International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Relation between Nature and Society in an Exception Environment, Meruoca Sierra, Ceará, Brazil
Marcos Venicios Ribeiro Mendes, Simone Ferreira Diniz, Cleire Lima da Costa Falcão, José Falcão Sobrinho

This present essay addresses the presentation of a discussion about the relation between nature and society, going from the nature concept comprehension to modifications which has been taking place in geographical space.Meruoca Sierrais held as a cutout for this research, an exception area in Ceará semi-arid which contains a natural physical framework different from the others relief units around the state. Some procedures were adopted as methodology, all of them based on literary review, starting with Ludwin von Bertalanffy’s systemic approach (1975) which states that elements are a part of a whole and they must be studied jointly instead of individually. Fieldwork was also carried out for a better recognition of the area and through it was possible to notice modifications beside photographical records.Linked to these conditions there are hydric resources, fauna, flora and specially soils which has been quite exploited by the society and for this reason some samples of them were collected to be physically analyzed. From this fact, it was possible to understand modifications in nature caused by the society what reflect on an environmental imbalance in Meruoca.

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