The web of human culture around our planet. This word was coined in the late 1990s by an ethno-biologist as a counterpart to "biosphere," which stands for the web of living organisms inhabiting earth. Prediction: next will be geosphere ? from geology. Jockosphere? Dweebosphere?! Sphereosphere?!Also see civilization, custom, ethnocentrism, material culture, multiculturalism, tradition, and xenophilia.