John Pint, one of Mexico’s best known cavers and explorers, and author of “Outdoors in Western Mexico”, has reviewed Geo-Mexico: the geography and dynamics of modern Mexico for MexConnect e-zine.
In Pint’s view,
Rhoda and Burton tell us that geography as a subject is — like Mexico itself — “often under-appreciated, equated with memorizing the names of countries, capitals, mountain ranges and rivers.” However, these authors claim that “real” geography is much more interesting and even exciting because it “focuses on the interaction between individuals, societies and the physical environment in both time and space.”
This book, in fact, includes subjects like female quality of life in Mexico, access to cell phones, urban sprawl, the survival of the Tarahumara Indians and even gives us the touring route of the Hermanos Vázquez Circus.
Pint concludes that
Geo-Mexico will surely become the geography book of choice for ethnically-oriented courses in the USA and Canada… If only we’d had textbooks like this one when I was a youngster.