Nature and the natural are frequently considered as
what remains or what can regenerate when almost all humans and their works
In Nature and human society a thing could be an event, a fact or an occurrence.
To occur is to happen, to befall or take place
Events and processes determine the state of Nature in spatial/temporal
A process is related to dynamical performing (9). Once created a process
proceeds independent of its creator. Processes that are running
independently can proceed at different rates. A process can be blocked or
suspended. There may be foreground and background processes. They may be
cooperating with other ones needing to synchronize with them and/or competing
with other processes to acquire some resources (10). Objects and processes may
be bona fide (natural) or fiat (constructed).
Nature supports or is the primary project of a place: projects require places.
Nature will be protected and/or restored in some places (13).
Naming, location, placement, protection, genuinity and access
allow to characterize a place. Some place names used to differentiate spatial
features fitted porly with geographical reality like fiat entities
A place arise as a transformation of Nature: through the use of material and
speech forces and bona fide and/or fiat boundaries places may be [destroyed]
created, and world's complexity could be [reduced] increased depending on [in]correctness
of procedures. Places are considered fiat entities. Places are characterized by
local differentiations (9). Places differ in response to exogenous factors and
local societies recast external or exogenous influences or conditions (16,
7). A site is a
place where a particular event [process] happen[s]ed.
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