Dune and The Dispossessed
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Touponce, William F. Frank Herbert. Boston: Twayne, 1988.... , economic, and language ecologies as well (Touponce pp.13-14).
These various ecologies evolve out of their respective relationships and interactions with the planetary environment of Arrakis.
An excellent example of how Herbert brings the principles of general semantics to life in Dune is found in the Bene Gesserit, "an ancient school of physical and mental training for females" (Touponce p.18). For centuries, the Bene Gesserit have conducted a...