The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Latin America and the CaribbeanBook - 1992
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 Mrquez and Diego Rivera, Villa Lobos and Bob Marley.
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1992
Edition: 2nd ed
Characteristics: 479 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 29 cm
Alternative Title: Latin America