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A living past environmental histories of Latin America

Author: Claudia Leal; John Soluri; José Augusto Pádua
Publisher: New York Berghahn 2018
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Finding the "Latin American" in Latin American environmental history / John Soluri, Claudia Leal, Jose Augusto Padua -- Mexico's ecological revolutions / Chris Boyer, Martha Micheline Cariño Olvera -- The greater Caribbean and the transformation of tropicality / Reinaldo Funes Monzote -- Indigenous imprints and remnants in the tropical Andes / Nicolás Cuvi -- The dilemma of the "splendid cradle" : nature and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claudia Leal; John Soluri; José Augusto Pádua
ISBN: 9781785333903 1785333909 9781785333910 1785333917
OCLC Number: 1015669004
Description: Seiten cm
Contents: List of Illustrations, Tables, and Figures List of Maps Preface Introduction: Finding the "Latin American" in Latin American Environmental History John Soluri, Claudia Leal, Jose Augusto Padua Chapter 1. Mexico's Ecological Revolutions Chris Boyer and Martha Micheline Carino Olvera Chapter 2. The Greater Caribbean and the Transformation of Tropicality Reinaldo Funes Monzote Chapter 3. Indigenous Imprints and Remnants in the Tropical Andes Nicolas Cuvi Chapter 4. The Dilemma of the "Splendid Cradle": Nature and Territory in the Construction of Brazil Jose Augusto Padua Chapter 5. From Threatening to Threatened Jungles Claudia Leal Chapter 6. The Ivy and the Wall: Environmental Narratives from an Urban Continent Lise Sedrez and Regina Horta Duarte Chapter 7. Home Cooking: Campesinos, Cuisine, and Agrodiversity John Soluri Chpater 8. Hoofprints: Cattle Ranching and Landscape Transformation Shawn Van Ausdal and Robert W. Wilcox Chapter 9. Extraction Stories: Workers, Nature, and Communities in the Mining and Oil Industries Myrna I. Santiago Chapter 10. Prodigality and Sustainability: The Environmental Sciences and the Quest for Development Stuart McCook Chapter 11. A Panorama of Parks: Deep Nature, Depopulation, and the Cadence of Conserving Nature Emily Wakild Epilogue: Latin American Environmental History in Global Perspective J.R. McNeill Selected Bibliography Index
Responsibility: edited by Claudia Leal, John Soluri, and José Augusto Pádua


Though still a relatively young field, the study of Latin American environmental history is no longer in its infancy. Bringing together thirteen leading experts on the region, A Living Past gives a  Read more...


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"Taken together, the 13 essays that compose this volume provide an excellent introduction to the current state of modern Latin America's environmental history. The volume admirably achieves both Read more...

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