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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. 31
Period : 01-07 August 2022

Computer science, information & general works (000-099)
  1. Fundamentals of IoT communication technologies
  2. by Rolando Herrero|004.678 HER| 032835
    This textbook explores all of the protocols and technologies essential to IoT communication mechanisms. Geared towards an upper-undergraduate or graduate level class, the book is presented from a perspective of the standard layered architecture with special focus on protocol interaction and functionality.Read more...

  1. Computational Thinking
  2. by Peter J. Denning |005.1 DEN| 033006
    An introduction to computational thinking that traces a genealogy beginning centuries before the digital computer. A few decades into the digital era, scientists discovered that thinking in terms of computation made possible an entirely new way of organizing scientific investigation; eventually, every field had a computational branch: computational physics, computational biology, computational sociology. More recently, “computational thinking” has become part of the K–12 curriculum.Read more...

  1. Algorithms are not enough : creating general artificial intelligence
  2. by Herbert L. Roitblat|006.3 ROI| 033001
    The holy grail of artificial intelligence research has been the achievement of artificial general intelligence. Since the inception of artificial intelligence, machines that can perform any task that a human might have been predicted to be imminent. Some people have been enthusiastic about this prospect, but others have been terrified. Both have been disappointed. In fact, despite all of the progress in solving individual tasks, this research has not been on a road that could ever lead to general intelligenceRead more...

Philosophy and Psychology (100-199)
  1. The Problem of Knowledge
  2. by Ernst Cassirer|121 CAS| 032867
    "Cassirer employs his remarkable gift of lucidity to explain the major ideas and intellectual issues that emerged in the course of nineteenth century scientific and historical thinking. The translators have done an excellent job in reproducing his clarity in English. There is no better place for an intelligent reader to find out, with a minimum of technical language, what was really happening during the great intellectual movement between the age of Newton and our own."—New York Times.Read more...

  1. Routledge guide book to Hegel's Phenomenology of spirit
  2. by Robert Stern|193 STE| 032944
    The Phenomenology of Spirit is arguably Hegel’s most influential and important work, and is considered to be essential in understanding Hegel’s philosophical system and his contribution to western philosophy.Read more...

Social sciences (300-399)
  1. The Law of Force: The Violent Heart of Indian Politics
  2. by Thomas Blom Hansen|320.954 HAN| 032852
    The Law of Force is a searing critique of the illiberal and violent forces that continue to dominate our everyday life and politics. These forces began to make themselves felt in the 1980s and 1990s—regional movements, the empowerment of lower-caste communities but also Hindu nationalism—and reflected, among many other things, a deeply illiberal underside of Indian politics.Read more...

  1. Introduction to cryptocurrencies : the crypto market ecosystem
  2. by Nikos Daskalakis|332.4 DAS| 032741
    The Crypto Market Ecosystem has emerged as the most profound application of blockchain technology in finance. This textbook adopts an integrated approach, linking traditional functions of the current financial system (payments, traded assets, fundraising, regulation) with the respective functions in the crypto market, in order to facilitate the reader in their understanding of how this new ecosystem works.Read more...

Natural sciences & mathematics (500-599)
  1. Number systems : a path into rigorous mathematics
  2. by Anthony Kay|513.5 KAY| 032967
    Number Systems: A Path into Rigorous Mathematics aims to introduce number systems to an undergraduate audience in a way that emphasises the importance of rigour, and with a focus on providing detailed but accessible explanations of theorems and their proofs. The book continually seeks to build upon students' intuitive ideas of how numbers and arithmetic work, and to guide them towards the means to embed this natural understanding into a more structured framework of understanding. The author's motivation for writing this book is that most previous texts, which have complete coverage of the subject, have not provided the level of explanation needed for first-year students.Read more...

  1. Phenomenological approaches to physics
  2. by Harald A. Wiltsche|530.01 WIL| 032828
    his book offers fresh perspective on the role of phenomenology in the philosophy of physics which opens new avenues for discussion among physicists, "standard" philosophers of physics and philosophers with phenomenological leanings. Much has been written on the interrelations between philosophy and physics in the late 19th and early 20th century, and on the emergence of philosophy of science as an autonomous philosophical sub-discipline. This book is about the under-explored role of phenomenology in the development and the philosophical interpretation of 20th century physics. Part 1 examines questions about the origins and value of phenomenological approaches to physics. Read more...

Technology (Applied sciences) (600-699)
  1. CMOS Millimeter-Wave Integrated Circuits for Next Generation Wireless Communication Systems
  2. by Kiat Seng Yeo|621.38412 YEO| 032831
    This book offers fresh perspective on the role of phenomenology in the philosophy of physics which opens new avenues for discussion among physicists, "standard" philosophers of physics and philosophers with phenomenological leanings.Read more...

  1. Business analytics : data science for business problems
  2. by Walter R. Paczkowski|658.4033 PAC| 033032
    Practical in orientation, the volume offers illustrative case studies throughout and examples using Python in the context of Jupyter notebooks. Covered topics include demand measurement and forecasting, predictive modeling, pricing analytics, customer satisfaction assessment, market and advertising research, and new product development and research.Read more...

Literature & rhetoric (800-899)
  1. Lost army of Cambyses
  2. by Paul Sussman|813.6 SUS| 032923
    An adrenaline-packed adventure thriller set in Egypt about the hunt for a fabulous lost treasure.In 523 BC, the Persian emperor Cambyses dispatched an army across Egypt's western desert to destroy the oracle of Amun at Siwa. Legend has it that somewhere in the middle of the Great Sand Sea his army was overwhelmed by a sandstorm and destroyed. Read more...

  1. Walden
  2. by Henry David Thoreau|818.303 THO| 032906
    Walden (first published as Walden; or, Life in the Woods) is an American book written by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and manual for self-reliance. First published in 1854, it details Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years, two months, and two days in a cabin he built near Walden Pond, amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, near Concord, Massachusetts. The book compresses the time into a single calendar year and uses passages of four seasons to symbolize human development.Read more...

  1. The Specular Moment: Goethe's Early Lyric and the Beginnings of Romanticism
  2. by David E. Wellbery|831.6 WEL| 032860
    In this book, the author has three aims: (1) to elaborate an interpretation of Goethe's lyric poetry adequate to the intricacies of its subject matter; (2) to demonstrate the significance of that poetry to the development of European Romanticism; (3) to establish a method of inquiry that weaves together the major strands of theoretical reflection in modern literary studies. Remarkably enough, no study of Goethe's early lyric poetry has been published in English in the last fifty years.Read more...

Geography & History (900-999)
  1. How Iceland changed the world : the big history of a small Island
  2. by Egill Bjarnason|949.12 BJA| 032812
    The history of Iceland began 1,200 years ago, when a frustrated Viking captain and his useless navigator ran aground in the middle of the North Atlantic. Suddenly, the island was no longer just a layover for the Arctic tern. Instead, it became a nation whose diplomats and musicians, sailors and soldiers, volcanoes and flowers, quietly altered the globe forever.Read more...





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