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New Book added to the Library

27 Aug

English literature in context


Paul Poplawski (ed.)

Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN : 9780521173032

Acc. No.: 73263                Call No.: 820.9 P825eng literature

Book Description: Supporting the study of English literature from the Middle Ages to the present, this book is designed as an introductory text AND a helpful reference tool for an entire English Literature degree. Its key mission is to help students understand the link between the historical context in which the literature developed, how this has influenced the literature of the period and how subsequent periods in literature have been influenced by those that precede them. The book is carefully structured for undergraduate use, with a rich range of illustrations and textboxes that enhance and summarise vital background material. The seven chronological chapters are written by a team of expert contributors who are also highly experienced teachers with a clear sense of the requirements of the undergraduate English curriculum. Each analyses a major historical period, surveying and documenting the cultural contexts that have shaped English literature, and focusing on key texts. In addition to the narrative survey, each chapter includes a detailed chronology, providing a quick-reference guide to the period; contextual readings of select literary texts; and annotated suggestions for further reading.

New Book added to the Library

26 Aug

Laser  Fundamentals

2nd edition


William T. Silfvast

Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN : 9780521138475

Acc. No.: 73492          Call No.: 621.366 S581

laser Book Description: Cambridge University Press, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New (illustrator). 2nd edition. . A well-known introduction to the physical and engineering principles of laser operation and design for graduates and researchers who specialize in lasers, this second edition includes much new material, especially in the areas of solid-state lasers, semiconductor lasers, and laser cavities. Throughout the text, this book uses simple explanations on key concepts, to lead the reader from the basics of laser action to advanced topics in laser physics and engineering. The new edition contains a new chapter on laser operation above threshold, including extensive discussion of laser amplifiers. Thorough explanations, worked examples, and many homework problems make this book essential reading for undergraduates and first-year graduates in science and engineering taking courses on lasers. Researchers will find summaries of key types of lasers, the use of many unique theoretical descriptions, and the extensive bibliography a valuable source of reference for their careers. Contents Preface to the first edition Preface to the second edition Acknowledgements 1. Introduction Part I. Fundamental Wave Properties of Light: 2. Wave nature of light – the interacting of light with materials Part II. Fundamental Quantum Properties of Light: 3. The particle nature of light – discrete energy levels 4. Radiative transitions and emission linewidth 5. Energy levels and radiative properties of molecules, liquids and solids 6. Radiation and thermal equilibrium – absorption and stimulated emission Part III. Laser Amplifiers: 7. Conditions for producing a laser – population inversions, gain, and gain saturation 8. Laser oscillation above threshold 9. Requirements for obtaining population inversions 10. Laser pumping requirements and techniques Part IV. Laser Resonators: 11. Laser cavity modes 12. Stable laser resonators and Gaussian beams 13. Special laser cavities and cavity effects Part V. Specific Laser Systems: 14. Laser systems involving low-density gain media 15. Laser systems involving high-density gain media Part VI. Frequency Multiplication of Laser Beams: 16. Frequency multiplication of lasers and other non linear optical effects

New Book added to the Library

23 Aug

Molecular biology and genetic engineering


N. Armugam and others

Publisher :Saras Publications

ISBN : 9789382459163

                                                                                                                                                   Acc No.: 73792     Call No.: 572.8 Ar793molecularBook Description: Molecular Biology – 1. Introduction to Molecular Biology, 2. Nucleic Acids, 3. Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA), 4. Ribonucleic Acid (RNA), 5. Gene, 6. DNA is the Genetic Material, 7. Replication of DNA, 8. DNA Repair, 9. Transcription, 10. Genetic Code, 11. Protein Synthesis, 12. Regulation of Gene Expression, 13. Mutation, 14. Chromosomal Aberrations, 15. Glossary.
Genetic Engineering – 1. Introduction to Genetic Engineering, 2. Concepts of Genetic Engineering, 3. Methodology of Genetic Engineering, 4. Construction of Recombinant DNA, 5. Gene Cloning, 6. Tools used in Genetic Engineering, 7. Linking of Desired Gene with Vector DNA, 8. Gene Cloning Vectors, 9. In vitro Construction of pBR322, 10. In vitro construction of Cosmid, 11. Preparation of Desired DNA, 12. Introduction of DNAs into Host Cells, 13. Selection of Recombinants, 14. Expression of Cloned Genes, 15. Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), 16. Blotting Techniques, 17. DNA Sequencing, 18. Molecular Markers and their Applications, 19. Genomic Library, 20. cDNA Libraries, 21. Chromosome Walking, 22. Chromosome Jumping, 23. Genetically Engineered Microorganisms, 24. Transgenic Plants, 25. Transgenic Animals, 26. Biohazards of Recombinant DNA Technology, 27. Applications of Genetic Engineering, 28. Glossary.

New Book addded to the Library

22 Aug

A feminist reader : feminist thought from Sappho to Satrapi vol. – I


Sharon M. Harris and Linda K. Hughes (ed.s)

Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN : 9781107019232

Acc. No.: 73388                     Call No.: 809.940099287 H297.1

feminist  Book Description: Modern feminism has deep roots. Over the past 2500 years, female writers and thinkers across the world have expressed their feelings about gender roles, their frustrations and successes, their struggles for equality. This four-volume anthology brings together the richest collection of feminist texts available with over 120 entries, most of them complete essays or chapters, arranged broadly chronologically. Readers can juxtapose seventeenth-century ‘New World’ feminist writing with European counterparts, historical with poststructuralist feminist writing, Asian with Anglophone voices and ‘difference feminism’ with universalist statements. Each text features an editorial headnote and annotation, while the general introduction sets feminism in its historical and global contexts. The anthology’s inclusion of multiple genres – letters and poems as well as philosophical or polemical prose – offers new possibilities for the study of genre and feminist discourse.

  • An anthology of feminist writing across centuries, genres and national boundaries, from Sappho to the twenty-first century
  •   Includes essays, poems, prose works and letters    
  •  Each writer is introduced and placed in the context of feminist thought as well as her own time; tricky passages are annotated     

New Book added to the Library

14 Aug

Principles of the theory of solids

 2nd edition


J.M. Ziman

Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN : 9781107641341

No.: 73139             Call No.: 530.41 Zi71

theory of solid

Book Description: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Softcover. Book Condition: New. . (illustrator). 2nd edition. 15 x 23 cm. Professor Ziman?s classic textbook on the theory of solids was first pulished in 1964. This paperback edition is a reprint of the second edition, which was substantially revised and enlarged in 1972. The value and popularity of this textbook is well attested by reviewers? opinions and by the existence of several foreign language editions, including German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Polish and Russian. The book gives a clear exposition of the elements of the physics of perfect crystalline solids. In discussing the principles, the author aims to give students an appreciation of the conditions which are necessary for the appearance of the various phenomena. A self-contained mathematical account is given of the simplest model that will demonstrate each principle. A grounding in quantum mechanics and knowledge of elementary facts about solids is assumed. This is therefore a textbook for advanced undergraduates and is also appropriate for graduate courses. Contents 1. Periodic structure 2. Lattice waves 3. Electron states 4. Static properties of solids 5. Electron-electron interaction 6. Dynamics of electrons 7. Transport properties 8. Optical properties 9. The fermi surface 10. Magnetism 11. Superconductivity




New Book added to the Library

13 Aug

World regional geography

 10th edition


Douglas L. Johnson and others (ed.s)

Publisher : PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN : 9788120344112

No.: 73031           Call No.: 910.091 J66



Book Description: PHI Learning, 2011. Softcover. Book Condition: New. . (illustrator). 5th or later edition. . Written by experts in their respective fields who are active in research, fieldwork, and teaching, this text teaches the character of the world?s people, with a central theme of human development. It offers an issues-oriented overview of each region. An emphasis on subregions (places within regions) allows instructors to explore specific locales as they teach the themes of the course. Useful for introductory courses in world regional geography for undergraduate as well as postgraduate students of Geography. Contents Preface. 1: Geography and Development in an Era of Globalization. 2: United States and Canada. 3: Latin America and the Caribbean. 4: Europe. 5: Northern Eurasia. 6: Central Asia and Afghanistan. 7: The Middle East and North Africa. 8: Africa South of the Sahara. 9: South Asia. 10: East Asia. 11: Southeast Asia. 12: Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands.

New Book added to the Library

12 Aug

Fundamentals of molecular spectroscopy

 5th edition


Colin N. Banwell and Elaine M. McCash

Publisher : McGraw Hill Education (India) Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN : 9781259062599

No.: 73097            Call No.: 543.54 B219

molecular spectro

Book Description: Tata McGraw-Hill Education Pvt. Ltd, 2013. Softcover. Book Condition: New (illustrator). 5th or later edition. . This classic textbook on Fundamentals of Molecular Spectroscopy by Dr Banwell retains its fundamental flavor of pictorial representation to the subject through elementary and non-mathematical approach. New and updated content along with refreshed pedagogical features and easily understandable writing style has made this revised edition more student friendly with greater emphasis on teaching-learning support. Table of Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Microwave Spectroscopy 3. Infra-Red Spectroscopy 4. Raman Spectroscopy 5. Electronic Spectroscopy of Atoms 6. Electronic Spectroscopy of Molecules 7. Spin Resonance Spectroscopy 8. Solid State and Surface Spectroscopies 9. Mossbauer spectroscopy 10. Mass Spectrometry.