Saturday, May 21, 2005

Weekend update: Other things found this week:
I should note that, as I posted last week, I spent time reading and reviewing the Knightfall book reviewed in yesterday's post because I was sent a review copy by the publisher. It's becoming more common for publishers to contact bloggers for review, and a good move, I think. So I thought it important that I take the time to discuss the book. (Not to mention it was one I wanted to read, anyway. Now I need to find The Vanishing Newspaper...)

The links....

  • Links to women's resources: good links from American Library Assn.
  • National Hurricane Outlook, 2005 from NOAA.
  • The 30 Years War: chronology of the anti-gay rights movement from Southern Poverty Law Center.
  • Dropout rates in the South from the Civil Rights Project at Harvard, shows alarmingly high rates, especially among black men, and Florida's rates some of the lowest.
  • Here's someone who's designed a database of cheap gas stations on Google Maps.
  • Histories of Mediterranean Foods from food historian Clifford A. Wright.
  • Familiar Birds: life histories of famillar North American birds.
  • France en Amerique: Library of Congress exhibit on French influence/history in the U.S.
  • Archipedia
    An interactive architectual encyclopedia.
  • ECHO , at George Mason U., is a guide to history collections online as well as a source for history tools. Also includes a science research news center.
  • 75 years of supermarkets: a timeline.
  • 100 major housing markets in 2005: from Money. Miami/Ft Lauderdale -- right up there.
  • Hurricane and Windstorm Deductibles: state-by-state comparisons from Insurance Information Institute.
  • NAM Blog: this is sort of fascinating, a blog from the National Assn of Manufacturers.
  • Search engine Gigablast now has 2 billion sites indexed. They also have a cool Web Directory with good relevant results. Here's Maps.
  • Links to Airport Monitor Sites: check to find a site that has visual illustration of airport traffic. Boca Raton and St. Pete airports are the only ones in FL.
  • J-Lab, the Institute for Interactive Journalism. has examples of good interactive projects and blogs, awards The Batten Awards for innovations in journalism.
  • BioMedCentral has news of new research and journal articles.
  • Urban Florida: links and resources on high-rise buildings and living.

    Some Interesting stories/Weblogs:
  • Blogdigger Local new service will find blogs by geographic location.


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