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Delectable Mountains (Benni Harper #12)

by Earlene Fowler

When the musical director of Benni Harper's church is called away, Benni finds herself "volunteered" to take over a children's play already in rehearsal. The production comes to a screeching halt, however, after Benni discovers the badly beaten body of the church handyman right in front of the altar.

Delegation & Supervision

by Brian Tracy

Managers are judged by the results they deliver-and more than anything else, those results hinge on the ability to delegate and supervise. You will be surprised at how efficient and easy to manage your team becomes when you master these essential skills. This handy, pocket-sized guide reveals time-tested ways to boost the performance and productivity of your employees, including how to: #149; Define work, assign it, and set measurable, targeted standards for performance #149; Match skills to job requirements #149; Use Management by Objectives to delegate longer-term tasks to trusted team members #149; Monitor, , and keepon top of projects with minimum effort #149; Turn delegation into a teaching tool and build the confidence of your staff #149; Provide useful feedback and elicit active participation #149; Avoid reverse delegation #149; Free up time for higher-level tasks only you can tackle #149; And much more Done right, delegation and supervision allow your employees to learn, grow, and become more capable. Your success will skyrocket as you increase the quality and quantity of results, and build the loyalty, involvement, and commitment of your people.

Delete

by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

Delete looks at the surprising phenomenon of perfect remembering in the digital age, and reveals why we must reintroduce our capacity to forget. Digital technology empowers us as never before, yet it has unforeseen consequences as well. Potentially humiliating content on Facebook is enshrined in cyberspace for future employers to see. Google remembers everything we've searched for and when. The digital realm remembers what is sometimes better forgotten, and this has profound implications for us all. In Delete, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger traces the important role that forgetting has played throughout human history, from the ability to make sound decisions unencumbered by the past to the possibility of second chances. The written word made it possible for humans to remember across generations and time, yet now digital technology and global networks are overriding our natural ability to forget--the past is ever present, ready to be called up at the click of a mouse. Mayer-Schönberger examines the technology that's facilitating the end of forgetting--digitization, cheap storage and easy retrieval, global access, and increasingly powerful software--and describes the dangers of everlasting digital memory, whether it's outdated information taken out of context or compromising photos the Web won't let us forget. He explains why information privacy rights and other fixes can't help us, and proposes an ingeniously simple solution--expiration dates on information--that may. Delete is an eye-opening book that will help us remember how to forget in the digital age.

Delete All Suspects (Turing Hopper #4)

by Donna Andrews

This is the fourth in the Turing Hopper mystery series where the detective is a sentient computer.

Deleuze and Guattari

by Dr Philip Goodchild

This accessible book examines critically the writings of Deleuze and Guattari, clarifying the ideas of these two notoriously difficult thinkers without over-simplifying them. Divided into three sections - Knowledge, Power, and Liberation of Desire - the book provides a systematic account of the intellectual context as well as an exhaustive analysis of the key themes informing Deleuze and Guattari's work. It provides the framework for reading the important and influential study Capitalism and Schizophrenia and, with the needs of students in mind, explains the key concepts in Deleuze and Guattari's discussion of philosophy, art and politics. Definitive and incisive, the book will be invaluable in situating the philosophy of these two major figures within the perspective of the social and human sciences.

Deleuze And Guattari Dictionary

by Gary Genosko Gregg Lambert Eugene B. Young Janell Watson

The Deleuze and Guattari Dictionary is a comprehensive and accessible guide to the world of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, two of the most important and influential thinkers in twentieth-century European philosophy. Meticulously researched and extensively cross-referenced, this unique book covers all their major sole-authored and collaborative works, ideas and influences and provides a firm grounding in the central themes of Deleuze and Guattari's groundbreaking thought. Students and experts alike will discover a wealth of useful information, analysis and criticism. A-Z entries include clear definitions of all the key terms used in Deleuze and Guattari's writings and detailed synopses of their key works. The Dictionary also includes entries on their major philosophical influences and key contemporaries, from Aristotle to Foucault. It covers everything that is essential to a sound understanding of Deleuze and Guattari's philosophy, offering clear and accessible explanations of often complex terminology. The Deleuze and Guattari Dictionary is the ideal resource for anyone reading or studying these seminal thinkers or Modern European Philosophy more generally.

Deleuze Beyond Badiou: Ontology, Multiplicity, and Event

by Clayton Crockett

Restoring the reputation of a twentieth-century philosopher and his relevance to twenty-first-century political thought.

Deleuzian Concepts

by Paul Patton

Patton (philosophy, U. of New South Wales, Australia) gathers and reworks previous of his writings on the later political philosophy of French philosopher Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995). He focuses on three main issues: the conception of philosophy as the creation of concepts as elaborated with Félix Guattari in What is Philosophy?; attempts to understand the nature of events "by distinguishing between a virtual and an actual dimension or between pure and incarnate events," and the political nature and implications of the preceding. He carries out this discussion by describing Deleuze's thought and setting it into conversation with other issues and the works of other philosophers, including French contemporaries such as Jacques Derrida and Michel Foucault, as well as Anglophone contemporaries not often connected to Deleuze's work, such as Richard Rorty and John Rawls. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Delhi Noir

by Hirsh Sawhney

"Delhi Noir has no lack of true-to-life characters getting twisted, mangled and discarded. Which is why, like the proverbial train wreck, even as you cringe, you won't be able to look away."--San Francisco Chronicle"This book is a chance to get a fix on some of India's best crime writers, most of whom are totally unknown in North America. Like the rest of this superb series (Brooklyn Noir, L.A. Noir, Toronto Noir, etc.), we are introduced to the city by stories set in locations iconic to the city. In the case of Delhi, that means we go to come very dark spots indeed."--Globe & MailBrand new stories by: Irwin Allan Sealy, Omair Ahmad, Radhika Jha, Ruchir Joshi, Nalinaksha Bhattacharya, Meera Nair, Siddharth Chowdhury, Mohan Sikka, Palash K. Mehrotra, Hartosh Singh Bal, Hirsh Sawhney, Tabish Khair, Uday Prakash, and Manjula Padmanabhan.The eyes of the world are gazing at India--the world's largest democracy. But the books you read about this Asian giant only show part of the picture.Delhi Noir's fourteen original stories are written by the best Indian writers alive today--the ones you haven't yet heard of but should have. They are veteran authors who have appeared on the Booker Prize short list and budding geniuses who your grandchildren will read about in English class. Delhi Noir is a world of sex in parks, male prostitution, and vigilante rickshaw drivers. It is one plagued by religious riots, soulless corporate dons, and murderous servants. This is India uncut, the one you're missing out on because mainstream publishing houses and glossy magazines can't stomach it. offers bone-chilling, mesmerizing takes on the country's chaotic capital, a city where opulence and poverty are constantly clashing, where old-world values and the information age wage a constant battle.Editor Hirsh Sawhney has written for the Times Literary Supplement, the Guardian, Time Out New York, Outlook, and the Indian Express. He splits his time between Delhi and Brooklyn.

Delia’s Crossing (Delia #1)

by V. C. Andrews

A Latina girl immigrates to America to follow her dream with deadly results in this unforgettable blockbuster from V. C. Andrews.

Delia's Gift

by Virginia Andrews

When Delia Yebarra's fairy-tale romance with Adan Bovio, the son of a wealthy politician, was cut short by a tragic boating accident, nothing could have prepared her for the heartache that followed. But when she discovers she is carrying his child, Delia has no choice but to live under the watchful eye of Adan's powerful father. At first, it seems as though Senor Bovio has Delia's best interests at heart and he goes out of his way to provide the very best for his unborn grandson. But as her freedom is increasingly restricted by the close attentions of a cruel nursemaid, it doesn't take Delia long to realizes that Adan's father still blames her for the accident that killed his son, and he intends to use his connections to make her life hell. But when Delia's baby arrives, will she be able to protect her newborn son and make a bright future for her family?

Delia's Gift (Delia #3)

by V. C. Andrews

No amount of money can keep heartbreak away: Delia Yebarra learned that painful lesson after a boating tragedy ended her fairy-tale romance with Adan Bovia, a wealthy politician's son. But when she discovers she is carrying his child, Delia has no choice but to live under the watchful eye of Adan's powerful father, who blamed Delia for the deadly accident but soon puts her health and the safe delivery of his grandchild above his resentments. Or so Delia believed.

Delia's Heart

by Virginia Andrews

Delia Yebarra survived a treacherous desert crossing to protect her friend Ignacio from murder charges. Now, the time has come once again to leave her tiny Mexican hometown: Delia's cousin Edward convinces her to return to his world of wealth and privilege in Palm Springs, and soon Delia, a beautiful and popular senior at an exclusive private school, is living the American dream. But Delia will quickly discover that high society has a very dark underside.

Delia's Heart (Delia #2)

by V. C. Andrews

Delia Yebarra survived a treacherous desert crossing to protect her friend Ignacio from murder charges. Now, the time has come once again to leave her tiny Mexican hometown: Delia's cousin Edward convinces her to return to his world of wealth and privilege in Palm Springs, and soon Delia, a beautiful and popular senior at an exclusive private school, is living the American dream. But Delia will quickly discover that high society has a very dark underside.

Deliberate Acts of Kindness

by Meredith Gould

An indispensable guide to the spiritual and the practical aspects of devoting one's time and energies to the service of others. Deliberate Acts of Kindnessis for people who are ready to supplement"random acts of kindness" with intentional acts of generosity, decency, and integrity. More than simply a handbook for volunteers, it explores the significance of service as an expression of spirituality and the commitment to something greater than oneself. Meredith Gould guides readers through their journeys, from recognizing when they are ready to answer the call to service to finding the right place to donate their time and talents. She offers invaluable advice on discovering the types of work that best suit their personalities and the areas in which they can make the greatest contributions. There is helpful information on how to get involved, as well as sensible suggestions about what to do when things go wrong in a service situation. An easy-to-read mix of tips, quotations, reflections, and short narrative passages,Deliberate Acts of Kindnesspresents a comprehensive, honest look at what service is like on a day-to-day basis. Its insights will help new volunteers and veterans alike negotiate the practical difficulties that sometimes arise and achieve the spiritual maturity that comes from answering the call to service. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Deliberate Deceptions: Facing the Facts About the U.S.-Israeli Relationship, Second Edition

by Paul Findley

Former Congressman Paul Findley presents a list of mistruths presented by Israel and the Israeli lobby, AIPAC, over the years, and systematically rebuts each one with clear and concise facts in order to set the record straight on U.S.-Israeli relations.

Deliberate Motherhood

by Power Of Moms

The outstanding authors of Deliberate Motherhood have let the trials and hardships of motherhood mold them into better people. Whether the change includes learning patience when the two-year-old "paints" your walls with the black permanent marker or forgiving a teenager who screams "I hate you," or loving more when that naughty child doesn't really deserve it, it's a change that refines us--or as the dictionary describes it, "removes impurities, makes something more effective or become more elegant." That is powerful! You may think that everything has been said about motherhood, but the delightful thing about Deliberate Motherhood is that every mother/author is one-of-a-kind. They each come from different backgrounds, have different parents, are married (or not) to different people, and certainly have "different" children. Each of the 12 "Powers" provided in this book is a crucial component to help you in your motherhood. And the best part is that you don't need to do it all at once. You can focus on one "power" a month, and over the course of a year, you'll see great changes in yourself and in your family. The mark of a great book is that it makes you think . . . and it helps you change . . . which in the case of this book, is an absolute guarantee!

Deliberate Prose: Selected Essays 1952-95

by Bill Morgan Allen Ginsberg

Thought of Ginsberg on a wide range of topics, predominantly on literature and culture.

Deliberative Environmental Politics: Democracy and Ecological Rationality

by Walter F. Baber Robert V. Bartlett

In Deliberative Environmental Politics, Walter Baber and Robert Bartlett link political theory with the practice of environmental politics, arguing that the "deliberative turn" in democratic theory presents an opportunity to move beyond the policy stalemates of interest group liberalism and offers a foundation for reconciling rationality, strong democracy, and demanding environmentalism. Deliberative democracy, which presumes that the essence of democracy is deliberation -- thoughtful and discursive public participation in decision making -- rather than voting, interest aggregation, or rights, has the potential to produce more environmentally sound policy decisions and a more ecologically rational form of environmental governance. Baber and Bartlett defend deliberative democracy's relevance to environmental politics in the twenty-first century against criticisms from other theorists. They critically examine three major models for deliberative democracy -- those of John Rawls, Jurgen Habermas, and advocates of full liberalism such as Amy Gutman, Dennis Thompson, and James Bohman -- and analyze the implications of each of these approaches for ecologically rational environmental politics as well as for institutions, citizens, experts, and social movements. In order to establish that democracy is ecologically sustainable and that environmental protection can (and must) become a norm of culture rather than a mere fact of government, they argue, new models of ecological deliberation and deliberative environmentalism are required.

Delicacy

by C. L. Kelly

The Dixons have been helping at Taste of Success, a program that teaches the homeless the culinary arts. When a series of disturbing events hits the organization, the Dixons must find the person who is out to get them before it's too late. "You are what you eat" takes on new meaning in this thriller of taste and terror.

The Delicacy and Strength of Lace: Letters between Leslie Marmon Silko and James Wright

by Leslie Marmon Silko Anne Wright James Wright

Correspondence between Leslie Silko and James Wright who met only twice. The delicacy and strength of their friendship was to grow through letters.

The Delicate Ape

by Dorothy B. Hughes

To prevent another war, a diplomat hides from enemies of peaceTwelve years after the Second World War ended, America's war efforts have been replaced by those of the Peace Department, whose chief responsibility is to oversee the police force that governs Germany. On the eve of the biennial Peace Conclave in New York, rumors are swirling that the force may be withdrawn, and the Germans allowed free reign once again. Only the secretary of peace stands in the way of this controversial plan--that is, until he's murdered. His deputy, Piers Hunt, is the only man in the diplomatic corps who knows of his superior's death. Fearing a similar fate, he arrives in New York incognito, racing against those who would once again plunge the world into global conflict. Piers is a man of peace, but for the sake of his beliefs, he may be forced to get blood on his hands.

A Delicate Balance

by Edward Albee

One of Edward Albee's most celebrated works, A Delicate Balance premiered on Broadway in 1966 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1967, the first of three he has received for his work. The play revolves around wealthy middle-aged couple Agnes and Tobias, who have their complacency shattered when their longtime friends Harry and Edna appear at their doorstep. Claiming an encroaching, nameless "fear" has forced them from their own home, these neighbors bring a firestorm of doubt, recrimination and ultimately solace, upsetting the "delicate balance" of Agnes and Tobias's household. In recent years, A Delicate Balance has enjoyed many and new stunning revivals, running now, including a Broadway production in 1996, which won the Tony Award for Best Revival, and another at the Alameida Theatre in London in 2011. .

Delicious

by Shayla Black

An erotic novel in the Wicked Lovers series, from the author of Mine to Hold...Luc's entire future is planned out-but there is one very sexy obstacle in his path: Alyssa, a strip club owner with whom Luc recently shared one night of wild abandon. It left Luc terrified by his loss of self­control-and Alyssa desperate for more. But Luc is not the only man desperate to have Alyssa...and that's just one of her secrets-secrets as dark and mysterious and delicious as her fantasies.

Delicious

by Sherry Thomas

The author of "Private Arrangements" returns with a delicious new romance about a London social climber and the talented chef who tempts him with more than just her cooking abilities. Original.

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