Latin America and the Caribbean: A Systematic and Regional Survey

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This well-established text combines a thematic and regional look at Latin America and the Caribbean. The thematic approach surveys the physical environment, historical geography, demography, agriculture, communications, industry, urban and political aspects of Latin America. The regional approach covers chapters on Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Andean America, Brazil, Brazilian Amazonia, and the Southern Cone. This fifth edition includes updated maps and photos, and new Interlude on Cancun and the Yucatan, and an new Interlude on "Self Help Housing".

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Discover the dynamic peoples and places of Latin America!

There are many Latin Americas––urban and rural, rich and poor, modern and traditional, Hispanic, Indian, African heritages––and all are undergoing changes.

Now updated and revised with many new detailed maps and photographs, this Fifth Edition of Latin America and the Caribbean: A Systematic and Regional Survey enables you to explore these changes and the major issues facing this dynamic region today. Brian and Olwyn Blouet, along with several expert contributors, present systematic and regional approaches to the study of this region. Throughout, they successfully blend visual elements and clear and current coverage to illuminate geographical concepts.

Features contributions from experts in the field, including:
  • Brian Blouet of The College of William and Mary on the physical geography of Latin America, demographics, and Andean America.
  • Olwyn Blouet of Virginia State University on the Caribbean. Olwyn and Brian Blouet also collaborate on the historical geography of Latin America and globalization.
  • Charles Sargent of Arizona State University on the Latin American city and Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay.
  • Alan G. Gilbert of University College, London on the Latin American economy and housing.
  • Peter Rees of the University of Delaware on Mexico and Central America.
  • Byron Augustin and Brian Cooper of Texas State University on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula and Cancún.
  • Janet Momsen of the University of California, Davis on women and development in the Caribbean.
  • C. Gary Lobb, California State University, Northridge on Brazil and Brazilian Amazonia.

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