Web Site of the Week: Geography: Maps, Country Information, Quizzes

September 16, 2014 Leave a comment

In 1984 the National Council for Geographic Education and the Association of American Geographers defined five themes of geography. What themes? Location, Place, Human-Environment Interaction, Movement, and Region. This site from About.com, with its attractive layout and accessible articles, makes clear just how fascinating and complex the field of geography really is.  Start with the newsfeed, The Latest in Geography, to get a handle on what’s breaking now in terms of research and writing. Then move on to Geography Categories, where you can explore Maps, Country Information, Physical Geography, and more. A Free email newsletter is also available, allowing readers to effortlessly connect with essential articles, such as “What will happen if Scots vote to become independent in September?”
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Reading about eReading this week September 15, 2014

September 15, 2014 Leave a comment

University of Michigan introduces new napping rooms in libraries – Now

September 12, 2014 Leave a comment
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Millennials Read and Use Libraries as Much as Their Parents, Study Finds | Digital Book World

September 11, 2014 Leave a comment

Web Site of the Week: Dinosaur News

September 9, 2014 Leave a comment

Publishing the latest findings and theories in the wide world of dinosaur science since 1998, Dinosaur News will raise the eyebrows of even the least paleontologically inclined. Did you know that tyrannosauruses may have hunted in packs? Are you curious where the apocalyptic asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs came from? Want to hear about the latest dinosaur exhibits from around the country – and the world? The Dinosaur News has all this and more. Visitors can explore a variety of features, including Links We Like and What Readers Say, but may wish to start with The Dinosaurnews Daily. This newsfeed-style site is updated daily and offers exciting headlines, photos, videos, and more. Make sure to sign up for the Dinosaur News Newsletter, then tour the well-appointed bookstore and the gift shop if so desired.[CNH]

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Reading about eReading this week September 8, 2014

September 8, 2014 Leave a comment

Web Site of the Week: Sci Show

September 2, 2014 Leave a comment

The Sci Show, an entertaining series of quirky YouTube videos, tackles topics ranging from “How Do Polarized Sunglasses Work” to “Strong Interaction: The Four Fundamental Forces of Physics.” Most episodes are less than five minutes long, but they pack a wallop of handy science info.  Anyone short on time but long on big questions will benefit from the series. Episodes will be helpful to teachers and parents looking to spark enthusiasm in young minds. Viewers may want to start with recent episodes like “Today’s Mass Extinction,” “World’s First See-Through Animal,” and “How Do Animals Change Color?” before digging into the archives for gems like “The Truth About Gingers” and “The Science of Lying.” [CNH]

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