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Here are a few links of interest on Indo European Languages:

http://www.angelfire.com/tx/eclectorium/indoeuro.html
Indo-European Resource: many excellent links

http://members.xoom.com/babaev
Great maps, chronologies, links

http://www.sil.org/ethnologue/countries/Germ.html
Ethnologue: great collection of cultural and linguistic data (this one is Gmc.)

www.zompist.com/numbers.shtml
Numbers from 1 10 in 4000 languages.

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/6200/carto/hum.html
Beautiful maps, arranged with time dimension. Also analyzed by language.

http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~barlow/index.html#saft
IE roots, Grimm's Law, comparative reconstruction, morphological problems
(download HyperCard stacks)

http://www.friesian.com/upan.htm#steppe
Maps and diagrams of movements across the steppe

http://www.ultisoft.demon.co.uk/langfams.html#indoeuro
Description of IE and non-IE language families, and data on 20 most spoken languages
 

Books that will help you learn more about the Proto Indo European language and the languages that descended from it:

  • Barber, Elizabeth J.W. 1991. Prehistoric Textiles. Princeton University Press.

  • Beekes, Robert S.P. 1995. Comparative Indo-European Linguistics: An Introduction. Amsterdam, Philadelphia: Benjamins. (Translation by UvA Vertalers/Paul Gabriner of Vergelijkende taalwetenschap. Een inleiding in de vergelijkende Indo-europese taalwetenschap)

  • Benveniste, Emile. 1973. Indo-European language and society. Faber. (Translation by E. Palmer of Le vocabulaire des institutions indo-europeenes. 1969)

  • Buck, Carl Darling.
    1949. A Dictionary of Selected Synonyms in the Principal Indo-European Languages.
    Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

  • Bynon, Theodora.
    1977. Historical Linguistics.
    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  • Gamkrelidze, Tomas and Vyacheslav Ivanov. 1995. Indo-European and the Indo-Europeans. Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter. (Translation by Johanna Nichols of Indoevropejskij jazyk i indoevropejcy. 1984. Tbilisi: Universiteta.)

  • Lehmann, Winfred P. 1993. Theoretical bases of Indo-European linguistics. London, New York: Routledge.

  • Mallory, J.P.
    1989. In Search of the Indo-Europeans.
    London: Thames and Hudson.

  • Mallory, J.P. and D.Q. Adams. 1997. Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn.

  • Polome, Edgar C. 1989. Essays on Germanic religion. Washington, D.C: Journal of Indo-European Studies Monograph 6.

  • Puhvel, Jan. 1987. Comparative mythology. Baltimore, London: Johns Hopkins University Press.

  • Szemerenyi, Oswald J.L. 1996. Introduction to Indo-European linguistics. Oxford. (Revised, enlarged 5th edition of Einfuhrung in die vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft)

  • Watkins, Calvert. 1985. The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.