Introducing Human Landscapes and Cultures: Experiments in Progress
The focus of the first half of this book was on natural processes and the physical landscapes they have produced. You have discovered how California’s natural landscapes provide clues to the dynamic natural processes that have been at work long before people arrived in the state.
Likewise, California’s more recent human landscapes (human imprints on the land) are products of the people and cultures that have shaped them It is no surprise that these human landscapes also provide clues about the natural resources and technologies available to the people who have created them. Additionally, these human scenes reveal much about the cultural preferences of Californians and our methods of developing and working with those resources and technologies.
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