World

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The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. — Saint Augustine

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Introduction1

Daz Couz (YouTube Channel)

Dictionary

World : (1) the earth with its inhabitants and all things upon it ;
(2) the inhabitants of the earth
(3) the concerns of the earth and its affairs as distinguished from heaven and the life to come b : secular affairs
(4) a division or generation of the inhabitants of the earth distinguished by living together at the same place or at the same time b : a distinctive class of persons or their sphere of interest or activity
(5) human society
(6) a part or section of the earth that is a separate independent unit
(7) the sphere or scene of one’s life and action
(8) the whole body of living persons
(9) kingdom
(10) a celestial body (as a planet) — Webster   See also   OneLook

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

World is a common name for the whole of human civilization, specifically human experience, history, or the human condition in general, worldwide, i.e. anywhere on Earth. In terms such as world religion, world language, and world war, world suggests international or intercontinental scope without necessarily implying participation of the entire world. — Wikipedia

World Related Entries (Encyclopædia Britannica)

Country Reports
Country Profiles (BBC)
Countries (Wolfram Alpha)

Site Map (Nations Online Project)

The World Almanac and Book of Facts(Simon & Schuster)
The World Almanac (Wikipedia)
The World Almanac and Book of Facts (WorldCat)

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Inspiration

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Exploration

World Travel Lounge

This is one of a series of Toy Worlds featured on this site.

Wander through 3D galleries with links to resources on this site and the Web.

There is an interface in SecondLife.   Click the image below to explore it.

World Travel Lounge SL

More Worlds …

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Preservation

Preserving Our Heritage (UNESCO)
World Heritage Centre (UNESCO)
World Heritage Sites (UNESCO)

Historic Sites (Wolfram Alpha)

History

The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind (Wikipedia)
The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind (H.G. Wells, Project Guttenburg)
The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind (H.G. Wells, WorldCat)

A Short History of the World (Wikipedia)
A Short History of the World (H. G. Wells, Project Guttenburg)
A Short History of the World (H. G. Wells, WorldCat)

World History Encyclopedia (World History Publishing)
Sisyphus Timeline (World History Encyclopedia)

HyperHistory (Starfall Education)

Synchronoptical World History Chart : 3000 Years of World History (Andreas Nothiger, WorldCat)
Timeline of Human Evolution, Knowledge and Culture (Website)

The World History Association
Journal of World History (The World History Association)

Museum

Top 20 Museums Around the World (CNN Travel)

Museum of the World (The British Museum)

Museums Directory (Museums of the World)

Library

Library Map of the World (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions)

International Collections (U.S. Library of Congress)
World Cultures & History Digital Collections (U.S. Library of Congress)
Country Studies Collection (U.S. Library of Congress)

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DDC: 900 Geography and History (Library Thing)
Subject: World (Library Thing)

Subject: World (Open Library)

LCC: G Geography (UPenn Online Books)
LCC: D History (UPenn Online Books)
Subject: World (UPenn Online Books)

LCC: G Geography (Library of Congress)
LCC: D History (Library of Congress)
Subject: World (Library of Congress)

Subject: World (WorldCat)

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Participation

Education

Teacher Resources (Country Reports)

Teaching Resources (World History Encyclopedia)

World Cultures (OER Commons)
World History (OER Commons)

MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching

Course

World History Courses (MIT OpenCourseWare)

Community

Organization

Union of International Associations

News

Foreign Language News and Newspapers (MIT Libraries)

World News
World (BBC)
World (CNN)
NPR World
World News (Reuters)

Government

United Nations (Official Site)
United Nations (Wikipedia)

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO, Official Site)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO, Wikipedia)

Document

The World Fact Book (U.S. Central Intelligence Agency)
The World Fact Book (Wikipedia)

Governments Worldwide (USA.gov)

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Related

Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.

Knowledge Realm

Anthropological

Human
Self Body, Brain
Society Culture, Family, Dwelling, Fashion, Celebration
State

World
Afro-Eurasia Africa (Egypt), Europe (Italy, United Kingdom), Asia (China, Japan)
America North (Mexico), Central, South, Caribbean
Oceania Australia, New Zealand
Polar Regions Arctic, Antarctica

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Notes

1.   The resources on this page are are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma.

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