The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific houses one of the finest Asia Pacific map collections in the world. Beginning as an ANU Library collection in the 1960s, this collection now holds over 40,000 maps including topographic, cadastral, bathymetric, aeronautical, geological and tourist maps, plus a range of atlases, gazetteers and historical wall maps. While the scope is worldwide, the focus is Asia and the Pacific.
The CORONA Atlas Project has worked to develop new methods for correcting spatial distortions found in raw imagery, and to provide processed imagery to researchers through a user-friendly online database. With CORONA imagery currently available on the Atlas for most of the Middle East, our ongoing NEH-funded effort is expanding the CORONA Atlas to other parts of the world including eastern China, South and Central Asia, and Eastern Europe, as well building an online, open-access tool for correction of imagery from other parts of the world.
This new Atlas of Islam covers the history of the Islamic world from 1800-2000. In 85 original maps it offers accessible surveys on population, history, politics, religion, and the economy. Colonialism and de-colonization are extensively covered for the entire Islamic world, including post-USSR Cetnral Asia. The Atlas of Islam also contains detailed maps about Iraq and the Gulf Wars, Afghanistan, the Arab-Israeli conflict and the strategic issue of water management. The index lists variants of all place names in the Atlas. This exceptional atlas is both an ideal teaching tool and an invaluable reference work for the contemporary history of the Islamic world.
Call Number: PRINT REPOSITORY very large book DS254.8.A42 2005
Publication Date: 2005
Iran, or Persia as it was known in the West for most of its long history, has been mapped extensively for centuries but the absence of a good cartobibliography has often deterred scholars of its history and geography from making use of the many detailed maps that were produced.
This atlas explains the historical evolution of Islamic societies. Short essays cover a wide variety of themes such as the central roles played by sharia (divine law) and fiqh (jurisprudence); philosophy; arts and architecture; the Muslim city; trade, commerce, and manufacturing; marriage and family life.
Courts considering the future of maltreated children face complex and controversial questions, and the professional experts advising the courts must often address dilemmas which are key to the child's future but challenge the limits of current knowledge.
This book traces the tangled and bitter history of the Arab-Jewish struggle from the early twentieth century to the present. It also illustrates the move towards finding peace and the efforts to bring the horrors of the fighting to an end through negotiation and proposals for agreed boundaries.