Websites ( NOT BOOKS ! ) - My Favourites :
Submitted by professor on Sun, 06/01/2003 - 12:45
- NASA: Picture of the Day
- Daily picture archives of fabulous astronomy pictures going back to 1995 - this is AWESOME ! It took me 18 months to flick through the complete archives - it is now my homepage.   I will occasionally save a picture to my PC and use it as a background on my desktop.
This is for you if you like lists (books, films, TV etc.).   I do.
- Health Products: Neways
- Use safe products from Neways.   Replace those toxic chemicals in your toothpaste, shampoo, shower gel, cosmetics, talc, deoderant, household cleaners etc.
- UK Gigs
I recently spotted on the internet an old favourite of mine (Stan Webb's Chicken Shack) gigging within a short drive of my home, and decided to go along to watch. It was great. I have since caught a few other old favourites (Peter Hammill, John Cale, Blue Oyster Cult) plus a few others (Wishbone Ash, Heather Nova, Cara Dillon, Juliet Turner, the cavern Beatles), and have a hankering to see more. This site gives me an idea what's on around the country and who's touring.
- the hunger site
- Every 3.6 seconds someone in the world dies of hunger, and 75% of them are children - 200,000 each week (every week).   Click on this site and each of the site sponsors will donate 1/4 cup of staple food to a hungry person - at no cost to you.   Weekly, this site adds to over 200 metric tons of food donated weekly to the United Nations World Food Programme, and it costs you nothing.
-                     SUPPORT THE CAUSE !           See a list of similar sites below.
- the child health site
- the breast cancer site
- the rainforest site
- the animal rescue site
This is great to read the summaries and reviews from members of the public of books, movies and audio CDs. But please do not give too much credence to the reviews, because people tend towards giving reviews of items they particularly like, so only a few of the reviews can be deemed impartial. I also buy from here, but generally review the summaries and reviews at the USA website (there are more of them), then buy from Amazon.co.uk.
This is a great place to buy books and similar items. I will usually buy paperback books, and if it goes onto my list of favourites, I will seek out a good hardback version to keep for the future - a quality version from Easton Press or Heritage books or Folio. Sometimes I just buy a book because it looks interesting but is cheap, or seems a good value version of a classic that I do not own and have not yet read. As a classic it should perhaps be on my list of books to read, but is not because I do not own a copy.
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