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The Land of Cards
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Poet, novelist, painter, musician and Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore was one of modern India’s greatest literary figures. This collection brings together some of his best works—poems, short stories and plays in one volume. Be it the wit, magic and lyricism of his poetry or the vividly etched social milieu of his stories, or the sheer power and vibrancy of his plays, Tagore’s versatility and unceasing creativity come alive in these writings. The title play ‘The Land of Cards’ is a satire against the bondage of orthodox rules, while in ‘The Post Office’, a child suffocated by his confined existence dreams of freedom in the world outside. From a son’s cherished desire to protect his mother in the poem ‘Hero’ to a fruit-seller longing for his daughter faraway in the story ‘Kabuliwala’, Tagore’s works convey his humanism and his deep understanding of human relationships.

Liberating Learning
by Terry M. Moe, John E. Chubb

Praise for Liberating Learning

“Moe and Chubb have delivered a truly stunning book, rich with the prospect of how technology is already revolutionizing learning in communities from Midland, Pennsylvania to Gurgaon, India. At the same time, this is a sobering telling of the realpolitik of education, a battle in which the status quo is well defended. But most of all, this book is a call to action, a call to unleash the power of technological innovation to create an education system worthy of our aspirations and our childrens’ dreams.” —Ted Mitchell, CEO of the New Schools Venture Fund

“As long as we continue to educate students without regard for the way the real world works, we will continue to limit their choices. In Liberating Learning, Terry Moe and John Chubb push us to ask the questions we should be asking, to have the hard conversations about how far technology can go to advance student achievement in this country.” —Michelle Rhee, Chancellor of Education for the Washington, D.C. schools

“A brilliant analysis of how technology is destined to transform America’s schools for the better: not simply by generating new ways of learning, but also—and surprisingly—by unleashing forces that weaken its political opponents and open up the political process to educational change. A provocative, entirely novel vision of the future of American education.” —Rick Hanushek, the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University

“Terry Moe and John Chubb, two long-time, astute observers of educational reform, see technology as the way to reverse decades of failed efforts. Technology will facilitate significantly more individualized student learning—and perhaps most importantly, technology will make it harder and harder for the entrenched adult interests to block the reforms that are right for our kids. This is a provocative, informative and, ultimately, optimistic read, something we badly need in public education.” —Joel Klein, Chancellor of the New York City schools


Robinson Crusoe : Om Illustrated Classics
by Daniel Defoe, Om Books International

 

Cast away!
When young Robinson Crusoe refuted his father’s wishes, choosing
to be an adventurer at sea rather than studying Law, little did he
realise that life as he knew it, would change forever. Washed up on a
deserted island after a violent storm at sea, Robinson is left all alone
with the ship’s dog and a few supplies.
Will Robinson Crusoe be able to survive on the Island? Were all
these years of toil and caution in vain? Who is the savage, Friday?
Will he help Crusoe or finish him? Read it all in the fascinating
pages of this eternal classic.


Innovative Technologies in Beverage Processing
by Ingrid Aguilo-Aguayo, Lucia Plaza

An in-depth look at new and emerging technologies for non-alcoholic beverage manufacturing

The non-alcoholic beverage market is the fastest growing segment of the functional food industry worldwide. Consistent with beverage consumption trends generally, the demand among consumers of these products is for high-nutrient drinks made from natural, healthy ingredients, free of synthetic preservatives and artificial flavor and color enhancers. Such drinks require specialized knowledge of exotic ingredients, novel processing techniques, and various functional ingredients.

The latest addition to the critically acclaimed IFST Advances in Food Science series this book brings together edited contributions from internationally recognized experts in their fields who offer insights and analysis of the latest developments in non-alcoholic beverage manufacture. Topics covered include juices made from pome fruits, citrus fruits, prunus fruits, vegetables, exotic fruits, berries, juice blends and non-alcoholic beverages, including grain-based beverages, soups and functional beverages. Waste and by-products generated in juice and non-alcoholic beverage sector are also addressed.

  • Offers fresh insight and analysis of the latest developments in non-alcoholic beverage manufacture from leading international experts
  • Covers all product segments of the non-alcoholic beverage market, including juices, vegetable blends, grain-based drinks, and alternative beverages
  • Details novel thermal and non-thermal technologies that ensure high-quality nutrient retention while extending product shelf life
  • Written with the full support of The Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST), the leading qualifying body for food professionals in Europe

Innovative Technologies in Beverage Processing is a valuable reference/working resource for food scientists and engineers working in the non-alcoholic beverage industry, as well as academic researchers in industrial food processing and nutrition.


Entangled Urbanism
by Sanjay Srivastava

What makes a city? Rather than a totality, a city is best understood through focusing upon different but interconnected spaces and processes that make for both dynamism and instability in human lives. Hence, the book ranges across a number of sites in order to explore their connections. How do the pleasures of the gated residential enclave encompass the pain of the demolished slum locality? How do localized rituals of suburban life incorporate the symbolic procedures of the nation-state? What processes link contemporary manifestations of consumerism, the middle-classes, and the urban poor? What kind of a city is produced by the relationship between “illegal” settlements such as “slums,” the traffic in fake documents that seek to stave of slum-demolitions and representatives of the “legal” city such as Residents Welfare Associations (RWAs)? What can the increasing visibility of RWAs in the quotidian politics of the city tell us about new notions of citizenship and the emergent relationships between middle-classes, the state, and the market? And, what is shared between new forms of urban religiosity, the desire for a “global” city and new consumer cultures? Through these key themes, the book examines the city as a series of overlapping meanings rather than as identifiable urban essence.

Flat Stanley (picture book edition)
by Jeff Brown

Meet Stanley Lambchop.

He’s an ordinary boy with an extraordinary problem.

He’s four feet tall, about a foot wide . . . oh, and half an inch thick.

At first being flat is fine.

It’s fun going in and out of rooms simply by sliding under the door.

And it’s exciting being mailed to your friends in California for a visit.

But it’s not always easy being different, and soon Stanley wishes he could be just like everybody else.

Will he ever be normal again?


Cloud Computing and Virtualization Technologies in Libraries
by Dhamdhere, Sangeeta N.

The emergence of open access, web technology, and e-publishing has slowly transformed modern libraries into digital libraries. With this variety of technologies utilized, cloud computing and virtual technology has become an advantage for libraries to provide a single efficient system that saves money and time.

Cloud Computing and Virtualization Technologies in Libraries highlights the concerns and limitations that need addressed in order to optimize the benefits of cloud computing to the virtualization of libraries. Focusing on the latest innovations and technological advancements, this book is essential for professionals, students, and researchers interested in cloud library management and development in different types of information environments.


Design, Development, and Management of Resources for Digital Library Services
by Ashraf, Tariq

In the past decade, technology and the digital age has continued to shape our society. As corporations and universities continue to transition into the digital world, developments of the same type of information retrieval have modernized library resources and services.

Design, Development, and Management of Resources for Digital Library Services offers a global perspective on the development and design of digital library and highlights its benefits over a traditional library. This reference source brings together research and ideas on the different facets of a digital library.


Paws Off the Pearl! (Geronimo Stilton Cavemice #12)
by Geronimo Stilton

In the lagoon near Old Mouse City, cavemice have discovered a giant oyster. It holds a pearl of megalithic proportions! Since the mice of the lagoon don’t have the tools to fish the oyster out of the water, they call on Geronimo Stiltonoot to help. Can figure out how to get the pearl before the saber-toothed tigers catch wind of it?

Gurgaon: From Mythic Village to Millennium City
by Veena Talwar Oldenburg

For the aspirational migrant, rich or poor, Gurgaon is the Millennium City, with its sleek malls, sky-scraping condominiums, safe and gracious gated colonies, tenement housing, and life-changing jobs. For corporations, it is the Mecca of opportunity, as countless Fortune 500 companies have flocked to its business towers and parks, at once spacious, elegant and convenient for doing business. For its older residents, a more intriguing fate could not have befallen their small town. For the media it is the city that makes headlines, often for the wrong reasons – brawls in pubs, crimes against women, dubious real estate transactions, mega traffic jams. But Gurgaon’s existence began as an obscure hamlet, and it has had several hoary incarnations before it acquired its present density, industry, wealth and civic fabric. It is this tangled tale, more thematic than chronological, that this book tells. Veena Talwar Oldenburg has been witness to Gurgaon’s astonishing evolution for over twenty years. This volume is the first ever rigorously researched narrative of the city’s making that speaks to readers of modern history, audiences compelled by Gurgaon’s bewildering growth and the very people who made it their home – now and for generations to come.


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