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New Book added to the Library

30 Sep

Textbook of Biochemistry and Human Biology

3rd edition


Talwar G.P. and Srivastava L.M. (ed.s)

Publisher: PHI

ISBN: 978-8120319653

                                   Acc No: 73201   Call No: 612.015 T152     Biochem & Human BioBook Description: This well-established text, now substantially revised and updated, provides compre-hensive coverage of biochemistry in the overall context of body function (and dysfunction). Though as originally envisaged, the text is written primarily for the medical student to be useful at all stages of medical education (and not only during preclinical years) its special features and coverage would also considerably help the graduate and postgraduate students of general biology and life sciences. The significant features of this new edition have been the major revisions by way of incorporating the recent advances in chapters dealing with human genetics, biochemical and molecular basis of inheritance, expression of genetic information, genetic engineering, immunology and present-day progress in vaccinology. The clinical biochemistry has been given special emphasis. The core chapters on cellular reactions, metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins and their interrelationship have been updated so as to equip the medical students with the knowledge to relate these with the diagnosis and monitoring of diseases.

New Book added to the Library

29 Sep

India’s National Educational Policy and Development (2 Volumes)


Ruhela S.P. and Raj Kumar Nayak

Publisher: Neelkamal Publications

ISBN: 978-8183162692

Acc No: 72955   Call No: 379.54 R933.1:2

National Edu Policy

Book Description: This valuable collection contains the perceptible chapters on the past, present and future of Indian education, sociological perspectives on educational planning, concerns and challenges of school education in India. This is dedicated to the sacred memory of Rajiv Gandhi, the great visionary and architect of the Post-Independence India in whose prime minister-ship the National Education Policy 1986 was prepared and implemented.

New Book added to the Library

26 Sep

Elements of Literature: Essay, Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Film

Fourth edition


Robert Scholes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 978-0-19-566983-1

Acc No: 73254    Call No: 808.8 Sc363


Book Description: Updated and revised, this fourth edition adds essays by Margaret Mead, Russell Baker, Joan Didion , Annie Dillard, and Alice Walker; many new short stories; the addition of poets Langston Hughes and Louise Gluck; and plays by August Wilson, Marsha Norman, Wendy Wasserstein, and Vaclav Havel.

New Book added to the Library

25 Sep

Modern Algebra: An Introduction

Fifth edition


John R. Durbin

Publisher: Wiley India Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 978-8126519231

Acc No: 73178    Call No: 512 D947

Modern Algebra

Book Description: This book presents an introduction to modern (abstract) algebra covering the basic ideas of groups, rings, and fields. The first part of the book treats ideas that are important but neither abstract nor complicated, and provides practice in handling mathematical statements – their meaning, quantification, negation, and proof. This edition features a new section to give more substance to the introduction to Galois theory, updated lists of references and discussions of topics such as Fermat’s Last Theorem and the finite simple groups.

New Book added to the Library

24 Sep

Organic Chemistry

Fourth edition


Marc Loudon G.

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 978-0195686173

 Acc No: 73222    Call No: 547 L886:1

Organic Chem

 Book Description:  Organic Chemistry by  G. Marc Loudon is a textbook that students will actually want to read. This much-anticipated fourth edition continues its predecessors’ popular and unique mechanistic approach within a functional group framework. Enhanced biological and biochemical material makes it ideal for chemistry majors as well as pre-medical and pre-pharmacy students taking a full-year, sophomore- level course. Loudon’s excellent use of language and reader-friendly style transform organic chemistry into a logical, understandable, and exciting subject for students. In use at undergraduate and graduate schools of all levels, this authoritative yet accessible volume is packed with effective analogies that enliven and clarify rigorous discussions of important concepts. For example, Loudon uses a flute player jumping between musical octaves to explain transitions between quantum levels. An engaging detective with combined characteristics from Sherlock Holmes and James Bond depicts resonance structures. Thanks to humorous characters like Flick Flask flinger and Professor Havno Scentz  problem-solving becomes simultaneously challenging and entertaining. Varying from the routine to the complex, Loudon’s problems are renowned for their originality, their range of difficulty levels, and their ability to teach students to understand and predict organic reactivity rather than just memorize facts. In addition, Loudon blends biological, environmental, and industrial applications of organic chemistry into the body of the text–rather than separating them as “special topics”–giving students an integrated sense of the subject in its real-life context.

New Book added to the Library

23 Sep

W.B. Yeats: A Life

First edition


Foster R.F.

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 978-0192117359

Acc No: 73257      Call No: 821.8 F754

W B Yeats

Book Description: William Butler Yeats has cast his long shadow over the history of both modern poetry and modern Ireland for so long that his preeminence is taken for granted. Now, in the first authorized biography of Yeats to appear in over fifty years, leading Irish historian R.F. Foster travels beyond Yeats ‘s towering image as arguably the century’s greatest poet to restore a real sense of Yeats ‘s extraordinary life as Yeats himself experienced it–what he saw, what he did, the passions and the petty squabbles that consumed him, and his alchemical ability to transmute the events of his crowded and contradictory life into enduring art.

New Book added to the Library

22 Sep

The Symposion in Ancient Greek Society and Thought


Fiona Hobden

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 978-1107026667

Acc No: 73447     Call No: 938 H681

Ancient GreekBook Description: This book broadens our understanding of the symposion by focusing on how ancient Greeks thought about and thought with the drinking party. It examines the rhetorical dynamics of symposia in a range of literature and art, thereby revealing its centrality to conversations on identity, ethics, politics, history and philosophy.