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p. 998. Landscapes, art, and culturelocked

  • Andrew Goudie
  •  and Heather Viles


‘Landscapes, art, and culture’ defines cultural geomorphology. Cultural geomorphology reasons that if you find out how the people living next to a river feel about the river, then you will be able to understand why the river has been managed in the way that it has, and how best to manage it in the future. Individual responses to the landscape manifest themselves in many ways: Tang Dynasty landscape art; modern art that wraps whole landforms in plastic; and landform-based sport, such as rock climbing. Landscapes have national cultural significance as well: National Parks protect 6% of the Earth's land surface. What is geoconservation? and How do we define ‘geodiversity’?

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