Hello Cruel World
Wednesday, August 27, 2003
Links to Information about Countries & Places
A page of Links www.argotlibrary.com/country.htm l

CIA World Factbook
www.odci.gov/cia/publications/fa ctbook/index.html

Country Profiles: BBC News World Edition
Provides a guide to news, history, politics, event timelines, and economic background of countries, with overviews, basic facts, Web links, and details on leaders and media. Includes news stories and audio and video clips from the BBC archives
news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/bsp/hi/c ountry_profiles/html

Country Briefings
Contains background information, forecasts and statistics, market updates, new headlines, and articles from The Economist

Countries A to Z
Provides a political and physical map of each country of the world, including basic information such as its capital, system of government, population, geography, climate, religions, languages, currency, modern history, trading partners, exports, and military. From Atlapedia
www.atlapedia.com/online/country _index.htm

World Facts
Information on cities, continents, countries, dependencies, islands, landmass, longest rivers, major lakes, mountains, nations of the world, oceans and seas, overseas territories and two-letter abbreviations from WorldAtlas
www.graphicmaps.com/geoquiz/thel ist.htm

World InfoZone
An internet directory. Linking the World provides detailed information for selected countries: environment, architecture, food, history, economy, arts, sport and interesting facts. The InfoZone contains thirty-four areas of interest, including art, food, music, health, museums, films, books, sports, and wildlife

Infonation A two-step statistical database that allows you to view and compare the most up-to-date statistical data for the Member States of the United Nations
www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/i nfonation

Anthems and Flags of the Nations of the World
www.copcity.com/anthems/anthems. html

Some Sydney info
Sydney weather at www.intellicast.com

Bureau of Meterology climate statistics
and Sydney in general,

www.webwombat.com.au/travel/aust ralia/nsw.htm

And, out of this world
Independent (UK) Mars special: Red, but not dead
An exclusive new short story by BRIAN ALDISS
22 August 2003
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