Category Archives: Rural Landscapes

Featuring rural landuse patterns.
All images are taken from an elevation of 30,000+/- feet, unless otherwise noted, to provide a consistent scale by which to compare different landscapes.

Yemeni Fog Desert

Although rain is scarce, the generous fogs that roll in from the Gulf of Aden provide enough moisture to support plant and animal life on the southern coastal margin of the Arabian peninsula. Agriculture and human exploitation threaten this delicate … Continue reading

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My Tho, Tien Giang, Socialist Republic of Vietnam

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Rural Maghreb

Maghreb is an Arabic word used to designate the western region of north Africa. A temperate climate influenced by the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlas mountains predominates, providing conditions suitable for agriculture. The region has been a breadbasket of successive … Continue reading

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Iberia

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Kweneng, Botswana

Cattle raising is traditional in Botswana, and the National Herd numbers in the millions. Corn and sorghum are widely grown, as are millet, beans and pulses. However, Botswana has to import a majority of its food due to several environmental … Continue reading

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Plocki, Mazowieckie, Poland

A typical rural European landscape characterized by mixed agricultural practice and the open field system, also known as strip farming. This field system has its origins in the Medieval period, when it was a direct product of the collective ownership … Continue reading

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Colonial Heritage III: Soviet Central Asia

In its long and colorful history, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics became infamous for doing things with such intensity and on such a grand scale that it proved difficult for them to achieve their ultimate aims. One of the … Continue reading

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