The map illustrating this learn node is map of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto appeared in the BBC within hours after her death. The map is among several appearing in its Online Maps of Current Interest during the first week of January 2007 on the University of Texas’ venerable Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection home page. Also featured this week related to the Bhutto murder is a colorful Johnthemap drawing of the layout of Rawalpindi, where the event took place.
The small section where these maps head up the home page of the PCL Map Collection is a dynamic node for learning provided by the University of Texas Libraries. This week, in addition to subject specific (Bhutto) Pakistan maps, the section provides maps of Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan, Chad, Darfur, the Turkey/Iraq Border, the US temperature (it is cold!) and tracking, primary, caucus and other political US maps relevant to the Presidential primaries now underway. By keeping this repository of current affairs maps available the UT librarians provide a superb cluster of geography in their corner of the global learning commons.
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