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The Diary of Samuel Pepys, November 1667

by Samuel Pepys

November 1667 diary of the English writer.

The Diary of Samuel Pepys, September 1667

by Samuel Pepys

September 1667 diary of the English writer.

The Diary of V: Happily Ever After?

by Debra Kent

The last of three novels based on Redbook magazine & women.com's longest running serial - a wild tale of suburban adultery as told via the diary entries of V, a wife, mother, & psychotherapist.

The Diary of V: The Affair

by Debra Kent

The life and loves of V - suburban mum, wife, and psychotherapist - began as a popular website. Now they're available as a sizzling series of books. In The Diary of V: The Breakup, V, more outspoken and outrageous than ever, stands at a turning point. Husband Roger has been cheating - more than V! And he has something even more shocking than hidden investments up his sleeve. Once V ferrets it out, she may become a millionaire. But first she has to choose between her own secret lovers.

The Diary of V: The Breakup

by Debra Kent

The second of three novels based on Redbook magazine & women.com's longest running serial--a wild tale of suburban adultery as told via the diary entries of V, a wife, mother, & psychotherapist.

Dia's Story Cloth

by Dia Cha

The story cloth made for the author by her aunt and uncle chronicles the life of the Hmong people in their native Laos and their eventual emigration to the United States.

Diaspora

by Greg Egan

Behold the orphan. Born into a world that is not a world. A digital being grown from a mind seed, a genderless cybernetic citizen in a vast network of probes, satellites and servers knitting the Solar System into one scape, from the outer planets to the fiery surface of the Sun. Since the Introdus in the 21st century, humanity has reconfigured itself drastically. Most chose immortality, joining the polises to become conscious software. Others opted for gleisners: Disposable, renewable robotic bodies that remain in contact with the physical world of force and friction. Many of these have left the Solar System forever in fusion drive starships. And there are the holdouts. The fleshers left behind in the muck and jungle of Earth -- some devolved into dream-apes; others cavorting in the seas or the air; while the statics and bridges try to shape out a roughly human destiny. But the complacency of the citizens is shattered when an unforeseen disaster ravages the fleshers, and reveals the possibility that the polises themselves might be at risk from bizarre astrophysical processes that seem to violate fundamental laws of nature. The Orphan joins a group of citizens and flesher refugees in a search for the knowledge that will guarantee their safety -- a search that puts them on the trail of the ancient and elusive Transmuters, who have the power to reshape subatomic particles, and to cross into the macrocosmos, where the universe we know is nothing but a

Diaspora, Development, and Democracy

by Devesh Kapur

What happens to a country when its skilled workers emigrate? The first book to examine the complex economic, social, and political effects of emigration on India,Diaspora, Development, and Democracyprovides a conceptual framework for understanding the repercussions of international migration on migrants' home countries. Devesh Kapur finds that migration has influenced India far beyond a simplistic "brain drain"--migration's impact greatly depends on who leaves and why. The book offers new methods and empirical evidence for measuring these traits and shows how data about these characteristics link to specific outcomes. For instance, the positive selection of Indian migrants through education has strengthened India's democracy by creating a political space for previously excluded social groups. Because older Indian elites have an exit option, they are less likely to resist the loss of political power at home. Education and training abroad has played an important role in facilitating the flow of expertise to India, integrating the country into the world economy, positively shaping how India is perceived, and changing traditional conceptions of citizenship. The book highlights a paradox--while international migration is a cause and consequence of globalization, its effects on countries of origin depend largely on factors internal to those countries. A rich portrait of the Indian migrant community,Diaspora, Development, and Democracyexplores the complex political and economic consequences of migration for the countries migrants leave behind.

The Diatoms: Applications for the Environmental and Earth Sciences

by John P. Smol Eugene F. Stoermer

Diatoms are microscopic algae which are found in virtually every habitat where water is present. This volume is an up-to-date summary of the expanding field of their uses in environmental and earth sciences. Their abundance and wide distribution, and their well-preserved glass-like walls make them ideal tools for a wide range of applications as both fossils and living organisms. Examples of their wide range of applications include as environmental indicators, for oil exploration, and for forensic examination. The major emphasis is on their use in analysing ecological problems such as climate change, acidification and eutrophication. The contributors to the volume are leading researchers in their fields and are brought together for the first time to give a timely synopsis of a dynamic and important area. This book should be read by environmental scientists, phycologists, limnologists, ecologists and palaeoecologists, oceanographers, archaeologists and forensic scientists.

Dibs: In Search of Self

by Virginia M. Axline

From the book: "Sometimes he sat mute and unmoving all morning or crawled about the schoolroom floor oblivious to the other children or to his teacher. At times he had violent temper tantrums. No one knew whether he was retarded or had suffered brain damage at birth. His own parents had judged him mentally defective. But Dibs was none of these. He was a brilliant, lonely child trapped in a prison of fear and rage, a prison from which only he could release himself. And through psychotherapy and love, he did."

Dick and Jane and Vampires

by Laura Marchesani

When innocent Dick and Jane meet a creepy, cape-wearing vampire, the unexpected happens: he becomes their friend! This title borrows from the classic stories and art we all know and love, but adds an of-the-moment twist: a vampire, illustrated in the classic Dick and Jane style. It's a mashup kids and adults alike are sure to love.

Dick and Jane: Fun with Our Family

by Scott Foresman

Millions of Americans remember Dick and Jane (and Sally and Spot too!). The little stories with their simple vocabulary words and warmly rendered illustrations were a hallmark of American education in the 1950s and 1960s. Here is a collection of these stories designed for beginning readers. Picture descriptions are included in brackets to help blind adults read these stories along with children, since much of the action is conveyed by the pictures. If you plan to have blind children, read this book, it's best to delete the descriptions first as they are written at a higher reading level.

The Dick Cheney Code

by Henry Beard

A bestselling, Harvard-bred humorist plans to knock out a slapdash, quick-buck parody of a wildly successful, head-spinning, clue-laden thriller in a flagrant attempt to cash in on the publishing sensation of the decade, but the tousle-haired satirist's sleazy scheme goes awry when his two heroes -- beautiful, brilliant Sandra Damsel and brawny, brainy Professor William Franklin -- stumble on an explosive and frankly preposterous centuries-old secret that plunges them into a puzzle-packed, plot-crammed, prose-swollen Washington intrigue whose flabbergasting finale will determine the outcome of the 2004 presidential election. Cryptic praise for The Dick Cheney Code "1, 1!" (highest rating) -- The Fibonacci Report "Hysterical! Lacey shirt!" -- Anagram Monthly "I laughed so hard I xxxxxx in my pants!" -- Redacter's Digest "I bend over double! I hold my sides! I tickle my ribs! I slap my thighs!" -- Mime Magazine "Three syllables, sounds like: Upper arm? Broken arm? Broken bone? Radius? Humerus? HUMOROUS!" -- Charade Magazine "Too funny for words!" (9 letters, starting with P, ending in S) -- Acrostic Review

Dick Francis's Refusal (Sid Halley #5)

by Felix Francis

Dick Franciss beloved investigator Sid Halley returns in the riveting new mystery by New York Times-bestselling author Felix Francis. Six years ago, investigator Sid Halley retired for good. Hed been harassed, beaten, shot, even lost a hand to his investigating business, and enough was enough. For the sake of his wife and new daughter he gave up that life of danger and uncertainty, and he thought nothing would ever lure him back into the game. He thought wrong. Sir Richard Stewart, chairman of the racing authority, begs Sid to investigate a series of dodgy races. Sid adamantly refuses, but the following day, Sir Richard is found dead under suspicious circumstances. And then a man with an Irish accent contacts Sid, telling him to deliver a whitewashed report about the suspected race-fixing . . . or else. At first Sid ignores these warnings, knowing that once he submits to this criminal bully, he will forever be under his control. But as the intimidation tactics escalate--and Sids own family comes under threat--Sid realizes he must meet his enemy head-on . . . or he might pay the ultimate price for his refusal.

Dick Whittington and His Cat, Told and Cut in Linoleum

by Marcia Brown

A retelling of the legend about a boy who became mayor of London, who heard his future in the Bells of Bow and made his fortune through his cat.

Dickens Dictionary: An A-Z of England's Greatest Novelist

by John Sutherland

FROM THE BOOK JACKET: For fans old and new, this is a fascinating tour through Charles Dickens's novels, in the hands of a master critic and -- interpreter of his work. Oliver Twist... Great Expectations... David Copperfield - all contain riotous fictional worlds that still live and breathe for readers today. But how much do we really know about the dazzling imagination that brought them all into being? To celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Dickens in 2012, Victorian literature expert John Sutherland has created a gloriously wide-ranging alphabetical companion to Dickens's novels, excavating the hidden links between his characters, themes, and preoccupations, and the minutiae of his endlessly inventive wordplay.

Dickens's Style

by Daniel Tyler

Charles Dickens, generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian age, was known as 'The Inimitable', not least for his distinctive style of writing. This collection of twelve essays addresses the essential but often overlooked subject of Dickens's style, with each essay discussing a particular feature of his writing. All the essays consider Dickens's style conceptually, and they read it closely, demonstrating the ways it works on particular occasions. They show that style is not simply an aesthetic quality isolated from the deepest meanings of Dickens's fiction, but that it is inextricably involved with all kinds of historical, political and ideological concerns. Written in a lively and accessible manner by leading Dickens scholars, the collection ranges across all Dickens's writing, including the novels, journalism and letters.

The Dictator's Learning Curve

by William J. Dobson

In this riveting portrait of authoritarianism in peril, acclaimed journalist William Dobson takes us inside the relentless battle between dictators and the people challenging their rule.We are witnessing an incredible moment in the war between dictators and democracy--waves of protests are sweeping Syria and Yemen, and despots have fallen in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya. But the Arab Spring is only the latest front in a worldwide battle between freedom and repression, a battle that also rages in a dozen other countries from Venezuela to China, Russia to Malaysia. It is a struggle that, until recently, dictators have been winning hands-down. The reason is that today's authoritarian regimes are nothing like the frozen-in-time government of North Korea. They are ever-morphing, technologically savvy, and internationally connected, and they have replaced more brutal forms of intimidation with seemingly "free" elections and talk of human rights. Facing off against modern dictators is an unlikely army of democracy advocates--students, bloggers, environmentalists, lawyers, activists, and millionaires--who are growing increasingly savvy themselves. The result is a global game of cat-and-mouse, where the future of freedom hangs in the balance. Dobson takes us behind the scenes in both camps, and reveals how each side is honing its strategies for the war that will define our age.

Dictator's Ransom (Rogue Warrior #14)

by Richard Marcinko Jim Defelice

When Kim Jong II invites the Rogue Warrior to visit North Korea, Dick Marcinko politely declines, wary of what could be in store for him inside the "Hermit Kingdom." But the CI has other ideas and soon Marcinko is enjoying the comforts of the Supreme Leader's palace--where four nuclear warheads may be hidden. Hot on the radioactive trail in a special op, Marcinko has to stay one step ahead of Kim Jong II--and the Russian mobsters he meets on the way.

Dictionary Activities

by Cindy Leaney

Dictionary Activities is a fantastic teaching resource which helps students get to know their dictionaries by explaining dictionary features and how to navigate them. The book also covers more complex topics such as collocations, idioms and wordbuilding. Dictionary Activities also looks at the use of electronic dictionaries and other non-standard specialized dictionaries such as picture dictionaries. In addition to providing over 90 dictionary activities to use in the language classroom, this book is also invaluable to any teacher who wants to improve their own knowledge of how dictionaries work. Dictionary Activities contains eight chapters which deal with: Confidence and dictionary skills-building activities, vocabulary-building activities, grammar activities, pronunciation activities, reading and writing activities, quick activities, CD-ROM and electronic dictionary activities and specialized dictionaries. A wealth of ideas for building dictionary skills in class and making the most of dictionaries as a teaching resource.

Dictionary of Abbreviations

by Market House Books

Abbreviations are a part of everyday life and are becoming increasingly prevalent in the areas of banking, computers, and business. Compiled from the resources of the Oxford English Dictionary and a wide range of newspapers and journals, Dictionary of Abbreviations, Second Edition is the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to abbreviations available in paperback. Covering all the most important business, scientific, and technical abbreviations, as well as those in everyday use, the dictionary contains over 20,000 abbreviations and 36,000 definitions. Included here are acronyms (ROM, NATO), initialisms (OED, CFC), shortenings (Sun. for Sunday), symbols, and signs (K, HZ, and A4), as well as hybrid forms (A-bomb). Coverage is also international in scope, and graphic symbols such as proofreading marks, hallmarks, music, science, and weather symbols are all provided in a series of appendices. This new edition, containing 1,700 new headwords and senses, also provides the latest abbreviations for organizations, terms used in advertising, computers and the internet, medicine, and government.

A Dictionary of Accounting (3rd edition)

by Jonathan Law Gary Owen

This dictionary offers comprehensive coverage of financial and management accounting. Nearly 4,000 clear and accessible entries give straightforward definitions of terms, concepts, and jargon. It is a resource for students and professionals in the fields of accounting and finance. Topics include financial reporting, direct and indirect taxation, auditing, corporate finance, and accounting bodies and institutions. It is fully updated to reflect the latest developments, particularly the growing importance of international accounting standards and the rise of activity-based costing systems. New features include worked examples, web links, and feature entries on key topics.

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