People have reshaped more than 80% of the terrestrial biosphere. Just as forests, grasslands, and deserts – the “classic” biomes – represent the global patterns of nature shaped by climate, anthromes characterize the global patterns of life shaped by human inhabitation and use of land over the past 12,000 years. Use this guide to explore maps, images and basic data on all of Earth’s anthromes and their long-term changes.