What a Wonderful World!

Fall 2007 CSANews Issue 64  |  Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.Back to list

Would you like to see the wonders of the world from the comfort of your own home? I am not talking about television; I am writing about the wonderful things that even the most travelled and learned people in the world didn't know existed until they were revealed on the National Geographic website.

Yes, that's right, National Geographic. It was an informational and educational staple in many peoples' homes over the years. Now, you can see more, read more and learn more with a few taps on your keyboard and a few clicks of your mouse.

If you want to do some reading, you have free access to all sorts of interesting stuff. You can click on News Front Page and read the current stories about "Extinct" River Dolphins, Prehistoric man, Meteor Showers, Climate Change and the discovery of creatures that have, until recently, been hidden from human view.

There are also archival links for stories about Animals and Nature, Archaeology, History, Science and even Weird News. Weird News proved to be an interesting read. There are Deep-Sea Creatures, Dancing Robots, Life-Forms Resurrected from ice that has been frozen for a thousand years, Geckos and Giant Bugs.

Or, if you prefer a more sensational experience, you can simply look at incredible images organized into several categories:
  • Adventure and Exploration
  • Animals
  • Archaeology and Paleontology
  • Black-and-White Photography
  • Culture
  • History
  • Landscapes
  • Nature
  • People
  • Science and Technology
  • Travel
  • Underwater
If you like what you see and you want to share your new discovery with a friend, there is a handy tool that allows you to e-mail the picture by providing your delivery or "From:" e-mail address and your friend's "To:" or recipient e-mail address.

Once you have explored the entire site and enjoyed all that it has to offer, you can sign up for the free electronic newsletter that will be sent to you by e-mail every two weeks offering a snapshot of the latest discoveries and images published on www.nationalgeographic.com.

Happy Surfing!

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