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Latin America and the Caribbean A Systematic and Regional Survey

ISBN-10: 0471630950

ISBN-13: 9780471630951

Edition: 5th 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Brian W. Blouet, Olwyn M. Blouet

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Within a strong geographical and historical framework, this edition discusses contemporary Latin American issues such as environmental problems, population pressure, migration, drugs and economic development. It includes updated maps and photographs and new interludes on Cancun and the Yucatan.
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Book details

List price: $115.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/2/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Introducing Latin America
Overview of Systematic Chapters
Overview of Regional Chapters
Reading about Latin America
General Works
Scholarly Journals
Handbooks
Statistical Sources
Journalistic Sources
Review Questions
Systematic Survey
Physical Environments
Introduction: Environmental Contrasts
Environmental History
Environmental Variation
Environmental Hazards
Tectonic Plates and Structural Regions
Major Climate and Vegetation Regions
Air Masses and Atmospheric Circulation
Distribution of Precipitation
Soil Types
Natural Vegetation Types
River Systems
Perceiving Environments and Resources
Sustainable Development
Review Questions
Historical Geography
Introduction: The Shaping of the Atlantic World
The Americas Before 1492: Native American Peoples and Environments
Centers of European Conquest and Settlement
Colonial Economy and Society
The Age of Revolution
Summary
Review Questions
Globalization and Latin America
Introduction
Development of Export Economies
The United States and Latin America
Impact of World War I
Between the Wars
Geopolitics
Impact of World War II
Government Control of Economies
Post-World War II
The Alliance for Progress
The 1960s
International Economic Groupings Within Latin America
The Oil Crisis of the 1970s
Depression in the 1980s
New Approaches in the 1990s
The Industry of Globalization-Tourism
The Dark Side of the Globe
Review Questions
Population: Growth, Distribution, and Migration
Introduction
The Demographic Transition Model
Changing Birthrates and Death Rates-Mexico and Argentina in the Twentieth Century
Infant Mortality
Economic Development and Population Growth
Problems Arising from a Rapid Rate of Population Growth
The Changing Distribution of Population
Population Migration
Theories of Migration
What Motivates Migration?
International Migration
Quality of Life
Women in the Workforce
Summary
Demographic Source Material
Review Questions
The Latin American City
Introduction
Evolution of the Urban System
Zones of Urban Development
The Contemporary City
Problems, Prospects, and Primacy
Review Questions
A Place of One's Own: Housing in Latin America
Housing Programs
Self-help housing
Rental housing
The Economy: Growth, Diversification, and Globalization
Introduction
The Structure of the Latin American Economy
Agriculture
Mining
Manufacturing
Services
Summary
Review Questions
Regional Survey: Middle America
Mexico
Introduction
Physical Environment
Origins of the Contemporary Landscape
Regions of Mexico
Mexico's Challenges in the New Millennium
Review Questions
Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and Cancun
Dinosaur Extinction: The Chicxulub Crater
Physical Characteristics
The Maya
Spanish Colonial Period
The Modern Period
Green Gold
Cancun
Central America
Introduction
Physical Environment
Origins of the Contemporary Landscape
The Modern Era
Summary
Review Questions
The Caribbean
Introduction
The Caribbean Region
The Contemporary Caribbean
The Greater Antilles
The Lesser Antilles
Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana (Guyane)
Summary
Review Questions
Women and Development in the Caribbean
Regional Survey: South America
Andean America
Introduction
The Andes
Colombia
Venezuela
Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador
Agriculture
Chile
Summary
Review Questions
Brazil
Introduction
The Physical Background
Historical Development
Political Economy
The Agricultural Economy
Political and Social Geography
Review Questions
Summary
Brazilian Amazonia
Introduction
The Physical Setting
Human Ecology: The Place of Humankind in the Amazonian Biosphere
Recent Human Activity
Problems and Promise of Amazonia
Review Questions
Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay
Introduction
An Urban World
Mercosur
Physical Geography
Argentina
Uruguay
Paraguay
Summary
Review Questions
Glossary
Bibliography
Photo Credits
Index