Author Archives: R I E Library, Mysore

New Book added to the Library

Philosophy and education


Miri, Mrinal

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 978-0-19-945276-7

Acc. No.: 74905        Call No.: 370.1 M675


Book Description: Philosophy and Education also critically examines the higher education system of the country and discusses issues ranging from the importance of humanities in university education to the accountability of institutions and the division of academic labour as an interdisciplinary effort. The book looks at both the concept and the system of education and provides a much-needed philosophical underpinning to our understanding of several core and topical concerns of teaching, learning and research.

New Book added toe the Library

Essentials of online course design: a standards-based guide.

2nd. Edition.


Vai, Marjorie and Sosulski, Kristen

Publisher: Routledge Taylor and Francis Group

ISBN: 978-1-138-78016-3

Acc. No. : 74895          Call No. : 371.3344678 V128


Book Description:  In spite of the proliferation of online learning, creating online courses can still evoke a good deal of frustration, negativity, and wariness in those who need to create them. The second edition of Essentials of Online Course Design takes a fresh, thoughtfully designed, step-by-step approach to online course development. At its core is a set of standards that are based on best practices in the field of online learning and teaching. Pedagogical, organizational, and visual design principles are presented and modeled throughout the book, and users will quickly learn from the guide’s hands-on approach. The course design process begins with the elements of a classroom syllabus which, after a series of guided steps, easily evolve into an online course outline. Essentials of Online Course Design serves as a best practice model for designing online courses. After reading this book, readers will find that preparing for online teaching is a satisfying and engaging experience. The core issue is simply good design: pedagogical, organizational, and visual.

New Book added to the Library

Nietzsche: for beginners


Sautet, Marc

Publisher: Orient Blackswan Pvt. Ltd.,

ISBN: 978-81-250-2660-0

Acc. No.: 74133     Call No.: 193.092 S261


Book Description: Not only does Nietzsche for Beginners delve into the scandalous life and considerable works of Friedrich Nietzsche, it also gives a clear picture of the puzzling time in which he lived. We meet the Luminaries of the day—Richard Wagner, Bismarck, Frued, and Darwin, and see their influence on his work.

New Book added to the Library

Garcia lorca: for beginners


Cuitino, Luis Martinez

Publisher: Orient Longman

ISBN: 81-250-2902-8

Acc. No.: 74140     Call No.: 868.6209  C966


Book Description: Lorca was one of the most influential and talented members of the avant-garde movement of his generation. His chilling and compelling drama Blood Wedding established him as the dramatist who revived Spanish-speaking theatre.Garcia Lorca for Beginners analyses Lorca’s work within the context of his life-a life filled with passion and drama. The books in this series deal with a vast and diverse range of subjects—history, philosophy, current events, visual arts, music, literature, culture studies and science. For Beginners offers inquisitive readers intelligent, accessible introductions to the major thinkers and ideas of our time. These complex subjects are presented with clarity and simplicity. The books are reader-friendly: comic strips, photographs, cartoons, illustrations etc. are used creatively, to both convey information and to comment on the subjects.

New Book added to the Library

Themes and variations in Shakespeare’s sonnets


Leishman, J. B. 

Publisher: Routledge Taylor and Francis Group

ISBN: 978-0-415-61224-1

Acc No.: 74333        Call No.: 822.33 Y7-8 L532


Book Description: This study analyses Shakespeare’s treatment of the universal themes of Beauty, Love and Time. He compares Shakespeare with other great poets and sonnet writers – Pindar, Horace and Ovid, with Petrarch, Tasso and Ronsart, with Shakespeare’s own English predecessors and contemporaries, notably Spenser, Daniel and Drayton and with John Donne.

New Book added to the Library

Aspects of language teaching 


Widdowson, H. G. 

Publisher: Oxford University Press 

ISBN: 978-0-19-437128-5

Acc No.: 74326      Call No.: 407 W638


Book Description: Professor Widdowson provides a critical review of the most prominent issues in language teaching today – among them the relevance of theoretical enquiry to practical pedagogy, and the relationship between grammar and discourse in communicative language teaching. He relates these issues to general perspectives on the nature of language and language learning.

New book added to the Library

Textbook of polymer science


Billmeyer, Fred W.

Publisher: Wiley India Pvt. Ltd.,

ISBN: 978-81-265-1110-5

Acc No.: 74693    Call No.: 547.7 B596


Book Description: This Third Edition of the classic, best–selling polymer science textbook surveys theory and practice of all major phases of polymer science, engineering, and technology, including polymerization, solution theory, fractionation and molecular–weight measurement, solid–state properties, structure–property relationships, and the preparation, fabrication and properties of commercially–important plastics, fibers, and elastomers.


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