A Land Between Waters: Environmental Histories of Modern by Christopher R. Boyer PDF

By Christopher R. Boyer

Mexico is without doubt 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 the way 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 folk and the surroundings in Mexico. It heralds the arriving of environmental background as a massive quarter of research in the box of Mexican historical past. This quantity brings jointly a dozen unique works of environmental historical past by way of many of the top-rated specialists in Mexican environmental background from either the U.S. and Mexico.

The contributions accrued during this seminal quantity discover a wide range of issues, from the period of independence to the current day. jointly they learn how people have used, abused, and attended to nature in Mexico over greater than 2 hundred years. Written in transparent, obtainable prose, A Land among Waters showcases the breadth of Mexican environmental historical past in a manner that defines the foremost subject matters within the box and indicates avenues for next paintings. most significantly, it assesses the affects of environmental alterations that Mexico has confronted some time past with an eye fixed to informing nationwide debates in regards to the demanding situations that the state will face within the future.

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