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China's Free Markets Issue Date: 09-20-1998

Cool Spots imageThe farmer's markets of China are fascinating places to visit, full of roving vendors, animated customers and all kinds of products and produce to choose from. The China's Free Markets Web site takes you from the farmer's fields to these aisles of hustle and bustle in the city. Get ready to trade and barter at www.saturdaymarket.com/
chinaveg
. With photos and stories, you'll discover how these free markets work, and why shopping and cooking are elaborate and time-consuming rituals in the Chinese culture. From garlic brokers to ointment gurus, you'll meet the many personalities selling their wares. Take a trip into a market basement, where you'll find live fish, swimming eels, crustaceans and mollusks from south China.

Visit: www.saturdaymarket.com/chinaveg
User Rating: 3.3096774193549stars
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History Heaven! Issue Date: 09-20-1998

Cool Spots imageFrom the American Civil War to the first lunar landing mission, humankind's past is both exciting and educational. At The History Place, www.historyplace.com you'll be able to take in archived photographs, timelines, documents and major speeches from the ages. Featured exhibits include a photo history of John F. Kennedy, the timeline of World War II in Europe and a chronological history of the American Revolution. Other treats include the majestic scenic photography of Ansel Adams and the life and times of Abe Lincoln. Points of view from historians around the globe and the Speech of the Week prove that history was never meant to be static. And don't forget to stop by the Homework Help page, where you can turn your next history paper from a chore into an adventure. Enjoy the drama as it unfolds before your eyes and ears! (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

Visit: www.historyplace.com
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Go Medieval Issue Date: 09-06-1998

Cool Spots imageCastles, moats, Vikings and clashing armor! What more could you want? Get thee to the year 1066 and witness one of the most fascinating medieval battles, the Battle of Hastings. www.battle1066.com is your time machine to early Britain, where Vikings, Romans, Saxons and Normans were all fighting for the land that is now England. Hastings was the ultimate fight of the era: in the English corner, the beloved Saxon king, Harold II, and the challenger, crossing the English channel from France, William the Conqueror! Who will win? You'll just have to log on and find out. And while you're wandering through the battlefield, check out the Bayeux tapestry, which tells the tale through hundreds of feet of needlework. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

Visit: www.battle1066.com
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Live the Russian Experience Issue Date: 09-06-1998

Cool Spots imageFrom the Rurik Dynasty to Glasnost, you'll experience Russian culture and history like never before at PBS' The Face of Russia Web site. This fascinating journey through 10 centuries of art, architecture, music, dance and cinema reveals the events that shaped Russian culture. Take a troika ride out to www.pbs.org/weta/faceofrussia and visit sacred monasteries, magnificent churches, the grand palaces of St. Petersburg and great architectural masterpieces that dot the shoreline of the Baltic Sea. Visitors can view the Cyrillic alphabet and find out about its origins or sit in on the Russian ballet. The Russian timeline will take you to such events as the launching of Sputnik, Napoleon's invasion and the rise of the Bolsheviks. Plus, you'll meet personalities like Ivan the Terrible, Czar Nicholas II and Boris Yeltsin. It's time to meet the Russians on their home turf!

Visit: www.pbs.org/weta/faceofrussia
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Reach the Beach Issue Date: 08-30-1998

Cool Spots imageIf ever a military battle captured the imaginations of war buffs worldwide, it would be the Invasion of Normandy. As the landing phase of Operation Overlord during World War II, it was the scene of great strategy, honor and sacrifice. Join the Allied victory in progress at Britannica Online's Normandy Web site, which chronicles the battle from the earlier European hostilities to the liberation of the French. Get ready to storm the beach at www.britannica.com/dday and immerse yourself in international politics, airborne attacks and military conspiracies. The comprehensive site has audio clips of speeches, films of the fighting inland, and biographies of leaders like Eisenhower and Churchill. Plus, you'll have the chance to decipher secret code messages and inspect battle documents. Charge!!!

Visit: www.britannica.com/dday
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