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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 16 No. 44-47
Period : 22nd Oct to 18th November 2018

Computer science, information & general works(000-099)
  1. Instruction level parallelism
  2. by Aiken, Alex|004.22 AIK| 031600
    This book precisely formulates and simplifies the presentation of Instruction Level Parallelism (ILP) compilation techniques. It uniquely offers consistent and uniform descriptions of the code transformations involved. Due to the ubiquitous nature of ILP in virtually every processor built today, from general purpose CPUs to application-specific and embedded processors...Read more...

  1. Service-oriented architecture : analysis and design for services and microservices
  2. by Erl, Thomas|004.654 ERL| 031617
    The Top-Selling, De Facto Guide to SOA--Now Updated with New Content and Coverage of Microservices! For more than a decade, Thomas Erl’s best-selling Service-Oriented Architecture: Concepts, Technology, and Design has been the definitive end-to-end tutorial on SOA, service-orientation, and service technologies. Now, Erl has thoroughly updated the industry’s ...Read more...

  1. Common sense, the turing test, and the quest for real AI
  2. by Levesque, Hector J.|006.301 LEV| 031620
    What artificial intelligence can tell us about the mind and intelligent behavior. What can artificial intelligence teach us about the mind? If AI's underlying concept is that thinking is a computational process, then how can computation illuminate thinking? It's a timely question. AI is all the rage, and the buzziest AI buzz surrounds adaptive machine learning: computer systems that learn intelligent behavior from massive amounts of data.Read more...

Philosophy & psychology(100-199)
  1. Machine question : critical perspectives on AI, robots, and ethics
  2. by Gunkel, David J.|174.9629892 GUN| 031622
    An investigation into the assignment of moral responsibilities and rights to intelligent and autonomous machines of our own making. One of the enduring concerns of moral philosophy is deciding who or what is deserving of ethical consideration. Much recent attention has been devoted to the "animal question"—consideration of the moral status of nonhuman animals.Read more...

Social sciences(300-399)
  1. Switch : how to change things when change is hard.
  2. by Heath, Chip|303.4 HEA| 031473
    Switch asks the following question: Why is it so hard to make lasting changes in our companies, in our communities, and in our own lives? The primary obstacle, say the Heaths, is a conflict that’s built into our brains. Psychologists have discovered that our minds are ruled by two different systems—the rational mind and the emotional mind—that compete for control. Read more...

  1. Machiavelli in hell
  2. by Grazia, Sebastian de|320.01 GRA| 031590
    In this intellectual biography, Sebastian de Grazia presents a new vision of Machiavelli that evokes, with uncanny precision, the great Florentine thinker’s presence. After providing an engrossing account of Machiavelli’s childhood and the period following his imprisonment and torture, the book turns to an examination of The Prince. Read more...

  1. Elephants and kings : an environmental history
  2. by Trautmann, Thomas|355.424 TRA| 031555
    Because of their enormous size, elephants have long been irresistible for kings as symbols of their eminence. In early civilizations—such as Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Indus Civilization, and China—kings used elephants for royal sacrifice, spectacular hunts, public display of live captives, or the conspicuous consumption of ivory—all of them tending toward the elephant’s extinction. Read more...

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (500-599)
  1. TeXas style introduction to proof
  2. by Taylor, Ron|511.360711 TAY| 031586
    A TeXas Style Introduction to Proof is an IBL textbook designed for a one-semester course on proofs (the "bridge course") that also introduces TeX as a tool students can use to communicate their work. As befitting "textless" text, the book is, as one reviewer characterized it, "minimal." Written in an easy-going style, the exposition is just enough to support the activities, and it is clear, concise, and effective. Read more...

  1. Calculus in context : background, basics, and applications
  2. by Hahn, Alexander J.|515 HAH| 031534
    An electronic version of a Solutions Manual is available for this book. It is restricted to teachers using the text in courses. To obtain a complimentary copy, please write to: Breaking the mold of existing calculus textbooks, Calculus in Context draws students into the subject in two new ways.Read more...

  1. Genetic algorithm essentials
  2. by Kramer, Oliver|519.625 KRA| 031570
    This book introduces readers to genetic algorithms (GAs) with an emphasis on making the concepts, algorithms, and applications discussed as easy to understand as possible. Further, it avoids a great deal of formalisms and thus opens the subject to a broader audience in comparison to manuscripts overloaded by notations and equations.Read more...

Technology (Applied Sciences) (600-699)
  1. Fundamentals of electronic systems design
  2. by Lienig, Jens|621.381 LIE| 031557
    This textbook covers the design of electronic systems from the ground up, from drawing and CAD essentials to recycling requirements. Chapter by chapter, it deals with the challenges any modern system designer faces: The design process and its fundamentals, such as technical drawings and CAD, electronic system levels, assembly and packaging issues and appliance protection classes, reliability analysis.Read more...

  1. Introduction to logic circuits & logic design with verilog
  2. by LaMeres, Brock J.|621.39​5 LAM| 031574
    This textbook for courses in Digital Systems Design introduces students to the fundamental hardware used in modern computers. Coverage includes both the classical approach to digital system design (i.e., pen and paper) in addition to the modern hardware description language (HDL) design approach (computer-based). Using this textbook enables readers to design digital systems using the modern HDL approach...Read more...

  1. Brand sense : sensory secrets behind the stuff we buy
  2. by Lindstrom, Martin|658.827 LIN| 031540
    The definitive book on sensory branding, shows how companies appeal to consumers’ five senses to sell products. Did you know that the gratifying smell that accompanies the purchase of a new automobile actually comes from a factory-installed aerosol can containing “new car” aroma? Or that Kellogg’s trademarked “crunch” is generated in sound laboratories? Or that the distinctive click of a just-opened jar of Nescafé freeze-dried coffee,...Read more...

Arts & recreation (700-799)
  1. Rock bottom: a music writer's journey into madness
  2. by Odell, Michael|780.92 ODE| 031539
    ‘One of the best music books ever written, because Michael Odell knows music isn’t about the musicians – it’s about what it does to the listener, even if what it does ends up being wholly disastrous. It’s sad, funny, fascinating and wise.’ Michael Hann, former Guardian music editor ‘Hilarious and disarmingly honest; a journey into the neurosis of rock fame, but through doors you don’t expect.’ Rachel Joyce...Read more...

Literature & rhetoric (800-899)
  1. It
  2. by King, Stephen|813.54 KIN| 031474
    They float...and when you're down here with me, you'll float, too.' Derry, Maine is just an ordinary town: familiar, well-ordered for the most part, a good place to live. It is a group of children who see - and feel - what makes Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurks, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one's deepest dread.Read more...

History & geography (900-999)
  1. Science of roman history : Biology, climate, and the future of the past
  2. by Scheidel, Walter|937 SCH| 031520
    This groundbreaking book provides the first comprehensive look at how the latest advances in the sciences are transforming our understanding of ancient Roman history. Walter Scheidel brings together leading historians, anthropologists, and geneticists at the cutting edge of their fields, who explore novel types of evidence that enable us to reconstruct the realities of life in the Roman world....Read more...

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