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Reversals:
A Personal Account of Victory over Dyslexia

by Eileen Simpson

From the back cover:  “Eileen Simpson vividly re-creates the frightening world of a child living in the limbo of illiteracy…. [She] intersperses her narrative with nontechnical explanations of dyslexia and what is being done to treat it.”
“A book that is an act of grace.” — Ashley Montagu

The Noonday Press, 1991  
5½” x 8¼” soft cover, 259 pages

Old Books, New and Pre-Owned

From time to time, Oxton House acquires old books with educational value that may not be easily available elsewhere.  We are pleased to offer them for sale through this site.  Each one is pictured and described below.  The descriptions try to convey an accurate idea of the book’s condition, as well as of its contents.  

The Sea-Beach at Ebb-Tide

by Augusta Foote Arnold

Adapted from the back cover:  
This classic handbook, respected for over 50 years for its unusually broad coverage and wealth of illustration, is intended for the interested amateur with little or no background in marine biology.  It will enable you to find and identify hundreds of the most conspicuous and important vegetal and lower animal species that crowd the shorelines of the coasts of North America.

Dover Publications, 1968
(first published by The Century Company in 1901)
5.3” x 8.5” paperback, 502 pages


This pre-owned book is in very good condition for its age.  It is from Dr. Fischer’s personal collection; her name is written in ink inside the front cover.  The binding is tight and the pages are unmarked.  The spine is a bit faded from light exposure, and the page tops show a little dust shading from years of shelf storage.

$9.95 and free shipping  (cont. U.S.)


The Mathematics of the Elementary Grades
William P. Berlinghoff & Robert M. Washburn
Ardsley House Publishers, 1990

     Written as a college text for preparing future elementary teachers, this book is a valuable resource for an in-depth understanding of all major topics of elementary school math.  Its approach reflects the spirit of the NCTM Standards and the Standards for Mathematical Practice of the Common Core.  Many examples from actual elementary school books show how concepts are typically reflected at various grade levels.

Contents

  1. Problem Solving
  2. Basic Logic
  3. Sets, Relations, and Functions
  4. The Whole Numbers
  5. Writing Whole Numbers
  6. Algorithms for the Whole Numbers
  7. Number Theory
  8. The Integers
  9. The Rational Numbers
10. Computing & Estimating with
      Rational Numbers
11. Basic Concepts of Geometry
12. Measurement, Congruence, & Parallelism
13. The Real and Complex Numbers
14. Probability and Statistics

602 pages, 7.5” x 9”, hardbound
Before going out of print in 2008, this book sold for $59.95.  We have a few new copies available for
$18.95 and free shipping  (cont. U.S.).

Mathematics, the Art of Reason
William P. Berlinghoff
D. C. Heath & Co., 1968

This book was one of the very first college liberal-arts math texts. Designed as a “first and last” course for non-science majors, this compact book provides an in-depth look at mathematics as a major field of human endeavor that is at least as much an art as it is a science.  It balances readable overviews with careful details, illustrating both the beauty and the rigor of mathematical thought.


Contents

    I. On the Nature of Mathematics
   II. The Foundations of Mathematics
  III. Sets, Relations and Functions
  IV. Algebraic Structures
   V. Quantity
  VI. Form
 VII. Quantity and Form―An Alliance
VIII. The Mathematics of Uncertainty
  IX. Kinds of Infinity
Appendix: A Very Brief History
                      of Mathematics

260 pages, 6” x 9”, cloth bound, with dust jacket and  Instructor’s Guide booklet.  These are new copies, available while they last for $8.95 and free shipping  (cont. U.S.).


Curriculum-Based Measurement:
Assessing Special Children
edited by Mark R. Shinn

From the back cover:

“[This book] is a concise and convenient guide to curriculum-based measurement that demonstrates why it is a valuable assessment tool and how it can be effectively utilized by school professionals.”

The Guilford Press, 1989.  6” x 9” soft cover, 256 pages

This pre-owned copy is in excellent condition.  The pages are clean and unmarked, and the binding is tight.  The cover shows some minor signs of shelf wear, but it is also clean and unmarked.

  $8.95 and free shipping  (cont. U.S.)

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The Academic Achievement Challenge
by Jeanne S. Chall

From the flyleaf:

“From the late Jeanne S. Chall, a leading figure in American education, the book reviews and evaluates the many educational reforms and innovations that have been proposed and employed over the past century.  Systematically analyzing a vast body of qualitative and quantitative research, Dr. Chall compares achievement rates that result from traditional, teacher-centered approaches with those resulting from progressive, student-centered methods.”

This pre-owned book is from Dr. Fischer’s personal collection.  It is in excellent condition.  There is some sidelining in pencil. The pages are clean and the binding is firm.

The Guilford Press, 2000, first printing
6” x 9” hard cover, 222 pages

$9.95 and free shipping (cont. U.S.)

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The Teaching Gap

by James W. Stigler & James Hiebert

From the flyleaf:
“Comparing math teaching practices in Japan and Germany with those in the United States, two leading researchers offer a surprising new view of teaching and a bold action plan for improving education inside the American classroom.”

The Free Press, 1999, first printing
5.5” x 8.5” hard cover, 224 pages


This pre-owned book is from Dr. Berlinghoff’s personal collection.  It is in excellent condition.  There is some sidelining in pencil. The pages are clean and the binding is firm.

$9.95 and free shipping (cont. U.S.)

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Understanding by Design

by Grant Wiggins & Jay McTigue

From the Foreword:
“Wiggins and McTigue offer us a framework for teacher planning quite different from the one we know all too well…. They propose six facets of understanding and show what each facet suggests about assessment.  Finally, they consider the implications for organization of the curriculum and for instruction.”

ASCD and Prentice-Hall, 1998
8” x 10” soft cover, 209 pages


This pre-owned book is in very good condition.  Its cover shows only minor signs of handling and shelf wear.  The binding is tight, and the pages are clean and unmarked.  

$8.95 and free shipping  (cont. U.S.)


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Reading Ability

by Charles A. Perfetti

From the flyleaf: “Charles A Perfetti…provides a careful analysis and evaluation of the evidence for how and why reading works, how it depends on a script system, how words are identified, how sentences and texts are comprehended, how reading is related to spoken language processes, and what causes dyslexia.”

Oxford University Press, 1985, first printing
6” x 9½” hard cover, 295 pages


The appearance of this good pre-owned copy is marred by two heavy black cross-outs on the top and side page edges, as shown in the picture. Those marks did not bleed into the pages. Some underlining and highlighting is in the first half of the book. Amazon price for used is $60 and up!

      $9.95 and free shipping  (cont. U.S.)

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This pre-owned book is in very good condition. Its front cover is slightly soiled from shelf storage. The pages are clean and unmarked, the binding is firm, and the spine is uncreased.

 $9.95 and free shipping  (cont. U.S.)

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Adding It Up: Helping Children Learn Mathematics

National Research Council (Mathematics Learning Study Committee)

An outstanding resource for anyone who is serious about math education!
As stated in the Acknowledgements, it is “the product of an 18-month project in which 16 individuals with diverse backgrounds, as a committee, reviewed and synthesized relevant research on mathematics learning from pre-kindergarten through grade 8.”  The 16 committee members include many of the most prominent people in the math ed debates of the past several decades.

National Academy Press, 2001
7” x 10” hard cover, 472 pages


This pre-owned book is in like-new condition except for a bit of minor shelf wear  to the dust jacket.  It is tight, clean, and unmarked.  Its original list price was $29.95, making this copy a real bargain!


$12.95 and free shipping (cont. U.S.)

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The Mnemonics English Book

by Alvin R. Brown

This is an unusual book, unknown to Amazon.com.  Probably relatively few copies were printed.   Its front cover says: “An entirely original approach to correct English totally different from any other lessons ever presented.”

apparently Self-Published, 1992
8½” x 11” soft cover, 383 pages


This pre-owned copy is in very good condition.  Its front cover shows some shelf wear from storage, but its pages are clean, unmarked, and firmly bound.

      $9.95 and free shipping  (cont. U.S.)

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Lateral Thinking: Creativity Step by Step
 
by Edward de Bono

From a Times Educational Supplement review:
“This could be a very useful book, for teachers and non-teachers alike.  Dr. de Bono’s…techniques provide an alternative to just sitting around waiting for the Muse to appear.  The Muse never appears to most of us—hence the value of this book.”

Harper Colophon Books, 1973
5¼” x 8” paperback, 300 pages


This pre-owned book is in very good condition for its age.  Its pages are somewhat tanned, but they are clean, unmarked, and firmly bound.  It appears from the uncreased spine that this copy is unread!


$7.95 and free shipping (cont. U.S.)

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Preventing and Remediating Reading Difficulties
edited by Barbara R. Foorman, Ph.D.

From the Introduction: “The chapters in this book resulted from a symposium sponsored by The Dyslexia Institute [in 2002]….  The theme of the symposium was ‘Ingredients of effective preventions and interventions for children at-risk of reading difficulties or with identified reading disabilities.  Researchers in neuroscience, psychology, educational psychology and special education… presented empirical evidence of the components of effective interventions.”

York Press 2003, 6” x 9” soft cover, 496 pages


This book is from Dr. Fischer’s personal library; her name and address are written in ink inside the front cover.  Its appearance suffers from light cross-outs of her name on the top and side page edges, as shown .  The pages are otherwise unmarked and the binding is firm.  

$11.95 and free shipping  (cont. U.S.)


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