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BOOK PEEK Quick look at a few books


Contents of Book Peek – November 29, 2012 Reviews 1) ‘The Resurgence of Satyam: The global IT giant’ by Zafar Anjum Landmark 2) ‘How to Outwit Aristotle: And 34 other really interesting uses of philosophy’ by Peter Cave 3) ‘Uncommon Ground: Dialogues between business and social leaders’ by Rohini Nilekani 4) ‘How Leaders Speak: Essential rules for engaging and inspiring others’ by Jim Gray 5) ‘The $10 Trillion Prize: Captivating the newly affluent in China and India’ by Michael J. Silverstein, Abheek Singhi, Carol Liao, David Michael 6) ‘Third Man in Havana: Finding the heart of cricket in the world’s most unlikely places’ by Tom Rodwell

Video links 1) Book launch: ‘The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them’ by Wayne A. Pacelle 2) Wayne A. Pacelle, President and Chief Executive Officer, Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)

Information New arrivals – Konark, Harper, Sage

Short snatches 1) ‘Breaking the Bow: Speculative fiction inspired by the Ramayana’ Ed: Anil Menon, Vandana Singh 2) ‘Dial M for Murdoch: News Corporation and the corruption of Britain’ by Tom Watson, Martin Hickman 3) ‘Everyday Enlightenment: Walking the path to happiness in the modern world’ by Gyalwang Drukpa 4) ‘Rammohun Roy: A critical biography’ by Amiya P. Sen 5) ‘The Etymologicon: A circular stroll through the hidden connections of the English language’ by Mark Forsyth 6) ‘How to Live Forever: And 34 other really interesting uses of science’ by Alok Jha

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Book launch ‘The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them’ by Wayne A. Pacelle

Excerpt from the book: “As harsh as nature is for animals, cruelty comes only from human hands. We are the creature of conscience, aware of the wrongs we do and fully capable of making things right. Our best instincts will always tend in that direction, because there is a bond with animals that’s built into every one of us. That bond of kinship and fellow-feeling has been with us through the entire arc of human experience—from our first bare-footed steps on the planet through the era of the domestication of animals and into the modern age. For all that sets humanity apart, animals remain ‘our companions in Creation,’ to borrow a phrase from Pope Benedict XVI, bound up with us in the story of life on earth. Every act of callousness toward an animal is a betrayal of that bond. In every act of kindness we keep faith with the bond. And broadly speaking, the whole mission of the animal welfare cause is to repair the bond—for their sake and for our own.” (Source)


Author connect

Wayne A. Pacelle President and Chief Executive Officer, Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), and the author of ‘The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them’

Playlist


New arrivals

‘Bureaucrazy Gets Crazier: IAS unmasked’ by M. K. Kaw – Konark ‘Making of a Diplomat: Hone your skills’ by Prem K. Budhwar – Konark

‘Love Stories #1 to 14’ by Annie Zaidi – Harper ‘Thinner than Skin’ by Uzma Aslam Khan – Harper (Check photos on http://www.facebook.com/dMurali)


New arrivals

‘Fit Pregnancy: The complete health plan for you and your baby’ by Namita Jain – Harper ‘Those Who Did Not Die: Impact of the agrarian crisis on women in Punjab’ by Ranjana Padhi – Sage

‘An Indian Political Life: Charan Singh and Congress politics, 1957 to 1967’ by Paul R. Brass – Sage ‘Leaders on Leadership: Insights from corporate India’ from All India Management Association – Sage


Short snatches

Published by: Shrinikethan, Chennai http://bit.ly/ShriMap Edited by: D. Murali http://bit.ly/dMurali http://bit.ly/TopTalk November 29, 2012


Book Peek - November 29, 2012 - Contents