On the Border: An Environmental History of San Antonio (Paperback)Char Miller (editor)
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The essays trace the city's environmental history over the last 300 years, from the Spanish explorers to the present. Many of the essays discuss issues that challenge San Antonio today--urban sprawl, water rights, and unchecked economic development--and show the events that led to their complexity.
The border of the title refers to San Antonio's location at the edge of the Great Plains on the north and the coastal plain on the South, at the intersection of the eastern half of the country with the western half. It also refers, as Andrew Hurley writes, to the city's social landscape.
The book looks beyond the natural environment to assess the city's social ecology, chronicling the history of the city's parks, water and sewer systems, and other infrastructures and concluding that San Antonio's power brokers "did not conceive of the community as a community."
Publisher: Trinity University Press,U.S.
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 426 g
Dimensions: 235 x 153 x 21 mm
Edition: First Trade Paper Edition
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