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Updated and revised with many new detailed maps and photographs, this sixth edition enables geographers to explore the changes and major issues facing this dynamic region today. The historical material has been streamlined in order to focus on contemporary issues. Key environmental issues are highlighted in new boxes throughout the chapters. The Systematic surveys have been restructured. New profiles of Latin American countries and major issues are also covered. This approach will help geographers visit the dynamic people and places of Latin America.
Table of Contents
|Introducing Latin America|
|Defining Latin America|
|Democracy and Development|
|Overview of Systemic Chapters|
|Overview of Regional Chapters|
|Physical Environments And Environmental Issues|
|Latin America in the Global Environmental System|
|Tectonic Plates and Structural Regions|
|Major Climate and Vegetation Regions|
|Air Masses and Atmospheric Circulation|
|Distribution of Precipitation|
|Natural Vegetation Types|
|Latin America and Global Warming|
|Historical And Cultural Geography|
|1491: Early American Peoples, Economies and Societies|
|Farming in 1491|
|The Shaping of the Atlantic World|
|Centers of European Conquest and Settlement|
|Impact of Encounter and Colonial Rule|
|Economy and Society|
|Colonial Transport Patterns|
|Cultural Patterns and Cultural Landscapes|
|The Age of Revolution: New Political Geographies|
|Economic Booms in the Nineteenth Century|
|International Relations And Global Affairs|
|The Origins of Boundaries and Countries|
|Relations between Latin American States|
|Latin America and the United States|
|Impact of World War I|
|The Great Depression|
|World War II|
|The Cold War|
|ISI in the 1960s - Stagflation in the 1970s - the Lost Decade of the 1980s - Growth in the 1990s|
|More U.S. Interventions|
|The End of the Cold War|
|Post Nine Eleven (9/11)|
|People And Society|
|Introduction: Change since 1945|
|The Demographic Transition|
|Living Standards: Quality and Inequality|
|Women and Society|
|Education in Latin America|
|National Identities, Ethnicity and Race|
|Evolving Economies And Globilaztion|
|Sectors of the Economy|
|The Primary Sector|
|The Manufacturing Sector|
|The Service Sector|
|International Economic Groupings in Latin America|
|The Contemporary City|
|Urban Growth since 1950|
|Migration to the City|
|Life in the City|
|Models Of Urban Structure|
|Regional Survey: Middle America|
|Physical Environments and Hazards|
|The Making of the Island Caribbean|
|The Contemporary Caribbean|
|The Greater Antilles|
|The Lesser Antilles|
|Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana (Guyane|
|The Ties that Bind|
|Physical Landscapes and Environmental Pressures|
|Origins of the Contemporary Landscape|
|Regions of Mexico|
|The Independent North|
|The Central Metropolitan Axis|
|The Southern Poverty Belt|
|Challenges to Modernity|
|Central America: The Search For Unity|
|Origins of the Contemporary Landscape|
|The Modern Era|
|Panama and the Panama Canal|
|Regional Survey: South America|
|The Central Andes: Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia|
|The Southern Andes: Chile|
|Brazil And Brazilian Amazonia|
|The Physical Background|
|The Agricultural Economy|
|Brazilian Amazonia: The Physical Setting|
|Human Ecology: The Place of Humankind in the Amazonian Biosphere|
|Recent Human Activity|
|Problems and Promise of Amazonia|
|Argentina, Uruguay, And Paraguay|
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