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Latin America : regions and people

Author: Robert B Kent
Publisher: New York : The Guilford Press, 2016.
Series: Texts in regional geography.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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An authoritative overview of Latin America's human geography and regional complexity. It traces Latin America's historical developments 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 Latin American diaspora. -- Publisher  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert B Kent
ISBN: 9781462525508 1462525504 9781462525515 1462525512
OCLC Number: 927438957
Description: xiv, 480 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Latin America as a culture region --
The environment --
The Hispanic Caribbean --
Peopling Latin America to 1820 --
The mesa central of Mexico --
Early cities and urban development --
The Andes --
Migration, population change, and race --
The central valley of Chile --
The Central American highlands --
Land and people since the conquest --
Brazil's Atlantic coastal plain --
Contemporary cities and urban patterns --
The southern Brazilian highlands --
Latin American development in perspective --
The Pampa --
Latin America in the world economy --
The Amazon Basin --
The Latin American diaspora --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Texts in regional geography.
Responsibility: Robert B. Kent.

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An authoritative overview of Latin America's human geography and regional complexity. It traces Latin America's historical developments 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 Latin American diaspora. -- Publisher description

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"Kent's updated second edition improves on a classic text. The comprehensive historical and environmental discussion of the region remains, while up-to-date vignettes capture the flavor of modern-day Read more...

 
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