The Geography of Central America and Mexico

A Scholarly Guide and Bibliography

Author: Thomas A. Rumney

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810886367

Category: History

Page: 185

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Connecting the massive landscapes of North and South America are Mexico and Central America. An area of fascination and study for geographers and scholars from around the world, for millennia these lands and people have played important roles in the discoveries and distributions of civilizations, resources, and nations. These regions have stimulated a large amount of research and publications across the sub-disciplines of geography. The Geography of Central America and Mexico: A Scholarly Guide and Bibliography by Thomas A. Rumney collects, organizes, and presents as many of these publications as possible to encourage efforts in the teaching, study, and continuing scholarship of the geography of this area, which includes Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. Beginning with the region as a whole, each chapter that follows one per nation is divided by the specific sub-disciplines of geography: cultural, social, economic, historical, physical and environmental, political, and urban. Each section is further divided by document type: atlases, books, book chapters, articles from scholarly journals, master s theses, and doctoral dissertations. Although the majority of entries recorded focus on English-language works, selected entries written in Spanish, as well as French, German, and other languages, are included (with entries titles translated into English and noted accordingly)."

Worldwide Destinations

The geography of travel and tourism

Author: Brian Boniface, MA,Chris Cooper,Robyn Cooper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136001131

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 624

View: 3272

Worldwide Destinations: The Geography of Travel and Tourism is a unique text that explores the demand, supply, organisational aspects and resources of every tourism destination in the world. This fifth edition is brought up to date with key features such as: an exploration of current issues such as climate change, economic capacity, "grey" tourism and social impacts new full colour interior, packed iwth helpful pedagogic features, including discussion points and assignements to encourage greater student involvement a companion website is now available at and includes interactive, multiple-choice questions for students to test their own learning The book provides thematic chapters at the beginning which detail the geographical knowledge and principles required to understand how to approach the analysis of destinations. The further division of the book into thematic and regional chapters enables the student to carry out a systematic analysis of a particular destination. Worldwide Destinations: The Geography of Travel and Tourism is an invaluable resource for studying every destination in the world as well as the demand, resources and future of the geography of tourism. This thorough guide is a must-have for any tourism student.

Literary and Cultural Relations between Brazil and Mexico

Deep Undercurrents

Author: P. da Luz Moreira

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137377356

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 271

View: 7726

Joining a timely conversation within the field of intra-American literature, this study takes a fresh look at Latin America by locating fragments and making evident the mostly untold story of horizontal (south-south) contacts across a multilingual, multicultural continent.

Geography of Travel and Tourism

Author: Lloyd E. Hudman,Richard H. Jackson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766832565

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 534

View: 3832

The authors provide a basic geographic overview of the world and each major geographic region, providing insights about the geographic character of specific regions to show how they establish a setting for tourism.

Measuring Inequality of Opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: Ricardo Paes de Barros,Francisco H. G. Ferreira,Jose R Molinas Vega,Jaime Saavedra Chanduvi

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821377469

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

View: 5513

Equality of opportunity is about leveling the playing field so that circumstances such as gender, ethnicity, place of birth, or family background do not influence a person s life chances. Success in life should depend on people s choices, effort and talents, not to their circumstances at birth. 'Measuring Inequality of Opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean' introduces new methods for measuring inequality of opportunities and makes an assessment of its evolution in Latin America over a decade. An innovative Human Opportunity Index and other parametric and non-parametric techniques are presented for quantifying inequality based on circumstances exogenous to individual efforts. These methods are applied to gauge inequality of opportunities in access to basic services for children, learning achievement for youth, and income and consumption for adults.

Ancient Civilizations of Mexico and Central America

Author: Herbert J. Spinden

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486144836

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 6258

DIVClassic study of pre-Columbian civilizations in the New World. Maya, Olmecs, Toltecs, Aztecs, many others. History, gods, calendars, religions, ceremonies, etc. 47 black-and-white plates. 86 text figures. /div

Is Geography Destiny?

Lessons from Latin America

Author: John Luke Gallup,Alejandro Gaviria,Eduardo Lora

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821383671

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 186

View: 8558

For decades, the prevailing sentiment was that, since geography is unchangeable, there is no reason why public policies should take it into account. In fact, charges that geographic interpretations of development were deterministic, or even racist, made the subject a virtual taboo in academic and policymaking circles alike. 'Is Geography Destiny?' challenges that premise and joins a growing body of literature studying the links between geography and development. Focusing on Latin America, the book argues that based on a better understanding of geography, public policy can help control or channel its influence toward the goals of economic and social development.

The Mayflies of North and Central America

Author: George F. Edmunds Jr.,Steven L. Jensen,Lewis Berner

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816657564

Category: Nature

Page: 344

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The Mayflies of North and Central America was first published in 1976. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. Mayflies have fascinated man for centuries because of the brief span of their adult lives. These aquatic insects spend most of their lives as nymphs in water, then develop into winged stages and soon die, most species having an adult life of only two or three days. This brevity is implied in the very name of the order, Ephemeroptera. The mayflies are almost worldwide in distribution, being found everywhere except in Antarctica, the extreme Arctic, and many small oceanic islands. All by three of the twenty families in the world occur in North or Central America, the regions covered in this volume. The book provides a modern, useful, and well-illustrated key to the adults and nymphs. Data on habitats, behavior, and life history are given for each genus. Characteristics of nymphs and adults are given for families, subfamilies, and genera, with brief accounts for extralimital families. A discussion of methods of collecting and preserving specimens precedes the main portion of the text. The book is generously illustrated with drawings, photographs, and a map. The role of aquatic insects as indicators of water pollution has received increasing attention, and in this connection this book will be of special interest to those concerned with pollution problems. Mayflies, besides indicating the presence of pollutants, also help remove such substances from the waters, the authors explain. As a basic reference work, the book is essential for all biological science libraries. Many fly-fishermen are amateur students of mayflies, since the nymphs of larger species are used as bait. With the help of this volume the fisherman can acquire a greater knowledge of aquatic entomology and relate to his sport.

Mapping Latin America

A Cartographic Reader

Author: Jordana Dym,Karl Offen

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226618226

Category: History

Page: 338

View: 3316

For many, a map is nothing more than a tool used to determine the location or distribution of something—a country, a city, or a natural resource. But maps reveal much more: to really read a map means to examine what it shows and what it doesn’t, and to ask who made it, why, and for whom. The contributors to this new volume ask these sorts of questions about maps of Latin America, and in doing so illuminate the ways cartography has helped to shape this region from the Rio Grande to Patagonia. In Mapping Latin America,Jordana Dym and Karl Offen bring together scholars from a wide range of disciplines to examine and interpret more than five centuries of Latin American maps.Individual chapters take on maps of every size and scale and from a wide variety of mapmakers—from the hand-drawn maps of Native Americans, to those by famed explorers such as Alexander von Humboldt, to those produced in today’s newspapers and magazines for the general public. The maps collected here, and the interpretations that accompany them, provide an excellent source to help readers better understand how Latin American countries, regions, provinces, and municipalities came to be defined, measured, organized, occupied, settled, disputed, and understood—that is, how they came to have specific meanings to specific people at specific moments in time. The first book to deal with the broad sweep of mapping activities across Latin America, this lavishly illustrated volume will be required reading for students and scholars of geography and Latin American history, and anyone interested in understanding the significance of maps in human cultures and societies.

Studies on Mexican Paleontology

Author: Francisco J. Vega,Torrey G. Nyborg,María del Carmen Perrilliat,Marisol Montellano-Ballesteros,Sergio R.S. Cevallos-Ferriz,Sara A. Quiroz-Barroso

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402038822

Category: Science

Page: 308

View: 679

This is the first comprehensive source of information about Mexican fossils to be published in English. The book offers updated information in the fields of stratigraphy, sedimentology, tectonics, paleobiogeography, paleoclimatology and evolution. Included is an extensive bibliography of almost 1000 references related to the central topic, a tribute to two centuries of research.

Latin America, Second Edition

Regions and People

Author: Robert B. Kent

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462525520

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 7806

Popular among students for its engaging, accessible style, this text provides an authoritative overview of Latin America's human geography as well as its regional complexity. Extensively revised to reflect the region's ongoing evolution in the first decades of the 21st century, the second edition's alternating thematic and regional chapters trace Latin America's historical development while revealing the diversity of its people and places. Coverage encompasses cultural history, environment and physical geography, urban development, agriculture and land use, social and economic processes, and the contemporary patterns of the Latin American diaspora. Pedagogical features include vivid topical vignettes, end-of-chapter recommended readings and other resources, and 217 photographs, maps, and figures. New to This Edition *Discussions of climate change and its impacts, the demise of the Monroe doctrine, neoliberal agriculture, the growing influence of Chinese investment, and other new topics. *13 new vignettes highlighting current issues such as the thaw in United States-Cuba relations, drug violence in Mexico, aerial gondolas in the Andes, and the first Latin pope. *Annotated website and film recommendations for most chapters. *The latest development trends, population and economic data, and current events of local and global significance. *26 new photographs, maps, and figures.

Ecology and Biogeography of Pinus

Author: David M. Richardson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521789103

Category: Science

Page: 527

View: 2362

A comprehensive review essential for all involved in the management of natural and planted pine forests.

The Cambridge History of Latin America

Author: Leslie Bethell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521232234

Category: History

Page: 666

View: 2548

Essays discuss the Native peoples of Latin America and the effect of the European conquest on their cultures, the development of colonial societies, and the establishment of the Catholic Church in the Americas


Author: Paul L. Knox,Sallie A. Marston

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827418159

Category: Science

Page: 791

View: 812

Das Buch "Humangeographie" verfolgt ein inhaltliches Konzept, das in dieser Form für ein deutschsprachiges Lehrbuch zur Einführung in die Geographie neu ist: eine Ordnung des Stoffes der allgemeinen Humangeographie im Spannungsfeld zwischen weltweiter Globalisierung einerseits und Regionalisierung/Fragmentierung andererseits. Durchgehend vierfarbig illustriert und didaktisch sorgfältig aufbereitet, steht es in der Tradition amerikanischer Lehrbücher und wird sicherlich auch deutschsprachige Studierende für das Fach Geographie begeistern. Durch den Bezug auf Alltagserfahrungen gelingt es den Autoren Paul Knox und Sally Marston, das Basiswissen der Humangeographie mit ihren methodischen Konzepten und theoretischen Ansätzen leicht verständlich zu erläutern. Im Kontext der Globalisierungsdebatte und der Umweltproblematik ist das Interesse an geographischen Fragestellungen auch außerhalb der Geographie gewachsen. Dieser stark gestiegenen Nachfrage trägt das Buch insofern Rechnung, als es explizit von den globalen Zusammenhängen ausgeht und die geschilderten Fallbeispiele weltweit ausgewählt sind. Das Buch ermöglicht so auch NichtgeographInnen, sich mit aktuellen Inhalten des Faches Geographie vertraut zu machen.

The Multicultural Cookbook for Students

Author: Carole Lisa Albyn,Lois Sinaiko Webb

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0897747356

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 287

View: 5783

Presents a collection of recipes from over 120 countries and briefly discusses the culture and culinary habits of each country.

A View of South-America and Mexico

Comprising Their History, the Political Condition, Geography, Agriculture, Commerce, &c., of the Republics of Mexico, Guatamala, Colombia, Peru, the United Provinces of South-America and Chile, with a Complete History of the Revolution, in Each of These Independent States

Author: John Milton Niles

Publisher: A.G. & A.D. Collins


Category: Chile

Page: 443

View: 3785