zhengming
Measurement data modeling and parameter estimation /
Zhengming Wang and others.-- Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2012.
xxi, 531p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781439853788.
530.8 WAN 135123
This book integrates mathematical theory with engineering
practice in the field of measurement data processing.
Presenting the first-hand insights and experiences of the
authors and their research group, it summarizes cutting-
edge research to facilitate the application of
mathematical theory in measurement and control
engineering, particularly for those interested in
aeronautics, astronautics, instrumentation, and
** Parameter estimation -- Data processing, Measurement -
|| GENERAL MANAGEMENT
|| 45 Erskine, James A
Teaching with cases / James A Erskine, Michiel R Leenders
and Louise A Mauffette-Leenders.--3rd ed-- London:
Richard Ivey School of Business, 1981.
viii, 262p. 22cm.
ISBN : 0771424191.
658.00711 ERS 135237,RS
** Business education, Case method.
46 Leenders, Michiel R
Writing cases / Michiel R Leenders, Louise A Mauffette-
Leenders and James A Erskine.--4th ed-- London: Richard
Ivey School of Business, 1973.
ix, 190p. 22cm.
ISBN : 0771422709.
658.00722 LEE 135238,RS
** Case method, Business writing, Management -- Research.
47 Mauffette-Leenders, Louise A
Learning with cases / Louise A Mauffette-Leenders, James
A Erskine and Michael R L.--4th ed-- London: Richard Ivey
School of Business, 1997.
x, 135p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780771425844.
658.00722 MAU 135239,RS
** Case method, Management -- Study and teaching.
48 Eccles, Robert G
One report : integrated reporting for a sustainable
strategy / Robert G Eccles and Michael P Krzus.-- New
Delhi: Wiley, 2011.
xxi, 235p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9788126532421.
658.1 ECC 135116
This book discusses a new trend in business in which
companies go beyond reports for financial and
nonfinancial results and turn both into a single
integrated report. Many also use the Internet to provide
more detailed information and higher levels of engagement
for their stakeholders. This kind of -integrated-
reporting adds value to the company and its stakeholders.
Author provides several case studies as well as ways in
which companies can move toward One Report and make it a
foundation for sustainable strategy. The idea behind
integrated reporting lies in a web-based approach that
make reporting engaging and efficient.
** Corporation reports, Social responsibility of business
49 Zattoni, Alessandro (ed)
Corporate governance and initial public offerings : an
international perspective / Alessandro Zattoni and
William Judge.-- Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,
xxxvii, 574p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9781107016866.
658.15224 ZAT 135097
Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) are unique economic and
governance events as privately held firms issue common
stock or shares to the public for the first time. The
governance issues surrounding IPOs are relatively
unexamined compared to more established, and usually
larger, firms. As such, they provide a unique context to
study corporate governance and its development around the
world. Based on a collaborative international research
project, this book analyses the corporate governance of
IPOs in twenty-one countries, each of which is
characterized by different governance environments and
different levels of IPO activity. The end result is a
broad and deep assessment of governance practices and IPO
activity for an array of economies that represent roughly
80 percent of the global economy.
** Corporate governance 2. Going public (Securities) 3.
Corporations - Investor relations
50 Moore, James F
The Death of competition : leadership and strategy in the
age of business ecosystems / James F Moore.-- New York:
Harper Business, 1997.
xvi, 297p. 20cm.
ISBN : 9780887308505.
658.4012 MOO 135217
This book explains the new nature of competition in
today-s rapidly evolving business environment. Using
biology as a metaphor, the book reveals how business
parallels the natural world, and how, just like organisms
in nature, companies must coexist and coevolved within
their own business ecosystems.
** Strategic planning -- United States, Strategic
alliances (Business) -- United States, Competition --
United States, Leadership.
51 Davenport, Thomas H
Judgment calls : 12 stories of big decisions and the
teams that got them right / Thomas H Davenport and Brook
Manville.-- Boston: Harvard Business Review Press, 2012.
xii, 266p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781422158111.
658.403 DAV 135113
What-s the story behind great decisions? Is decision-
making the responsibility of one leader or should it rest
on the shoulders of the collective team? This title
presents twelve stories of organizations that have
successfully tapped the diverse perspectives and deep
knowledge of their people to build an organizational
** Decision making 2. Problem solving
52 Dahlin, Peter (ed)
Management and information technology :challenges for the
modern organization / Peter Dahlin and Peter Ekman.-- New
York: Routledge, 2012.
xix, 216p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780415888165.
658.4038011 DAH 135089
Management and Information Technology evaluates
organizations- utilization of IT including knowledge
management and e-learning, accounting, and business
relationships. Presenting theories to help the reader
understand the varying roles IT can occupy in different
organizations, this volume illustrates the ways in which
IT has become a key strategic tool. .
** Management information systems, Information technology
53 Gowda, M J Chandre (ed)
Participatory monitoring and evaluation / M J Chandre
Gowda.-- New Delhi: Concept Publishing, 2011.
xxi, 153p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9788180698316.
658.404 GOW 135024
This book offers a complete package for participatory
monitoring and evoluation. The suggested tools for both
qualitative and quantitative ,pass the test of internal
and external validity of the evaluation process.
** Participatory monitoring and evaluation (Project
management)- Congresses 2. Participatory monitoring and
evaluation (Project management) - India - Congresses 3.
Agricultural extension work- Evaluation - Congresses 4.
Agricultural extension work- India - Evaluation-
Congresses 5. Participatory rural appraisal - Congresses
6. Participatory rural appraisal - India - Congresses
54 Gautam, Vinayshil
Organisation development systems : including essentials
of organisational behaviour and organisation management /
Vinayshil Gautam and Surinder K Batra.--5th ed-- New
Delhi: Concept Publishing, 2011.
xx, 202p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9788180698293.
658.406 GAU 135023
This books covers a whole gamut of issues in
Organisations Management,Organisation Behaviour and
Organisation Development.It consists of matter from which
a syllabus is formulated.
** Organizational change 2. Organizational behavior 3.
55 Govindarajan, Vijay
Reverse innovation : create far from home, win everywhere
/ Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble.-- Boston: Harvard
Business Review Press, 2012.
xv, 229p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781422157640.
658.4063 GOV 135117
This book introduces the idea of developing in emerging
markets first - instead of scaling down rich world
products - to unlock a world of opportunities for your
business. The book offers an important next step for
companies looking to derive long-term value from emerging
markets. According to the authors, reverse innovation is
a potent force that will transform the global economy
over the next few decades.
** International business enterprises -- Management --
Case studies, Technological innovations -- Management --
Case studies, Strategic planning -- Case studies.
56 Cabrera, Angel
Being global : how to think, act, and lead in a
transformed world / Angel Cabrera and Gregory Unruh.--
Boston: Harvard Business Review Press, 2012.
ISBN : 9781422183229.
658.4092 CAR 135106
In this book, the authors pull from their extensive
experience as well as research they conducted at the
Thunderbird School of Global Management, which has been
cited by the Financial Times, U.S. News and World Report,
and The Economist for its authority on global business.
The authors define a new context for global leadership,
vividly illustrating both the challenges and the
opportunities facing today-s executives. How can you be
effective? What new skills must you learn in order to be
successful? What do international teams do to stay
connected while still producing results on a regional
** Leadership --Cross-cultural studies, Management --
Cross cultural studies, International business
57 Schlesinger, Leonard A
Just start : take action, embrace uncertainty, create the
future / Leonard A Schlesinger and Charles F Kiefer.--
Boston: Harvard Business Review Press, 2012.
xxiv, 196p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781422143612.
658.4094 SCH 135114
Outlines a path to success based on creativity and
problem solving despite the changing economic climate and
** Success in business 2. Creative ability in business 3.
58 Stevenson, Kohir
Persuasive presentations / Kohir Stevenson.-- New Delhi:
Concept Publishing, 2012.
viii, 82p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9788180698200.
658.452 STE 135025
Research also identifies public speaking as a greater
fear for people than such horrors as death and poverty.
This poses a serious dilemma for anyone who is climbing
the corporate ladder. Success is closely related to how
well one can deliver a persuasive point of view è yet the
prospect of making a presentation is, for many, fraught
with anxiety. Surprisingly, there is little formal or on-
the-job training for these rhetorical skills. Persuasive
Presentations will show anyone how to plan, prepare and
deliver a presentation with absolute confidence.
** Business presentations 2. Public speaking 3.
Persuasion (Psychology) in organizations
59 Singh, P P
Logistics strategy management / P P Singh.-- New Delhi:
ALP Books, 2011.
ISBN : 9789380184760.
658.5 SIN 135009
Logistic is an idea considered to have transformed from
the militaryts need to supply themselves as they moved
from their base to a forward position. This book contains
the following contents : production theory, origin and
definition, commercial documentation, promotional
messages barometric forecasting and manufacturing
** Business logistics, Industrial management.
60 Singh, R B
Perception of brand management / R B Singh.-- New Delhi:
ALP Books, 2011.
ISBN : 9789380184777.
658.827 SIN 135011
This book contains the following contents : concept of
brand management, various techniques, fundamental theory,
controlling brands, brand versus trademarks, internal
branding, significance of brand.
** Brand management.
61 Cova, Bernard (ed)
Consumer tribes / Bernard Cova, Robert V Kozinets and Avi
Shankar.-- London: Routledge, 2007.
xvii, 339p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780750680240.
658.8342 COV 135196
The aim of this book is to offer a systematic overview of
the area that has been defined as -cultures of
consumption- - consumption microcultures, brand cultures,
brand tribes, and brand communities.It Challenges
accepted marketing theory such as segmentation and sets
the benchmark for contemporary thinking on topical
** Market segmentation, Consumer behavior.
|| PHOTOGRAPHY and COMPUTER ART
|| 62 Barnbaum, Bruce
The art of photography : an approach to personal
expression / Bruce Barnbaum.-- Santa Barbara: Rocky Nook,
xi, 351p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9781933952680.
770 BAR 135206
With well over 100 beautiful photographic illustrations
in both black-and-white and color, as well as numerous
charts, graphs, and tables, this book presents the world
of photography to beginner, intermediate, and advanced
photographers seeking to make a personal statement
through the medium of photography. Without talking down
to anyone, or talking over anyone-s head, author presents
"how to" techniques for both traditional and digital
** Photography, Artistic, Photography.
63 Peterson, Bryan
Understanding exposure : how to shoot great photographs
with any camera / Bryan Peterson.--3rd ed-- New York:
Crown Publishing, 2010.
ISBN : 9780817439392.
770.28 PET 135210
This book has demystified the complex concepts of
exposure for countless photographers. Now updated with
current technologies, more than one hundred new images,
and an all-new chapter, this new edition will inspire you
more than ever to free yourself from "auto" and create
the pictures you truly want. In his trademark easy-to-
understand style, author explains the relationship
between aperture and shutter speed, including how to
achieve successful exposures in seemingly difficult
situations. You-ll learn: which aperture gives you the
greatest contrast and sharpness, and when to use it,
which apertures guarantee the background remains an out-
of focus tone, which one aperture-when combined with the
right lens-creates an area of sharpness from three feet
to infinity, how to creatively use shutter speed to
either freeze an action or imply motion.
** Photography --Exposure.
64 Adams, Ansel
Ansel Adams : an autobiography / Ansel Adams.-- New York:
Little, Brown And Company, 1996.
x, 339p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780821222416.
770.92 ADA 135218
In this book, completed shortly before his death in 1984,
Ansel Adams looks back at his legendary six-decade career
as a conservationist, teacher, musician, and, above all,
photographer. Written with characteristic warmth, vigor,
and wit, this fascinating account brings to life the
infectious enthusiasms, fervent battles, and bountiful
friendships of a truly American original. This
illustrated autobiography focuses on Adams- dedication,
adventures, achievements, friendships, wisdom, and
concern for human beings and nature.
** Adams, Ansel, -- 1902-1984, Photographers -- United
States -- Biography.
65 Peterson, Bryan
Learning to see creatively : design, color and
composition in photography / Bryan Peterson.-- New York:
Crown Publishing, 2003.
ISBN : 9780817441814.
771 PET 135207
This book takes a radical approach to creativity. It
explains how it is not some gift only for the "chosen
few" but actually a skill that can be learned and
applied. Using inventive photos from his own stunning
portfolio, author deconstructs creativity for
photographers. He details the basic techniques that went
into not only taking a particular photo, but also
provides insights on how to improve upon it-helping
readers avoid the visual pitfalls and technical dead ends
that can lead to dull, uninventive photographs.
** Composition (Photography), Photography, Artistic,
66 McCurry, Steve
The unguarded moment / Steve McCurry.-- London: Phaidon
ISBN : 9780714846644.
778.9 MAC 135209(Ref.)
** McCurry, Steve --Travel --Pictorial works, McCurry,
Steve, Photography, Artistic, Portrait photography.
|| PHILOSOPHY and THEORY OF HISTORY
|| 67 Mignolo, Walter D
Local histories/global designs : coloniality, subaltern
knowledges and border thinking / Walter D Mignolo.--
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1999.
xix, 371p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780691001401.
901 MIG 135185
This book is an extended argument on the "coloniality" of
power by one of the most innovative scholars of Latin
American studies. In a shrinking world where sharp
dichotomies, such as East/West and developing/developed,
blur and shift, author points to the inadequacy of
current practice in the social sciences and area studies.
He introduces the crucial notion of "colonial difference"
into study of the modern colonial world. He also traces
the emergence of new forms of knowledge, which he calls
** Colonies, Postcolonialism, Culture, Knowledge, Theory
of --Political aspects.
|| WORLD HISTORY
|| 68 Mignolo, Walter D
The darker side of western modernity : global futures,
decolonial options / Walter D Mignolo.-- Durham: Duke
University Press, 2011.
xxxvii, 408p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780822350781.
909.09821 MIG 135191
In this book, the author analyzes the "colonial logic"
that has driven five hundred years of Western
imperialism, from colonialism through neo-liberalism, and
he describes resistance, from the sixteenth century
onward, to the projection and violent forcing of modern
European ideals onto the non-European world. The author
argues that in the early twenty-first century, an
irreversible polycentric world order has taken hold.
European-American modernity is no longer taken for
granted as a global model.
** Civilization, Western, Civilization, Modern,