World

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Introduction1

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

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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 a philosophical context it may refer to: (1) the whole of the physical Universe, or (2) an ontological world (see world disclosure). In a theological context, world usually refers to the material or the profane sphere, as opposed to the celestial, spiritual, transcendent or sacred. The “end of the world” refers to scenarios of the final end of human history, often in religious contexts.

World history is commonly understood as spanning the major geopolitical developments of about five millennia, from the first civilizations to the present.

World population is the sum of all human populations at any time; similarly, world economy is the sum of the economies of all societies (all countries), especially in the context of globalization. Terms like world championship, gross world product, world flags etc. also imply the sum or combination of all current-day sovereign states.

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.

In terms such as world map and world climate, world is used in the sense detached from human culture or civilization, referring to the planet Earth physically. — Wikipedia

Outline

World Outline (Wikipedia)

Portal

Country Reports
World (Infoplease)
World Directory (DMOZ Tools)
Regional Directories (DMOZ Tools)
Area Studies (DMOZ Tools)

Search

WolframAlpha

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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.

Click the 360° image below to explore this Toy World, click the menu in the upper right for controls and click “i” buttons on/off for links to experiences. Use “portals” to visit other Toy Worlds.

You can also explore this on RoundMe.
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There is also a similar version in SecondLife.   Click the image below to explore it.

World Travel Lounge SL

More Worlds …

Tour

These are 360° YouTube videos — press and hold to explore!

New York Times 360 Video (YouTube Channel)

AirPano (YouTube Channel)

Lonely Planet Travel Guides (YouTube)
Frommer’s Travel Guides (YouTube)
Fodor’s Travel Guide (YouTube)
Travel Channel (YouTube)
BBC Travel Destinations
CNN Travel Destinations

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Preservation

UNESCO World Heritage Centre
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Historic Sites Search (Wolfram Alpha)

History

Conversations with History (University of California, Berkeley) (YouTube)
History Directory (WWW Virtual Library)

Museum

Museums of the World
Top 10 Museums and Galleries (National Geographic)
Top 20 museums around the world (CNN Travel)

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

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Participation

Education

Education Index (United Nations) (Wikipedia)

Course

Foundations of World Culture (MIT OpenCourseWare)
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

Blog

Travel Itineraries: Travel the World 4 Less

News

National Geographic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic
World News, CNN, NPR, BBC, Reuters, UPI
International Magazines (Magazines.com), International Living Magazines (Magazines.com)

Book

ISBNdb

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: CIA World Fact Book
USA.gov

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Expression

Fun

Humor

International (Satire Wire)

Competition

Guinness Book of World Records

Fun in the Sun

A Year of the Worlds Best Beaches (CNN Travel) (Interactive Map)

Arts

This is a 360° YouTube video — press and hold to explore!

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Music

Song Lyrics

More…

Most Beautiful Sceneries of the World (YouTube)

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More News …


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    on January 28, 2022 at 1:07 am

    The United States on Thursday called for the United Nations Security Council to convene to discuss Russia's threat to Ukraine.

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    on January 28, 2022 at 12:44 am

    The European Medicines Agency on Thursday recommended Pfizer's Paxlovid antiviral COVID-19 pill for treatment in adults who do not require supplemental oxygen and who are at increased risk of severe disease.

  • Police: Online scams, drugs dominated rise in...
    on January 27, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    Hong Kong police on Thursday reported an increase in online scams last year, including a 24% rise in fraud cases with 70% of them occurring over the internet.

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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, Europe, Asia
America North, Central, South, Caribbean
Oceania Australia, New Zealand

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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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