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On the Border: An Environmental History of San Antonio

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Publisher Comments:

Over the past 300 years, settlement patterns, geography, and climate have greatly affected the ecology of the south Texas landscape. Drawing on a variety of interests and perspectives, the contributors to <I>On the Border</I> probe these evolving relationships in and around San Antonio, the country’s ninth-largest city.

Spanish, Mexican, and American settlers required open expanses of land for agriculture and ranching, displacing indigenous inhabitants. The high poverty traditionally felt by many residents, combined with San Antonio’s environment, has contributed to the development of the city’s unusually complex public health dilemmas. The national drive to preserve historic landmarks and landscapes has been complicated by the blight of homogenous urban sprawl. But no issue has been more contentious than that of water, particularly in a city entirely dependent on a single aquifer in a region of little rain. Managing these environmental concerns is the chief problem facing the city in the new century.

Book News Annotation:

As though to sound the number of dimensions in which the Texas city sits on some border or another, the contributors come from many disciplines—history, demographics, crime, art. They explore questions about the interactions of climate and geography, demographic composition and social ecology, economic forces and natural resources, and other interfaces.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822941637
Editor:
Miller, Char
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Editor:
Miller, Char
Author:
Miller, Char
Location:
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Subject:
Management
Subject:
History
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Environmental policy
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
City Planning & Urban Development
Subject:
Land use
Subject:
San Antonio
Subject:
Water resources management
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Political Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.
Subject:
Land use - Texas - San Antonio - History
Subject:
Water-supply -- Texas -- San Antonio.
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Pittsburgh Hist Urban Environ
Series Volume:
vol. 3
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 x 1 in

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