Cartoon History of the Universe


This is a book written by Larry Gonick who is a professor and a mathematician. The cartoon history of the Universe mainly focuses on issues associated with the development the world has undergone over a period. Cartoon history of the Universe is a book illustrated and written by a mathematician by the name of Larry Gonick about the history of the world. Larry Gonick is a renowned professor and cartoonist in America and is a very influential author of the 21st century since his books tackle some of the issues affecting the modern world at large. In the book, Larry talks of how the world has changed in a loose chronological order. Initially the author mainly focused on publishing his book under comic columns but now it has been made to take a complete cover of trade paperbacks going for more than hundred pages each. Another thing that has made the book to gain fame is the fact that it has been translated in several languages such as Portuguese and polish among other languages (Jerry, 2010).

Relation between Nomads, Peasants and those Settled

The illustration between the central state, lords and peasants is depicted through looking at how they have undergone development in the past years to date. There was some fight for the balance of power between the nomads and the inhabitants of the steppe and those in the forest. The conquest by nomads left its mark on the Russian soul, mythology and literature and this means that it has also left behind rich administrative and other records of the functioning of nomad society. In the cartoon history it is not merely the Russian background that is relevant but also the background of other communities and this is what brings the relation between the nomads and the peasants. Another relation between the nomads and the peasants that is portrayed by the cartoon history is how the thoughts of the nineteenth century were being incorporated in taking actions and so on. The way nomads and settled people make their decisions also matters a lot because nomads tend to think and act in a very backward way as compared to the settled ones. The direction of change in the society is also viewed in a very different perspective by those people who are settled and the nomads. The illustrations that depict the relations between these groups are such as how social theory and anthropology was brought about and how functionalism was to be found. Some other illustrations are such as the introduction of education since there were new schools built. I agree with the ideas depicted in the book since they contributed a lot to development in the modern world (Jerry, 2010).

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