Links of Interest
-- An online source for eBooks from The Narrative Press.
www.ebooks.com -- Another good
source for eBooks from The Narrative Press in Microsoft and Adobe eBook Reader formats.
American Memory -- Has 90 collections and over 112,000 images from the Library of Congress.
America's Story from America's
Library -- Entertaining tales about the likes of Buffalo Bill and Harriet Tubman. Oriented to kids.
The History Channel -- Original pieces divided into categories including the Civil War, World War II, Crime, and the Old West.
PBS History -- Dozens of original documentaries.
US History.org -- Focus is on the Colonial and Revolutionary period, created by the Independence Hall Association of Philadelphia.
Historic Traveler -- Historic destinations within the US. Includes an excellent nationwide calendar of events.
The History Net The History
Net -- Well done articles from the History Group of Primedia Special Interest Publications.
Western America History
Oregon Trail -- Created by Idaho State University professors, the site is about 19th century pioneers, starting with Lewis and Clark.
NativeCulture.com -- A portal to other sites on the history and culture of native Americans, including over 120 tribal government sites.
deathvalley.com -- A great on-line resource for more on Death Valley, California, and Burro Bill.
True West Magazine -- Celebrating 50 years of continuous publication, keeping the history and lore of the Old West alive!
American Museum of Natural
History -- Perhaps the best natural history museum in the
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
-- A world-class regional natural history museum with an excellent website.
The Valley of the
Shadow -- Good source of primary document concerning the Civil War.
Civil War Traveler -- A trail interpretation site. Offers free trail maps.
National Civil War Museum
-- The National Civil War Museum.
Includes battlefield accounts, museum guides, and unit homepages.
Sea History -- The National Maritime Historical Society,
a leading site for maritime history.
Naval History -- The US Naval Institute;
a magazine and web page for vets and active servicemen.
Archeology at About.com
-- moderated by Iowa-based field archaeologist Kris Hirst. Good source of book reviews, links, etc.
Test Pit -- Archaeological
fieldwork opportunities; a comprehensive database of fieldwork positions compiled by UCLA's Cotsen
Institute of Archaeology.
Biblical Archeological Society -- This the website for three magazines, Biblical Archeology Review, Bible Review, and Archaeology Odyssey. Well-written articles.
Archaeology.com -- Focuses mainly
on sites in the UK. Good photos.
-- Published by Scientific American. Good mix of fun and serious material.
World Explorers Club -- This is alternative archeology, with regular
features on Atlantis, UFOs, and secret chambers in Pyramids.
Archaeology Magazine -- The premiere publication devoted to worldwide archaeological
discovery (that's how they spell it).
70south -- The source for
Antarcticles(tm). Interactive and updated daily with the latest news and information on and about Antarctica.
Explore North -- Your guide to the Circumpolar North.
Museum -- Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum (the authors of "Camera Trails in
-- From the magazine. Sort of where to go, what gear to buy.
Outside Magazine -- Outside Online,
International Expeditions -- Leader in nature and adventure travel. Gentle trips to rugged places.
Earthwatch -- Choose from over 100 different scientific research projects in 50 countries. Participate.
Smithsonian Study Tours
-- Weekend trips, study cruises, and grand tours, all with an historical or cultural mission. Over 360 tours to 250 destinations.
National Trust for Historic
Preservation -- For architecture fans with historical interests. Offers more than 85 study tours.
Far Horizon Archeological & Cultural
Trips -- Up-close tours of the world’s ancient wonders. Very strong in Mexico, Central America, Iran, and Turkey.
Parks & History Bookstores --
Mostly guidebooks (but ask for "First to the Parklands" from The Narrative Press).
The Adventurers Club -- Membership is open to men and women whose activities the club considers adventuresome.
Gear & Accoutrement
Eastern Mountain Sports
-- Backpacking and climbing books.
Sheplers -- Western wear.
Cabelas -- Probably the world's largest sportsman's outfitter.
Miller Stockman -- Western apparel, cowboy-themed books.
Dixie Gun Works -- Everything in muzzle-loading
firearms and blades.