This well-established text combines a thematic and regional look at Latin America and the Caribbean. The thematic approach surveys the physical environment, historical geography, demography, agriculture, communications, industry, urban and political aspects of Latin America. The regional approach covers chapters on Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Andean America, Brazil, Brazilian Amazonia, and the Southern Cone. This fifth edition includes updated maps and photos, and new Interlude on "Cancun and the Yucatan", and an new Interlude on "Self Help Housing".
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction (B. Blouet & O. Blouet). PART I: SYSTEMATIC SURVEY. Chapter 2. The Environment (B. Blouet). Chapter 3. Historical Geography of Latin America (B. Blouet & O. Blouet). Chapter 4. Latin America and Globalization (B. Blouet & O. Blouet). Chapter 5. Population: Growth, Distribution, and Migration (B. Blouet). Chapter 6. The Latin American City (C. Sargent). Chapter 7. The Economy: Growth, Diversification, and Globalization (A. Gilbert). PART II: REGIONAL SURVEY: MIDDLE AMERICA. Chapter 8. Mexico (P. Rees). Chapter 9. Central America (P. Rees). Chapter 10. The Caribbean (O. Blouet). PART III: REGIONAL SURVEY: SOUTH AMERICA. Chapter 11. Andean America (B. Blouet). Chapter 12. Brazil (C. Gary Lobb).