• Education

Educational Assessment

Tests and Measurements in the Age of Accountability
Author: Robert J. Wright
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412949173
Category: Education
Page: 563
View: 3781
Educational Tests and Measurements in the Age of Accountability is a core text for use in a first level graduate course in educational measurement and testing. In addition to covering the topics traditionally found in core textbooks for this course, this text also provides coverage of contemporary topics (including national testing programs, international achievement comparisons, the value added assessment of schools and teachers, and the public policy debate on selective admissions vs. affirmative minority enrollment).

    • Citation of legal authorities

The Indigo Book


Author: Christopher Jon Sprigman
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1892628023
Category: Citation of legal authorities
Page: 201
View: 8468
This public domain book is an open and compatible implementation of the Uniform System of Citation.

    • History

Cape Hatteras National Seashore


Author: Doug Stover
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467123072
Category: History
Page: 128
View: 1459
Cape Hatteras National Seashore was authorized by Congress on August 17, 1937, and established on January 12, 1953. As the nation's first national seashore, it encompasses 30,000 acres and crosses three islands, Bodie, Hatteras, and Ocracoke, for approximately 70 miles. Nearby Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, located within the authorized seashore boundary, is 5,880 acres. Over the centuries, the seashore has witnessed major historic events, including the landing of the first English explorers, the death of Blackbeard the pirate, Civil War battles, German U-boat attacks, hundreds of shipwrecks, and devastating hurricanes. Descended from horses brought over by Spanish explorers, the Ocracoke ponies still roam the landscape. This National Park Service unit also includes the majestic Bodie Island, Cape Hatteras, and Ocracoke Lighthouses. The seashore is a haven for wildlife and recreational beachgoers. Cape Hatteras National Seashore showcases the rich natural and cultural heritage of America's first national seashore.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Warriors Don't Cry


Author: Melba Beals
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416948821
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 240
View: 3154
The author describes the threats and emotional abuse she endured from white student and adults along with her fears of endangering her family as she commited to being one of the first African American students to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957.

    • History

Greenbrier Pioneers and Their Homes


Author: Ruth Woods Dayton
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
ISBN: 080634668X
Category: History
Page: 383
View: 478
This new publication provides a list of the major genealogy and local history collections throughout the state of New Hampshire. The arrangement is by county and immediately thereunder by municipality. For each of New Hampshire's ten counties the compiler gives the addresses and phone numbers of the Registrar of Deeds and Registrar of Probate. In the majority of cases, the information listed under the towns and cities consists of the community's date of foundation, mailing address and phone number of the city or town clerk, prior names for that community, and a succinct listing of the city/town's principal genealogy repositories.

    • Social Science

U.S. Health in International Perspective

Shorter Lives, Poorer Health
Author: National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Population,Panel on Understanding Cross-National Health Differences Among High-Income Countries
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309264146
Category: Social Science
Page: 420
View: 4515
The United States is among the wealthiest nations in the world, but it is far from the healthiest. Although life expectancy and survival rates in the United States have improved dramatically over the past century, Americans live shorter lives and experience more injuries and illnesses than people in other high-income countries. The U.S. health disadvantage cannot be attributed solely to the adverse health status of racial or ethnic minorities or poor people: even highly advantaged Americans are in worse health than their counterparts in other, "peer" countries. In light of the new and growing evidence about the U.S. health disadvantage, the National Institutes of Health asked the National Research Council (NRC) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to convene a panel of experts to study the issue. The Panel on Understanding Cross-National Health Differences Among High-Income Countries examined whether the U.S. health disadvantage exists across the life span, considered potential explanations, and assessed the larger implications of the findings. U.S. Health in International Perspective presents detailed evidence on the issue, explores the possible explanations for the shorter and less healthy lives of Americans than those of people in comparable countries, and recommends actions by both government and nongovernment agencies and organizations to address the U.S. health disadvantage.

    • Biography & Autobiography

River of No Return

Tennessee Ernie Ford and the Woman He Loved
Author: Jeffrey Buckner Ford
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing
ISBN: 9781581826531
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
View: 3485
The son of the country music artist recounts his father's success as an entertainer and how his career was ultimately sidelined by depression, alcoholism, and the suicide of his first wife.

    • History

Bowman Gray Stadium


Author: Richard Miller
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439643318
Category: History
Page: 128
View: 6820
With the sounds of engines roaring since 1949, Bowman Gray Stadium is NASCAR's oldest weekly race track. Named in honor of the former R.J. Reynolds CEO Bowman Gray, this quarter-mile track has been the host to many exciting racing moments. Bowman Gray Stadium showcases the rich history of many of the major racing dynasties, including members of the Petty, Earnhardt, and Allison families, and celebrates the races and traditions that have kept spectators and race fans coming week after week for over 50 years. Today, Bowman Gray Stadium's weekly racing tradition continues as part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

    • Reference

State and Metropolitan Area Data Book


Author: U. S. Census Bureau
Publisher: Census Bureau
ISBN: 9781598043211
Category: Reference
Page: 433
View: 7080

    • Biography & Autobiography

Wayfaring Stranger


Author: Burl Ives
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1787204898
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 171
View: 1305
First published in 1948, this autobiography from Burl Ives, whom Carl Sandberg calls “the greatest folk ballad singer of them all,” is as fresh and wholesome as a summer’s breeze out of an Illinois cornfield. His ballads have long been an authentic expression of his land and its people—songs his grandmother taught him in the Midwestern farm country, songs remembered by old-timers in small towns all over the land, songs he heard hobos singing—songs we have come to know and love. In Wayfaring Stranger, writing in the stirring imaginative language of the ballad, Burt Ives tells of a night spent in a haystack with a pig, and of a brief fight with a railroad cop on top of a boxcar. He hitched a ride with Al Capone’s master bootlegger; he barely escaped the clutches of an old maid in Maine; he fell in love on a Great Lakes steamer; he played for evangelists and politicians; in speakeasies and public parks. Always he listened to the people, and he learned their songs. Anywhere he could get an audience, he sang his ballads: Barbara Allen, The Riddle Song, Fair Eleanor, Old Smokey, Silver Dagger, Foggy Foggy Dew. Now in Wayfaring Stranger, he has written his own story—as warm and appealing as the songs he sings. “It’s a fine book, warm, and full-bided, like Burl himself. Burl gives the reader the combination which is in everything he sings: a sense of dignity without pretentiousness, of simplicity without sentimentality. He makes the folk feeling richly alive. Some of his little character sketches remind me of the unforgettable etchings in Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg. In short, Burl tells stories just the way he plays and sings—naturally, unaffectedly, poignantly.”—Louis Untermeyer

    • Art

Scottsboro, Alabama

A Story in Linoleum Cuts
Author: Lin Shi Khan,Tony Perez,Andrew H. Lee
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814751776
Category: Art
Page: 147
View: 7924
Sir Francis Drake (1540-1596) assured his place in history when, in his lone ship the Golden Hind, he sailed the Pacific to become the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe. Drake the man, however, is an enigma and relatively little is known about his personal life. Historians today have struggled to reconcile the heroic legend with the facts, which show that Drake achieved his status almost exclusively through acts of theft, piracy, and aggression. Drake, who championed England's Protestant queen, used courage and seamanship to gain wealth and fame, and in doing so helped establish England's maritime empire. Yet, after his Armada success, the accomplished lone privateer rarely functioned effectively as part of a larger force, and he fell from royal favor, ending his days feeling cursed.In this new biography, Peter Whitfield, a leading expert in exploration and map history, examines this dilemma to shed light on Drake the man and the legend. Illustrated throughout with original documents, maps and portraits, this biography offers an accessible and highly readable account of one of the greatest explorers of all time.

    • Family & Relationships

Established in Eden


Author: Carole C. Carlson
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
ISBN: 9780800709433
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 157
View: 9604


    • History

AZn

a history of the American Zinc Company
Author: James D. Norris
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 244
View: 4953

Remembering Doctor Lawson Wilkins

A Pioneer of Pediatric Endocrinology
Author: Claude Migeon,Elizabeth Wilkins McMaster
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781497547605
Category:
Page: 258
View: 2198
In the spring of 1950, Dr. Lawson Wilkins made a presentation at the Sixth International Congress of Pediatrics in Zurich that gave birth to the new field of pediatric endocrinology. In this intimate biography, you will discover why this remarkable medical pioneer is remembered not only as a groundbreaking medical pioneer but also as a great scientist, inspiring educator, caring friend-and much more. Betsy McMaster, the doctor's daughter, remembers that momentous spring from her perspective as a young woman touring Europe with her parents, recalling a meeting in Paris with a young man who would become like family to her. She also provides biographical details about her father and reveals memories of a gregarious character who worked hard but made time to enjoy life with family and friends. In the second part of the book, Claude Jean Migeon, MD, recollects meeting with the Wilkins family in Paris as a pediatric student who had been accepted to work under Dr. Wilkins's tutelage at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He tells of the major role Dr. Wilkins played in both his career and personal life and describes his mentor's extraordinary contributions to the field of pediatric endocrinology from the perspective of a number of his colleagues.

    • History

Operation Arkansas


Author: Robert Coakley,Office of the Chief Military History,United States Army
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781780391144
Category: History
Page: 292
View: 4565
Originally puiblished in 1967. This historical report on the Army's participation in the enforcement of an order of the Federal District Court at Little Rock Arkansas between 24 September 1957 and 20 May 1958, with regard to integration in the public schools of that city, was originally prepared almost contemporaneously with the events that it covers. It has not been extensively revised since that time. Primarily written from the vantage point of the command post in ODCSOPS (Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations). The essential background story has then been compiled in part from Army records (and in part from newspaper, magazine, and other published material available in 1958). The following topics are addressed in this document: background of the Little Rock school crisis; preparation of contingent plans for the use of federal troops; President's Executive Order and its implementation, 24 September 1957; enforcement of the court order at Little Rock, 25-29 September 1957; the chain of command and the Pentagon organization; preparation for other possible contingencies; the Air National Guard and the question of command channels; the second crisis, 30 September - 3 October 1957; problems in the Arkansas National Guard; the first reduction plan, 4-15 October 1957; release and adjustments in the Arkansas National Guard, 15-23 October 1957; reduction in operations and the second reduction in force, 23 October - 9 November 1957; withdrawal of the last airborne elements, 11-27 November 1957; third reduction in the National Guard, 27 November - 18 December 1957; the release of General Clinger; phase out plans, school incidents and dynamite scares, January 1958; hesitant reductions, 1 February - 4 April 1958; and final withdrawal, 4 April - 29 May 1958.

    • Reference

Kentucky Ancestry

A Guide to Genealogical and Historical Research
Author: Roseann Reinemuth Hogan
Publisher: Ancestry Publishing
ISBN: 9780916489496
Category: Reference
Page: 388
View: 5449
Kentucky Ancestry is the most extensive available guide for Kentucky genealogical and historical research. This genealogical gem outlines the holdings of the Kentucky State Archives and Kentucky's libraries, courthouses, universities, and historical organizations. Author Dr. Roseann Hogan's experience and knowledge will help you achieve efficient and successful research in Kentucky--a state that played a key role in the United States' western expansion. If your research has led you to Kentucky, don't miss out on this essential resource!

    • Mexico

Who's who in the South and Southwest


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Mexico
Page: N.A
View: 3115
Including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Mexico.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Who's who of American women


Author: Marquis Who's Who, LLC
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780837904092
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 988
View: 5634