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The 'Recent Additions' of books are kept on display for reference and consultation for a week. These are normally displayed on every Monday and will remain on display till the end of week. However, they can be reserved when they are on display and will be issued on Saturday between 9.00am and 1.00pm. These weekly lists below provide the information on the latest additions to our collection.

Volume 17 No. 02
Period : 7th January to 13th January 2019

Computer science, information & general works(000-099)
  1. SCION : a secure internet architecture
  2. by Perrig, Adrian|004.678 PER| 031579
    This book describes the essential components of the SCION secure Internet architecture, the first architecture designed foremost for strong security and high availability. Among its core features, SCION also provides route control, explicit trust information, multipath communication, scalable quality-of-service guarantees, and efficient forwarding...Read more...

  1. Essential guide to object monitors
  2. by Boucher, Karen| 005.7​13 BOU| 031645
    "This timely book sets the bar for Object Transaction Monitors (OTMs). Then it provides in–depth comparisons of the leading OTM contenders–including the dirt and the gotchas. As a result, you get a $3,000 analyst report on the current state of OTMs for the price of a book. How could you pass it up? This book is must reading for anyone involved in middleware."Read more...

Philosophy & psychology(100-199)
  1. Politics of aesthetics : the distribution of the sensible
  2. by Ranciere, Jacques|111.85 RAN| 031703
    The Politics of Aesthetics rethinks the relationship between art and politics outside of the models established by the Marxist tradition, the Frankfurt School, and the more recent contributions made by the post-structuralists. Reclaiming aesthetics from the narrow confines it is often reduced to, Jacques Ranciere reveals its intrinsic link to politics by analyzing what they both have in common: the delimitation of the visible and the invisible, the audible and the inaudible, the thinkable and the unthinkable, the possible and the impossible." "Presented as a series of interlinked interviews, The Politics of Aesthetics provides the most comprehensive introduction ..Read more...

  1. German Idealism : the Struggle against Subjectivism, 1781-1801
  2. by Beiser, Frederick C.|141.0943 BEI| 031650
    One of the very few accounts in English of German idealism, this ambitious work advances and revises our understanding of both the history and the thought of the classical period of German philosophy. As he traces the structure and evolution of idealism as a doctrine, Frederick Beiser exposes a strong objective, or realist, strain running from Kant to Hegel and identifies the crucial role of the early romantics—Hölderlin, Schlegel, and Novalis—as the founders of absolute idealism.Read more...

Social sciences(300-399)
  1. Twilight falls on liberalism
  2. by Mukherjee, Rudrangshu|320.51 MUK| 031705
    Recent political developments across large parts of the globe have made it clear that liberalism is in crisis. Several political regimes and political leaders have little time and respect for liberal values but it is important to understand that in many cases they have been empowered by popular social attitudes that have turned against liberalism. In order to understand this phenomenon, Rudrangshu Mukherjee goes back to the origins of liberalism to understand its substantive ideas and lineage. He shows how liberalism, a Western doctrine, flourished when Western empires dominated much of the world. Ironically, while values like freedom, democracy and...Read more...

  1. Automated and autonomous spatial mobilities
  2. by Kellerman, Aharon|388.321 KEL| 031565
    In this ground-breaking book Aharon Kellerman explores a rapidly developing aspect of contemporary life: automated and autonomous spatial mobilities and their social and urban implications. Distinguishing between automation, or self-doing, and autonomy, or self-government, at both the conceptual and practical levels, this book also draws a distinction between spatial mobility and automated spatial mobility.Read more...

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (500-599)
  1. Algebra and computer science : Contemporary Mathematics
  2. by Kahrobaei, Delaram|512.00285 KAH| 031489
    This volume contains the proceedings of three special sessions: Algebra and Computer Science, held during the Joint AMS-EMS-SPM meeting in Porto, Portugal, June 10–13, 2015; Groups, Algorithms, and Cryptography, held during the Joint Mathematics Meeting in San Antonio, TX, January 10–13, 2015; and Applications of Algebra to Cryptography, held during the Joint AMS-Israel Mathematical Union meeting in Tel-Aviv, Israel, June 16–19, 2014. Read more...

  1. From groups to geometry and back
  2. by Climenhaga, Vaughn|512.2 CLI| 031589
    Groups arise naturally as symmetries of geometric objects, and so groups can be used to understand geometry and topology. Conversely, one can study abstract groups by using geometric techniques and ultimately by treating groups themselves as geometric objects. This book explores these connections between group theory and geometry, introducing some of the main ideas of transformation groups, algebraic topology, and geometric group theory. Read more...

Technology (Applied Sciences) (600-699)
  1. Inside radio : an attack and defense guide
  2. by Yang, Qing|621.382 YAN| 031599
    This book discusses the security issues in a wide range of wireless devices and systems, such as RFID, Bluetooth, ZigBee, GSM, LTE, and GPS. It collects the findings of recent research by the UnicornTeam at 360 Technology, and reviews the state-of-the-art literature on wireless security. The book also offers detailed case studies and theoretical treatments...Read more...

  1. Prediction machines : the simple economics of artificial intelligence
  2. by Agrawal, Ajay|658​.0563 AGR| 031713
    The idea of artificial intelligence--job-killing robots, self-driving cars, and self-managing organizations--captures the imagination, evoking a combination of wonder and dread for those of us who will have to deal with the consequences. But what if it's not quite so complicated? The real job of artificial intelligence, argue these three eminent economists, is to lower the cost of prediction. And once you start talking about costs, you can use some well-established economics to cut through the hype. The constant challenge for all managers is to make decisions under uncertainty. And AI contributes by making knowing what's coming in the future cheaper and more certain. But decision making has another component: judgment, which is firmly in the realm of humans, not machines. Making prediction cheaper means that we can make more predictions more accurately and assess them with our better (human) judgment. Once managers can separate tasks into components of...Read more...

Arts & recreation (700-799)
  1. Everyday Creativity: singing goddesses in the himalayan Foothills (Big Issues in Music)
  2. by Narayan, Kirin| 782.42162 NAR| 031646
    Kirin Narayan’s imagination was captured the very first time that, as a girl visiting the Himalayas, she heard Kangra women join their voices together in song. Returning as an anthropologist, she became fascinated by how they spoke of singing as a form of enrichment, bringing feelings of…Read more...

Literature & rhetoric (800-899)
  1. Time, history, and literature : selected essays of Erich Auerbach
  2. by Auerbach, Erich|809 AUE| 031683
    Erich Auerbach (1892-1957), best known for his classic literary study Mimesis, is celebrated today as a founder of comparative literature, a forerunner of secular criticism, and a prophet of global literary studies. This book presents a selection of Auerbach's essays, many of which are little known outside the German-speaking world,....Read more...

  1. Work of literature in an age of post-truth
  2. by Schaberg, Christopher|807 SCH| 031699
    When facts are run roughshod over in media and politics, and with the planet in peril, of what real use are the realms of language and ideas? The Work of Literature in an Age of Post-Truth is a defense of the role of a humanities and liberal arts education at a time when these traditions can seem quaint or outdated in the face of Twitter threads and viral news. Drawing on experiences in and outside of the classroom, Christopher Schaberg demystifies ... Read more...

History & geography (900-999)
  1. Indian ideology : the three responses to perry anderson
  2. by Chatterjee, Partha|954.03 CHA| 031559
    When the Marxist historian Perry Anderson published The Indian Ideology—his scathing assessment of India’s democracy, secularism, nationalism, and statehood—it created a furore. Anderson attacked subcontinental unity as a myth, castigated Mahatma Gandhi for infusing Hindu religiosity into nationalism, blamed Congress for Partition, and saw India’s liberal intelligentsia as by and large a feckless lot....Read more...

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