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By Christopher R. Boyer

ISBN-10: 0816531390

ISBN-13: 9780816531394

Mexico is likely one of the so much ecologically varied international locations on the earth, with landscapes that diversity 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 folks and the surroundings in Mexico. It heralds the coming of environmental background as an immense sector of research in the box of Mexican historical past. This quantity brings jointly a dozen unique works of environmental heritage by means of a number of the finest specialists in Mexican environmental heritage from either the us and Mexico.

The contributions accrued during this seminal quantity discover a big selection of issues, from the period of independence to the current day. jointly they study how people have used, abused, and attended to nature in Mexico over greater than 2 hundred years. Written in transparent, available prose, A Land among Waters showcases the breadth of Mexican environmental historical past in a fashion that defines the major issues within the box and indicates avenues for next paintings. most significantly, it assesses the affects of environmental adjustments that Mexico has confronted some time past with a watch to informing nationwide debates in regards to the demanding situations that the kingdom will face within the future.

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