A Semantic Introduction

  • Ward ChesworthEmail author


The objective here is to take a brief look at semantic questions surrounding several words that are frequently used in this book, and which relate directly to the two nouns in the title: “Landscapes and Societies”. This includes the obviously similar terms land, culture and civilization, but also three words concerned with the relationship between the two—determinism, adaptation and sustainability.


Human Society Oxford English Dictionary Industrial Civilization Landscape Quality Chaotic Complex 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Environmental SciencesUniversity of GuelphGuelphCanada

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