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Nora Webster
by Colm Toibin

From one of contemporary literature’s bestselling, critically acclaimed, and beloved authors: a “luminous” novel (Jennifer Egan, The New York Times Book Review) about a fiercely compelling young widow navigating grief, fear, and longing, and finding her own voice—“heartrendingly transcendant” (The New York Times, Janet Maslin).

Set in Wexford, Ireland, Colm Tóibín’s magnificent seventh novel introduces the formidable, memorable, and deeply moving Nora Webster. Widowed at forty, with four children and not enough money, Nora has lost the love of her life, Maurice, the man who rescued her from the stifling world to which she was born. And now she fears she may be sucked back into it. Wounded, selfish, strong-willed, clinging to secrecy in a tiny community where everyone knows your business, Nora is drowning in her own sorrow and blind to the suffering of her young sons, who have lost their father. Yet she has moments of stunning insight and empathy, and when she begins to sing again, after decades, she finds solace, engagement, a haven—herself.

Nora Webster “may actually be a perfect work of fiction” (Los Angeles Times), by a “beautiful and daring” writer (The New York Times Book Review) at the zenith of his career, able to “sneak up on readers and capture their imaginations” (USA TODAY). “Miraculous…Tóibín portrays Nora with tremendous sympathy and understanding” (Ron Charles, The Washington Post).

The Hindu Young World
by V V Ramanan

A treasure house of exciting and informative quiz questions. Do you know what a camelopard is? Can you name the postman in the Asterix comics? Can you say offhand which animal is measured in ‘hands’ rather than feet? Would you be able to reel off the name the first recipient of the Param Vir Chakra? Do you know how many runs Don Bradman scored in his last Test innings, how many moons Venus has, and what the opposite of gravity is? If a number of these questions have got you stumped, never fear. The Hindu Young World Quiz Book 1 is chock-full of information like this, and it has been designed specifically to give you and your friends a rollicking good times even as you learn about new things on every page. This first-ever official quiz book from The Hindu Young World draws on V.V. Ramanan’s immensely popular quiz column in Young World, the Saturday childern’s supplement to The Hindu. It is a companion volume to The Hindu Young World Quiz, currently India’s biggest live quiz show for high school students—in 2002 it was held in eleven cities, with 3000 teams from over 1200 schools participating. The 1200 questions that make up this first volume of The Hindu Young World Quiz Book are a heady mix of general knowledge, curious factoids, and trivia. Comprising questions divided into sets of ten, this book is ideal for quizzing with friends, and also for reading on one’s own, for information and sheer pleasure.

An Introductory Course in Summability Theory
by Ants Aasma, Hemen Dutta, P. N. Natarajan

An introductory course in summability theory for students, researchers, physicists, and engineers

In creating this book, the authors’ intent was to provide graduate students, researchers, physicists, and engineers with a reasonable introduction to summability theory. Over the course of nine chapters, the authors cover all of the fundamental concepts and equations informing summability theory and its applications, as well as some of its lesser known aspects. Following a brief introduction to the history of summability theory, general matrix methods are introduced, and the Silverman-Toeplitz theorem on regular matrices is discussed. A variety of special summability methods, including the Nörlund method, the Weighted Mean method, the Abel method, and the (C, 1) – method are next examined. An entire chapter is devoted to a discussion of some elementary Tauberian theorems involving certain summability methods. Following this are chapters devoted to matrix transforms of summability and absolute summability domains of reversible and normal methods; the notion of a perfect matrix method; matrix transforms of summability and absolute summability domains of the Cesàro and Riesz methods; convergence and the boundedness of sequences with speed; and convergence, boundedness, and summability with speed.

• Discusses results on matrix transforms of several matrix methods

• The only English-language textbook describing the notions of convergence, boundedness, and summability with speed, as well as their applications in approximation theory

• Compares the approximation orders of Fourier expansions in Banach spaces by different matrix methods

• Matrix transforms of summability domains of regular perfect matrix methods are examined

• Each chapter contains several solved examples and end-of-chapter exercises, including hints for solutions

An Introductory Course in Summability Theory is the ideal first text in summability theory for graduate students, especially those having a good grasp of real and complex analysis. It is also a valuable reference for mathematics researchers and for physicists and engineers who work with Fourier series, Fourier transforms, or analytic continuation.

ANTS AASMA, PhD, is Associate Professor of Mathematical Economics in the Department of Economics and Finance at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia.

HEMEN DUTTA, PhD, is Senior Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Gauhati University, India.

P.N. NATARAJAN, PhD, is Formerly Professor and Head of the Department of Mathematics, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.

Libraries and Librarianship in India
by Jashu Patel, Krishan Kumar, Kumar Krishan

This guide provides the historical background of traditional and modern libraries and librarianship in India. It focuses, chapter by chapter, on various types of libraries including national libraries, academic libraries, school libraries, and special libraries. It also covers the state of bibliographic control and services, professional organizations, library education, and automation.

From ancient through medieval and modern India to the end of the 20th century, this book offers detailed description of the development of libraries and related activities in the field of librarianship. This is an informative guide to libraries and the profession of librarianship in India that will be of great value to scholars and researchers of world librarianship. Providing a historical background of traditional and modern libraries and librarianship, this book will be useful to library science students and faculty worldwide.

The Hidden Pool
by Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond’s first novel for children in a whole new look! Laurie, an English boy in a small hill town in India, strikes up an unlikely friendship with Anil, the son of a local cloth merchant, and Kamal, an orphan who sells buttons and shoelaces but dreams of going to college. One day the three discover a secret pool on the mountainside, and it is there that they plan their greatest escapade yet—a trek to the Pindari Glacier, where no one from their town has gone before. This newly illustrated edition of Bond’s magical tale of camaraderie and adventure is sure to win over yet another generation of readers.

A McKaslin Homecoming
by Jillian Hart

When contacted by her long-lost grandmother, Lauren McKaslin wanted to reconnect—with all the warmhearted Montana McKaslins. For too long, she’d relied solely on herself and her faith. But mistrustful lawman Caleb Stone stood in the way, and his questions about her were intimidating. Was his attention more than a protective instinct? Now that she believed in family again, perhaps this was also the time to believe in true love….

Plastics Additives and Testing
by Muralisrinivasan Natamai Subramanian

“Plastics Additives and Testing” is a practical book for engineers and operators and discusses both inorganic and organic chemicals that are widely used as additives in plastics processing operations.

It is common practice today to use analytical techniques to improve plastics processing.  Because it is critically important to manufacture quality products, a reasonable balance must be drawn between control requirements and parameters for improved processing method with respect to plastics additives. This book serves to implement this balance in the manufacturing line.

Written by a successful, international consultant with an excellent publishing track record, it combines plastics additives, testing and quality control and is a valuable and critical book for engineers and operators to have when performing their tasks.

Design of Jigs, Fixtures and Press Tools
by K. Venkataraman

Textbook presenting the fundamentals of tool design with special focus on jigs, fixtures and die design

  • Covers sections on sheet metal forming processes; turning, grinding, broaching, welding and modular fixtures; principles of clamping; and an Introduction to Presses and Auxiliary Equipment
  • Author has many years’ experience in both academic and industrial environments, and presents this work in an easily-accessible style
  • End of chapter questions and answers assist the learning process for both practicing tooling designers and engineers, and manufacturing engineering students

Bank Fraud
by Revathi Subramanian

Learn how advances in technology can help curb bank fraud

Fraud prevention specialists are grappling with ever-mounting quantities of data, but in today’s volatile commercial environment, paying attention to that data is more important than ever. Bank Fraud provides a frank discussion of the attitudes, strategies, and—most importantly—the technology that specialists will need to combat fraud.

Fraudulent activity may have increased over the years, but so has the field of data science and the results that can be achieved by applying the right principles, a necessary tool today for financial institutions to protect themselves and their clientele. This resource helps professionals in the financial services industry make the most of data intelligence and uncovers the applicable methods to strengthening defenses against fraudulent behavior. This in-depth treatment of the topic begins with a brief history of fraud detection in banking and definitions of key terms, then discusses the benefits of technology, data sharing, and analysis, along with other in-depth information, including:

  • The challenges of fraud detection in a financial services environment
  • The use of statistics, including effective ways to measure losses per account and ROI by product/initiative
  • The Ten Commandments for tackling fraud and ways to build an effective model for fraud management

Bank Fraud offers a compelling narrative that ultimately urges security and fraud prevention professionals to make the most of the data they have so painstakingly gathered. Such professionals shouldn’t let their most important intellectual asset—data—go to waste. This book shows you just how to leverage data and the most up-to-date tools, technologies, and methods to thwart fraud at every turn.

The Girl in Room 105
by Chetan Bhagat

Hi, I’m Keshav, and my life is screwed. I hate my job and my girlfriend left me. Ah, the beautiful Zara. Zara is from Kashmir. She is a Muslim. And did I tell you my family is a bit, well, traditional? Anyway, leave that.

Zara and I broke up four years ago. She moved on in life. I didn’t. I drank every night to forget her. I called, messaged, and stalked her on social media. She just ignored me.

However, that night, on the eve of her birthday, Zara messaged me. She called me over, like old times, to her hostel room 105. I shouldn’t have gone, but I did… and my life changed forever.

This is not a love story. It is an unlove story.

From the author of Five Point Someone and 2 States, comes a fast-paced, funny and unputdownable thriller about obsessive love and finding purpose in life against the backdrop of contemporary India.