New PDF release: An Environmental History of Latin America (New Approaches to

By Shawn William Miller

ISBN-10: 0521612985

ISBN-13: 9780521612982

ISBN-10: 0521848539

ISBN-13: 9780521848534

A narration of the at the same time mortal historic contest among people and nature in Latin the United States. masking a interval that starts off with Amerindian civilizations and concludes within the region's current city agglomerations, the paintings deals an unique synthesis of the present scholarship on Latin America's environmental heritage and argues that tropical nature performed a valuable position in shaping the region's ancient improvement. Human attitudes, populations, and appetites, from Aztec cannibalism to extra modern types of conspicuous intake, determine prominently within the tale. in spite of the fact that, characters reminiscent of hookworms, whales, hurricanes, bananas, dust, butterflies, guano, and fungi make greater than cameo appearances. contemporary scholarship has overturned lots of our selfish assumptions approximately humanity's position in heritage. Seeing Latin America's environmental earlier from the point of view of many centuries illustrates that human civilizations, old and sleek, were at the same time extra strong and extra weak than formerly thought.

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