Jan 012010

“Geo-Mexico,” a Fascinating View of Modern Mexico

Sub-heading: New ground-breaking book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date analysis of modern Mexico from climates to culture, economy to ecosystems, population to politics, transportation to tourism, and globalization to gated communities. It is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in Mexico.

The book assesses Mexico’s success in meeting its demographic, economic, and environmental challenges in comparison to other major world countries. Did you realize that Mexico is one of only six world countries which rank in the top 15 worldwide in terms of population, economic production and land area? “Geo-Mexico” is the first book in English for adults specifically about Mexico’s geography for at least 150 years! It utilizes a variety of concepts, models and theories to engage readers in contemporary issues such as development, international migration, urban sprawl, sustainability and hazards like hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanoes and global warming. “Geo-Mexico” explains Mexico’s growing north-south, urban-rural divide in terms of economic production, income, quality of life, culture, and voting patterns. It traces historical processes behind Mexico’s current patterns of landforms, population, urbanization, transportation, communications, tourism and migration.

Geo-Mexico’s thirty easy-to-read chapters (8 pages on average) cover all aspects of Mexico’s geography in surprising depth. The book has more than 100 original maps, graphs and diagrams. Over 50 text boxes highlight illustrative examples and case studies. For example, did you know that Mexico’s Copper Canyon is larger than the USA’s Grand Canyon? or that Mexico’s world renowned poverty program, Oportunidades, is being replicated in New York City? or that current Mexican newborns have excellent odds of living to be 100 or more? Geo-Mexico, which includes complete references, notes, bibliography, and index, is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in Mexico.


Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.