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date: 13 April 2024

natural resources 

Source:
A Dictionary of Human Geography
Author(s):

Alisdair Rogers,

Noel Castree,

Rob Kitchin

The biophysical materials and processes that meet human needs and wants. They can be distinguished from human resources such as labour, knowledge, and technology. A narrow definition of natural resources includes all those substances and effects produced by biological, geological, or other environmental processes that serve as factors of production, i.e. inputs into the economy. These include minerals, timber, soil, and fish, but also less tangible things such as wind and sunlight (... ...

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