anthropogeomorphology

anthropogeomorphology

[¦an·thrə·pō‚jē·ə·mȯr′fäl·ə·jē]
(anthropology)
The study of the effects of humans on the physical landscape such as in the development and operation of an open-pit mine.
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This is the American landscape as seen through the eyes of Los Angeles's Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI): a complex national topography that's emphatically physical yet also has a certain uncanny lyricism, one rich in the cadences of what CLUI's director, Matthew Coolidge, calls "anthropogeomorphology"--the landscape as altered by humans.