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Christopher R. Boyer's A Land Between Waters: Environmental Histories of Modern PDF

By Christopher R. Boyer

Mexico is likely one of the such a lot ecologically different international locations in the world, with landscapes that variety from rainforests to deserts and from small villages to the continent’s biggest city. but historians are just commencing to know how people’s use of the land, extraction of its assets, and makes an attempt to preserve it have formed either the panorama and its inhabitants.

A Land among Waters explores the connection among the folk and the surroundings in Mexico. It heralds the coming of environmental background as an enormous sector of analysis in the box of Mexican historical past. This quantity brings jointly a dozen unique works of environmental background via many of the preferable specialists in Mexican environmental historical past from either the us and Mexico.

The contributions amassed during this seminal quantity discover a big selection of subject matters, from the period of independence to the current day. jointly they research how people have used, abused, and attended to nature in Mexico over greater than 2 hundred years. Written in transparent, obtainable prose, A Land among Waters showcases the breadth of Mexican environmental background in a manner that defines the main subject matters within the box and indicates avenues for next paintings. most significantly, it assesses the affects of environmental alterations that Mexico has confronted some time past with an eye fixed to informing nationwide debates in regards to the demanding situations that the kingdom will face within the future.

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