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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Latin America and the Caribbean By Edited by Simon Collier

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Latin America and the Caribbean
by Edited by Simon Collier

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larger-format edition of this encyclopedia covers the Latin American and Caribbean region. It examines both contemporary issues such as economic and population growth, trade and international debt, tourism and the environment, and the longer-term factors that have moulded Latin America.
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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Latin America and the Caribbean by Edited by Simon Collier

The Encyclopedia examines urgent contemporary issues like economic and population growth, trade and international debt, tourism and the environment, as well as the long-term factors that have moulded Latin America as we find it today: the native flora and fauna, the emergence of early civilisations in Mexico and Peru, imperial domination over three centuries by Spain and Portugal, the struggle for independence in the nineteenth century, and the political turbulence of the twentieth. Coverage is provided also of music and literature, architecture, painting, and intellectual life, vividly reminding us that beyond today's headlines lies the culture of the tango and the samba, Borges and Neruda, Garcia Marquez and Diego Rivera, Villa Lobos and Bob Marley.

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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Latin America and the Caribbean Reviews


'A splendid achievement, a triumph of condensation, well-written, edited and illustrated ... This book is an essential work of reference for anyone studying, living in or doing business with Latin America and the Caribbean. It is also compulsive reading, full of fascinating information about this rich but neglected continent.' John Hemming, Geographical Magazine
'Fifty-five maps, a glossary, more than 200 illustrations ... and an excellent index make the volume a pleasure to use. Highly recommended.' Library Journal on the first edition
"This work serves well to introduce readers to many aspects to Latin America, and is recommended for all libraries with an interest in that important region, in ethnic studies, and in related fields." Ann Hartness, American Reference Books Annuals
"Unquestionably the best single-volume introduction to Latin America....An extraordinary resource for students, casual readers, travelers, and even specialists. It is the first book on Latin America that every library should have." MultiCultural Review
"The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Latin America and the Caribbean is an impressive achievement. It is an admirably broad but detailed presentation of the region's evolution and current profile, an attractive and informative book of considerable value to the interested general reader." Times Literary Supplement
"Comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible, this one-volume encyclopedia should become the standard reference for a broad overview of the region." Library Journal
"It is, quite simply, full of all those things you always wanted to know about Latin America and the Caribbean but were afraid to ask." The Virginia Pilot and Ledger-Star
"The presentation is excellent, the photography & illustrations are good. On the whole, the book is well constructed." Walther L. Bernecker, Notas (original in Spanish)
"Mr. Brown leaves his reader with a clearer picture of the American Revolution and its theatre, as well as the desire to learn more about these subjects." Andrew D. Ryder, Theatre Studies
"It is packed with detail, yet readable; philosophically ample, yet focused; historically rooted, yet very contemporary." Russell W. Ramsey, Parameters

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GOR001127476
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Latin America and the Caribbean by Edited by Simon Collier
Edited by Simon Collier
Cambridge World Encyclopedias
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Cambridge University Press
1992-09-25
480
0521413222
9780521413220
N/A
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