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Customers who place a standing order for the "Tests in Print" series or the "Mental Measurements Yearbook" series will receive a 10% discount on every volume. To place your standing order, please call 800-755-1105 (in the U.S.) or 402-472-3581 (outside the U.S.). The most widely acclaimed reference series in education and psychology, the "Mental Measurements Yearbooks" are designed to assist professionals in selecting and using standardized tests. The series, initiated in 1938, provides factual information, critical reviews, and comprehensive bibliographic references on the construction, use, and validity of all tests published in English. The objectives of the "Mental Measurements Yearbooks" have remained essentially the same since the publication of the series. These objectives include provision to test users of: factual information on all known tests published as separates in the English-speaking countries of the world candidly critical test reviews written for the "MMY"s by qualified professional people representing a variety of viewpointsexcerpts of the critical portions of test reviews which have been published in professional journalscomprehensive bibliographies, for specific tests, of references which have been examined for their relevance to the particular testslisting of books on measurements and closely related fields, as well as excerpts of evaluative statements from reviews of these books in professional journals.Each yearbook is a unique publication, supplementing rather than supplanting the previous volumes.
**ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S BEST BOOKS OF 2018** Join renowned naturalist Peter Marren on an exciting quest to see every species of wild plant native to Britain. The mysterious Ghost Orchid blooms in near darkness among rotting leaves on the forest floor. It blends into the background to the point of invisibility, yet glows, pale and ghostly. The ultimate grail of flower hunters, it has been spotted only once in the past twenty-five years. Its few flowers have a deathly pallor and are said to smell of over-ripe bananas. Peter Marren has been a devoted flower finder all his life. While the Ghost Orchid offers the toughest challenge of any wild plant, there were fifty more British species Peter had yet to see, having ticked off the first 1,400 rummaging in hedges, slipping down gullies and peering in peat bogs. But he set himself the goal of finding the remaining fifty in a single summer. As it turned out, the wettest summer in years. This expert and emotional journey takes Peter the length and the breadth of the British Isles, from the dripping ancient woods of the New Forest to the storm-lashed cliffs of Sutherland. He paddles in lakes, clambers up cliffs in mist and rain, and walks several hundred miles, but does he manage to find them all? Partly about plants, partly autobiography, Chasing the Ghost is also a reminder that to engage with wild flowers, all we need to do is look around us and enjoy what we see. Praise for Chasing the Ghost: `Peter Marren is the unsung hero of Britain's nature writers' Stephen Moss, author of Dynasties `Jolly, quixotic and ends with real poignancy' Guardian `A poignant reminder to us all to engage with the wild flowers that grow around us' i Newspaper
The most incredible destinations, the most gorgeous photography, the most insightful advice: this is the book every traveller needs. From mythic mountain peaks to paradise private islands, the editors of The Sunday Times Travel Magazine have selected their 200 most amazing places on the planet - along with the inside-track info that will get you there too. Highlights include * Bazaruto, Mozambique - the secret islands more beautiful than the Maldives * Empire State Building, New York - and why you need to stay up to see it at 2am * Rio Carnival - don't just watch; you can samba your way in too! * Taj Mahal, India - when to see the world wonder with just 49 other people * Whitsunday Islands, Australia - which season you're guaranteed to see humpback whales * and many more
Flying the flag for countries all over the world is this comprehensive reference handbook for children. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, the updated edition includes flags from every nation on Earth. The Complete Flags of the World teaches younger readers the history, symbolism, parts, colours, and types of flags. You'll learn to identify the flags of different nations and celebrate their cultural importance and special meanings. The ultimate educational book of flags covers more than 400 examples and spans the areas of geography, communications, politics, sport, history, and art in the process. Detailed notes and annotation reveal the origins, design development, and significance of colours, symbols, crests, and coats of arms, as well as the reasons for any recent changes to the flags. Vexillophiles, you've come to the right place!
Complete integrated indices of History of Middle-earth volumes to complement new series. For the first time every index from each of the twelve volumes of The History Of Middle-earth has been published together in a single volume - to create a supreme index charting the writing of Tolkien's masterpieces The Lord of The Rings and The Silmarillion. This stunning work of reference complements the fascinating History of Middle-earth series, now repackaged to complement the distinctive and classic style of the `black cover' A-format paperbacks of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales.
A year-changing list for every book lover. Celebrate the pleasure of reading books (and of reading about books) while discovering new titles to add to your literary bucket list. Inspired by veteran bookseller James Mustich's 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die, this compulsively readable calendar features brainy-but-fun quizzes, quirky lists (Books to Read By Mood), and stellar recommendations that will make you want to drop everything, curl up, and get reading. Here, the classics--by Woolf, Tolstoy, Faulkner--are made completely fresh, while lesser-known gems--by Clarice Lispector, Halld r Laxness, Ellen Ullman--are made essential. Covering fiction, poetry, science and science fiction, memoir, travel writing, biography, and history, it's an ideal gift for book club members and readers of all stripes.
Racing Post Guide to the Flat includes exclusive, extended trainer interviews, profiles of over 250 horses to run during 2019, specialist selections for horses to follow, dark horses unearthed and set to shine and Topspeed and Racing Post Ratings.
Immensely useful volume, containing over 400 lace-related terms such as Florentine knots, lappets, a pillow horse, winkie pin, spangles, reticella, honiton, guipure, and Tuscan filet, discusses the origin, nomenclature, date and sequences of development of the more controversial forms. Enhanced with over 250 illustrations depicting various lace patterns, including a magnificent lace collar worn by Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, Queen Victoria's wedding veil, the bridal tulle worn by Diana, Princess of Wales; and much more. A valuable book for lace-makers; a handy reference for cultural historians and needlecraft and fashion writers.
More than 140 detailed maps tell the story of pivotal episodes in world history, from the first human migrations out of Africa to the space race.
Custom regional and global maps present the history of the world in action, charting how events traced patterns on land and ocean--patterns of exploration, discovery, or conquest that created empires, colonies, or theaters of war. Thoughtful organization of information will help you follow the story of civilizations through ancient, medieval, and modern times.
But not every page is full of maps. At key points in History Map by Map, broad, sweeping introductions provide a chance to step back and look at entire periods, such as World War II, or to explore overarching themes, such as the Industrial Revolution. Picture spreads, meanwhile, focus on epoch-defining moments or developments, such as fascism and communism, and the invention of printing.
A photographic field guide to 1,500 species of insects found in Britain and Ireland A photographic field guide to all the common and some unusual species of insects across Britain that the keen amateur naturalist is likely to spot. Over 1,500 species are illustrated with detailed photographs chosen for their help in identification. * Includes photographs of larvae * Each section is coded with a symbol for easy reference * Differences between similar species are highlighted to avoid confusion * Information given on when to look and where to find each species Insect groups dealt with include butterflies and moths, mayflies, dragonflies, damselflies, grasshoppers, crickets, earwigs, lacewings, bugs, bees, wasps, ants and beetles, all with keys to ensure accurate identification.
The 30th edition of Which London School? & the South-East provides up-to-date details of 1,500 independent schools. It includes everything a parent might need to know about independent schooling in the region: day, boarding and nursery schools in London; day and boarding schools in Greater London and the surrounding area, including Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Berkshire; international schools; colleges of further education; helpful editorials; contact details for educational associations.
An introductory text for students and practitioners, this work explains the foundational concepts of tourism in South Africa, as well as the socio-economic and ecological impacts of the industry. It provides practical guidelines on accommodation, catering, transport, and attractions, while also addressing legislation and policies that affect the South African tourism industry. Diagrams and tables that complementing concepts, review questions and assignments, and a list of related websites are also included.
In a well-known hadith, Muhammed advises Muslims that, "On the Day of Resurrection, you will be called by your names and the names of your fathers; so keep beautiful names." Inspired by the teachings of Islam, names fulfill the cherished ambitions of a true Muslim. In The Dictionary of Muslim Names, Salahuddin Ahmed provides a helpful and substantive guide to common and less-common Muslim names. This lively and informative dictionary lists the original Arabic, Persian, or Turkish spelling, as well as a precise English transliteration. The names' meaning and bearing on Islamic heritage or world history are referenced, along with historical figures who bore the name-an Imaam, a Sultan, a saint-and accompanying illustrations.
Customers who place a standing order for the "Tests in Print"
series or the "Mental Measurements Yearbook" series will receive a
10% discount on every volume. To place your standing order, please
call 800-755-1105 (in the U.S.) or 402-472-3581 (outside the U.S.).
"The well-illustrated volume (over 750 illustrations, including some previously unpublished catalog material from the Corning archives) provides a history of the Corning glass industry from 1868 to the present. The contribution to American glass of Corning has been significant. (This book) is a careful and well-merited record of that achievement". -- The Antiques Journal
"(Recommended by) Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen.... A classic consulted by curators everywhere". -- House Beautiful
"A treasure hunter's find.... The authors provide exhaustive detail in relating the history of Coming during the period which led to its reputation as the Crystal City". -- New York Pennsylvania Collector
Invaluable for the collector, curator, and dealer alike, this classic edition brings to the field of glass collecting a rich store-house of detailed information of unpublished original catalog material from the Corning archives, including long-lost pattern identification.
A priceless aid to anyone trying to identify pieces of cut or engraved glass, the book is an in-depth account of Corning's history -- including craftsmen and technique -- and its unparalleled prestige as the country's largest producer of cut glass at the turn of the century. This book has been updated to reflect the present-day locations (museum or private residences) where the pieces are currently displayed. The Afterword describes the Corning Glass works and its activities of the last twenty years.
Italian Wines is the English-language version of Gambero Rosso's Vini d'Italia, the world's best-selling guide to Italian wine, now in its 31st edition. It is the result of a year's work by over 60 tasters, coordinated by three curators. They travel around the entire country to taste 45,000 wines, only half of which make it into the guide. About 2,400 producers are selected. Each entry brings together useful information about the winery, including a description of its most important labels, and price levels. Each wine is evaluated according to the Gambero Rosso bicchieri rating, with Tre Bicchieri awarded to the top labels. The guide is an essential tool for both wine professionals and passionate amateurs around the globe: it provides the instruments for finding one's way in the complex panorama of Italy's wine world.
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