Internet Resources
  Unit 4: The Land Today

Color Landform Atlas of the United States
The Color Landform Atlas of the United States contains topographical and political maps to the county level for each of the fifty states. Each state link brings up a menu of links to maps and other online information about the state.

The National Park Service: ParkNet
For information on the history, natural features, and resources of national parks across the United States, check out the information at this site from the National Park Service. You can access Internet sites for many different parks from this site.

The Great Lakes: An Environmental Atlas and Resource Book
This site offers six chapters of information about the Great Lakes, including such topics as geology, climate, human settlement, industrialization, and pollution. The site contains an impressive collection of maps and diagrams, and offers a glossary and suggestions for further reading.

This elegantly organized site delivers a rich array of environmental resources with style. EnviroLink offers regularly updated environmental news and data, a large database of links to environmental resources, an interactive forum to discuss specific issues, and a gallery of earth-conscious artwork. Attractive navigation icons and a simple search engine combine to make this site a pleasure to browse. EnviroLink is maintained by the non-profit EnviroLink Network.

The Appalachian Center
The Appalachian Center at the University of Kentucky offers many resources for learning about the region. You can find information on the history of Appalachia, keep up to date with important issues in the area (such as water resources and jobs), and view statistics on Appalachian counties in Kentucky. This site also has a gallery of photos that tell about life in Appalachia, a discussion forum, and li ommunity organizations.


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