May 31, 2016

New Titles Tuesday: May 30

452 titles were added to the catalogue in the past three weeks. Here is a sampling. 
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Business
Presents theories and case studies for corporations in developed nations, including Japan, for designing strategies to maximize opportunities and minimize threats in business expansion into developing nations. The case studies featured here focus on Asia, including China and India,  and use examples of Japanese manufacturers. This volume is especially recommended for businesspeople responsible for  international business development, particularly in China and India. In addition, the book serves as a useful resource for students in graduate-level courses in international management.

Discusses the risks and opportunities that arise in Emerging Asia given the context of a new environment in global liquidity and capital flows. It elaborates on the need to ensure financial and overall economic stability in the region through improved financial regulation and other policy measures to minimize the emergent risks. The book is primarily aimed at policy makers, financial market regulators and supervisory agencies to help them improve national regulatory systems and to promote harmonization of national regulations and practices in line with global standards. Scholars and researchers will also gain important information and knowledge about the overall impacts of changing global liquidity.

Describes the main directions for the development of the digital society.

While being forward looking, the book reflects the debate on core values of microfinance, triggered by recent criticisms of an approach that was hailed as a panacea in the beginning and which had proved over time as one of the most effective models of development finance. These criticisms emerged over signs of overheating in some markets, particularly the 2010 events in Andhra Pradesh, and turned into an assumption of a worldwide microfinance crisis, putting seriously at stake the good reputation microfinance had enjoyed so far.

Education
Deals with the relevance of recognition and validation of non-formal and informal learning education and training, the workplace and society. The aim of the book is therefore to present and share experience, expertise and lessons in such a way that enables its effective and immediate use across the full spectrum of country contexts, whether in the developing or developed world. It examines the importance of meeting institutional and political requirements that give genuine value to the recognition of non-formal and informal learning; it shows why recognition is important and clarifies its usefulness and the role it serves in education, working life and voluntary work; it emphasises the importance of the coordination, interests, motivations, trust and acceptance by all stakeholders.

Mergers and alliances in higher education: international practice and emerging opportunities /Adrian Curaj, Luke Georghiou, Jennifer Cassingena Harper, Eva Egron-Polak, editors.
Casts light on mergers and alliances in higher education by examining developments of this type in different countries. It combines the direct experiences of those at the heart of such transformations, university leaders and senior officials responsible for higher education policy, with expert analysts of the systems concerned.
 
Preparing for life in a digital age: the IEA International Computer and Information Literacy Study International Report /Julian Fraillon, John Ainley, Wolfram Schulz, Tim Friedman, Eveline Gebhardt.
In general, the study findings presented in this international report challenge the notion of young people as “digital natives” with a self-developed capacity to use digital technology. Findings also indicate that system- and school-level planning needs to focus on increasing teacher expertise.

Ethics & Philosophy
Contemporary bioethics: Islamic perspective /by Mohammed Ali Al-Bar, Hassan Chamsi-Pasha.
Biomedical topics are presented and ethical issues related to topics such as genetic testing, assisted reproduction and organ transplantation are discussed. The second part of the book concentrates on the objectives of Islamic religious practice the maqa' sid which include: Preservation of Faith, Preservation of Life, Preservation of Mind (intellect and reason), Preservation of Progeny (al-nasl) and Preservation of Property. Lastly, the third part of the book discusses selected topical issues, including abortion, assisted reproduction devices, genetics, organ transplantation, brain death and end-of-life aspects. For each topic, the current medical evidence is followed by a detailed discussion of the ethical issues involved
 
Investigates the nature of aesthetic experience and aesthetic objects. Written by leading philosophers, psychologists, literary scholars and semioticians, the volume sets the scene for state-of-the-art inquiries in the intersection between the psychology and ontology of art.
Health Sciences
 Written specifically for RN to BSN and second-degree nursing programs, the book is the only such text grounded in nurses'own understanding and experience. Concise and practical, it supports foundational concepts with real-life case studies and clinical applications and reinforces information with interactive quizzes and multimedia materials. 

High density lipoproteins: from biological understanding to clinical exploitation /Arnold von Eckardstein, Dimitris Kardassis, editors.
Summarizes in more than 20 chapters our current knowledge on the structure, function, metabolism and regulation of HDL in health and several diseases as well as the status of past and ongoing attempts of therapeutic exploitation. The book is of interest to researchers in academia and industry focusing on lipoprotein metabolism, cardiovascular diseases and immunology as well as clinical pharmacologists, cardiologists, diabetologists, nephrologists and other clinicians interested in metabolic or inflammatory diseases.
Designed for all students of nursing and allied health professions studying research for the first time. Research is illustrated through examples of activities familiar to students from their daily lives, helping to build confidence in undertaking research and evidence-based practice.

Nursing theories & nursing practice /[edited by] Marlaine C. Smith, Marilyn E. Parker. 

History
Migration in the Southern Balkans: from Ottoman territory to globalized nation states /Hans Vermeulen, Martin Baldwin-Edwards, Riki van Boeschoten, editors.
Ten essays that look at intra-regional migration in the Southern Balkans from the late Ottoman period to the present. It examines forced as well as voluntary migrations and places these movements within their historical context, including ethnic cleansing, population exchanges, and demographic engineering in the service of nation-building as well as more recent labor migration due to globalization. This complete portrait will help readers gain deep insight and better understanding into the diverse migration flows and intercultural exchanges that have occurred in the Southern Balkans in the last two centuries.

Languages, Literature & Linguistics
Go set awatchman /Harper Lee.
Twenty years after the trial of Tom Robinson, Scout Finch returns home to Maycomb to visit her father Atticus and struggles with personal and political issues as her small Alabama town adjusts to the turbulent events beginning to transform the United States in the mid-1950s.

MLA Handbook /Association of America, Modern Language.
Shorter and redesigned for easy use, the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook guides writers through the principles behind evaluating sources for their research. It then shows them how to cite sources in their writing and create useful entries for the works-cited list.

Shy: an anthology /Naomi K. Lewis and Rona Altrows, editors.
The pages of this anthology are filled with personal essays and poems of thoughtful musings, raw memories, and humorous self-examinations by authors and poets who have been labelled by the world-teachers, parents, and peers-as shy. Here, they proudly own up to their shyness, and their message is clear: they don't need to be "cured"!

Political Studies
Right-wing critics of American conservatism /George Hawley, University Press of Kansas.
Offers a more complete, complex, and nuanced account of the American right in all its dissonance in history and in our day.

Sciences & Technology
Agricultural implications of the Fukushima nuclear accident /Tomoko M. Nakanishi, Keitaro Tanoi, editors.
This book provides data about the actual movement and accumulation of radioactivity in the ecological system—for example, whether debris deposited on mountains can be a cause of secondary contamination, under what conditions plants accumulate radioactive cesium in their edible parts, and how radioactivity is transferred from hay to milk.

The future internet [electronic resource]: Future Internet Assemby 2011:  achievements and technological promises /Dave Lambert [and others], eds.
A showcase of ideas and case studies to promote future creation of innovation by universities and research institutes worldwide, including information on the R&D value chain, licensing, income generation, start-ups and mechanisms to encourage entrepreneurship, and the changing role of universities in fostering innovation.

Marine anthropogenic litter /edited by Melanie Bergmann, Lars Gutow, Michael Klages.
Describes how man-made litter, primarily plastic, has spread into the remotest parts of the oceans and covers all aspects of this pollution problem from the impacts on wildlife and human health to socio-economic and political issues. The authors summarise more than five decades of marine litter research, which receives growing attention after the recent discovery of great oceanic garbage patches and the ubiquity of microscopic plastic particles in marine organisms and habitats. This book addresses scientists, and it provides a solid knowledge base for policy makers, NGOs, and  the broader public.

Covers essential aspects of transmutation technologies, highlighting especially the advances in Japan. The future of the back-end issues in Japan is very uncertain after the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi NPP and this book provides an opportunity for readers to consider the future direction of those issues.

Plant selection for bioretention systems and stormwater treatment practices[electronic resource] /by William F. Hunt, Bill Lord, Benjamin Loh, Angelia Sia.
This brief gives a short introduction on bioretention systems and documents the effectiveness of some 36 plant species in removing water pollutants. A summary on the maintenance requirements is also presented.
Provides comprehensive research findings related to the environmental monitoring of radiation, levels of radioactive nuclides in various environments and dose estimation in residents after the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident caused severe environmental contamination with radioactive nuclides. The reader thus will find a large collection of valuable and interesting data related to the environmental contamination by radioactive nuclides after the Fukushima accident.
Ranaviruses: lethal pathogens of ectothermic vertebrates /Matthew J. Gray, V. Gregory Chinchar, editors.
Begins with a discussion on the global extent of ranaviruses, case histories of infection and disease in ectothermic vertebrates, and current phylogeny. Basic principles of ranavirus ecology and evolution are covered next, with a focus on host-pathogen interactions and how the virus emerges in its environment. The book ends by providing guidance on how to design ranavirus surveillance studies and analyze data to determine risk, and discussing the role of the Global Ranavirus Consortium in organizing research and outreach activities.

Rewilding European landscapes /Henrique M. Pereira, Laetitia M. Navarro, editors.
Aims at introducing the concept of rewilding to scientists, students and practitioners. The first part presents the theory of rewilding in the European context. The second part of the book directly addresses the link between rewilding, biodiversity, and habitats. The last part is dedicated to practical aspects of the implementation of rewilding as a land management option.
Social Sciences
Poverty reduction policies and practices in developing Asia /edited by Almas Heshmati, Esfandiar Maasoumi, Guanghua Wan.
Covers a wide range of issues, including determinants and causes of poverty and its changes; consequences and impacts of poverty on human capital formation, growth and consumption; assessment of poverty strategies and policies; the role of government, NGOs and other institutions in poverty reduction; rural-urban migration and poverty; vulnerability to poverty; breakdown of poverty into chronic and transitory components; and a comparative study on poverty issues in Asia and other regions. The book will appeal to all those interested in economic development, resources, policies and economic welfare and growth.

After outlining the international and European dimensions of the legal protection of the rights to education and employment of people with autism, the book provides an in-depth analysis of domestic legislative, judicial and administrative practice of the EU Member States in these fields.

Religious Studies
Common witness:a story of ministry partnership between French and North American Mennonites,1953-2003 /by David Yoder Neufeld.
Allen Koop, in his study of late twentieth-century mission in the country, claims that “no other missionary project . . . fostered cooperation as close and as productive as that carried out by French and North American Mennonites.


"The Journal of Contemporary Ministry reports research and discusses issues related to contemporary ministry, including related theological and biblical questions."

ReadingRuth in the restoration period /by E. Allen Jones III.
With an eclectic approach drawing on traditional exegesis, analysis of inner-biblical allusions, comparisons of legal and linguistic data, and modern refugee research, Edward Allen Jones III argues that Ruth is, indeed, best understood as a call for an inclusive attitude toward any Jew or Gentile who desired to join the Judean community in the early Post-Exilic period.

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