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Online Persian Gulf encyclopedia planned

Tehran, Nov 15, IRNA - The sole encyclopedia on Persian Gulf will go online in April 2009, providing a chance for researchers to use it in their research works.

Work on the electronic encyclopedia began by Abu Reyhan Birouni Research Center, affiliated to the Center for Islamic Encyclopedia, last year.

Persian Gulf space image (source: NASA)

Commenting on the project, head of the center, Kianoush Kiani said that the electronic version of the encyclopedia will officially go online on Persian Gulf Day (April 29).

The encyclopedia has been designed in two sections of general information and entries. Four volumes have been scheduled to cover extensive articles on Persian Gulf while another four volumes are to feature entries, 1,500 of which have so far been identified, he said.

The eight-volume encyclopedia will take four years to complete, Kiani said.

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