Evaluation of The Achievement Levels For Mathematics And Reading on The National Assessment of Educational Progress

Evaluation of the Achievement Levels for Mathematics and Reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress

"Evaluation of the Achievement Levels for Mathematics and Reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress" ed. by Christopher Edley, Jr., and Judith A. Koenig
Committee on National Statistics; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
NAS Press | 2016 | ISBN: 0309438179 9780309438179 | 266 pages | PDF | 15 MB

This volume evaluates the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) student achievement levels in reading and mathematics in grades 4, 8, and 12 to determine whether the achievement levels are reasonable, reliable, valid, and informative to the public, and recommends ways that the setting and use of achievement levels can be improved.
Tactical Chess Endings: Improve Your Chess by Unlocking the Secrets of the Endgame

Tactical Chess Endings: Improve Your Chess by Unlocking the Secrets of the Endgame
Batsford | ISBN 1901983021 | 2003-06-30 | PDF | 224 pages | 4.31 MB

This is my initial book review for amazon.Previous to reading Nunn's opus,I've always assumed endgames were of a strategical nature.Kotov in "Think like a grandmaster" tells a story about Capablanca's endgames.He claims to have met him at some chess event where a lecture was being given about endings.Capas basic claim was that planing the optimum location for the chess pieces in the ending was more important than the tatical variations.One gets the impression that the tatical variations just become automatically apparent once the strategical plan via piece place comes to fruition.Therefore the endgame can be fathomed intuatively with only a minimal effort of analysis.Nunn's book dispells that notion entirely by claiming endgames can be tatical.They can also be strategical like any other part of the game.Many strong grandmasters overlook many combinative possibilities in this part of the,because of such sterotypic thinking as mentioned above.This book can help one approach the ending with a fresh pair of eyes.From a personal perspective I have always over looked opportunities in combinative endgames assuming they do not exist.Now I know better.This book has freed me of such generalized thinking.A paradox I have seemed to stumble across is that apparently simple end games even appear to be more tatical than complex ones.Nunn by accident in his introductory statement seems to have also made a beautiful distinction between strategy and tactics. The former being the creation of plans and the latter being it's execution once it's apparent.The games are classics.Many include ideas such as mates, Stalemates, Promotion, Positional draws,fortresses ect.
Stanislav Grof - Books of the Dead: Manuals For Living And Dying [Repost]

Stanislav Grof - Books of the Dead: Manuals For Living And Dying
1994 | ISBN: 0500810419 | English | 96 pages | PDF | 10.1 MB
Ladies of the Night: A Historical and Personal Perspective on the Oldest Profession in the World

Ladies of the Night: A Historical and Personal Perspective on the Oldest Profession in the World
Audio CDs in MP3 / English: MP3, 64 kb/s (2 ch) | Duration: 03:50:58 | ISBN-10: 1597772186 | 2008 | 106 MB
Genre: History, Sociology

Gene Simmons – mega-rock star, businessman, marketing genius, and self-proclaimed free spirit follows up his best-selling books Kiss And Make-Up and Sex, Money, Kiss with Ladies of the Night, an examination of the history of prostitution.
Systematic Evaluation of the Mouse Eye: Anatomy, Pathology, and Biomethods

Systematic Evaluation of the Mouse Eye: Anatomy, Pathology, and Biomethods (Research Methods For Mutant Mice) by Richard S. Smith, Simon W. M. John, Patsy M. Nishina and John P. Sundberg
English | ISBN: 084930864X | 2001 | PDF | 383 pages | 13 mb
That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles: 65 All New Commentaries on the Fascinating Chemistry of Everyday Life

That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles: 65 All New Commentaries on the Fascinating Chemistry of Everyday Life
Audio CDs in MP3 / English: MP3, 64 kb/s (2 ch) | Duration: 07:41:37 | ISBN-10: N/A | ASIN: B00AMQKDHM | 2012 | 211 MB
Genre: Science

Interesting anecdotes and engaging tales make science fun, meaningful, and accessible. Separating sense from nonsense and fact from myth, these essays cover everything from the ups of helium to the downs of drain cleaners and provide answers to numerous mysteries, such as why bug juice is used to color ice cream and how spies used secret inks. Mercury in teeth, arsenic in water, lead in the environment, and aspartame in food are discussed. Mythbusters include the fact that Edison did not invent the light bulb and that walking on hot coals does not require paranormal powers. The secret life of bagels is revealed, and airbags, beer, and soap yield their mysteries. These and many more surprising, educational, and entertaining commentaries show the relevance of science to everyday life.
Demon of the Waters: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Whaleship Globe

Demon of the Waters: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Whaleship Globe
Language: English | EPUB / MOBI | ISBN-10: N\A | ASIN: B00J5RH962 | 2014 | 336 pages | 2 MB / 2 MB

In 1985, Gregory Gibson was sent a handwritten journal discovered by a small-time book dealer in rural Indiana. It turned out to be a young officer’s account of an 1825 naval expedition dispatched to the Pacific with orders to apprehend the perpetrators of the Globe mutiny. The mutiny was notorious as the goriest crime in American maritime history, involving hatchet murders, stabbings, shootings, and a shipboard lynching. The long-lost journal provided the first eyewitness account of the fate of the mutineers, and of the innocent men left at the mercy of the tattooed islanders who adopted and enslaved them.
Structural Health Monitoring, Volume 5: Proceedings of the 32nd IMAC, A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics, 2014

Alfred Wicks - Structural Health Monitoring, Volume 5: Proceedings of the 32nd IMAC, A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics, 2014
Published: 2014-04-19 | ISBN: 3319045695 | PDF | 297 pages | 16 MB
Kernel of the Kernel: Concerning the Wayfaring and Spiritual Journey of the People of Intellect

Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Tabatabai - Kernel of the Kernel: Concerning the Wayfaring and Spiritual Journey of the People of Intellect
Published: 2003-05-08 | ISBN: 0791452379, 0791452387 | PDF | 184 pages | 3 MB
Handbook of the coins of Great Britain and Ireland in the British Museum (Repost)

Handbook of the coins of Great Britain and Ireland in the British Museum - Herbert A. Grueber
1899 | ISBN: n/a | DJVU | 397 pages | 31 Mb

Collection of coins of England, Scotland and Ireland, covers the period from the Anglo-Saxon coins until the time of Queen Victoria (600-1899 gg.) From the funds of the British Museum. The publication contains 64 photographic plates with a picture and description of more than 1300 coins.