Nature is often perceived as existing outside human space, a virgin landscape which envelopes the designed islands created by man. We think of nature as the territory to which we flee in order to take comfort in our modest scale facing the entirety of creation. Yet this notion has been an illusion for a long time, and nature’s getaways are in actuality manmade pockets within the human project. Nature does not exist beside us but rather we flow into it and it into us. It is above, below and between us, or perhaps it is the other way around – we are above, below and between it – as we coerce a symbiotic relationship which bends it to our needs. Nature is entertainment, it is a resource, it is our opponent in the constant battle of territory. Flora, fauna, natural resources – all become raw materials for human escape. The price our use of them exacts has become clearly visible.