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Australian Design - Stories from Australia's Culture and Recreation Portal Australian design has been documented for a relatively brief time and the industry has always struggled to achieve a commercial and creative balance. However the work of architects, interior designers, landscape architects, graphic designers, jewellers, industrial designers, fashion designers, furniture makers and textile artists is increasingly being recognised as an important aspect of Australian culture. Links to relevant online resources are provided. From EdNA Online on January 26, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Java Applets for Visualization of Statistical Concepts (Regression) This collection of applets simulate many different statistical concepts in regression. The topics they illustrate range from basic scatterplots and the sampling distribution of the slope to Multicollinearity, Box-Cox transformations and polynomial regression. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 26, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


SciFiction at SciFi.com - Sci-Fi Short Story Archive "In almost six years of groundbreaking online publishing, SCI FICTION and its editor, Ellen Datlow, had an unparalleled record of critical success, earning 10 major awards, including three Hugo Awards, four Nebula Awards and a World Fantasy Award." They also published classics by some of the biggest authors in the genre. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 26, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Early American Fiction Collection at U of Virginia "In 1996, the University of Virginia Library received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to digitize several hundred volumes of early American fiction dating from 1789-1850. The texts chosen for the project include first printings of works by well-known authors such as James Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, as well as more obscure authors like Rufus Dawes and Hannah Webster Foster. With the success of the first phase of the project, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation provided funding for the Library to digitize an additional set of texts from 1851-1875 as well as a From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 26, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Early American Fiction Collection at U of Virginia "In 1996, the University of Virginia Library received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to digitize several hundred volumes of early American fiction dating from 1789-1850. The texts chosen for the project include first printings of works by well-known authors such as James Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, as well as more obscure authors like Rufus Dawes and Hannah Webster Foster. With the success of the first phase of the project, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation provided funding for the Library to digitize an additional set of texts from 1851-1875 as well as a From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 26, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Faulkner on the Web Commentaries, plot synopses, and links to additional information about Faulkner’s written works, his life, films, and more. One of the best resources on the web. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 26, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Connected Curriculum Project - Materials for Multivariable Calculus The CCP includes modules that combine the flexibility and connectivity of the Web with the power of computer algebra systems such as Maple, Mathematica, MatLab and MathCad. This particular collection includes single-topic modules on Multivariable Calculus as well as applications in this subject. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 26, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Statistical Physics This web tutorial provides an online text with imbedded applets for a statistical physics course. It uses a macroscopic, statistical approach that uses applets to motivate the results. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 26, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


2006 Commonwealth Games: Classroom Resources A range of of rich, innovative and integrated classroom resources and activities for all age groups and all subject areas. From EdNA Online on January 26, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


Women in Colonial Times - Stories from Australia's Culture and Recreation Portal This article discusses the lives of different women who lived in colonial Australia. It describes the lives of convicts, free settlers and aboriginal women. Links to relevant online resources are provided. From EdNA Online on January 26, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


Colonial Women in Port Jackson - Three Stories - Stories from Australia's Culture and Recreation Portal This article provides an overview of three different convict women who lived in Port Jackson and Sydney during colonial times. Links to relevant online resources are provided. From EdNA Online on January 26, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


International Year of Deserts and Desertification Desertification, is one of the world’s most alarming processes of environmental degradation and affects one third of the earth’s surface and over a billion people. In terms of social and economic costs, desertification has potentially devastating consequences. The General Assembly of the United Nations has declared 2006 the International Year of Deserts and Desertification (IYDD) to encourage all countries to undertake special initiatives to mark the year. From EdNA Online on January 26, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


Bush Music in Early Australia - Stories from Australia's Culture and Recreation Portal This article describes aspects of Australian bush music, including sections on convict songs, bushranger ballads, bush worker and shearing songs and war railway and union songs. It also includes excerpts from several bush songs. Links to relevant online resources are provided. From EdNA Online on January 26, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Baby Boomers Discover the generation known as baby boomers including their cultural and political impact from Vietnam moratoriums to Whitlam, their domination of Australian culture today and the challenge to the nation for supporting them in the future. Links to relevant online resources are provided. From EdNA Online on January 26, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Arts and Crafts Movement in Australia - Stories from Australia's Culture and Recreation Portal This article explains the origins, ideals and realisation of the Arts and Crafts movement in England, and how the movement eventually spread to Australia. It gives examples of the style in Australian furniture and architecture. Links to relevant online resources are provided. From EdNA Online on January 26, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Community Radio - Stories from Australia's Culture and Recreation Portal This article describes the nature of community radio stations, how they are run and what they do. It also contains a brief overview of the history of community radio in Australia, and lists some examples of stations. Links to relevant online resources are provided. From EdNA Online on January 26, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Australian Children's Books - Stories from Australia's Culture and Recreation Portal An article about Australia's strong tradition of children's literature and the celebration of children's books though awards, literary centres and Children's Book Week. Links to relevant online resources are provided. From EdNA Online on January 26, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


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