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Last Updated: Friday, 20 April 2007, 14:21 GMT 15:21 UK
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Kate Russell
By Kate Russell
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Kate Russell gives us her latest selection of the best sites on the World Wide Web.

Enviropedia website

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Enviropedia is a good place for those of you that are interested in climate change but are a bit weak on the science.

The site itself looks a bit worthy, which I suppose it is, but this is important stuff we are talking about, so it is allowed to look worthy.

Clicking on Contents does exactly what you would expect and introduces you to a world of well written essays on subjects from acid rain to Ozone depletion. As you would expect each essay has links within it explaining words and concepts.

Each subject has a page explaining its subject and is refreshingly clear of the hectoring tone that so many of these kinds of sites have.

Across the top of the page are more headings giving further information on related subjects, including the ubiquitous kids section. Aimed at four to 11-year-olds it has downloadable information sheets for teachers or anyone interested.

While making this kind of information available is only good, I really wonder whether today's kids are going to be wooed by cheap and cheerful Word clip art. All the same this resource is a must for environmental demystification.


Airliners website

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We have looked at airliners.net in the past, but it is well worth a revisit.

Yes, it is aeroplanes and yes, that can be a bit geeky but I defy you to not to be impressed by the pictures.

It is difficult to tell if the people who upload their pictures to this site are really plane geeks at all, I suspect they may be photo geeks on an aeroplane site because some of these pictures are beautiful.

You can search for specific types of pictures or you can just click on the most popular pictures on the opening page and then just continue clicking on the "more shots like these" button. There are a lot of pictures here.

If you want to play along with the big boys, the site takes submissions from visitors. If you have a picture that you think should be shown on the site you need to read the highly detailed FAQ, but beware they make no secret that they only want seriously good photographs.

Most of these pictures can be viewed for free without registration, but if you want to look at the big version of them you have to sign up for First Class membership. Something for the enthusiast I think.

If you get your picture included let us know.


Shoot website

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Shoot is a good looking site that aims to help people who are reasonably new to gardening. It is UK-based but has tons of information on improving your gardening skills.

It has all the basic stuff but also shows some interesting lateral thinking in that it also has a piece on how to keep fit when you are gardening.

The inspirational gardens section makes a fascinating read even if you are not a gardener, with pictures and ideas on how to make your green space even greener.

There are regularly updated hints and tips on the site and if you register they will email you specific information on how to look after your garden.

All of this is free but if you are a UK gardener and want to pay money you can and they will send you even more information.

This is a great place to go if you are interested in plants but I suggest you stay away if you only have a window box.




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