By Christopher R. Boyer

Mexico is likely one of the such a lot ecologically assorted 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 starting 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 heritage as a big quarter of research in the box of Mexican background. This quantity brings jointly a dozen unique works of environmental heritage by way of many of the finest specialists in Mexican environmental historical past from either the us and Mexico.

The contributions amassed during this seminal quantity discover a big selection of subject matters, from the period of independence to the current day. jointly they research how people have used, abused, and attended to nature in Mexico over greater than 200 years. Written in transparent, available prose, A Land among Waters showcases the breadth of Mexican environmental background in a manner that defines the main subject matters within the box and indicates avenues for next paintings. most significantly, it assesses the affects of environmental adjustments that Mexico has confronted long ago 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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