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Nature

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History

Second edition

Published by Berkshire Publishing Group

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9781933782652
Published online August 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780190622718
Nature

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All cultures depend on the natural world—plants and animals, the weather, the sun and the sea—for their sustenance. Likewise, each culture has creation stories that classify and provide ethical concepts about its place in the natural world. But not all cultures embody the multitude of universal laws, physical matter, and forms of life on Earth as Western culture does, and attempt to express it all as a single concept called nature.

Reference Entry.  4328 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History

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