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  Asia Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
Asia (Reference Map) 2004 (419K) and pdf format (423K)
Asia (Reference Map) 1999 (230K) and pdf format (652K) and larger jpeg (336K)
Southeast Asia (Reference Map) 1999 (258K) Larger JPEG Image (493K)
www.lib.utexas.edu /maps/asia.html   (335 words)

  Asia - MSN Encarta
Most geographers regard Asia as bounded on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the Bering Strait and the Pacific Ocean, on the south by the Indian Ocean, and on the southwest by the Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea.
On the west, the conventional boundary between Europe and Asia is drawn at the Ural Mountains, continuing south along the Ural River to the Caspian Sea, then west along the Caucasus Mountains to the Black Sea.
Asia is bounded on three sides by oceans: the Arctic to the north, the Pacific to the east, and the Indian to the south.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761574726/Asia.html   (1229 words)

  Asia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Asia is traditionally defined as part of the landmass of Africa-Eurasia – with the western portion of the latter occupied by Europe – lying east of the Suez Canal, east of the Ural Mountains, and south of the Caucasus Mountains and the Caspian and Black Seas.
The demarcation between Asia and Africa is the Isthmus of Suez and the Red Sea.
Asia is the largest continent in the world by a considerable margin, and it is rich in natural resources, such as petroleum and iron.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Asia   (2906 words)

Asia is the largest of the continents, having a geographic area of about 17,000,000 square miles, or about one-third of the whole of the dry land.
On the north, Asia is bounded by the Arctic Ocean; on the east, by the Pacific Ocean; on the south by the Indian Ocean, and on the West by Europe, the Black Sea, the Greek Archipelago, the Mediterranean, and the Red Sea.
Asia is the cradle and the primitive home of Christianity; for it was in its extreme south-western borders, i.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01777b.htm   (4220 words)

 The EU's relations with Asia : Overview
Asia is also home to two-thirds of the world’s poor, with 800 million people living on less than $1 per day.
Asia is tremendously diverse, economically and politically, socially and culturally, and also in terms of scale.
Asia’s importance for the EU is incontestable, and it is imperative for the EU to follow a forward-looking policy of engagement with Asia, both in the region and globally.
ec.europa.eu /comm/external_relations/asia/index.htm   (700 words)

Asia is the largest continent, coverting 30% of the Earth's land mass.
The continent is prone to various types of natural disasters, floods in China, Bangladesh, and India; typhoons along the eastern and southeastern coasts; and earthquakes in Japan and near the borders with Europe and Africa.
In other areas, farming is common with rice the main crop in sothern Asia and barley, millet and wheat grown in the north.
www.artzia.com /Society/Geography/Asia   (288 words)

 ASIA -- American Spinal Injury Association   (Site not responding. Last check: )
During the decade of the 1960s, physicians and other medical professionals engaged in the treatment of spinal cord injury sought to align themselves as a group, in an effort to exchange ideas and work together toward the establishment of a model for care delivery to this patient population.
ASIA is governed by a Board of Directors, whose membership composition is reflective of the multidisciplinary nature of its members.
Nomination to the Board of ASIA is accomplished through the Directors Nominating Committee, comprised of the immediate past-president (chair) and five others who are either current or past members of the Board.
www.asia-spinalinjury.org /home/index.html   (611 words)

 ICANN | .asia New sTLD RFP Application
Asia has begun to emerge from its financial and economic problems of the 1990s; at this critical juncture of rejuvenation, a special, dedicated domain can help players in the region to realize their global citizenship as well as the potential for regionally targeted efforts.
The “.Asia” domain can also be naturally used by individuals, businesses, organisations as well as community groups, without constraining to a particular silo within the community, promoting a diverse and dynamic community within the “.Asia” namespace.
Not only will commercial entities benefit from the opening of the “.Asia” domain as a regional presence on the Internet, individuals and public or private initiatives, such as regional community organisations and events, will also be able to establish their presence with an Internet address that is meaningful.
www.icann.org /tlds/stld-apps-19mar04/asia.htm   (8365 words)

 Geographia - Asia Homepage
When faced with the great continent of Asia, however, it is tempting to step back and look at the numbers.
Many of the societies in Asia are composed of a multiplicity of ethnic groups and religions, tribes and languages.
Those contemplating an adventure in Asia can take heart in the fact that the continent's overwhelming immensity is also the source of what is perhaps its greatest natural resource--choices.
www.geographia.com /indx04.htm   (871 words)

 Asia - Wikitravel
Asia is almost too massive and diverse to conceptualize as a digestable travel "destination".
Asia is bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the east, by Australia to the southeast, and by the Indian Ocean to the south.
It is bounded by the Red Sea to the southwest, by Europe to the west, and by the Arctic Ocean to the north.
wikitravel.org /en/Asia   (335 words)

 WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources--Asia
Asia Business Today-- From the CitiGroup Foundation and the Asia Society, excellent source of information on many aspects of Asia, its role in the world economy, and U.S. relations with the region, with fine country pages and daily briefings by e-mail.
Asia Pacific Management Forum-- Outstanding for news, research articles, columnists, and resources on Asian business, from the Asian business resources of Orient Pacific Century, Anbar Management Intelligence, and their business and academic partners.
Asia Society-- America's leading institution dedicated to fostering communication between Americans and the peoples of Asia and the Pacific.
www2.etown.edu /vl/asia.html   (1368 words)

The famine in North Korea, the currency crisis in Southeast Asia, and the forest fires in Indonesia unexpectedly vied for that honor.
It was the governments of these "miracle economies" of Southeast Asia, together with China, that produced the spurious "Asian values" claim, arguing that the welfare of the community through economic development had to take precedence over protection of individual rights, and that Asians valued efficiency over democracy.
The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum steadfastly refused to examine human rights issues, although the Canadian government, as the 1997 host of APEC in Vancouver, provided some support for discussions about "civil society" in the various APEC working group meetings leading up to the Vancouver heads of state meeting.
www.hrw.org /worldreport/Asia.htm   (5491 words)

 WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources--Asia
Asia Pacific Management Forum-- Outstanding for news, research articles, columnists, and resources on Asian business, from the Asian business resources of Orient Pacific Century, Anbar Management Intelligence, and their business and academic partners.
Asia Society-- America's leading institution dedicated to fostering communication between Americans and the peoples of Asia and the Pacific.
Asia Times Online-- Excellent, searchable source for news and reports on all aspects of Asia today from an Asian perspective, by country and topic, with archives.
www.etown.edu /vl/asia.html   (1536 words)

 Asia - World Map - geography online games - Online learning!
India, a nation in Asia, is the birthplace of Hinduism.
Though the exact boundaries of Asia are up for debate, its the largest continent in the world both by size and population.
Asia has the tallest point in the world, Mount Everest, at 29,035 feet.
www.sheppardsoftware.com /Asian_Geography.htm   (510 words)

 Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Across Asia, ancient cultures and religions evolved with a deep respect for, and dependence on, the natural world.
In the late 1990's, researchers working in Southeast Asia documented several mammal species previously unknown to Western science, and rediscovered a type of pig thought extinct for 100 years.
With research and training projects now underway in 21 Asian countries, WCS continues to expand the body of knowledge on Asian wildlife and conservation.
www.wcs.org /international/Asia   (399 words)

 asia map and map of asia countries landforms rivers and information pages
Asia has three important recognized political divisions: The Middle East, (or West Asia) countries are colored a lighter shade of gray; Southeast Asia (or South Asia) countries are colored a medium shade of gray, and North Asia countries are colored a darker shade of gray.
Significant features of the continent of Asia include the world's tallest mountain, Mt Everest in Nepal (and China), rising to 29,035 ft (8,850m).
Middle East: Countries considered part of the Middle East (or West Asia) are shown in a lighter shade of green, and their names are indicated in red.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/as.htm   (651 words)

 Southeast Asia travel guide - Wikitravel
South-East Asia is the south-eastern section of Asia, a collection of dissimilar but not unrelated states squeezed between the twin giants of India and China.
The main international gateways to Southeast Asia are Bangkok (Thailand) and Singapore, with Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) a distant third.
The only place in Southeast Asia reachable by train is Vietnam, which has rail connections with China and consequently also Russia and even Europe.
wikitravel.org /en/Southeast_Asia   (1044 words)

 NBC5.com - Health Encyclopedia - West Nile Virus
More severe forms of disease, which can be life-threatening, may be called West Nile encephalitis or West Nile meningitis, depending on where it spreads.
West Nile virus is a type of organism called a flavivirus and is similar to many other mosquito-borne viruses, including Japanese encephalitis (which is found in Asia).
Researchers believe the virus is spread when a mosquito bites an infected bird and then bites a person.
www.nbc5.com /encyclopedia/6865354/detail.html   (1116 words)

 Asia Hotels in Thailand - Singapore - Hong Kong - Malaysia
Asia Hotels in Thailand - Singapore - Hong Kong - Malaysia
Asia Hotels and Resorts - Bangkok Hotels - Hong Kong Hotels - Phuket Hotels, Singapore Hotels, Malaysia Hotels + Tour Packages and more...
PassionAsia.com boasts expertise in Asia Pacific Hotels Reservation.
www.passionasia.com   (275 words)

 Independent Online Edition > Asia
Floods leave 250 dead in Asia and force 20 million to flee
Up to 20 million people have been displaced and at least 250 killed by monsoon rains that have swept across huge areas of southern Asia, creating some of the worst flooding of recent years.
The kidnap of South Korean church volunteers by the Taliban has caused deep divisions back home, forcing into the open a dark truth: many Koreans resent Christians and the speed with which they have become a dominant force in the upper echelons of society.
news.independent.co.uk /world/asia   (1035 words)

 Atlas: Asia
East Asia: A Cultural, Social, And Political History by Patricia Buckley Ebrey
East Asia at the Center by Warren I. Cohen
Dragons and Tigers: A Geography of South, East and Southeast Asia by Barbara A. Weightman
www.infoplease.com /atlas/asia.html   (121 words)

 UT Asian Studies Network Information Center (ASNIC)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Department is the principal academic unit within the College of Liberal Arts for teaching and research on Asia.
The Center is committed to encouraging the inclusion of international components for students at UT, as well as promoting awareness of East Asian cultures and societies throughout the campus and in the community.
The Institute houses the Title VI National Resource Center for South Asia funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
asnic.utexas.edu /asnic.html   (207 words)

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