Word of the Week: Juxtaposition

As in:  “Over the past century or so, the Vermont landscape — like so much of New England — had gone through an environmental juxtaposition.  Agriculture shaped and defined the landscape of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  Today it is no longer the dominant land use, and others — especially the forest — have supplanted it.” BookCover_LandscapeHistoryOfNewEngland

Harrison, B. & Judd, R. W.  (Eds.). (2011). A Landscape history of New England. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, p. 130.

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