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People of Western world, particularly Americans, tend to think of time as something fixed in nature, something arround us from which we cannot escape, an ever-present part of the environment, just like the air we breethe.

My book interprets the 'nature' above as 'the natural environment'. Is it really so?

I think it's rather close to the 'essential characteristics and qualities'...
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You're right.
Just a side note: breathe.
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Sorry, it's a typo.

And do you also think that my book is wrong?
I agree with you Taka.
I think your book is probably right. See: "... an ever-present part of the environment..." - that would fit "fixed in nature" as being 'fixed in the natural environment'.
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Nona The BritI agree with you Taka.
I see. Thank you, MH and nona (nona with beard! Oh, my...)
AnnvanI think your book is probably right. See: "... an ever-present part of the environment..." - that would fit "fixed in nature" as being 'fixed in the natural environment'.
If you are a native speaker of English, tell me. What exactly is the fixation of time in the natural environment to you native speakers?

Quite honestly, it doesn't make sense to me...
Just a side note: around.
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