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The reader will note on the map to follow that this geographical region is of the general magnitude of North America, but much smaller than Africa. The map does not include the very far eastern tip of Soviet Siberia with the Magadan region and the Kamchatka peninsula. That extends roughly 600 miles farther east than the edge of the diagram, but it is of little interest in-this manuscript. Although the various sub-divisions of central and northern Asia are not discussed formally, as such, in the text because of constant changing of borders and names throughout the centuries, the various present day component parts will be discussed under their current names.

The component parts of central and northern asia

The boundaries of this area have been chosen somewhat arbitrarily so that the region is bounded by European Russia on the northwest, Manchuria and China on the southeast, Iran, Pakistan, India and Southeast Asia on the south and otherwise by the Arctic and Pacific oceans and the Caspian Sea. Siberia is a vast land lying almost entirely north of the 50th parallel. Just below its center lies Mongolia, at roughly the latitude of Poland, but about as large as Poland, Germany and France together. In south central Asia the present states of Kazakh, Turkmen, Usbek, and Kirghiz all are incorporated within the Soviet Union. The ancient and important city of Samarkand is in Usbek while Tashkent lies at the eastern edge of Kirghiz. Standing alone south of these central states is the country of Afghanistan, shown in yellow. All of these central Asian areas have a great mixture of Turkish and Mongolian peoples, with perhaps some remnants of the old Indo-European speaking Kushans. The Moslem religion is predominant today.

The area shown in light red on the diagram deserves special mention. This is the Zvarea of Tibet and Sinkiang, both of which are currently a part of the Peoples Republic of China. Historically and genetically, at least until very recent years, however, these A-were central Asian peoples, not "Han" Chinese and so, ignoring the present political border we have elected to include this large area under the heading of Central Asia. Thus there is a heavy dotted line border, rather than a solid line about these regions, as at present they are not actually defined as "countries".

Central and Northern Asia (This map was obtained from (External Link) and is used with permission under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license .)

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what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
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Stoney Reply
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Adin Reply
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Damian Reply
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Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
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Damian Reply
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s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
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Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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