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American Authors on the Web
Web index of American authors, arranged chronologically from Nathanial Ward (1578-1652) to the present.

Behind the Name
"The etymology and history of first names."

British & Irish Authors on the Web
Web index of British and Irish authors, arranged chronologically from Beowulf to the present.

British Library
"The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world's greatest libraries. We receive a copy of every publication produced in the UK and Ireland. The collection includes 150 million items, in most known languages."

Internet Public Library
"The first public library of and for the Internet community."

La Bibliothèque nationale de France
National library of France.

Library of Congress
"The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 130 million items on approximately 530 miles of bookshelves."

Midwest Book Review
"The Midwest Book Review is an organization of volunteers committed to promoting literacy, library usage, and small press publishing. We accept no financial donations from authors or publishers in exchange for our services, in order to avoid any conflict of interest issues. All of our services and resources are provided free of charge to writers, publishers, and the general public."

New York Public Library
"The New York Public Lib
rary comprises simultaneously a set of scholarly research collections and a network of community libraries, and its intellectual and cultural range is both global and local, while singularly attuned to New York City."

Project Gutenberg
"Is the Internet's oldest producer of FREE electronic books (eBooks or eTexts). Project Gutenberg is the brainchild of Michael Hart, who in 1971 decided that it would be a really good idea if lots of famous and important texts were freely available to everyone in the world. Since then, he has been joined by hundreds of volunteers who share his vision."

"Type in a word below to find its rhymes, synonyms, definitions, and more."

"The world's most comprehensive dictionary: English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch, Norwegian, Greek, Russian, Medical, Legal, and Financial Dictionaries, Thesaurus, Acronyms and Abbreviations, Idioms, Encyclopedia, a Literature Reference Library, and a Search Engine all in one!"

Victorian Women Writers Project
An alphabetical listing of Victorian women writers, with access to all (or most) of their works.

Health & Nutrition

American Botanical Pharmacy (Dr. Richard Schulze)

Dr. Joseph Mercola

Green Med Info
The world's most widely referenced, evidence-based natural medicine resource, available to everyone.

Marks Daily Apple
"Our ancestors evolved over millions of years under certain environmental conditions. These conditions (the foods they ate, the amount of sun they got, the sort of movement that was required of them to survive, etc.) shaped their genome. While the world has changed in innumerable ways in the last 10,000 years (for better and worse), the human genome has changed very little and thus only thrives under similar conditions. Simply put, if you want a good future you better listen to the past."

Paleo Diet
The Paleolithic Diet Nutrition Page. What Our Hunter/Gatherer Ancestors Ate.

Eat Like A Predator, Not Like Prey
The Paleo Diet In Six Easy Steps, A Motivational Guide


World Trade Center

Great Buildings Online: World Trade Center
Includes architechtural information and many photos of the World Trade Center, including some taken during its construction.

The World Trade Center Observatory
"In the wake of this tragic event, it is important to remember what we lost. I believe it would be foolish to just remove our PhotoTour of one of our landmarks and pretend it was never there. We want to let people around this country and around the world see what it was or remember their visit here."

New York, New York

Central Park: The Official Website
Maintained by the Central Park Conservancy.

Computer Camaraderie
For New Yorkers: the author unreservedly recommends Matthew Nadelson of Computer Camaraderie for quick and efficient solution of IT problems. He really knows his stuff, and will save your cyber-life!

Metropolitan Museum of Art
"View more than 3,500 works of art in our online collection."

New York Public Library
"The New York Public Library comprises simultaneously a set of scholarly research collections and a network of community libraries, and its intellectual and cultural range is both global and local, while singularly attuned to New York City."

Literature & History

Cervantes Project
Site dedicated to the author of Don Quixote, just about the best novel ever written.

Decameron Web
"A growing hypermedia archive of materials dedicated to Boccaccio's masterpiece."

Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors
Even-handed bios of all, with full citation of ancient and modern references; plus family trees, maps, and imperial battles. Choose between a chronological and alphabetical index (the latter includes some empresses).

Lord Byron
Site contains many letters and journal entries, chock full of wisdom such as: "And yet a little tumult, now and then, is an agreeable quickener of sensation; such as a revolution, a battle, or an adventure of any lively description."

Marie Antoinette Online
An accurate (unprejudiced) bio, picture gallery, explanation of the "Diamond Necklace Affair," and selected correspondence between Marie Antoinette and her mother.

Writer's Resources/Guides

Duotrope's Digest
"A database of over 825 current markets for short fiction and poetry. We update about once a day, and we check all the listings at least once a week to ensure the most up-to-date database possible."

"News, information and guides to independent bookstores, independent publishers, literary periodicals, alternative periodicals, independent record labels, alternative newsweeklies and more."

Poets & Writers
"Poets & Writers, Inc. is the primary source of information, support, and guidance for creative writers. Founded in 1970, it is the nation's largest nonprofit literary organization serving poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers."

Venues for Formal Poetry
Collection of links to sites that accept formal poetry.

"Our content had evolved al
so, from a small list of select literary magazines to a constellation of quality literary publications, both traditional and electronic, plus a whole host of features and columns."

Writer's Beat
Forums and extensive market listings.


Erotic Art of Ancient Rome
Roman painting achieved a level of perfection that wasn't recovered until centuries later; but, centuries later, the subject matter wasn't close to being as sexually engaging as that presented by the funloving Roman artists. Included here are frescoes, sculpture, and mosaics.

The Louvre
Take a virtual tour.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
"View more than 3,500 works of art in our online collection."

The Munch Museum, Oslo
Dedicated to the work of the Norwegian painter, Edvard Munch.

Roman Painting: Frescoes From Campania
A fine gallery of Roman paintings, accompanied by explanatory text.

Vatican Museums Online
The Sistine Chapel, Raphael's rooms, Gregorian Egyptian and Etruscan collections, Pinacoteca...

Official site of the Chateau de Versailles.

Web Gallery of Art
Most comprehensive Web gallery of European art in existence: "The Web Gallery of Art contains over 10,100 digital reproductions of European paintings and sculptures created between the years 1150 and 1800. A considerable number of the pictures are commented and biographies of the significant artists are given." Immaculate reproductions, easy to access A-Z index of artists.


Bikram's Yoga College of India

New York Yoga

Core Power Yoga





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