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Different Kinds of Landscape that are found on Planet Earth

By Stuart Owens Subscribe to RSS | February 21st 2012 | Views:

Earth is a beautiful place to live in. Each and every place in this world has its own significance and is unique in its own water. It consists of plains, meadows, coastlines, rivers, ponds, forests, vegetation areas. Each and every area when looked individually is known as landscape. There are various kinds of landscapes depending on its formations. Landscapes also include building structures, transitory elements like the thunder, lightning and storm as well. Depending on the area and various forms of living identities and cultural practices landscapes can be derived. Generally, when we look at landscapes we judge their quality and character. These landscapes are sometimes self explanatory and show the differences just through a mere look at it and it is considered as a dynamic backdrop of peoples lives. The earth has different kinds of landscapes that also includes icy landscapes of polar regions, mountainous landscapes, ast arid desert landscapes, islands and coastal landscapes, densely forested or wooded landscapes including past boreal forests and tropical rainforests, and agricultural landscapes of temperate and tropical regions. Likewise there are numerous classifications and are separated through different categories like cultural landscape, landscape ecology, landscape planning, landscape assessment and landscape design.

Hence let us look into some of these one by one. One of the most impressing features that we are reminded when we look at people from different parts of the world is the culture. Likewise, the landscape also explains the cultural aspect of the people and these are known as cultural landscapes. Cultural landscapes are further explained in three different ways. Today, if we visit most of the cities we can find huge buildings which are ancient or it could be a modern house as well. When it is beautiful to look at and we describe these structures it could be purely man made. The second category would include the gardens in front of the house, these are partially man made and hence this is the second kind of cultural landscape categories. The third type is the mostly very natural and mans contribution to these kinds of landscapes is relatively less and hence this is the third kind of category under cultural landscapes.

Another kind of Landscape is the Landscape ecology. This kind of landscape study involves more of the environment. Here the subject can go as deep as to study the different ecological systems in that land. Meaning, we are closely looking the life of plants, rivers, animal, and its species and so on. Also, landscape ecology integrates biophysical and analytical approaches with humanistic and holistic perspectives that prevail across the region. It also combines the natural sciences and social sciences.

This means that this could tell us why a plant or a flower has a specified color in that region. What are the different kinds of vegetation that grow on that land and this can be related to the life of the people?

Landscape planning is one of the most interesting features of landscapes. Today people are able to plan their lives. These plans could include ideas such as growing a particular type of vegetation is a particular area; this could be varied due to the soil and climatic conditions. Based on the type of land we can also plan the structure of the building that need to be constructed to ensure the safety of the people. With the advancement of the internet and television services such as Charter Deals we can now get to know more about the different kinds of landscapes and how people plan accordingly their lifestyle in different regions. You can also see some of these programs featuring on our televisions as well. This would give a clear picture of landscapes.

Stuart Owens - About Author:
Stuart is a freelance writer who has written articles on various topics on culture and society. He spends time getting information over his internet and programs from television. Both these are availed through services such as Charter Deals . He wants to share some of his information with regard to Landscapes.

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