305 Tomas Morato Ave., Quezon City. Philippines
Tel. (632) 372-2162; Tel./Fax (632) 372-2050
info@popularbkstore.com www.popularbkstore.com

Friday, September 10, 2010

Religion An Obstacle to Human Progress by Dr Chandra Sekhar Tiwary

Religion is one to the common elements that virtually all civilizations share. Human civilizations have made relentless progress in the sciences- heliocentrism, relativity, quantum physics, nuclear science, computer technology, genetic engineering but our socio-political ideas and our religious ideas have changed very little.
Religions become a force for peacemaking in the world and the use religion has become a tool to justify violence and no longer be justified in the name of conversion, reform, purification, secularization, property rights, missionary activity, redress of historic grievances, or extirpation of error and because of violence religion is seen by many people as a source of societal discord and injustice that must be place under state control.

Aviation Management Global Perspectives by Dr K C Khurana

Aviation is a dynamic international industry. There is a world-wide industy trend that indicates the need for Aviation Management with higher-level techniques to function effectively in this highly competitive field.
The aviation industry is already reeling from one of the deepest and most sustained business downturns in recent years, but there has been little support from the governments and regulators. The industry as finding the regulations on the industry as burdensome and that it was becoming more apparent now in the period of crisis. This present book deals with all the relevant areas of aviation industry and gives vital information on aviation management.

Terrorism has No Religion by Dr. R.N. Trivedi

Is the new slogan spreading fast and is the proper, much need secularist approach at this time of crisis. Whenever and wherever there is a terror attack happens, the people who execute these gory attacks are Muslims. Some may be cooked up by a foreign nation for a geographical hold or gain. Some may be cooked up by local politicians for the power gain. Some may be cooked up by religious fanatics. Whether it's an international conspiracy or local political conspiracy or religion based one.

Terrorists use various means to justify their violence, even though God's written word does not permit these actions. One glance at the victims of terrorist attacks is living proof that terrorists are nothing but criminals and murderers, and are far from being righteous. Terrorism has no religion. In fact any religion including Islam is against violence and terrorism. Unfortunately terror is sometimes marketed in the name of religion by some wicked people and fools get carried away by their gimmicks. In the interest of making it is necessary that every religious leader and followers of respective religion should be extra vigilant against the blatant misuse of religion for terrorist activities.

Constraint Management by Mayank Chowdhary

Throughput, Operating Expenses and Inventory. Sometimes our constraints aren't merely physical. In many cases they're policies: the laws, regulations, rules or procedures that determine what we can or can't do. Even the way we think can be a constraint to ourselves and our organizations. This book deals on how we can manage organisation's constraints. It shows which reports and metrics to use in a throughput environment. It also gives emphasis on how throughput accounting can be used to find the vest solutions in a large number of real-world situations.

Terrosist Organisations and their Modus Operandi by Vijay Kumar Verma

Modus operandi is used to describe the methods employed by individuals during the execution of a crime. It opens a whole new range of options to the terrorists that were previously considered unthinkable and probably the most troubling of these options is the use of chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons. Compared to a classical car bomb or suicide attack, the new modus operandi or tactic to attack soft targets, including major landmarks and also kill foreign nationals has the advantage for the terrorists of remaining in the news for a much longer time. It has also a much higher psychological value on the population.
The work examine the constellations of group variables such as group psychologies, group behaviors and structures, ideology, available weaponry and material toward extrapolating how they directly influence group strategic targeting approaches, targeting preferences and attack modus operandi particular to individual groups.

Cyber Rules by Rahul Gupta

This book has created a way of classifying the different types of strategies for e-business and then describes how these straegies can be used in business. Because today's economy demands that e-business initiatives emphasize methods to minimize cost, yet ensure quality.
This book investigates empirically the impact of CRM on corporate success in e-commerce at the firm level. Further it analyzes the implementation process of a customer relationship management (CRM) system in online retailing and the challenges of transforming a product-focused business into a customer-centric organization.

The Evolving Human and the Future World by Pavan Raina

The book is a critical self-analysis by the author that lays emphasis on the growing importance of materialistic possessions over moral values. A comparison is shown between the pre-historic times and the modern day. It tells us that how in the ancient people were more inclined towards building close knit relationships with complete harmony as compared to today when all that seems to be important is money. Over the time as humans had made advancement into scientifically equipped world things has started to change. As the humans has started to evolve so is the future world, things would no longer be the same.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Environmental Management by Dr K C Bhatnagar

New Directions for the 21st Century. This book focuses on the need of Environmental Management to the wider industry. The challenge is to incorporate the best ideas into a set of principles which is meaningful and able to be applied across government, business and society in general. This book is an attempt to bring out the importance of environmental management in today's time. It is an excellent beginning and will be of importance to students and policy-makers as well as to environmental practitioners and, indeed, anyone with an interest in converting the theory of environmental management into practical, operational reality.

Buddhism in Southeast Asia by Dr Arvind Kumar Singh

This book has some initial chapters about the Buddhism namely, Southeast Asia: An Introduction , Buddhism in Southeast Asia etc. This book further goes to trace Buddhism in each of the Southeast Asian countries. How Buddhism has transformed the society and the customs and rituals of the Buddhist society has been given in this book. this book concludes with chapters on Buddhism in the Philippines and Singapore and Buddhism in the West.

Encyclopaedia of Monasticism by Dr Rana Purushottam Kumar Singh

Monasticism is the religious practice in which one renounces worldly pursuits in order to fully devoted one's life to spiritual work. This book traces the various aspects of monasticism, from the basic concept of monasticism., from the basic concept on monasticism to the practice of monasticisms in different religions.
The book starts with an introduction of monasticism, which includes the brief anlaysis of monasticism in various religions. The book has these following important chapters after introduction: Hinduism:rituals, practices and monastic ways. Becoming a monk and way of monasticism in Hinduism, Christian monasticisms, Philosophical development of Christian monasticism, Buddhists monasticism, Monks and monasticism, religions and monastic life India History of monastic discipline and Monks in different religions. It has been tried to define monasticism in a very meticulaous and pragmatic manner and  I think that my sincere work will be truly appreciated by readers.

Encyclopaedia of Mysticism by Dr Rana Purushottam Kumar Singh

Mysticism is used to refer the beliefs and practices which go beyond the liturgical and devotional forms of worship of mainstream faith. Mysticism may make use of canonical and no-canonical religious texts, and will generally interpret them hermeneutically, developing a philosophical perspective distinct from conventional religious interpretations. Many forms of mysticism in the modern world will adapt or adopt texts from entirely different faiths-Vivekananda in Vedante, for instance, is noted for his assertions that all religions are one. As a rule, mysticisms are less concerned with religious differences and more concerned with social or individual development.

Mysticism is defined in this book and many important topics related to mysticism have been covered here. The Characteristic of Mysticism, Mysticism and Theology, Mysticism and Psychology, Mysticism and Symbolism, Mysticism and Magic, Mysticism and Vitalism, The Mystic Way, Hindu Mysticism, The Mysticism of the Upanishads, The Mysticism of Yoga, Buddhist Mysticism, Devotional Mysticism and their Classical Forms, Mysticism in Sufism, Mysticism in Christianity and Jain Mysticism are the chapters which have been covered in this book.  

Biotechnology Cracking New Pastures by C P Malik and Aman Verma

Breathtaking progress has been made in biotechnology in the past 20 years. The global biotechnology industry is now at the initiation of a technology curve whose growing potential seems limitless. It is the next driver of innovation and economic growth. This cutting edge technology is already beginning to usher in complex, rapidly emerging and far-reaching new changes in several areas, particularly food and nutrition, security, health care and environmental sustainability. It has sparked several discoveries.
The present book Biotechnology: Cracking New Pastures discusses selected topics to provide the reader a sound knowledge of selected areas in different guises, ranging from Lectins, RNAi, Bacterial biosorption of heavy metals, Increasing yield potential of grain legumes, Science of Omics, Ednophytic fungi; advances in DNA transfer, Prions, Chemistry and Functions of NO, each topic is written by an expert and offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on pertinent topic. Most of these topics are sought after by researchers and students at the graduate as well as postgraduate levels. Each chapter discusses the current status.
 The strength of the book is profusely used images, and extensive literature citations. To give a snapshot of state-of-art research in the related area where things move faster that anywhere else is next to impossible. Several authors and co-authors  have worked on this protect, and although we tried to find a more or less uniform style, the authors with unique views and values are still recognizable.
Certain to become the standard reference for biotechnologist, molecular biologists, breeders, applied biologists, a must for teachers and students engaged in teaching and research in physiology and plant sciences, the book is the definitive source for those who are keen to remain updated with recent advance s biotechnology.

Islamic Fundamentalism and Jihad by S M Arif

Islamic fundamentalism is a relatively new phenomenon and a radical departure from the purposes of Islam justifying the means (or war) rather than the end (peace and social order). Terrorism has defeated the purposes of Islam in a definite way by blowing the aggression out of proportion. Elements of aggression are also present in other religious texts like say the Bhagavada Gita, but if illiterate unwise individuals exaggerate this, any religion will begin to crumble. Islamic terrorism is largely base on a different terrorist philosophy which uses certain concepts from the Quran to appeal to religious sentiments but terrorism is not Islam. terrorism has its roots on the flaws of Islam rather than Islam itself. Islamic fanaticism and terrorism thrives so wonderfully simply because Islam is too flawed and too vulnerable for the modern civilized world and also hugely misunderstood and it is necessary that scholars establish a platform for debated and discussion, so that Muslims can begin to move beyond their religion towards social progress rather than destroying it completely through terrorism and fundamentalism.

Islamic Spirituality by Dr. Y A Sabba

Islamic Spirituality is based upon the assumption that what appears to us as mystery revealed itself as being God. The Qur'an is this revelation. The Qur'an instructs us in the foundational importance of awareness of God and the proper response to God. The Sunnah (lifestyle or practice) of Muhammad expresses and exemplifies this Qur'anic awareness of, and response to God within actual, historical, phenomenal reality. This is the heart and foundation and raison d'etre of Islamic spirituality. Muhammad is considered to be a "walking Qur'an".
Islamic spirituality fosters God-consciousness, called taqwa, in and through all daily activities in addition to activities we usually identify as "spiritual" such as fasting and prayer. It shuns any extremes. Islamic spirituality is active in all four aspects of human experience. It thus avoids extremes of interiority and does not portray the physical of the social as being contra the spiritual.   

Islamic Media by Dr P Quereshi

Islam is the fastest growing religion in the World.  To this fact the media has again managed to attach a negative stigma. Perhaps the most persistent negative stereotype of Islam is that it is a faith of violent extremists, represented by a masked militant rather than the doctor or computer software designer living next door. In media Islam is presented as being a backward and barbaric religion seen as oppressive and unjust; and more then this it is seen as being most oppressive to women.
The media has a great power, and how it chooses to exercise this power directly affects people. It is a propaganda machine of the highest order and Islam through its media appeals to many different people from many different walks of life and is able to provide satisfactory answers to every question posed by the individual, and thus provides them with total peace of mind; something which many Muslims would argue no other religion can provide.

Radicalization and Escalation of Modern Terrorism by Dr. R.N. Trivedi

This book describes that the forces behind the new terrorism are structural in nature, the product of modernization and globalization, and terrorists are using the instruments on modernization and globalization to wage their war. Global communications have empowered terrorists organizations, linking like minded groups, and making it easier to set up essential support structures among diaspora and migrant communities around the world. It also explains that these networks disseminate propaganda, raise funds, recruit and train terrorists and procure weapons. Asia's vast and extensive terrorist groups have provided fertile soil for breeding young and innocent people as terrorists.

Bioterrorism by Dr. Abhay Kumar Shrivastava

Disguisting Face of Future. The world is largely unaware of, and therefore largely unprepared for: bioterrorist attacks. Bio-weapons threaten thousands of casualties in addition to other disastrous long-term consequences. Bioterrorism is the use of a biological weapon against civilian populations for the purpose of undermining morale and creating chaos.
Bioterrorism is inherently limited as a warfare tactic because of the uncontrollable nature of the agent involved. A biological weapon is useful to terrorist group mainly as a method of creating mass panic and disruption to a society. An effective biological weapon is potentially devastating and much easier to make and transport that a nuclear weapon.
In many countries, criminal justice systems are constrained by inadequate legal frameworks governing the detection and repression of bio-weapons. Frequently, no law is violated until the disease or biological agent is actually deployed. There is therefore an urgent need to ensure that countries ate adequately prepared for, protected from, and able to respond to Bioterrorism attacks. Law enforcement agencies have a crucial role to play, with significant support from, and in collaboration with a range of other national and international bodies.

Jihad and the West by S M Arif

While there is no precise definition of the term, the meaning of Jihad is far more complex. In fact, the term Jihad generally refers to the struggle one must undertake as one " strive[s] in the path of God". That struggle is defined both externally and internally. As so, they are classified in terms of an external struggle with enemies or non believers, or an internal struggle with oneself to reject greed and temptation. While popular opinion has been misconstrued to see Jihad as a malevolent, violent action; a serous investigation of the term's historical and religious background reveals a multi-defined word.
The term "Jihad" used without any qualifiers is generally understood in the West to be referring to holy war on behalf of Islam. In broader usage and interpretation, the term has accrued both violent and non-violent meanings. It can simply mean striving to live a moral and virtuous life, spreading and defending Islam as well as fighting injustice and oppression among other things. The relative importance of these tow forms of Jihad is a matter of controversy.

CLIMATE CHANGE by Stellina Jolly and Amit Jain

"Changing Dimensions of Law and Policy" analyzes the global legal response to Climate change. Different chapters have thrown light on the policies, rules regulations issued by different countries especially India on Climate Change. It covers the adequacy, deficiencies and challenges associated with Climate Change policy. Book is written in a simple language to cater to the mainstream readers. First chapter talks about development of international climate change regime and India's highlight global response to climate change by discussing various policies and legislation on Solid waste, Renewable energy, solar policy etc. Finally, book brings the response of mainstream India especially the middle class to change policies.

COMBATING TERRORISM by Dr. Vijay Kumar Verma

Counterterrosrism is a set of techniques for denying an opopnent the use of terrorism-based tactics, just as counter-air is a set of techniques for denying the opponent the use of attack aircraft. Counterterrorism includes both the detection of potential acts and the response to related events. Building a counterterrorism plan involves all segments of a society or many government agencies. In dealing with foreign terrorists, the lead responsibility is usually at the national level. Because propaganda and indoctrination lie at the core of terrorism , understanding their profile and functions increases the ability to counterterrorism more effectively.

There are many ways to combat terrorism. First, would be an international team that is always on call to respond to terrorist threats,, and retrieve hostages with minimal loss of life. The second is gun control, which would limit the weapons accessed any potential terrorist. The last thing is to recognize terrorist organizations before they have a chance to attack.

Dalit and Social Justice

This book provides a detailed and comprehensive account of the status of Dalits in India. This book provides information about Dalit movements in the India, their mode of organisation, engagement in politics and contribution to process of democratization and egalitarianism. It explores the social, economic and cultural content of Dalit transformation in modern India. 
The detailed conclusion outlines the policies required to facilitate the empowerment of Dalits. This book covers aspirations and struggle of the marginalised Dalit masses and looks forward to a new humanity based on equality, social justice and human dignity

Child Labour and Human Rights Dr. Lata Kaushal

Child labour continues to be a global issue, and infringes on the rights of tens of thousands of children. In most developing countries the phenomenon is quite evident, but in developed countries, although perhaps more obscured, the problem is far from solved. Poverty and lack of education are the two primary reasons for the ever-growing social malice of child labour. Parents in the poverty zone of society give birth to moneymaking machines and not children.
The problem of child labour continues to pose a challenge before the nation. Government has been taking various proactive measures to tackle this problem.  However, considering the magnitude and the extent of the problem and that it is essentially a socio-economic problem inextricably linked to poverty and illiteracy, it requires concerned efforts from all sections of the society to make a dent in the problem.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Land Management Challenges and Strategies by Chaitanya Iyyer

This Land Management book integrates our current understanding of environmental processes with relevant social, economic and other subjects to provide an integrated approach to land use.  this approach is then applied throughout the book at relevant scales including field, city, catchment, national and global. This book allows specialisation in ecological conservation, ecotechnology for cities, land reclamation and restoration, natural resource management and soil management.