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Landscape

1. A portion of land or territory which the eye can comprehend in a single view, including all the objects it contains.

2. A picture representing a scene by land or sea, actual or fancied, the chief subject being the general aspect of nature, as fields, hills, forests, water. Etc.

3. The pictorial aspect of a country. The landscape of his native country had taken hold on his heart. (Macaulay) landscape gardening, The art of laying out grounds and arranging trees, shrubbery, etc, in such a manner as to produce a picturesque effect.

Origin: D. Landschap; land land _ -schap, equiv. To E. -schip; akin to g. Landschaft, Sw. Landskap, dan. Landskab. See land, and -schip.


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Organism that create or supress water

... anything organic can create water, and anything that drinks it would either swell up a lot of have to pass it. However for creating a more watery landscape how about the beaver?

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by animartco
Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:00 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Organism that create or supress water
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Re: An idea about the origin of cancer

... proposed and quashed by data. Perhaps this contributes to some cancers, but there are many paths arriving there. There is an amazingly complex landscape of genetic variations in cancers. Excluding the last sentence, that's pretty much what I was going to say, but with a smaller vocabulary. ...

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by Ahsmeah
Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:19 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: An idea about the origin of cancer
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Re: An idea about the origin of cancer

... proposed and quashed by data. Perhaps this contributes to some cancers, but there are many paths arriving there. There is an amazingly complex landscape of genetic variations in cancers.

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by jonmoulton
Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:29 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: An idea about the origin of cancer
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Evolution or De-evolution?

"Man is a singular creature. He has a set of gifts which make him unique among the animals: so that, unlike them, he is not a figure in the landscape - he is a shaper of the landscape." -Jacob Bronowski, The Ascent of Man

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by Luxorien
Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:08 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution or De-evolution?
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I don't understand fitness landscapes :(

... The higher the fitness, the more reproductively successful offspring it has. You can think of its offspring as being at different points on the landscape. Some may be higher (more fit) than the parent, and soon that organism will produce more points, but the lower points not so much. Let's suppose ...

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by Rap
Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:08 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: I don't understand fitness landscapes :(
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