Man and the habitat
Because man has been able to modify his physical environment by wearing clothes, building houses, and lighting fires etc., the most important way in which the physical surroundings affect him is through their effects on agriculture, where the soil and climate play an important part. Nevertheless there are certain features of this planet which it is not economic to control such as the lack of oxygen at high altitude, or his industrial environment, and such factors will be discussed in the second half of this chapter.
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