Interesting New Books: November/December 2009

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Archive of interesting books (from October 2008)

   

The Media: An Introduction


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Adam Briggs, Paul Cobley, The Media: An Introduction, Second Edition, Pearson Longman 2002, ISBN 9780582423466

This is a fully updated edition of the bestselling The Media: An Introduction, a collection of specially written essays designed to introduce the study of media. The book enhances its reputation as an original and insightful volume covering the whole spectrum of media. This new, expanded edition offers an accessible factual and theoretical overview of the media industry and is a comprehensive empirical guide to the separate institutions that make up the media.

Book contains overview of routine practices of the media, an outline of the markets and means of funding of media institutions. It also gives an European, global and forward-looking perspective and understanding of the ways in which determinants outside the media have a bearing upon its products and practices

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Political Thinkers: From Socrates to the Present


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David Boucher and Paul Kelly, Political Thinkers: From Socrates to the Present, Second Edition, Oxford University Press 2009, ISBN 9780199215522

This book provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to Western political thought. Written by a team of internationally renowned scholars, this definitive collection gives an overview of the canon of great theorists, from Socrates and the Sophists to contemporary thinkers such as Habermas and Foucault.

Each chapter opens with a short chapter guide, biographical sketch, and list of the key texts and ideas of the thinker under discussion. There then follows a critical presentation of that thinker`s ideas and significance and a summation of the best contemporary scholarship in the area.

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Polymer Nanocomposites Handbook


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Rakesh K. Gupta, Elliot Kennel, and Kwang-Jea Kim, Polymer Nanocomposites Handbook, Boca Raton, CRC Press 2010, 9780849397776

Reflecting the exceptional growth in recent years in the use of nanostructured materials for an increasing range of industrial applications, this book comprehensively covers the synthesis of both nanomaterials that act as the building blocks of polymer nanocomposites as well as polymers that act as matrix materials. It examines molecular precursors and related challenges for large-scale manufacturing. It describes current processing techniques and the difficulty to obtain good dispersion. Discussing future applications in civilian and defense-related fields, it also presents methods to characterize the bulk and interfacial structure of polymer nanocomposites.

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Quantum Chemistry


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R. K. Prasad, Quantum Chemistry, Fourth Edition, New Age Science Limited, 2010, ISBN 9781906574178

The book contains the basics of quantum mechanics and quantum mechanical laws; applications of translational, vibrational and rotational motions of sub-atomic particles; theories of harmonic oscillator and atomic structure etc. The Hartree Fock self-consistent field methods, configuration, interaction, extended Hückel theory etc. are all presented with great clarity and examples.

The present edition contains a chapter on matrix-vector methods of quantum mechanics as well as one on density functional theory along with molecular symmetry and group theory with applications to molecular orbital treatment. Steps involved in mathematical derivations are presented in full, leaving no ambiguity. Illustrative examples and practice problems, with hints are provided in each chapter.

This book is an excellent textbook for postgraduate students majoring in quantum chemistry, and for chemistry graduates. Basics, exposition of principles, applications, mathematical derivations, sufficient examples and practice problems are the advanced features of this updated edition. It could be also great self-educator for students of chemistry and a reference for associated research activities

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  • Meine polnische Bibliothek
    Book cover:Meine polnische Bibliothek
  • Filmische Grenzen und Nachbarschaften
    Book cover:Filmische Grenzen und Nachbarschaften
  • Dust
    Book cover:Dust
  • Embodied Faith
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  • Information Users and Usability in the Digital Age
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  • Loving Psychoanalysis
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  • Musimathics 2
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