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Landscape and Geography
Landscape and geography

Landscape has a long tradition within the history of geographic thought, though the definition of what landscape is has varied and shifted over time. In one sense, the landscape is what we see in the world around us, both the natural elements such as trees and rocks and the human elements such as buildings, streets, and fence posts. It also can include the seemingly physical elements that have in fact been shaped or altered, either intentionally or not, by human actions, such as second growth pine forests or artificially created sandy beaches. Landscape as a verb captures this concept of manipulation of the natural world, and landscape architects as well as landscapers create scenes with elements—plants, stones, even water—which range ...

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