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Latin America and the Caribbean: A Systematic and Regional Survey, 7th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-72984-7
408 pages
January 2015, ©2015
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Updated and revised with many new detailed maps and photographs, Latin America and the Carribbean: A Systematic and Regional Survey, 7th 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. A new chapter was written to focus on Brazil and the Amazonia region.  Key environmental issues are highlighted in new boxes throughout the chapters.
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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCING LATIN AMERICA 1

PART I SYSTEMATIC SURVEY

CHAPTER 2 CHANGING PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENTS 9

CHAPTER 3 CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY 39

CHAPTER 4 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS 75

CHAPTER 5 PEOPLE AND SOCIETY 90

CHAPTER 6 DIVERSIFYING ECONOMIES 112

CHAPTER 7 THE CONTEMPORARY CITY 139

CHAPTER 8 TRANSPORTATION 166

PART II REGIONAL SURVEY: MIDDLE AMERICA

CHAPTER 9 CARIBBEAN CONTRASTS 179

CHAPTER 10 MODERNIZING MEXICO 210

CHAPTER 11 CENTRAL AMERICA 237

PART III REGIONAL SURVEY: SOUTH AMERICA

CHAPTER 12 ANDEAN COUNTRIES IN THE TROPICS: VENEZUELA, COLOMBIA, ECUADOR, PERU, AND BOLIVIA 270

CHAPTER 13 BRAZIL 293

CHAPTER 14 AMAZONIA 319

CHAPTER 15 THE SOUTHERN CONE: ARGENTINA, CHILE, PARAGUAY, AND URUGUAY 335

GLOSSARY 368

INDEX 378

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