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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 20 No. 20
Period : 16-22 May 2022

Computer science, information & general works (000-099)
  1. Mining complex networks
  2. by Bogumit Kaminski|006.312 KAM| 032895
    This book concentrates on mining networks, a subfield within data science. Data science uses scientific and computational tools to extract valuable knowledge from large data sets. Once data is processed and cleaned, it is analyzed and presented to support decision making processes. Data science and machine learning tools have become widely used in companies of all sizes.Read more...

Philosophy and Psychology (100-199)
  1. Origins of aesthetic thought in ancient Greece : matter, sensation, and experience
  2. by James I. Porter|111.850938 POR| 032726
    This is the first modern attempt to put aesthetics back on the map in classical studies. James Porter traces the origins of aesthetic thought and inquiry in their broadest manifestations as they evolved from before Homer down to the fourth century and then into later antiquity, with an emphasis on Greece in its earlier phases. Read more...

  1. Freud : an intellectual biography
  2. by Joel Whitebook|150.1952092 WHI| 032725
    The life and work of Sigmund Freud continue to fascinate general and professional readers alike. Joel Whitebook here presents the first major biography of Freud since the last century, taking into account recent developments in psychoanalytic theory and practice, gender studies, philosophy, cultural theory, and more. Read more...

Social sciences (300-399)
  1. Taste of time : a food history of Calcutta
  2. by Mohona Kanjilal|394.54147 KAN| 032786
    Calcutta, once the nucleus of the Raj, was at the heart of a thriving economy and unparalleled administration. Over the centuries, this teeming, cosmopolitan metropolis has become home to people from various communities who have lent its food and culture their distinctive tastes and culinary rituals. The heady romance of palates and flavours in the ‘Royal Capital’ has fostered diversity in food and culture all the while adhering to the city’s Bengali roots.Read more...

Natural sciences & mathematics (500-599)
  1. Life is simple : how Occam's razor set science free and unlocked the universe
  2. by Johnjoe McFadden|500 MCF| 032849
    Life is Simple tells the remarkable story of how a thirteenth century monk's search for simplicity led to the emergence of the modern world. We begin in the turbulent times of the medieval friar, William of Occam, who first articulated the principle that the best answer to any problem is the simplest. This theory, known as Occam's razor, cut through the thickets of medieval metaphysics to clear a path for modern science. Read more...

  1. Modern cryptography and elliptic curves : a beginner's guide
  2. by Thomas R. Shemanske|516.352 SHE| 032896
    This book offers the beginning undergraduate student some of the vista of modern mathematics by developing and presenting the tools needed to gain an understanding of the arithmetic of elliptic curves over finite fields and their applications to modern cryptography. Read more...

Technology (Applied sciences) (600-699)
  1. Corporate monk : a journey from wealth to wisdom
  2. by Anju Sharma|658.4 SHA| 032796
    Aman, a corporate warrior, is busy creating wealth for his company and for himself. In the process, he becomes an absent parent, an undependable spouse and an unfulfilled soul. His quest for happiness makes him reconnect with his old friend Sayani. She leads him to his mentor Rahul. Thus, he embarks on a voyage across seven bridges that can take him to his destination.Read more...

Literature & rhetoric (800-899)
  1. Sandcastle
  2. by Iris Murdoch|823.914 MUR| 032678
    When Bill Mor falls in love with Rain Carter he discovers a new way of being and a new joy in the world and his surroundings. To be with Rain he must abandon his prosaic life as a schoolmaster, his domineering wife Nan and his troubled teenaged children. He must draw on the powers of selfishness, hatred and anger in order to make the final break. Read more...

  1. Traces
  2. by Ernst Bloch|838.91209 BLO| 032861
    Traces, a masterwork of twentieth-century philosophy, is the most modest and beautiful proof of Bloch's utopian hermeneutics, taking as its source and its result the simplest, most familiar and yet most striking stories and anecdotes.Read more...

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