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AOlvera 2nd chp 10-1 - AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY CHAPTER 10...

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AP H UMAN G EOGRAPHY C HAPTER 10: D EVELOPMENT D UE D ATE March 25, 2014 Aleks Olvera 2nd Field Note: Geography, Trade, and Development When was Timbuktu a renowned intellectual, spiritual, and economic center? from the thirteenth and sixteenth century How did Timbuktu fall out of disfavor as a trading center? trade patterns shifted with development of sea trade routes along the west coast of africa Why does Timbuktu serve as a reminder on the importance of location? in relation to patterns of economic development and exchange can be as important as, or even more important than, the commodities found in that place What are some of the other examples the author mentions where the value of the commodities didn’t particularly benefit the lives of the people living there? people working in the oil booms in gabon or nigeria and workers chopping down trees in thailand and malaysia Who ended up benefitting the most from these commodities? international corporations or wealthiest families in a place, those who own the industry What is a commodity chain? series of links connecting the many places of production and distribution and resulting in a commodity that is then exchanged in the market What does each link in the chain add?
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