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Here is a list of web sites that I've found interesting, entertaining, or otherwise useful. Select one of the categories on the right. These links are here mainly for my own benefit but you might find them useful. Links open in a new window.

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Reference Links
Online Library of Literature
Free, online copies of classic books by authors such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Dickens, Mary Shelley, Edgar Rice Burrows, Bram Stoker, and many more.

Sites Atlas
A useful resource for maps of continents/regions, countries, states, and provinces. Contains general maps as well as political and relief maps.

History of Great Britain
A comprehensive treatment of Britain's history from the prehistoric era to modern times. Features timelines, narrative histories, original source documents and important texts, biographies, maps, glossaries, reading lists, informative articles by guest writers, interviews and more.

How Stuff Works
Information about how all sorts of things work eg. car engines, mobile phones, CD and DVD players, etc.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
The works of Shakespeare have been placed in the public domain and are available here. You can find titles such as "As You Like It", "The Merchant of Venice", "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "Taming of the Shrew", "Antony and Cleopatra", "Hamlet", "Macbeth", "Romeo and Juliet" and many others.

The Skeptic's Dictionary
The Skeptic's Dictionary provides definitions, arguments, and essays on subjects supernatural, occult, paranormal, and pseudoscientific.

Online Etymology Dictionary
A map of the "wheel-ruts of modern English". Contains explanations of the origins of our words, what they meant, and how they sounded 600 or 2,000 years ago.

National Geographic Society
The official web site of the National Geographic Society, the largest non-profit scientific and educational institution in the world.

National Geographic Society, Mount Everest Anniversary site
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the First Ascent of Mount Everest. Includes video footage of sections of the ascent of Everest as well as photographs and a 360° panorama view from the summit.

Ordnance Survey
Ordnance Survey has been providing accurate, reliable and detailed geographic information for more than 200 years. Their name has long been synonymous with mapping expertise and their aim is to be the content provider of choice for location-based information in the new information economy.

Monster Raving Looney Party
The official web site the Monster Raving Loony Party. "Vote for insanity. You know it makes sense"

The United Nations
The official web site of the United Nations, established in 1945 on the dissolution of the League of Nations, by 51 countries committed to preserving peace through international cooperation and collective security.

BBC Languages
A great (and free) resource for learning many European languages including French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portugese, and Greek. Contains self-learning resources and tools to gauge your ability as well as links to external resources.

Open2.net is the online learning portal from the Open University and the BBC.

Number 10 Downing Street
Inside 10 Downing Street - the historic office and home of the British Prime Minister.

The Phrase Finder
A site where you can find the meanings and origins of over 1,200 English sayings, phrases and idioms.

The Phrase Finder
Find the meanings and origins of over 1,200 English sayings, phrases and idioms.

Geograph British Isles
The Geograph British Isles project aims to collect geographically representative photographs and information for every square kilometre of the UK and the Republic of Ireland, and you can be part of it.

Darwin Online
The official site containing Charles Darwin's complete publications, thousands of handwritten manuscripts and the largest Darwin bibliography and manuscript catalogue ever published. Darwin Online also contains hundreds of supplementary works including biographies, obituaries, reviews, reference works and more.

Cockney Rhyming Slang
A site for "translating" Cockney rhyming slang into English.

Nation Master
NationMaster is a vast compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and the OECD and is a handy way to graphically compare nations in categories such as levels of wealth, smoking, obesity, corruption, poverty, life expectancy, and countless more.

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