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Best of the Web Geographyby Chris Leftley
Synopses & Reviews
This first title in this new series is an easy-to-use, evaluative guide to the best sources of information on the Web for geography, providing critical reviews of resources listed by subject.
Book News Annotation:
In this nicely annotated webography, Leftley (chartered librarian, U. of Oxford) picks the most reliable, stable and informative sites from around the world, gives title, URL, owner or maintainer, server location and a full description. Logically sorted into general resources, resources by category, and indexes, sites include libraries and their catalogues, bibliographies, subject gateways, awareness services, organizations, and teaching-related sites, and categories including cartography, cybergeography, earth sciences, environment, metrology, population and remote sensing. Leftley even includes indices by site name, URL and keyword for those of us low on organic memory.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
"Best of the Web - Geography" is the first title in a new series of evaluative guides, which guide the reader through the best web sites within a subject area. The book is compiled with the reader in mind and has a very clear, consistent and systematic layout.
A large number of sites have been evaluated. The book contains information on geographical sites around the world. Only sites, which are considered to be informative, reliable and stable have been included. All the sites listed will provide valuable information within this subject area.
The information given for each site includes: title, URL, owner/maintainer, server location, and a full description.
This is an excellent guide, which will be invaluable to anyone seeking geographical information on the Web. It is an essential reference source for librarians and information officers, students and library users in the academic, public and commercial sectors.
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