Month: July 2022

PRINT CULTURE AND THE MODERN WORLD

PRINT CULTURE AND THE MODERN WORLD Print in Japan– Buddhist missionaries from China introduced hand-printingtechnology into Japan around AD 768-770. The oldest Japanese book,printed in AD 868, is the Buddhist Diamond Sutra, containing six sheets of text and woodcut illustrations. Gutenberg and the Printing Press– Gutenberg was the son of a merchant and grew up …

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DEVELOPMENT

HOW TO COMPARE DIFFERENT COUNTRIES- For comparing countries, their income is considered to be one of the most important attributes. Countries with higher income are more developed than others with less income. AVERAGE INCOME- for comparison between countries THAT HAVE DIFFERENT POPULATIONS, total income is not a useful measure.   comparing total income will not …

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THE MAKING OF THE GLOBAL A WORLD

RINDERPEST, OR THE CATTLE PLAGUE– Rinderpestarrived in Africa in the late 1880s. It was carried by infected cattle imported from British Asia to feed the Italian soldiers invading Eritrea in East Africa. Entering Africa in the east, rinderpest moved west ‘like a forest fire’, reaching Africa’s Atlantic coast in 1892. It reached the Cape (Africa’s …

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