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.
Brian Blouet was educated in Britain and taught at the University of Sheffield before coming to the USA and teaching at the University of Nebraska, Texas A&M University, and the College of William and Mary in Virginia. Olwyn M. Blouet is the author of Latin America and the Caribbean: A Systematic and Regional Survey, 7th Edition, published by Wiley.
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