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  • CIA World Factbook 2001
    Provides detailed information about specific countries, such as geography, population, land use, natural resources,etc. 
  • OpenGIS Consortiun
    OpenGIS Specifications
    Click for for access to approved OpenGIS Abstract and Implementation Specifications
  •  D. ISO TC211 
  • Geomorphology from Space:A Global Overview of Regional Landforms
     A good resource for teachers. This out of print book is available online and on CD-ROM; order CD from Goddard DAAC for free:daacuso@daac.gsfc.nasa.gov
  • Goddard Institute for Sapce Studies
    GISS is a NASA facility that primarily studies global change. This site has extremely technical data on surface temperatures, vegetation, human population density, wetlands, ect.
  • Library of Congress Country Studies 
    This site includes descriptions of 85 countries. Each study is written by a multidiscplinary team of social scientists and includes sections on history, geography, economy, society, and others. 
  • Mad Scientist Network
    This is a fun, yet informative site where students can ask scientists questions. Already asked questions are available for viewing. 
  • U.S.Geological Survey 
    A good reference site, including science topics for education, mapping information, and current events and news releases.
  • Unites Nations InfoNation
    InfoNation is an easy-to-use, two-step database that allows you to view and compare the most up-to-date statistical data for the Member States of the United Nations. Has Spanish and French version.