Planète Science par région: Asie Centrale, Asie de l'Ouest et Asie de l'Est

  • China’s Palaeotreasure (2012, EN, ES, FR), on China’s network of more than 300 geoparks, home to numerous dinosaur fossils and Peking Man
  • Can a Blue Dye Help Save the Aral Sea? (2010, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU), on a scheme to plant indigo to regenerate soils in the Aral Sea basin and stimulate the economy
  • Ulugh Beg: the Scholar on the Throne (2009, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU), on the sole astronomer in history (15th century) to rule a mighty state, the capital of which, Samarkand, lies in modern-day Uzbekistan
  • Tending to the Ailing Mother River of China (2009, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU), on the deteriorating condition of the Yellow River, on which 120 million Chinese depend
  • The Rise and Fall of Bam’s Qanats (2008, EN, ES, FR, MLY, RU), on UNESCO’s contribution to restoring the subterranean canals damaged in the Bam earthquake in Iran in December 2003
  • The Reasons for Central Asia’s Water Woes (2007, EN, ES, FR, RU), interview on the shared responsibility of melting glaciers and poor water policies for the region’s water problems
  • Saviours from Space for Siberia’s Frozen Tombs (2006, EN, ES, FR, RU), on using remote sensing to identify buried tombs from a culture dating back 2500 years, in a race against time before melting permafrost destroys them
  • The Miracle of Light (2005, EN, FR), tracing the history of optics through the eyes of the Persian physicist Ibn Hathim, who founded the discipline 1000 years ago, and other Muslim scientists, whose work greatly influenced European science
  • After the Earthquake (2004, EN, FR), on UNESCO’s response to the tragic earthquake which flattened the historic city of Bam in Iran
  • Afghanistan on the (Rocky) Road to Recovery (2003, EN, FR), on UNESCO’s work to encourage cooperation among Afghanistan and its downstream neighbours, which share the Kabul, Helmand and Amu Darya Rivers (Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan), at a time when Afghanistan was planning the construction of additional dams


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