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900 Biography, Geography & History

Biography
A&E Biography (http://www.biography.com) Find biographies for over 25,000 people from many different fields past and present. This sit is put together by the A&E Network.

Biographies of Women Mathematicians (http://www.agnesscott.edu/lriddle/women/women.htm) Biographies of women in mathematics; illustrates the achievements of women in the field of mathematics; search by name or date.

Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences (https://webfiles.uci.edu/mcbrown/display/faces.html) Profiled here are African American men and women who have contributed to the advancement of science and engineering.

HyperHistory (http://www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/History_n2/a.html) Click on the People area and search for biographies by time period or name of subject.

A Million Lives (http://amillionlives.com) A collection of links to biographical web sites of people who are no longer living.

Presidents of the United States (http://www.ipl.org/ref/POTUS/) The Internet Public Library has pulled together biographical information at this site on all the American Presidents.

Geography
The 50 States of the United States (http://www.50states.com) Good site for information about the states. Gives flag, motto, song, flower, etc., and links to various types of information.

Around The World (http://www.yahooligans.com/Around_the_World/Countries/) Links to information about many countries.

Atlapedia (http://www.atlapedia.com/index.html) This site contains full-color maps of most countries along with statistics and important facts about each nation.

Best Travel (http://www.besttravel.com/) Good source for travel information links such as currency and weather information.

CIA Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments (http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/chiefs/index.html) This site, compiled by the CIA, present a list of high ranking officials from the various countries of the world.

CIA World Factbook (http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html) This site offers a country-by-country listing of basic statistical and factual information for each nation.

Country Reports (http://www.countryreports.org) This site provides national anthems, flags, maps, history, weather, and news for each nation.

Geography Merriam Webster's Atlas (http://www.m-w.com/maps/moremapsnyt.html) A great site to locate maps ranging from the whole world to each country.

How Far Is It? @ Bali & Indonesia on the Net (http://www.indo.com/distance) Find out how far two cities are as well as get their navigational location and population. You can even get a map with your locations and driving directions between the two.

Lonely Planet (http://www.lonelyplanet.com) Travel guide with history, photographs, and information on countries.

MapQuest (http://www.avi-writer.com/) For any location in the United States from national to street level detail!

National Parks Service (http://www.nps.gov) Information about National Parks including campground info, regional maps, and alphabetical index. Links to historical information.

White House (http://www.whitehouse.gov)Useful site for information about presidents, their families, and related topics. Current as well as historical information can be found here.

History
The 80's server (http://www.80s.com) This site has everything you ever wanted to know about the 1980's, including music, entertainment, movies, and more.

The American Civil War Homepage (http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/) Information about the Civil War including battles, generals, and specifics such as the Gettysburg Address.

The American Memory Collection (http://memory.loc.gov) The Library of Congress has digitized their collection of resources looking at American history from slave narratives to Thomas Edison's scratchy phonograph recording.

Castles on the Web (http://www.castlesontheweb.com) Basic information about castles around the world.

Colonial Williamsburg (http://www.history.org) Information about colonial Williamsburg. Links to tradespeople.

battles, generals, and specifics such as the Gettysburg Address.

The Great Chicago Fire (http://www.chicagohs.org/fire/index.html) This site, pulled together by the Chicago Historical Society, includes pictures and essays that bring visitors back in time to experience his horrific event.

HyperHistory (http://www.hyperhistory.com) Under the history section, visitors can view timelines to find historical information and maps.

Internet Medieval Sourcebook (http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook.html) A vast resource for reseaching medieval documents, which includes good links to other sites.

Medieval Sourcebooks: Maps and Images (http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbookmap.html) This is a great source for maps of Europe during the Middle Ages.

The Medieval Technology Pages (http://scholar.chem.nyu.edu/tekpages/Technology.html) A fascinating look at the development of technology during the Middle Ages with discussions about guilds and population information.

The Middle Ages (http://www.learner.org/exhibits/middleages/feudal.html) This site provides a wide variety of information about the lifestyles of various types of people who lived during the Middle Ages.

Our Documents (http://www.ourdocuments.gov) The National Archives and other organization have gotten together to highlight the top 100 documents in American History with information about the documents themselves and the events they helped bring about.

Renaissance: What Inspired This Age of Balance and Order (http://www.learner.org/exhibits/renaissance/index.html) An in-depth look at one of the most important eras of Western Civilization history.

Secrets of the Lost Empires: Medieval Siege (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostempires/trebuchet/) Learn about life in medieval castels and how to operate a catapult.

World War One: Trenches On The Web (http://www.worldwar1.com/) This site, which is maintained in conjunction with the History Channel, is full of all sorts of information about one of the world's most horrible wars.

World War II Commemoration (http://www.gi.grolier.com/wwii/wwii_mainpage.html) This site is maintained by the makers of Grolier Encycloperida and provides a great deal of information about World War II.

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