||1 Sosa, Ernest (ed)
The Metaphysics of epistemology / Ernest Sosa and Enrique
Villanueva.-- Boston: Blackwell Publishing, 2007.
(philosophical issues, 17).
ISBN : 9781405182249.
121 SOS 135895
Papers by leading figures on metaphysical issues
pertaining to epistemology. Topics treated include the
metaphysics of perception and of experience,
disjunctivism, content externalism, epistemic abilities,
the lottery paradox, the epistemology of consciousness,
the metaphysics of knowledge as a state, and the ontology
of reasons. This is all fresh, original work that well
represents the present state of the field.
** Knowledge, Theory of -- Congresses , Metaphysics --
Congresses , Epistemology
2 Phillips, Stephen
Epistemology in classical India : the knowledge sources
of the Nyaya school / Stephen Phillips.-- New York:
x, 194 p. 24 cm.
ISBN : 9780415895545.
121.0954 PHI 135899
In this book, Phillips gives an overview of the
contribution of Nyaya--the classical Indian school that
defends an externalist position about knowledge as well
as an internalist position about justification. Nyaya
literature extends almost two thousand years and
comprises hundreds of texts, and in this book, Phillips
presents a useful overview of the under-studied system of
thought. For the philosopher rather than the scholar of
Sanskrit, the book makes a whole range of Nyaya positions
and arguments accessible to students of epistemology who
are unfamiliar with classical Indian systems.
** Knowledge, Theory of (Hinduism) , Nyaya
|| PHILOSOPHICAL SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT
||3 Nooteboom, Bart
Beyond humanism : the flourishing of life, self and other
/ Bart Nooteboom.-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
x, 250p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780230369160.
144 NOO 135915
This book seeks to set humanism on a new footing. No
longer Enlightenment intuitions of an autonomous,
disconnected, and rational self but a philosophy oriented
towards the relationship between self and other. With
this, it seeks to provide an escape from present egotism
and narcissism in society. It discusses altruism as well
as its limitations.
** Humanism , Self (Philosophy) , Other (Philosophy)
|| OTHER RELIGIONS
||4 Curry, John J (ed)
Sufism and society : arrangements of the mystical in the
Muslim world, 1200-1800 / John J Curry and Erik S
Ohlander.-- London: Routledge, 2012.
xiii, 281p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780415782234.
297.40902 CUR 135884
In recent years, many historians of Islamic mysticism
have been grappling in sophisticated ways with the
difficulties of essentialism. Reconceptualising the study
of Islamic mysticism during an under-researched period of
its history, this book examines the relationship between
Sufism and society in the Muslim world, from the fall of
the Abbasid caliphate to the heyday of the great Ottoman,
Mughal and Safavid empires. Treating a heretofore under-
researched period in the history of Sufism, this work
establishes previously unimagined trajectories for the
study of mystical movements as social actors of real
historical consequence. Thematically organized, the book
includes case studies drawn from the Middle Eastern,
Turkic, Persian and South Asian regions by a group of
scholars whose collective expertise ranges widely across
different historical, geographical, and linguistic
** Sufism -- History , Mysticism -- Islam -- History ,
|| SOCIAL INTERACTION
||5 Robbins, Stephen P
Organization theory : structure, design, and applications
/ Stephen P Robbins.--3rd ed-- New Jersey: Prentice Hall,
xxiii, 552p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9780136424710.
302.35 ROB 135896
A practical, management-oriented exploration of
organization theory and the intricacies of organizational
structure, design, and applications.
** Organization , Organizational effectiveness ,
Organisations Design and structure
|| SOCIAL PROCESSES
||6 Benkler, Yochai
The wealth of networks : how social production transforms
markets and freedom / Yochai Benkler.-- London: Yale
University Press, 2006.
xii, 515p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780300110562.
303.4833 BEN 135947
With the radical changes in information production that
the Internet has introduced, we stand at an important
moment of transition, says Yochai Benkler in this thought
provoking book. The phenomenon he describes as social
production is reshaping markets, while at the same time
offering new opportunities to enhance individual freedom,
cultural diversity, political discourse, and justice. In
this comprehensive social theory of the Internet and the
networked information economy, Benkler describes how
patterns of information, knowledge, and cultural
production are changing and shows that the way
information and knowledge are made available can either
limit or enlarge the ways people can create and express
themselves. He describes the range of legal and policy
choices that confront us and maintains that there is much
to be gainedtor losttby the decisions we make today.
** Information society, Information networks, Computer
networks --Social aspects, Computer networks --Economic
|| FACTORS AFFECTING SOCIAL BEHAVIOR
||7 Hengeveld, Rob
Wasted world : how our consumption challenges the planet
/ Rob Hengeveld.-- Chicago: University of Chicago Press,
xviii, 337p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780226326993.
304.28 HEN 135901
All systems produce waste as part of a cycletbacteria,
humans, combustion engines, even one as large and complex
as a city. To some extent, this waste can be absorbed,
processed, or recycled though never completely. In Wasted
World, Rob Hengeveld reveals how a long history of human
consumption has left our world drowning in this waste.
This is a compelling and urgent work that traces the
related histories of population growth and resource
consumption. People first obtained energy from food and
later supplemented this with energy from water, wind, and
animals as one source after another fell short of our
ever growing needs. Finally, we turned to fossil energy,
which generates atmospheric waste that is the key driver
of global climate change. The effects of this climate
change are already leading to food shortages and social
collapse in some parts of the world.
** Nature --Effect of human beings on, Population --
Environmental aspects, Waste products --Environmental
aspects, Waste minimization,
|| SOCIAL GROUPS
||8 Buchbinder, David
Studying men and masculinities / David Buchbinder.--
London: Routledge, 2013.
x, 202p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780415578295.
305.31 BUC 135906
The late-twentieth-century anxiety about a tcrisis in
masculinityt still persists today, particularly in
English speaking cultures. Studying Men and Masculinities
offers an engaging and comprehensive overview of
masculinity. Drawing on a wide range of cultural
practices and texts from different genres and media.
Theoretical positions within the field are clearly
explained and applied to real life case studies from
literature, film, and television. Interspersed in each
chapter are a series of questions and tasks aimed at
encouraging the reader to engage her/himself in the study
of masculinities in everyday life and popular culture.
** Men, Masculinity, Patriarchy, Ments studies,
9 Nambiar, Harish
Defragmenting India : riding a bullet through the
gathering storm / Harish Nambiar.-- Los Angeles: Sage
viii, 240p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9788132106562.
305.80095475 NAM 135875
Defragmenting India is an account of the various fault
lines of Indian society narrated through the interactions
between multitudes of small-town people, framed through
the 2002 Hindu Muslim communal riots of Gujarat. The book
maps the urban consciousness of India, spanning different
spectrums of society, and highlights issues such as the
relevance of religion in today s world and the effect of
the communal upheavals on the attitudes of those who
experience them. Author Harish Nambiar captures the
undercurrents that flow through the life of a nation,
community, city, families and individuals, simultaneously
cutting across narrow divisive borders.
** Social conflict --India --Gujarat --History --21st
century, Gujarat (India) --Ethnic relations --History --
21st century, Gujarat (India) --Social conditions --21st
|| POLITICAL SCEINCE
||10 Roberts, Jean
Routledge philosophy guidebook to Aristotle and the
politics / Jean Roberts.-- London: Routledge, 2009.
viii, 146p. 20cm.
ISBN : 9780415165761.
320.1 ROB 135891
Aristotle is one of the most important figures in Western
thought and "Politics" contains some of our earliest
ideas about democracy. This text on political theory and
philosophy introduces and assesses: Aristotle-s life and
the background to "Politics", the ideas and text of
"Politics", and, the importance of Aristotle-s work to
** Aristotle - Politics 2. Political science
11 Gilens, Martin
Affluence and influence : economic inequality and
political power in America / Martin Gilens.-- Princeton:
Princeton University Press, 2012.
xv, 329p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780691153971.
320.60973 GIL 136009
In an ideal democracy, all citizens should have equal
influence on government policy--but as this book
demonstrates, America-s policymakers respond almost
exclusively to the preferences of the economically
advantaged. Affluence and Influence definitively explores
how political inequality in the United States has evolved
over the last several decades and how this growing
disparity has been shaped by interest groups, parties,
and elections. In contrast, affluent Americans-
preferences exhibit a substantial relationship with
policy outcomes whether their preferences are shared by
lower-income groups or not. At a time when economic and
political inequality in the United States only continues
to rise, Affluence and Influence raises important
questions about whether American democracy is truly
responding to the needs of all its citizens.
** Political planning --United States, Decision making --
United States, Equality --United States, Representative
government and representation --United States, Pressure
groups --United States,
|| FINANCIAL ECONOMICS
||12 Rosenfeld, James (ed)
The selected works of George J Benston : banking and
financial services / James Rosenfeld.-- Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 2010.
xvi, 356p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780195389012.
332.1 ROS 135908,vol. 1
George J. Benston, professor of Finance, Accounting, and
Economics at Emory University-s Goizueta Business School,
died unexpectedly in January 2008. He was an impassioned
advocate for corporate integrity and a unique scholar,
his research interests were as broad as those of any
recent academician. His colleagues have selected and
organized his most important papers into two volumes.
This first volume consists of his research in the banking
and financial services industry. The editor has selected
a broad range of papers from each of the major areas that
are representative of Benston-s work in that particular
** Banks and banking , Financial services industry ,
13 Sundstrom, Gunilla (ed)
Governance and control of financial systems : a
resilience engineering perspective / Gunilla Sundstrom
and Erik Hollnagel.-- Surrey: Ashgate, 2011.
xvi, 194p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781409429661.
332.1068 SUN 135925
This book illustrates how the safety science of
Resilience Engineering can help to gain a better
understanding of what the financial services system is
and how to improve governance and control of financial
services systems by leveraging some of its key concepts.
Resilience is the intrinsic ability of a system to adjust
its functioning prior to.
** Financial services industry -- Management , Financial
services industry -- Law and legislation , Financial
crises , Financial risk management -- Mathematical models
|| ECONOMICS OF LAND and ENERGY
||14 Donovan, Paul
From red to green? : how the financial credit crunch
could bankrupt the environment / Paul Donovan and Julie
Hudson.-- London: Earthscan, 2011.
xvii, 232p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781849714143.
333.7 DON 135944
The world is facing in the form of a simultaneous
financial and environmental credit crunch. Financially,
consumers are less able to consume now, and pay later.
Environmentally, we may have already reached our credit
limit and the bill for past financial and environmental
consumption is falling due. Whether the financial credit
crunch constrains consumers in a way that will be
environmentally supportive, naturally slowing the
consumption of finite resources, or hinders any effective
resolution of the environmental credit crunch is of
crucial importance. Policy responses to the financial
crisis are likely to be constrained by the political need
to support the economic status quo, and when combined
with a global reduction in available investment capital
there are serious challenges ahead if the economic and
environmental damage of the environmental credit crunch
is to be minimized.
** Environmental economics, Financial crises, Credit,
|| PUBLIC FINANCE
||15 Srivastava, D K (ed)
Development and public finance : essays in honour of Raja
J Chelliah / D K Srivastava and U Sankar.-- Los Angeles:
Sage Publications, 2012.
xvi, 341p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9788132107422.
336 SRI 135876
Development and Public Finance is a commemorative volume
on late Dr. Raja J. Chelliah, one of the foremost Public
Finance experts of India. It is designed as a compendium
of essays on contemporary issues of Public Finance and
Development, focusing on the rapidly globalizing Indian
economy. Well-known scholars and experts have contributed
insightful articles to this collection. All contributions
have been exclusively invited for this publication. They
represent a weaving of interdependent themes of
Development and Public Finance and are sequentially
arranged to reflect their interrelationships. Some of the
important topics analyzed by the articles are: divestment
and privatization, financial transaction tax, carbon tax,
fiscal federalism, goods and service tax,
decentralization social policy, and climate change.
** Economic development, Finance, Public
||16 Bhalla, G S
Economic liberalisation and Indian agriculture : a
district-level study / G S Bhalla and Gurmail Singh.--
New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2012.
xxx, 360p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9788132108580.
338.1854 BHA 135932
Economic Liberalisation and Indian Agriculture is an in-
depth study that throws light on the changes in Indian
agriculture post the economic liberalisation of early
1990s. It provides a district-wise analysis on
agricultural growth in India from the beginning of
liberalisation to the period of slowdown in agriculture
and rising farmer distress. The study undertakes an
analysis of the spatial patterns of change in Indian
agriculture at the state level during 1962 65 to 2005 08.
The authors make use of detailed data for 281 district
units for a comprehensive discussion of the changes in
the cropping patterns and levels of agricultural output
at the state and all-India levels during this period. .
** Agriculture --Economic aspects --India, Agriculture
and state --India, India --Economic policy,
17 Kliman, Andrew
The failure of capitalist production : underlying causes
of the great recession / Andrew Kliman.-- New York: Pluto
ISBN : 9780745332406.
338.54 KLI 135836
Distinctive and detailed account of the current economic
crisis, identifying it as a crisis of capitalism caused
by long-term falling profit rates.
** Business cycles - United States - History 2. Financial
crises - United States - History - 21st century 3.
Recessions - United States - History - 21st century
18 Hujo, Katja (ed)
Mineral rents and the financing of social policy :
opportunities and challenges / Katja Hujo.-- New York:
Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
xxi, 343p. 22cm.
(Social policy in a development context).
ISBN : 9780230370906.
338.7622 HUJ 135907
An exploration of the implications of mineral-led wealth
and the opportunities that this creates for economic and
social development. The book includes theoretical and
policy analyses as well as micro level country case
studies, including Norway, Chile, Indonesia, Nigeria and
** Mineral industries --Developing countries, BUSINESS and
ECONOMICS - Development - Economic Development, SOCIAL
SCIENCE - Developing Countries,
19 Scott, James C
Seeing like a state : how certain schemes to improve the
human condition have failed / James C Scott.-- London:
Yale University Press, 1998.
xiv, 445p. 23cm.
(Yale agrarian studies).
ISBN : 9780300078152.
338.9 SCO 135945
Why do well-intentioned plans for improving the human
condition go tragically awry? In a wide-ranging and
original study, James C. Scott analyzes failed cases of
large-scale authoritarian plans in a variety of fields.
He argues that centrally managed social plans derail when
schematic visions are imposed on long-established
structures without taking into account preexisting
** Central planning --Social aspects, Social engineering,
|| CONSTITUTIONAL and ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
||20 Dauvergne, Catherine
Making people illegal : what globalization means for
migration and law / Catherine Dauvergne.-- Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, 2008.
xi, 216p, 22cm.
ISBN : 9780521895088.
342.082 DAU 125948
This book examines the relationship between illegal
migration and globalization. Under the pressures of
globalizing forces, migration law is transformed into the
last bastion of sovereignty. This explains the worldwide
crackdown on extra-legal migration and informs the shape
this crackdown is taking. It also means that migration
law reflects key facets of globalization and addresses
the central debates of globalization theory. This book
looks at various migration law settings, asserting that
differing but related globalization effects are
discernable at each location. The "core samples"
interrogated in the book are drawn from refugee law,
illegal labor migration, human trafficking, security
issues in migration law, and citizenship law. Special
attention is paid to the roles played by the European
Union and the United States in setting the terms of
** Aliens, Emigration and immigration law, Refugees-Legal
status, laws, etc.
|| GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
||21 Yulek, Murat A (ed)
Designing public procurement policy in developing
countries : how to foster technology transfer and
industrialization in the global economy / Murat A Yulek
and Travis K Taylor.-- New York: Springer, 2012.
xix, 268p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781461414414.
352.53091724 YUL 135888
This book presents effective strategies for developing
countries to leverage their public sector demand for
manufactured imports to promote industrialization, trade,
and technology transfer. Technology transfer and its
absorption is considered one of the most crucial and
complicated challenges for developing countries, which
are characterized by insufficient infrastructure, low
technological intensity of the domestic capital stock,
and high levels of manufactured imports.
** Government purchasing - Developing countries 2.
Technology transfer - Developing countries 3. Economic
development - Developing countries
|| SOCIAL PROBLEMS and SOCIAL WELFARE IN GENERAL
||22 Fawcett, Mary L
Experiential approach for developing multicultural
counseling competence / Mary L Fawcett and Kathy M Evans.
-- Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2013.
xi, 205p. 27cm.
ISBN : 9781412996525.
361.06 FAW 135904
Experiential Approach for Developing Multicultural
Counseling Competence by Mary L. Fawcett and Kathy M.
Evans is an ideal companion text for students preparing
for a career in counseling or mental health. Mental
health workers-in-training need to learn to work
effectively with clients from diverse backgrounds, and
this text helps them develop these key skills by
providing a ready-made resource of multicultural and
diversity activities that instructors can assign to
enhance student learning in class. It is applicable to
all of the core courses in the counseling curriculum and
it is developmentally designed to help students build
multicultural and diversity competencies from the
beginning level to an advanced level.
** Cross-cultural counseling.
|| OTHER SOCIAL PROBLEMS and SERVICES
||23 Prakash, Anjal (ed)
Interlacing water and human health : case studies from
South Asia / Anjal Prakash, Saravanan V S and Jayati
Chourey.-- Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2012.
xxvi, 470p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9788132107255.
363.610954 PRA 135936
The book looks at the linkage between water and health in
an integrated manner, and is not based on the -absence of
disease- syndrome. The curative, preventive, and adaptive
aspects of the public-health problem have also been
delved into. Among other areas, the articles deal with
water and health with reference to water supply,
sanitation, water pollution, natural disasters,
urbanization, and industrialization. Armed with the
latest research and case studies from South Asia, the
book calls for a comprehensive understanding and better
integration of water and health issues in the region.
** Water-supply -- Health aspects -- South Asia , Water-
supply -- Health aspects -- South Asia -- Case studies
|| SCHOOLS and THEIR ACTIVITIES; SPECIAL EDUCATION
||24 Dillabough, Jo-Anne (ed)
Troubling gender in education / Jo-Anne Dillabough, Julie
McLeod and Martin Mills.-- London: Routledge, 2009.
ISBN : 9780415462617.
371.82 DIL 135898
Explores fresh questions and lines of analysis within the
field of -gender and education-, conveying some of the
style and diversity of contemporary research directions.
This title assesses the achievements of feminist work in
** Gender identity in education , Women in education
|| COSTUME and PERSONAL APPEARANCE
||25 Gonsalves, Peter
Khadi : Gandhi-s mega symbol of subversion / Peter
Gonsalves.-- Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2012.
xxxi, 290p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9788132107354.
391.00954 GON 135883
"Khadi: Gandhi-s Mega Symbol of Subversion" investigates
the power of a symbol to qualitatively transform society
by studying Mahatma Gandhi-s use of clothing as a
metaphor for unity, empowerment and liberation from
imperial subjugation. The book brings together historical
evidence of Gandhi-s search for a semiotics of attire in
his quest for personal integrity and socio-political
change. The author also discusses the complex challenges
in Gandhi-s highly polarized environment, such as the
conflict between the British Empire and the Indian
National Congress, Hindu-Muslim tensions, the urban-rural
divide, and the question of untouchability. The author
examines the symbolic potential for change which khadi
has, not merely as -revolution- or -sedition-, but as a
sustained, well-organised strategy for achieving full
independence or purna swaraj.
** Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948 --Clothing, Clothing and
dress --Symbolic aspects --India, Clothing and dress --
Political aspects --India, Khadi --India --History
||26 Havil, Julian
The irrationals : a story of the numbers you can-t count
on / Julian Havil.-- Princeton: Princeton University
ix, 298p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780691143422.
512.784 HAV 136014
The ancient Greeks discovered them, but it wasn-t until
the nineteenth century that irrational numbers were
properly understood and rigorously defined, and even
today not all their mysteries have been revealed. In The
Irrationals, the first popular and comprehensive book on
the subject, Julian Havil tells the story of irrational
numbers and the mathematicians who have tackled their
challenges, from antiquity to the twenty-first century.
The Irrationals shows, these are the real "complex"
numbers, and they have an equally complex and intriguing
history, from Euclid-s famous proof that the square root
of 2 is irrational to Roger Aptry-s proof of the
irrationality of a number called Zeta(3), one of the
greatest results of the twentieth century. In between,
Havil explains other important results, such as the
irrationality of e and pi He also discusses the
distinction between "ordinary" irrationals and
transcendental, as well as the appealing question of
whether the decimal expansion of irrationals is "random".
** Algebra , Number theory , Algebraic number theory ,
|| PROBABILITIES and APPLIED MATHEMATICS
||27 Dhara, Anulekha
Optimality conditions in convex optimization : a finite-
dimensional view / Anulekha Dhara and Joydeep Dutta.--
Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2012.
xviii, 426p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781439868225.
519.6 DHA 135949
Covering the current state of the art, this book explores
an important and central issue in convex optimization:
optimality conditions. It focuses on finite dimensions to
allow for much deeper results and a better understanding
of the structures involved in a convex optimization
** Mathematical optimization, Convex functions
||28 Langmuir, Charles H
How to build a habitable planet : the story of Earth from
the big bang to humankind / Charles H Langmuir and Wally
Broecker.-- Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012.
xvi, 718p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780691140063.
525 LAN 136012
Since its first publication more than twenty-five years
ago, How to Build a Habitable Planet has established a
legendary reputation as an accessible yet scientifically
impeccable introduction to the origin and evolution of
Earth, from the Big Bang through the rise of human
civilization. This classic account of how our habitable
planet was assembled from the stuff of stars introduced
readers to planetary, Earth, and climate science by way
of a fascinating narrative. Now this great book has been
made even better. Harvard geochemist Charles Langmuir has
worked closely with the original author, Wally Broecker,
one of the world-s leading Earth scientists, to revise
and expand the book for a new generation of readers for
whom active planetary stewardship is becoming imperative.
** Natural resources, Geochemistry, Habitable planets,
Climatic changes --Environmental aspects, Nature --Effect
of human beings on, Earth --History, Earth --Origin,
Solar system --Origin,
||29 Maudlin, Tim
Philosophy of physics : space and time / Tim Maudlin.--
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012.
xiv, 183p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780691143095.
530.11 MAU 136016
This concise book introduces nonphysicists to the core
philosophical issues surrounding the nature and structure
of space and time, and is also an ideal resource for
physicists interested in the conceptual foundations of
space-time theory. Tim Maudlin-s broad historical
overview examines Aristotelian and Newtonian accounts of
space and time, and traces how Galileo-s conceptions of
relativity and space-time led to Einstein-s special and
general theories of relativity.
** Space and time.
|| MEDICINE and HEALTH
||30 Griffiths, Frances
Research methods for health care practice / Frances
Griffiths.--Los Angeles-- Sage Publications: 2009, xi,
ISBN : 9781412935777.
616.8526075 GRI 135893
Many health professionals want to investigate their
healthcare practice and how it could be improved to
benefit their patients. This book introduces the range of
research approaches available, and explains what can be
achieved with different methods and how they can
complement each other.
** Medical care -- Research -- Methodology , Medical care
-- Research -- Moral and ethical aspects
|| MANAGEMENT and AUXILIARY SERVICES
||31 Gibson, David A
The streetwise guide to being enterprising : increase
your career, business or social enterprise prospects by
using the e-factor / David A Gibson.-- New Delhi: BPI
ISBN : 9788184975475.
650.1 GIB 135938
Based on David Gibson-s work with graduates and small
businesses, in helping them to achieve Enterprise for
Life skills, this title features tried and tested skills
that give readers an opportunity to build on their
subject knowledge and to make an impact on what is
increasingly an international marketplace.
** Business enterprises -- Ireland , Business enterprises
-- Ireland -- Management
32 Berman, Karen
Financial intelligence : a manager-s guide to knowing
what the numbers really mean / Karen Berman,Joe Knight
and John Case.-- Boston: Harvard Business School Press,
xiv, 257 p. 24 cm.
ISBN : 9781591397649.
658.1511 BER 135940
Karen Berman and Joe Knight teach the basics of finance--
but with a twist. Accountants rely on estimates,
assumptions, and judgment calls. Savvy managers need to
know how those sources of possible bias can affect the
financials and that sometimes the numbers can be
challenged. While providing the foundation for a deep
understanding of the financial side of business, the book
also arms managers with practical strategies for
improving their companies- performance.
** Information technology -- Finance 2. Case management
33 Gregoriou, Greg N (ed)
Best practices in management accounting / Greg N
Gregoriou and Nigel Finch.-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan
xxv, 255p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780230358362.
658.1511 GRE 135914
Management accounting has undergone significant evolution
moving away from rigid budgeting programs and static
output measures to comprehensive approaches of value
identification and measurement. The book provides case
studies, commentary and analysis from international
experts in management accounting across the contemporary
** Managerial accounting , Managerial accounting -- Case
34 Harvard business review on talent management.-- Boston:
Harvard Business School Publishing, 2008.
vii, 196 p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9781422122945.
658.3 HAR 135939
If great talent is hard to find, it-s even harder to
keep. In today-s competitive world, you need the best and
the brightest on your team in order to stay ahead of the
game. This book offers insights and strategies to make
sure you recognize - and retain - your company-s vital
** Personnel management 2. Employees -- Recruiting 3.
35 Ramadorai, S
The TCS story and beyond / S Ramadorai.-- New Delhi:
Portfolio Penguin, 2011.
xiii, 287p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780670084906.
658.40092 RAM 135894
The book is well written and highlights the Travails
faced by the IT industry pioneers in India. For somebody
in the Indian IT industry today it highlights the
characteristics of associates in the early days with the
characteristics of the associates today. It is a world of
a difference. Associates were more dedicated, more loyal
and more hardworking than they are today. Maybe the same
number of associates answer to the above set of
attributes but in overall percentage of associates in IT
companies there numbers are very small and that is the
reason one has seen a huge drop in the quality of
software coming out of these companies.
** Ramadorai, S. (Subramaniam), 1945- , Tata Consultancy
Services -- Biography , Executives -- India -- Biography
Computer service industry -- India
36 Bruijn, Hans de
Management in networks on multi-actor decision making /
Hans de Bruijn and Ernst ten Heuvelhof.-- London:
x, 162p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780415462495.
658.4036 BRU 135897
Whether it-s governments pushing through policies,
companies trying to increase profits, or even families
deciding where to move house, rarely can decisions be
made in isolation from competing interests both within
the organization and outside it. This book casts light on
** Decision making , Organizational behavior ,
37 Adler, Bill
How to negotiate like a child : unleash the little
monster within to get everything you want / Bill Adler.--
New Delhi: BPI India, 2012.
xii, 161p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9788184975314.
658.4052 ADL 135879
Look into the eyes of a child and you will find yourself
face-to-face with one of the world-s greatest
negotiators. Children are naturals at manipulating,
cajoling, arguing, sweet-talking, and conning their
parents into pretty much anything they want on a regular
basis. Tongue in cheek yet eminently practical, How to
Negotiate Like a Child explains how a high-powered lawyer
can lose an argument with a four-year-old in seconds
flat. Showing how to easily implement simple strategies
in situations of all kinds -- from negotiating a million-
dollar business deal to getting a seat on an airplane --
this amusing little book helps readers get whatever they
** Negotiation in business, Negotiation
38 Orlitzky, Marc
Toward integrative corporate citizenship : research
advances in corporate social performance / Marc Orlitzky
and Diane L Swanson.-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
xvi, 262p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780230201873.
658.408 ORL 135943
Given the increased impact of non-market forces on
business reputation, there has never been a greater need
to grasp corporate social performance. This book
demonstrates that a holistic perspective on corporate
citizenship that accommodates the importance of profits
and other time-honored social values is both desirable
** Social responsibility of business
39 Liebowitz, Jay (ed)
Beyond knowledge management : what every leader should
know / Jay Liebowitz.-- Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2012.
xi, 164p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781439862506.
658.4092 LIE 135916
Geared for executives and senior managers, Beyond
Knowledge Management: What Every Leader Should Know is
concise and easy-to-read. It looks at 10 areas where
organizations can gain competitive advantage. It shows
you how to make better decisions, avoid knowledge loss,
and maximize the intellectual assets of your
organization.The powerful approaches described in this
book will not only help you preserve your most valued
intellectual assets but also infuse the vitality and
creativity your organization will need to stay one step
ahead of the competition.
** Leadership , Executives , Knowledge management ,
Intellectual capital , Social networks , Technological
40 Weske, Mathias
Business process management : concepts, languages,
architectures / Mathias Weske.--2nd ed-- Heidelberg:
xv, 403p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9783642286155.
658.500285 WES 135889
This textbook is ideally suited for classes on business
process management, information systems architecture, and
workflow management. It is also valuable for project
managers and IT professionals, since it provides a vendor-
independent view on the topic.
** Production management -- Data processing , Management
41 Sant, Tom
The giants of sales : what Dale Carnegie, John Patterson,
Elmer Wheeler and Joe Girard can teach you about real
sales success / Tom Sant.-- New Delhi: BPI India, 2012.
xii, 228p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9788184925291.
658.81 SAN 135877
Sales theories come and sales theories go, but nothing
beats learning from the original masters. The Giants of
Sales introduces readers to the techniques developed by
four legendary sales giants, and offers concrete examples
of how they still work in the 21st century. The book
reveals how: In his quest to sell a brand new product
known as the cash register, John Henry Patterson came up
with a repeatable sales process tailor-made for his own
sales force. Dale Carnegie taught people how to win
friends and influence customers with powerful methods
that still work. Elmer Wheeler discovered fundamental
truths about persuasion by testing thousands of sales
pitches on millions of people, and achieved great success
in the middle of the Great Depression Part history and
part how-to, The Giants of Sales gives readers practical,
real-world techniques based on the time-tested wisdom of
true sales ma.
** Selling, Sales management.
42 Kandampully, Jay (ed)
Service management : the new paradigm in retailing / Jay
Kandampully.-- Heidelberg: Springer, 2012.
xxxii, 315p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781461415534.
658.87 KAN 135951
This book examines critical service-management concepts
that have direct application in the retail industry. Case
examples from around the world show how to gain customer
loyalty, achieve market leadership, and ensure
profitability in the retail sector.
** Retail trade -- Management 2. Customer services
|| CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
||43 Martin, Richard
Superfuel : thorium, the green energy source for the
future / Richard Martin.-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan,
2012. 262p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780230116474.
669.2922 MAR 135909
In this groundbreaking account of an energy revolution in
the making, award-winning science writer Richard Martin
introduces us to thorium, a radioactive element and
alternative nuclear fuel that is far safer, cleaner, and
more abundant than uranium. At the dawn of the Atomic
Age, thorium and uranium seemed to be in close
competition as the fuel of the future. Uranium, with its
ability to undergo fission and produce explosive material
for atomic weapons, won out over its more pacific sister
element, relegating thorium to the dustbin of science.
Now, as we grapple with the perils of nuclear energy and
rogue atomic weapons and mankind confronts the specter of
global climate change, thorium is reemerging as the
overlooked energy source that can wean us off our fossil-
fuel addiction and avert the risk of nuclear meltdown.
** Thorium, Thorium --Separation, Nuclear fuels, Nuclear
reactors --Design and construction,
|| HISTORY OF ASIA
||44 Sapra, Rahul
The Limits of orientalism : seventeenth-century
representations of India / Rahul Sapra.-- Newark:
University of Delware Press, 2011.
ISBN : 9781611490145.
954.0258072 SAP 135886
The limits of Orientalism: seventeenth-century
representations of India- challenges the recent
postcolonial readings of European, predominantly English,
representations of India in the seventeenth century.
Rahul Sapra, however, argues that instead of representing
all natives as barbaric -others,- the English drew
parallels, especially between themselves and the Mughal
aristocracy, associating with them as partners in trade
and potential allies in war. While the Muslims are, from
the outset, largely portrayed as highly civilized and
cultured, early European writers tended to be more
conflicted with the Hindus, their first highly negative
views undergoing a transformation that brings into
question any straightforward Orientalist reading of the
texts and anticipates the complexity of later
representations of the indigenous peoples of the
** Travelers- writings, English -- India -- History and
criticism , English prose literature -- 17th century --
History and criticism , British -- India -- History --
17th century -- Historiography , Orientalism -- Great
Britain -- History , Hindus in literature , Muslims in
literature , East Indians in literature , Orientalism in
literature , India -- Description and travel -- History ,
45 Bagchi, Romit
Gorkhaland : crisis of statehood / Romit Bagchi.-- Los
Angeles: Sage Publications, 2012.
xxiv, 447p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9788132107262.
954.14 BAG 135878
Gorkhaland is an attempt by a journalist to unravel the
various layers of the ongoing crisis in the Darjeeling
hills, where the Nepali-speaking community is locked in a
political struggle with the state of Bengal, of which it
is a part. The author endeavors to delve into the deeper
recesses of the psyche of the Gorkha community settled in
these restive hills and attempts to put the prevailing
stereotypes under a subjective scanner. The author
approaches the century-old tangle from four perspectives:
the history of the region, the problem of assimilation of
the various ethnic groups, the course of the movement,
from Dambar Singh Gurung to Bimal Gurung, and the hurdles
in the way of the fulfillment of the statehood dream.
The problem appears insoluble given the odds set against
the formation of a separate state, and the people are
poignantly aware of the impossibility of realizing.
** Gorkha National Liberation Front, Gurkhas--India--
Darjeeling (District)--Politics and government,
Darjeeling (India : District)--Politics and government,
Darjeeling (India : District)--Ethnic relations.
46 Murari, S
The Prabhakaran saga : the rise and fall of an Eelam
warrior / S Murari.-- Los Angeles: Sage Publications,
xxiii, 362p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9788132107019.
954.9303092 PRA 135847
Tells the story of the man who defined the armed struggle
for an independent Eelam for over three decades and who
lived by the gun and died by the gun - Velupillai
Prabhakaran. The author looks at the Prabhakaran era, a
critical phase in the country-s history, objectively,
without being judgemental.
** Prabhakaran, Velupillai, -- 1954-2009 2. Sri Lanka --
History -- Civil War, 1983-2009