Lecture 3 Reading and Notes

Lecture 3 Reading and Notes - Lecture 3 Reading and Notes:...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Lecture 3 Reading and Notes: Transportation has a direct effect on hinterland sizes, and globalization. They are inversely proportional. R/U= how many years we have left of a resource (R=Amount of Recourse, U= How much we use) o 1919= only 14 years of Oil left o 1973= only 25 years of Oil left o 2000= only 40 years of Oil Left It is wrong to assume that R is always the same. We drill and find new oil every year. We dont actually know how much oil we have, so that value isnt R. R doesnt equal the amount of oil in the Earths crust. R= How much oil can we economically recover and effectively use with present technology. TO get more oil o We can find more o We can better extraction techniques Governments believe that they can tax hinterland commodities. o This leads to higher transportation costs. This leads to smaller hinterlands It is now less efficient to trade overseas/internationally. o When oil increases: Leads to smaller hinterlands Communication History Until the 19 th Century, transportation and communication were one and the same. A messenger would carry a letter/or piece of paper the physical distance The two divorced in the 18 th centaury o With Ship Signaling with flag colors/ships. o This leaves to the separation of the dependency communication and transportation. o In the next several years, land posts would also use signaling to communicate for military reasons. A message that would take 3 days by travel could be communicated by posts in a matter of hours....
View Full Document

Page1 / 6

Lecture 3 Reading and Notes - Lecture 3 Reading and Notes:...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online