Latin America: Regions and People (Texts in Regional Geography) 1st Edition

2 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-1572309098
ISBN-10: 1572309091
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used
$7.65
Buy new
$47.89
Amazon Price New from Used from
eTextbook
"Please retry"
Paperback, January 24, 2006
"Please retry"
$47.89
$47.89 $3.66
More Buying Choices
24 New from $47.89 51 Used from $3.66
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


InterDesign Brand Store Awareness Textbooks
$47.89 FREE Shipping. Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Latin America: Regions and People (Texts in Regional Geography) + Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America + Enrique's Journey
Price for all three: $72.45

Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Review

"This is a book to make one think--about how regions, places, people, and landscapes take shape and how they change. In a skillful blending of thematic chapters and regional vignettes, Kent demonstrates mastery of a huge bibliographic base, and also a personal, intimate knowledge of the complex macro-region that is Latin America. This is an innovative, up-to-date text that will be warmly welcomed by those who teach geography and Latin American studies."--David J. Robinson, Department of Geography, Syracuse University

"Kent provides a refreshingly new perspective on a complex and fascinating region. This is a great text for teaching Latin American geography, with lots of informative pictures, data tables, and maps that help to bring this complex environment sharply into focus. With discussions of such important issues as globalization, environmental change, and cultural continuity, students will enjoy the book's easy-to-read approach and crisp visual imagery. Highly recommended!"--David J. Keeling, Department of Geography and Geology, Western Kentucky University

"This book offers a well-crafted blend of topics and themes that serves as a nicely seasoned introduction to the geographical diversity of Latin America. The many regional vignettes in the book add ample spice to the comprehensive coverage of the people, places, and environment of this important world region."--Karl Zimmerer, Department of Geography and Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

"This book is suffused with Kent’s passion for and deep knowledge of Latin America, born out of his 30 years of work, research, and travel in the area. It covers an immense range in terms of both the regions and the topics addressed, making it an excellent teaching text and reference. The book will support a wide range of teaching options, but will be particularly helpful for introductory courses on Latin America. The writing style will help stir interest even among those students unconvinced of the virtues of engaging deeply with this fascinating, wonderful, and perplexing part of the world. This is a book many of us will want on our shelves as a source for those pieces of information so often needed in our research but rarely at our fingertips."--Anthony Bebbington, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester, UK


"A welcome addition to the regional geography genre, with traditional thematic coverage nicely interwoven with analyses of linkages to both the local and the global environments....Flow maps, graphs, tables, and photographs augment the discussion and provide excellent visual support for the various explications of people and place....A sensitive treatment of a profoundly complex yet incredibly fascinating region. Kent's love of its place and people shines through....This book offers scholars and students looking for a regionally informed approach to Latin America terrific insights into the internal and external complexities of peoples and places. It provides a very traditional, descriptive framework for analysis and discourse that is enhanced nicely by broader and deeper examinations of both the whole and the parts that are Latin America....Provides, especially for students in an introductory course, an informative and very readable overview of both place and its context."--Journal of Regional Science
(Journal of Regional Science 2006-01-26)

About the Author

Robert B. Kent is Chair and Professor of Geography and Planning at the University of Akron. He earned a BA and MA from the University of California, Davis, and a PhD from Syracuse University. His research and publications have focused broadly on the human geography of Latin America, especially the Andes and Central America, and on the evolving geography of Latin Americans in the United States. He has traveled, lived, and worked throughout Latin America, including 3 years as an urban and regional planner in Peru for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and has worked as a consultant for USAID in Bolivia on numerous occasions. He has been a Fulbright Scholar at the Universidad Nacional de San Juan in San Juan, Argentina, and at the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. He is a past chair of the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers and a past councillor and treasurer of the Association of American Geographers. Dr. Kent is the editor of Region in Transition: An Economic and Social Atlas of Northeast Ohio and a coeditor of Regional Development and Planning for the 21st Century, and he has published numerous articles and book chapters on regional development, urban planning, cartography, GIS, and cultural geography.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Series: Texts in Regional Geography
  • Paperback: 422 pages
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press; 1 edition (January 24, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1572309091
  • ISBN-13: 978-1572309098
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 7.2 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #908,236 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5 star
50%
4 star
50%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Cuba G Jr on March 22, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Its been used by some professor at university of Puerto Rico,
Rio Piedras Campus, a difficult to find and is kinda cheap
considering all the info does it has. Is a refreshing situation
of the other side of the story from many diferents points of view.
I wish that some more students take the class with this book and
the same profesor of Geografia de America Latina, to see how the
ideas comes fact, and knowledge.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Brittney K. Westfall on August 27, 2009
Format: Paperback
This is working fine for my text book, however, it is a little pricy for the paper back version.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Latin America: Regions and People (Texts in Regional Geography)
This item: Latin America: Regions and People (Texts in Regional Geography)
Price: $47.89
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?