Latin America: Regions and People - Texts in Regional Geography (Hardback)Robert B. Kent (author)
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This comprehensive text introduces key geographical concepts while providing an incisive, timely, and highly informative primer on Latin America. Thematic chapters trace the development of the region from the pre-Hispanic era to the present, while regional chapters reveal the diversity of its constituent people and places. Coverage includes cultural history; environment and physical geography; land use, agriculture, and urbanization; social and economic processes; and the Latin American diaspora. Enhancing the utility of the text are quick-reference tables and illustrative vignettes, over 160 photographs and maps, and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter.
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Number of pages: 422
Weight: 958 g
Dimensions: 263 x 183 x 30 mm
'This book is suffused with Kent's passion for and deep knowledge of Latin America, born out of his 30 years of work, research, and travel in the area. It covers an immense range in terms of both the regions and the topics addressed, making it an excellent teaching text and reference. The book will support a wide range of teaching options, but will be particularly helpful for introductory courses... This is a book many of us will want on our shelves as a source for those pieces of information so often needed in our research but rarely at our fingertips.' - Anthony Bebbington, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester, UK
'Kent provides a refreshingly new perspective on a complex and fascinating region. This is a great text for teaching Latin American geography, with lots of informative pictures, data tables, and maps that help to bring this complex environment sharply into focus. With discussions of such important issues as globalization, environmental change, and cultural continuity, students will enjoy the book's easy-to-read approach and crisp visual imagery. Highly recommended!' - David J. Keeling, Western Kentucky University
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