|| DATA PROCESSING and COMPUTER SCIENCE
|| 1 Cortada, James W
The Digital flood : diffusion of information technology
across the United States, Europe, and Asia / James W
Cortada.-- Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.
xix, 789p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780199921553.
004 COR 138037
The history of how computers spread to over 20 nations
globally in less than six decades, exploring economic,
political, social and technological reasons and
consequences. It is based on extensive research into
primary and secondary sources, and concludes with a
discussion of implications for key players in the
** Electronic digital computers -- History , Electronic
digital computers -- Social aspects , Technology transfer
|| COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, PROGRAMS AND DATA
|| 2 Shen, Alexander
Algorithms and programming : problems and solutions /
Alexander Shen.--2nd ed-- New York: Springer, 2010.
xii, 272p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781441917478.
005.1 SHE 138045
This text is structured in a problem-solution format that
requires the student to think through the programming
process. Some additional chapters on suffix trees, games
and strategies, and Huffman coding have been added in
** Computer algorithms , Computer programming ,
|| SPECIAL COMPUTER METHODS
|| 3 Nakamatsu, Kazumi (ed)
The Handbook on reasoning-based intelligent systems /
Kazumi Nakamatsu and Lakhmi C Jain.-- New Jersey: World
xx, 657p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9789814329477.
006.3 NAK 138108
This book consists of various contributions in
conjunction with the keywords reasoning and intelligent
systems, which widely covers theoretical aspects to
practical ones of intelligent systems.
** Temporal databases , Artificial intelligence ,
4 Wang, Paul S
Dynamic web programming and HTML5 / Paul S Wang.-- Boca
Raton: CRC Press, 2013.
xxvii, 636p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781439871829.
006.76 WAN 138047
Dynamic Web Programming and HTML5 covers specific Web
programming languages, APIs, and coding techniques and
provides an in-depth understanding of the underlying
concepts, theory, and principles. The book focuses on the
new HTML5 and its associated open Web platform standards.
It covers the HTML5 markup language and DOM, new elements
for structuring Web documents and forms, CSS3, and
on to dynamic page generation and server-side programming
with PHP, the text discusses page templates, form
processing, session control, user login, database access,
and server-side HTTP requests. It also explores more
advanced topics such as XML and PHP/MySQL.
** Web site development. Internet programming. HTML
(Document markup language)
|| SOCIAL INTERACTION
|| 5 Radcliff, Benjamin
The Political economy of human happiness : how voters-
choices determine the quality of life / Benjamin Radcliff
-- New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
viii, 205p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781107644427.
302.13072 RAD 138112
This book examines the question of how political outcomes
in democratic societies determine the quality of life
that citizens experience.
** Social choice , Quality of life , Right and left
(Political science) , POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
6 Alvesson, Mats
The Triumph of emptiness : consumption, higher education,
and work organization / Mats Alvesson.-- Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 2013.
x, 243p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780199660940.
302.35 ALV 138079
The book views the contemporary economy as an economy of
persuasion, where firms and institutions assign resources
to rhetoric, image, and reputation rather than production
of goods and services. It examines critically phenomena
such as the knowledge society, consumption, higher
education, organizational change, professionalization,
** Corporate culture , Organizational behavior -- Social
aspects , Materialism , Civilization, Modern --21st
century , Branding (Marketing) , Consumption (Economics)
|| SOCIAL PROCESSES
|| 7 Della Porta, Donatella (ed)
Meeting democracy : power and deliberation in global
justice movements / Donatella della Porta and Dieter
Rucht.-- Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
xiii, 273p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781107028302.
303.484 DEL 138042
An innovative study of the internal practices of
deliberation and democratic decision-making in twelve
Global Justice social movement groups.
** Social movements , Political participation , Decision
making , Control (Psychology) , Democracy , Anti-
globalization movement , SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology /
|| SOCIAL GROUPS
|| 8 Peilin, Li (ed)
Handbook on social stratification in the BRIC countries :
change and perspective / Li Peilin and others.-- London:
World Scientific, 2013.
xxxi, 821p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9789814390415.
305.091724 PEI 138109
Along with the fast growing economy, the term "BRICs" was
coined to represent the newly emerging countries, Brazil,
Russia, India and China. This book shows readers that it
is the profound social structural changes in these
countries that determine their future, and to a large
extent, will shape the socio-economic landscape of the
** Social stratification -- BRIC countries , Social
change -- BRIC countries , BRIC countries -- Social
9 Sennett, Richard
The Corrosion of character : the personal consequence of
work in the new capitalism / Richard Sennett.-- New York:
W W Norton, 2000.
ISBN : 9780393319873.
305.562 SEN 138075
Drawing on interviews with dismissed IBM executives in
Westchester, New York, bakers in a high-tech Boston
bakery, a barmaid turned advertising executive, and many
others, The author explores the disorienting effects of
the new capitalism. He reveals the vivid and illuminating
contrast between two worlds of work: the vanished world
of rigid, hierarchical organizations, where what mattered
was a sense of personal character, and the brave new
world of corporate re-engineering, risk, flexibility,
networking, and short-term teamwork, where what matters
is being able to reinvent yourself on a dime. In this
timely and essential essay, Sennett enables us to
understand the social and political context for our
contemporary confusions, and he suggests how we need to
re imagine both community and individual character in
order to confront an economy based on the principle of
"no long term."
** Working class -- United States , Work ethic -- United
States , Labor -- United States
|| CULTURE and INSTITUTIONS
|| 10 Frijters, Paul
An Economic theory of greed, love, groups, and networks /
Paul Frijters and Gigi Foster.-- New York: Cambridge
University Press, 2013.
xvii, 431p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9781107678941.
306.3 FRI 138105
A groundbreaking work which presents a unified theory of
human behaviour, grounded in economic thought.
** Avarice , Economic man , Reciprocity (Commerce) ,
Social groups , Social networks ,
|| POLITICAL SCEINCE
|| 11 Bates, Robert H
Analytic narratives / Robert H Bates and others.--
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998.
x, 249p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780691001296.
320.11 BAT 138064
How can social scientists draw broad, applicable
principles of political order from specific historical
examples? In this book, it offers a methodological
response to this question. The result is both a
methodological manifesto and an applied handbook.
** Political stability , Economic history , International
12 Pratt, Nicola
Democracy and authoritarianism in the Arab world / Nicola
Pratt.-- New Delhi: Viva Books, 2008.
xi, 236p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9788130909684.
320.9174927 PRA 138099
What explains the enduring rule of authoritarian regimes
in the Arab world? This book offers an innovative
approach to this recurring question, shedding light on
the failure of democratization by examining both the
broad dynamics of authoritarianism in the region and the
particular role of civil society. The author appraises the
part that civil society actors played in the
normalization of authoritarianism in the Middle East, the
challenges that new organized groups now pose to
entrenched Arab regimes, and the varying ways in which
those regimes are responding. She also explores the
diversity of conceptions of democracy among nonstate
actors. Arguing against the idea that Arab culture is
inherently incompatible with democracy - the concept of
Middle East "exceptionalism" - she assesses the realistic
potential for democratization in the region.
** Democratization -- Arab countries , Authoritarianism -
Arab countries , Arab countries -- Politics and
government -- 1945- ,
|| CIVIL and POLITICAL RIGHTS
|| 13 Kostovicova, Denisa (ed)
Bottom-up politics : an agency-centred approach to
globalization / Denisa Kostovicova and Marlies Glasius.--
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
xxiii, 265p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780230280328.
323.042 KOS 138035
The authors demonstrate the importance and complexity of
agency to our understanding of globalization and
emancipation from its adverse effects.
** Globalization , Civil society , Agent (Philosophy) ,
Human security --International cooperation
14 Li, Kui-Wai
Economic freedom : lessons of Hong Kong / Kui-Wai Li.--
New Jersey: World Scientific, 2012.
xix, 781p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9789814368858.
330.95125 LIK 138038
This title examines the numerous areas of studies related
to economic freedom, so that readers can have a
comprehensive understanding of the content of economic
freedom in Hong Kong.
** Hong Kong (China) -- Economic conditions , Capitalism
- China -- Hong Kong , Hong Kong (China) -- History --
15 Blinder, Alan S
After the music stopped : the financial crisis, the
response, and the work ahead / Alan S Blinder.-- New York
: The Penguin Press, 2013.
xix, 476p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781594205309.
330.973 BLI 138074
This book shows how the U.S. financial system, grown far
too complex for its own good--and too unregulated for the
public good--experienced a perfect storm beginning in
2007. When America-s financial structure crumbled, the
damage proved to be not only deep, but wide. It took the
crisis for the world to discover, to its horror, just how
truly interconnected--and fragile--the global financial
** Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009 , Financial crises
- United States , Finance -- United States
|| LABOR ECONOMICS
||16 Boeri, Tito (ed)
Brain drain and brain gain : the global competition to
attract high skill migrants / Tito Boeri and others.--
Oxford: Oxford Universityt Press, 2012.
xviii, 317p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780199654826.
331.12791 BOE 138036
This volume considers the global competition to attract
talents and the brain gain and brain drain associated
with high-skilled migration. Part I provides an overview
of immigration policies specifically aimed at selecting
and attracting skilled workers. Part II looks at the
consequences of brain drain for sending countries.
** Skilled labor -- Recruiting , Skilled labor -- Supply
and demand , Labor mobility
17 Olen, Helaine
Pound foolish : exposing the dark side of the personal
finance industry / Helaine Olen.-- London: Penguin, 2012.
x, 292p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781591844891.
332.02400973 OLE 138043
The author investigates the transformation of personal
finance--from a few practical, well-meaning, post-
Depression advice givers to a multibillion-dollar
industry predicated on the promise of quick and easy
wealth for everyone.
** Financial planners -- United States , Investment
advisors -- United States , Finance, Personal -- United
18 Pinto, Pablo M
Partisan investment in the global economy : why the left
loves foreign direct investment and FDI loves the left /
Pablo M Pinto.-- New York: Cambridge University Press,
2013. xix, 288p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9781107617360.
332.673 PIN 138111
It develops a partisan theory of foreign direct
investment (FDI) to explain variance in FDI regulation
and resulting foreign investment inflows.
** Investments, Foreign , Right and left (Political
science) , BUSINESS and ECONOMICS / Finance
|| 19 Hillbom, Ellen (ed)
Agricultural transformation in a global history
perspective / Ellen Hillbom and Patrick Svensson.--
London: Routledge, 2013.
xvi, 338p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780415684958.
338.109 HIL 138044
History teaches us that agricultural growth and
development is necessary for achieving overall better
living conditions in all societies. Although this process
may seem homogenous when looked at from the outside, it
is full of diversity within. This book captures this
diversity by presenting eleven independent case studies
ranging over time and space. By comparing outcomes,
attempts are made to draw general conclusion and lessons
about the agricultural transformation process.
** Agriculture -- Economic aspects , Agriculture and
state , Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Case studies
20 Bates, Robert H
Beyond the miracle of the market : the political economy
of agrarian development in Kenya / Robert H Bates.--2nd
ed-- Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
xx, 203p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780521617956.
338.186762 BAT 138078
This book examines the political economy of Kenya from
the Mau Mau rebellion of the 1950s to the tragic droughts
of the 1980s, with emphasis upon the political and
economic origins of institutions and the role of these
institutions in Kenya-s economic development.
** Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Kenya , Agriculture
and state -- Kenya
21 Raychaudhuri , Ajitava
International trade in services in India : implications
for growth and inequality in a globalizing world /
Ajitava Raychaudhuri and Prabir De.-- New Delhi: Oxford
University Press, 2012.
xx, 265p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780198079378.
338.40954 RAY 138040
Discussing the theoretical and empirical basis of
flourishing world trade in services, this book analyses
its composition and sectoral prospects for India.
Highlighting the implications of rising services trade
for pro-poor growth, it delineates why removal of
barriers to trade in services may be welfare enhancing.
** Service industries -- India , Foreign trade and
employment -- India , Globalization -- Social aspects --
22 Cho, Dong-Sung
From Adam Smith to Michael Porter : evolution of
competitiveness theory / Dong-Sung Cho and Hwy-Chang Moon
-- New York: World Scientific, 2013.
xxii, 324p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9789814407540.
338.6048 CHO 138107
This title deals with important theories of international
competitiveness and their strategic implications and
practical applications. It incorporates the theoretical
advances, including the nine-factor model, the
generalized double diamond model and the dual double
** Competition, International
23 Williamson, Peter J (ed)
The Competitive advantage of emerging market
multinationals / Peter J Williamson and others.-- New
York: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
xxiv, 351p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781107659414.
338.8891724 WIL 138104
A rigorous analysis of how the innovative practices of
emerging multinationals from the BRIC countries are
transforming global competition.
** International business enterprises -- Developing
countries , Competition, International , BUSINESS and
ECONOMICS -- International -- General
24 D-Costa, Anthony P (ed)
Globalization and economic nationalism in Asia / Anthony
P D-Costa.-- Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.
xxiv, 259p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780199646210.
338.95 DCO 138066
This volume documents the ways in which Asian governments
have been pursuing economic nationalism. It challenges
the view that globalization renders the state redundant
and demonstrates how they shape trade, investment and
financial outcomes. Countries covered include India,
China, South Korea, Singapore, Japan and the East Asian
** Asia -- Economic policy , Globalization -- Asia ,
Nationalism -- Asia
25 Ndulu, Benno J (ed)
The Political economy of economic growth in Africa, 1960-
2000 / Benno J Ndulu and others.-- Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press, 2007.
xix, 452p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780521127752.
338.96 NDU 138077
The period from 1960 to 2000 was one of remarkable growth
and transformation in the world economy. Why did most of
Sub-Saharan Africa fail to develop over this period? Why
did a few small African economies succeed spectacularly?
The Political Economy of Economic Growth in Africa, 1960-
2000 is by far the most ambitious and comprehensive
assessment of Africa-s post-independence economic
performance to date. Volume 1 examines the impact of
resource wealth and geographical remoteness on Africa-s
growth and develops a new dataset of governance regimes
covering all of Sub-Saharan Africa.
** Africa -- Economic conditions -- 1960- , Africa --
Economic policy , Africa -- Politics and government --
|| MILITARY, TAX, TRADE and INDUSTRIAL LAW
|| 26 Dowdle, Michael W (ed)
Asian capitalism and the regulation of competition :
towards a regulatory geography of global competition law
/ Michael W Dowdle, John Gillespie and Imelda Maher.--
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
xii, 376p. 26cm.
ISBN : 9781107027428.
343.50721 DOW 138046
It explores the implications of Asian forms of capitalism
for the emerging global competition law regime.
** Antitrust law -- Asia , Capitalism -- Asia , Restraint
of trade -- Asia
|| PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
|| 27 Liebert, Saltanat (ed)
Public administration in post-communist countries :
former Soviet Union, Central and Eastern Europe, and
Mongolia / Saltanat Liebert, Stephen E Condrey and Dmitry
Goncharov.-- Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2013.
xiii, 362p. 26cm.
ISBN : 9781439861370.
351.47 LIE 138058
This book provides a comprehensive overview and analysis
of public administration in select post-communist
countries and the paths they embarked on after the
lifting of the Iron Curtain to transform the
authoritarian system of governance into modern, market-
based, and in some cases, democratic, government.
Specifically, the book focuses on the following newly
independent and former socialist states: Bulgaria,
Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,
Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, Russia,
** BUSINESS and ECONOMICS / Government and Business ,
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Affairs and Administration ,
Russian (Federation) --Politics and government --1991- ,
Central Europe --Politics and government , Mongolia --
Politics and government
|| OTHER SOCIAL PROBLEMS and SERVICES
|| 28 Botzen, W J Wouter
Managing extreme climate change risks through insurance /
W J Wouter Botzen.-- New York: Cambridge University Press
xx, 432p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781107033276.
363.347 BOT 138110
This book considers the contribution that insurance
arrangements can make to society-s management of the
risks of natural hazards in a changing climate. It also
looks at the potential impacts of climate change on the
insurance sector, and insurers- responses to climate
change. The author recognises the role of the individual
in preparing for disasters, as well as the difficulties
individuals have in understanding and dealing with
** Risk management , Natural disasters , Climatic changes
-- Environmental aspects ,
|| 29 Ryle, Sarah
The Making of Tesco : a story of British shopping / Sarah
Ryle.-- London: Bantam Press, 2013.
xv, 365p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780593070444.
381.456413 RYL 138041
This title tells the story of one of Britain-s most
remarkable companies. Related by those who themselves
featured in it - Tesco-s own employees, it presents a
social history as well as an epic business venture.
** Tesco (Firm) , Tesco (Firm) -- History , Supermarkets
- Great Britain
|| INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE
||30 2011 China-s trade performance report : world economy
restructuring and China-s trade / Shanghai WTO Affairs
Consultation Centre.-- New York: SCPG Publishing, 2012.
vii, 222p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781938368028.
382.0951 CHI 138034
China-s trade performance report is a comprehensive
report which shall closely follow and study changes in
external environments that China-s foreign trade
faces, the variations in China-s foreign trade volume and
flow, and the impact of foreign trade on China-s major
industries and the macro economy.
** China -- Commerce , Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009
31 Bates, Robert H
Open-economy politics : the political economy of the
world coffee trade / Robert H Bates.-- Princeton:
Princeton University Press, 1997.
xvii, 221p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780691005195.
382.41373 BAT 138072
This book explores the origins, the operations, and the
collapse of the International Coffee Organization, an
international "government of coffee" that was formed in
the 1960s. In so doing, the author addresses key issues
in international political economy and comparative
politics, and analyzes the creation of political
institutions and their impact on markets. Drawing on
field work in East Africa, Colombia, and Brazil, it
explores the domestic sources of international politics
within a unique theoretical framework that blends game
theoretic and more established approaches to the study of
** Coffee industry , International Coffee Organization
(1962- ) , International Coffee Organization
|| 32 Knapp, Karlfried (ed)
Handbook of foreign language communication and learning /
Karlfried Knapp and Barbara Seidlhofer.-- Berlin: Mouton
de Gruyter, 2009.
(Handbook of applied linguistics, 6).
ISBN : 9783110188332.
418.0071 KNA 138100
This book focuses on how far the policies, principles and
practices of foreign language teaching and learning are,
or can be, informed by theoretical considerations and
empirical findings from the linguistic disciplines. Part
I deals with the nature of foreign language learning in
general, while Part II explores issues arising from
linguistic, socio-political, cultural and cognitive
perspectives. Part III and IV then consider the different
factors that have to be taken into account in designing
the foreign language subject and the various approaches
to pedagogy that have been proposed. Part V finally
addresses questions concerning assessment of learner
proficiency and the evaluation of courses designed to
** Languages, Modern -- Study and teaching , FOREIGN
LANGUAGE STUDY -- General
|| ENGLISH and OLD ENGLISH LANGUAGES
|| 33 Wolf, Hans-Georg
World Englishes : a cognitive sociolinguistic approach /
Hans-Georg Wolf and Frank Polzenhagen.-- Berlin: Mouton
de Gruyter, 2009.
xiv, 278p. 23cm.
(Application of cognitive linguistics, 8).
ISBN : 9783110196337.
427.96 WOL 138103
This book presents Cognitive Linguistics as a framework
for the study of cultural variation in world Englishes
and within languages in general by offering a corpus-
based analysis of the linguistic realization of the
cultural model of community in African English. This book
also reflects on the role of English in intercultural
** English language -- Variation -- Africa , Cognitive
grammar -- Africa , Intercultural communication -- Africa
, Sociolinguistics -- Africa , English language -- Africa
, Africa -- Languages -- Influence on English ,
|| ANIMALS (ZOOLOGY)
|| 34 Brunton, C Howard C (ed)
Brachiopods past and present / C Howard C Brunton, L
Robin M Cocks and Sarah L Long.-- London: Taylor and
xii, 441p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9780748409211.
594.68 BRU 138098
The growth history of a brachiopod is entombed in its
shell, but research on fossil and living brachiopods has
generated unanswered questions about these marine
invertebrates. Several contributors to Brachiopods Past
and Present comment on their differing structures and
morphological detail. They use these as examples of
ontogenetic and evolutionary change, as indicators of
taxonomic relationships, or to discuss micro-structural
shell morphology. Population studies of various species
and recent progress in molecular phylogeny are presented.
** Brachiopoda -- Congresses , Brachiopoda, Fossil --
|| GENERAL MANAGEMENT
|| 35 Moeran, Brian (ed)
Exploring creativity : evaluative practices in
innovation, design, and the arts / Brian Moeran and Bo T
Christensen.-- Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,
xvi, 311p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781107033436.
658.4094 MOE 138106
It explores creativity and accompanying evaluative
practices in a series of richly textured ethnographic
case studies of creative industries.
** Creative ability in business , Technological
innovations , Design , Organizational behavior , BUSINESS
and ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior
36 Tesar, George (ed)
Marketing management and strategy : an African casebook /
George Tesar and John Kuada.-- London: Routledge, 2013.
xviii, 257p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780415783347.
658.80096 TES 138054
This book gives readers an understanding of the factors
that shape the marketing decisions of managers who
operate in African economies. By combining theoretical
insights with practical information from the cases, the
reader is introduced to issues relating to marketing
strategy formulation, managerial actions in designing and
implementing marketing decisions, as well as the
operational contexts within which these actions are
** Marketing --Africa , Marketing --Management --Case
studies , Strategic planning --Africa --Case studies
|| SPORTS, GAMES and ENTERTAINMENT
||37 Girgus, Sam B
Levinas and the cinema of redemption : time, ethics, and
the feminine / Sam B Girgus.-- New York: Columbia
University Press, 2010.
xii, 258p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780231147651.
791.43684 GIR 138101
In an original commingling of philosophy and cinema
study, the author applies Levinas-s ethics to a variety
of international films. His efforts point to a
transnational pattern he terms the "cinema of redemption"
that portrays the struggle to connect to others in
redeeming ways. Girgus not only reveals the power of
these films to articulate the crisis between ontological
identity and ethical subjectivity. He also locates time
and ethics within the structure and content of film
** Levinas, Emmanuel -- Criticism and interpretation ,
Motion pictures -- Moral and ethical aspects , Motion
pictures -- Philosophy , Redemption in motion pictures ,
38 Hayward, Susan
Nikita : French film guide / Susan Hayward.-- London: I B
ix, 127p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9781845114473.
791.4372 HAY 138102
-Nikita- (1990) is the story of a nineteen-year old
junkie, Nikita (Anne Parillaud) who is given a second
chance in life through being trained to be - and becoming
- a skilled assassin for the State. -Nikita- is a cult
classic, directed by Luc Besson (with Thierry Arbogast as
director of photography) in his hallmark powerful
style.The book develops here a fresh and provocative way
of understanding -Nikita--s plot structure as a neo-
baroque symphony. The author goes in depth into key
sequences of the film, examines its reception as a
popular film by audiences and critics, and looks at -The
Assassin-, the Hollywood remake of -Nikita-.
** Motion pictures
|| AMERICAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
|| 39 Brown, Dan
Inferno : a novel / Dan Brown.-- New York: Doubleday,
x, 461p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780385537858.
813.54 BRO 138076
In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology,
Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered
on one of history-s most enduring and mysterious literary
masterpieces: Dante-s Inferno. Against this backdrop,
Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an
ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of
classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science.
Drawing from Dante-s dark epic poem, Langdon races to
find answers and decide whom to trust...before the world
is irrevocably altered.
** Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Inferno --Fiction ,
Langdon, Robert (Fictitious character) --Fiction ,
Cryptographers --Fiction , Florence (Italy) --Fiction
|| FRENCH and RELATED LITERATURES
||40 Serrano, Richard
Against the postcolonial : "francophone" writers at the
ends of French empire / Richard Serrano.-- Lanham: Rowman
and Littlefield Publishers, 2005.
vii, 181p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780739110713.
840.9358 SER 138096
This book presents a study of five writers from lands
ruled by France (Algeria, Cambodia, Guiana, Madagascar,
and Mali) and an interrogation of the relevance of
postcolonial theory, criticism and studies to these
writers. This book argues against the relevance of a
homogenizing critical practice most interested in
** French literature -- French-speaking countries --
History and criticism , Postcolonialism -- French-
speaking countries , Postcolonialism in literature ,
|| HISTORY OF ANCIENT WORLD(TO CA.499 )
|| 41 Stoneman, Richard (tr)
The Book of Alexander the great : a life of the conqueror
/ Richard Stoneman.-- London: I B Tauris, 2012.
xxix, 177p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9781848852945.
938.07092 ALE 138097
The Book of Alexander the Great - or the Phyllada - has
for three centuries been the most popular account of
Alexander-s career in modern Greece. The Phyllada broadly
follows the structure of the ancient Alexander Romance,
but is much better organised and is a work of popular
literature reflecting the immense interest that the
Conqueror has generated since earliest times. Alexander
not only encounters the heroes of Troy on his adventures
but wears the crown and robe of Solomon. The pagan
Alexander is thus filtered through a modern lens and
becomes an emblem of the good king. The sophisticated
narrative structure and world view of the Phyllada
account for its lasting influence.
** Alexander, -- the Great, -- 356 B.C.-323 B.C.
|| HISTORY OF AFRICA
|| 42 Bates, Robert H (ed)
Africa and the disciplines : the contributions of
research in Africa to the social sciences and humanities
/ Robert H Bates, V Y Mudimbe and Jean F O-Barr.--
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993.
ISBN : 9780226039015.
960.072 BAT 138065
This book addresses the question: Why should Africa be
studied in the American university? This question was put
to distinguished scholars in the social sciences and
humanities. Their responses make a strong and
enlightening case for the importance of research on
Africa to the academy. It shows how studies of African
economies have clarified the understanding of the small
open economies, and contributed to the theory of
repressed inflation and to a number of areas in
microeconomics as well. It describes the confounding and
enriching impact of Africa on European and American
** Africa -- Historiography , Humanities , Social