First Semester 2019-2020

Title
Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies: a comprehensive introduction
Author Narayanan, Arvind
Call Number HG1710.N35 2016
This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the revolutionary yet often misunderstood new technologies of digital currency. Whether you are a student, software developer, tech entrepreneur, or researcher in computer science, this authoritative and self-contained book tells you everything you need to know about the new global money for the Internet age.

Title
Design of the 20th century
Author
Fiell, Charlotte, 1965-
Call Number NK1390.F547 2018
This essential book is a comprehensive journey through the shapes and colors, forms and functions of design history in the 20th century. From furniture to graphics, the work of artists who shaped and created the modern world with a dizzying variety of materials. An AZ of designers and design schools, which builds into a complete picture of contemporary living. Lavishly illustrated, this is design in the fullest sense.

Title
Inside Arabic music: Arabic maqam performance and theory in the 20th century
Author
Farraj, Johnny
Call Number ML330.5.F37 2019
From deep inside the tradition, renowned performers Johnny Farraj and Sami Abu Shumays guide readers through maqam, and introduce the instruments, artists, rhythms, and forms of Arabic music. Their discussion of maqam and improvisation taps into linguistics, network theory, cognition, and music analysis to explore the relationships among music, culture, and human community. Drawing theory directly from practice, Inside Arabic music de-mystifies the music, and presents a comprehensive guide for beginner and expert alike.

Title
The Holocaust and the Nakba a new grammar of trauma and history
Author
Bashir, Bashir (ed.)
Call Number DS119.7.S3819413 2019
This book does not seek to draw a parallel or comparison between the Holocaust and Nakba or to merely inaugurate a dialogue between them. Instead, it searches for a new historical and political grammar for relating and narrating their complicated intersections.