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Endangered Mexico : an environment on the edge

Author: Joel Simon
Publisher: San Francisco : Sierra Club Books, ©1997.
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Mexico City's air, the world's worst, is one of the most notorious urban environmental problems of our time. Yet such severe air pollution is merely one of a number of serious environmental threats - including chronic water shortages, eroding farmland, and a massive depletion of natural resources - which have turned Mexico into an international political and economic crisis waiting to happen. Combining historical  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Simon, Joel.
Endangered Mexico.
San Francisco : Sierra Club Books, ©1997
(OCoLC)643914615
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Simon
ISBN: 0871563517 9780871563514 1578050162 9781578050161
OCLC Number: 35559240
Description: x, 275 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Environmental Conquests --
2. Crisis in El Campo --
3. The Sinking City --
4. Jungle Warfare --
5. The New Treasure of the Sierra Madre --
6. Pemex: A State within a State --
7. Trouble in Paradise --
8. Dumping on the Border --
9. The Political Environment.
Responsibility: Joel Simon.
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Mexico City's air, the world's worst, is one of the most notorious urban environmental problems of our time. Yet such severe air pollution is merely one of a number of serious environmental threats - including chronic water shortages, eroding farmland, and a massive depletion of natural resources - which have turned Mexico into an international political and economic crisis waiting to happen. Combining historical research with extensive personal interviews, Joel Simon uncovers the connection between Mexico's environment and its present social and political instability. Interviews with businesspeople, bureaucrats, environmentalists, and citizens reinforce historical data which suggests that if Mexican society continues on its present course of economic development, it cannot avoid political catastrophe. Endangered Mexico offers revealing insights into Mexico's history, its ambitions, and its complex relationship with the United States.

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