LINKS: Find Your Way

Science  03 May 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5569, pp. 811
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5569.811b

Whether you want to learn how to interpret the Beaufort Wind Strength Scale or find out the world's population on any day since 1 January 1970, GeoExplorer's hundreds of links can guide you to just the right geography resource. The site was created by Gavin Richards, a former Somerset, U.K., geography teacher now working as a consultant. Geared for British students at the secondary school level and above, the informative portal ranges across physical and human geography, gathering links—rated and ranked for difficulty—on topics as diverse as economic development, glaciology, coastal conservation, and the basics of hydroelectric power. Browsing the 20 sites that cover plate tectonics, for example, you can choose from a U.S. Geological Survey primer on the causes of plate motion, multiple maps illustrating past continental positions, and a drift calculator that computes how fast your home or office is moving.

http://www.geoexplorer.co.uk/

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