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Latin America: Regions and People

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This text introduces key geographical concepts while providing a highly informative primer on Latin America. Coverage includes cultural history, geography, agriculture, urbanization, social and economic processes, and diaspora.

Book News Annotation:

In this textbook on the regions and people of Latin America, Kent (geography and planning, U. of Akron) presents alternating chapters that examine cultural-historical themes and regions--the Hispanic Caribbean, the Mesa Central of Mexico, the Andes, the Central Valley of Chile, the Central American Highlands, Brazil's Atlantic Coastal Plain, the Southern Brazilian Highlands, the Pampa, and the Amazon Basin. Regions are discussed in terms of their significance, physical environment, geography, economic development, and contemporary geography. Themes are traced chronologically, and include early cities and urban development, migration and race, contemporary cities, Latin America and the world economy, and the Latin American diaspora.
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Book News Annotation:

In this textbook on the regions and people of Latin America, Kent (geography and planning, U. of Akron) presents alternating chapters that examine cultural-historical themes and regions--the Hispanic Caribbean, the Mesa Central of Mexico, the Andes, the Central Valley of Chile, the Central American Highlands, Brazil's Atlantic Coastal Plain, the Southern Brazilian Highlands, the Pampa, and the Amazon Basin. Regions are discussed in terms of their significance, physical environment, geography, economic development, and contemporary geography. Themes are traced chronologically, and include early cities and urban development, migration and race, contemporary cities, Latin America and the world economy, and the Latin American diaspora. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Robert B. Kent is Chair and Professor of Geography and Planning at the University of Akron. He earned a BA and MA from the University of California, Davis, and a PhD from Syracuse University. His research and publications have focused broadly on the human geography of Latin America, especially the Andes and Central America, and on the evolving geography of Latin Americans in the United States. He has traveled, lived, and worked throughout Latin America, including 3 years as an urban and regional planner in Peru for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and has worked as a consultant for USAID in Bolivia on numerous occasions. He has been a Fulbright Scholar at the Universidad Nacional de San Juan in San Juan, Argentina, and at the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. He is a past chair of the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers and a past councillor and treasurer of the Association of American Geographers. Dr. Kent is the editor of Region in Transition: An Economic and Social Atlas of Northeast Ohio and a coeditor of Regional Development and Planning for the 21st Century, and he has published numerous articles and book chapters on regional development, urban planning, cartography, GIS, and cultural geography.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Latin America as a Culture Region

3. The Environment

4. The Hispanic Caribbean

5. Peopling Latin America to 1820

6. The Mesa Central of Mexico

7. Early Cities and Urban Development

8. The Andes

9. Migration, Population Change, and Race

10. The Central Valley of Chile

11. The Central American Highlands

12. Land and People since the Conquest

13. Brazil's Atlantic Coastal Plain

14. Contemporary Cities and Urban Patterns

15. The Southern Brazilian Highlands

16. Latin American Development in Perspective

17. The Pampa

18. Latin America in the World Economy

19. The Amazon Basin

20. The Latin American Diaspora

21. Conclusion

Chapter Notes and Additional Sources

Product Details

ISBN:
9781572309098
Author:
Kent, Robert B
Publisher:
Guilford Publications
Author:
Kent, Robert B.
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geography
Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
Latin America Economic conditions.
Subject:
Latin America Social conditions.
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
The Guilford Texts in Regional Geography Series
Publication Date:
20060131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
422
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

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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.

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