Oil and its Relevance to Geographic Thought

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Oil and its Relevance to Geographic Thought
Oil and oil production have become defining aspects of modern existence. More so, the importance of oil will only continue to grow: the reason being, it is a finite resource matched with a demand that is, seemingly, infinite. As with most aspects of modern life, when the resource becomes scarce, only then will the many interconnections become readily visible. For now, however, attention to several geographic thinkers will help to anticipate some of the probable consequences of oil scarcity, and also to understand how it has already affected our society. Therefore, four geographic thinkers will be addressed: Mackinder,
Semple
, Tuan, and Harvey. Each thinker will provide insight into how oil and...
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.....In Agnew J., Livingston, D.N., and Rogers, A. (
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, E. C. (1911). Influences of geographic environment. In Agnew J., Livingston, D.N., and Rogers, A. (
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Tuan, Y. (1974). Space and place: humanistic perspective. In Agnew J., Livingston, D.N., and Rogers, A. (
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