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Discussion in 'Alternate History Books and Media' started by Doctor What, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. Tonymecury Well-Known Member

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    Geoscience Australia: Shaping a Nation

    http://www.abc.net.au/tv/bigideas/stories/2014/03/14/3963231.htm

    Australians live on the driest inhabited continent in the world, with unique flora and fauna and some of the cheapest energy resources available.

    In this address, geologist Richard Blewett outlines how geology has shaped the economic and social history of this country.

    He takes our geological history through to present day, noting the geohazards, challenges, possible solutions and choices we face when it comes to balancing and maintaining the environment with the economy.

    ‘The gorilla in the room is climate change’ says Blewett, as he delivers our ‘secret geological history’.

    This public lecture was hosted as part of the 2013 Earth Science Week.
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    I have assumed that those outside Australia can view this - apologies of you can't
     
  2. Thande At the psephological moment Donor

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  3. Petike Sky Pirate Extraordinaire

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  4. Xenophonte Quod natura non dat, Salmantica non præstat. Gone Fishin'

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    Islamic Website

    Inter-Islam provides with full free access to multi-lingual Books, Articles, and Software together with other facilities. It guides you with information from Islam.

    http://www.inter-islam.org/index.htm.
     
  5. wietze Figment of my own Imagination

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    from another thread - US Navy ship blueprints

     
  6. Petike Sky Pirate Extraordinaire

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    Both the podcast and the video download work for me. :cool:

    Thank you for sharing. :)
     
  7. Grouchio Well-Known Member

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    I wonder how members here could get more information for ancient and medieval timelines so that more of them could be made?
     
  8. Laqueesha The Right Honourable and Quasi-Learned Laq'

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    Wikisource and Wikiquote have some good stuff. (I'm an administrator on the latter).
     
  9. Petike Sky Pirate Extraordinaire

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    In recent months, I've added some sources and info on topics related to ancient and medieval.
     
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    The Militar Wiki

    http://www.militarwiki.org/wiki/Portada

    The Militar Wiki, it's basically an interactive Military Encyclopaedia which anyone can edit.
    With comprehensive information with everything related to the military theme.

    The page it's in Spanish, but is a fast and excellent source for that theme in the Spanish-speaking world and its armed forces.
    Besides knowing perspective them about the military history and current and past military conflicts.:)

    If anyone knows of a similar site in English language, I would appreciate if you could provide a link.:confused:
     
  12. Petike Sky Pirate Extraordinaire

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    Just to let you guys know, I'm still regularly adding new resources to our wiki, even if I rarely talk about it in this thread. Nevertheless, some of my recent excellent finds and additions:

    Ancient Scripts
    - This site, man, this site ! :cool: Awesomesaucesupermegacool. :)

    Online Conversion - Convert between units of measurement from the international system (metric system), the imperial system, customary units and many more. Offered types of measurement include lenghth, area, mass and weight, temperature. All are available in different units of measurement, past and present.

    Online Calculators - Similar to the Online Conversion site. Choices offered are a scientific calculator, statistics calculator, "Exctcalc" calculator, a simple calculator, a simple calculator with an added "paper roll" results display, an RPN calculator, abacuses, simple math calculators, and a percentage calculator.
     
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  15. Petike Sky Pirate Extraordinaire

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    I've added loads of new links to Resources in the recent weeks (even during the last few days, in fact), but one type of resource we seemed to have been missing up until now is this:

    Royal warrant of appointment

    OK, it's just a Wikipedia article, but it's better than nothing. It's slightly fascinating realising that many monarchies had their own royal family approved companies that catered to the needs of said dynasty (especially for events such as public appearances and so on).

    Also, one site I've finally added to the Danish resources page is this masterpiece on the Faroe Islands. I'm kind of embarassed I didn't add it sooner, as I've liked that site for years, and I have to commend the author for all the effort he put into it. If someone wants to set a story in that archipelago and wants to be sure of local geography and settlements, that site is really, really helpful.
     
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  16. wietze Figment of my own Imagination

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    Online library and university resources are probably best. Here are a few sites that I have come across though.

    http://www.essential-humanities.net/history-overview/world-history-timeline/
    http://www.timemaps.com/history/world-500ad
    https://prezi.com/breeqtifnl97/timeline-of-ancient-and-medieval-art/

    I can't say whether they are all that good or not, I only looked at them quickly. However, if this is really a passionate focus, perhaps you should consider compiling as much info as you can find and start a website (see here) dedicated to ancient and medieval timelines? I'm sure we would all appreciate your effort.
     
  19. Petike Sky Pirate Extraordinaire

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    Unsung Women of Science:

    http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4483

    http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4484

    Often overlooked female scientists, especially from the 19th and 20th centuries. Could prove useful to anyone writing a timeline in that timeframe and wanting to include these as period characters or in the form of characters inspired by them.
     
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  20. wietze Figment of my own Imagination

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    did a quick look, and wouldn't use that as a source, i mean they didn't even get the info on Lise Meitner right.

    they write about her
    she was one of the scientists who discovered nuclear fission, and who also provided an explanation for it, which is way bigger than what is stated there.
    so would look at that skeptiod site with scepticism ;)