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By Ariane van Buren

Makes use of diagrams and photographs to teach how the fundamental layout of the biogas pit will be tailored for development in several soils, from sandstone to sheer rock, which should still inspire different constructing nations to embark on their lonesome biogas courses. Reprinted in 1997.

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Maintenance of stability contributed greatly to the nurturing of national power. Even though they had neither advanced science and technology nor modern production systems, the country, paradoxically, used its isolation to create a history of unified self-sufficiency. Most cities apart from daimyo ¯s’ hub cities do not have ramparts around them, proving that Japan was safely isolated from foreign invasions. Japan has high agricultural productivity, since most of the archipelago lies in a temperate monsoon area with enough precipitation and ocean currents flowing along the islands, which gives it a year-round mild climate.

A high savings ratio had the dual effect of providing an investment source for economic development and stabilizing prices by discouraging consumption. A ‘dedicated work ethic’ is one of the most important factors for the robust growth of Asian economies. In agricultural societies like Asia, hard work is a prerequisite for a good harvest. 3 Notes: * Denotes statistics for 1993. Source: Bank of Korea, ‘Korean Economy in the World Bureau of Statistics’, International Statistics Quarterly, International Monetary Fund.

It was these people who built high-tech industrial complexes in places such as Bangalore, India; Xinzhu, Taiwan; and the Taeduk, Korea, and have internalized and commercialized state-of-the art technology successfully. Software firms in Bangalore are so competitive that they work as subcontractors of world-class corporations such as Microsoft, Intel and Hewlett-Packard. 1 The economic situations of major Asian countries Population (millions) GDP ($1 bn) South Korea China Japan Taiwan Hong Kong Singapore Malaysia The Philippines Thailand Indonesia India Australia New Zealand 45 1 230 120 22 6 3 19 73 60 225 930 18 4 485 817 4 964 224 136 57 141 161 323 19 1 700 375 52 125 155 443 112 169 119 49 13 46 41 18 50 16 135 135 336 104 160 125 47 21 52 31 22 51 16 Total 2 754 9 454 1 356 1 235 Sources: Dong-A Publishing Co.

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