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- University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95
Maize is the world?s most productive food and industrial crop, grown in more than 160 countries and on every continent except Antarctica. If by some catastrophe maize were to disappear from our food supply chain, vast numbers of people would starve and global economies would rapidly collapse. How did we come to be so dependent on this one plant? ... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95
Mexico and the United States may be neighbors, but their economies offer stark contrasts. In Mexico?s Uneven Development: The Geographical and Historical Context of Inequality , Oscar J. Martínez explores Mexico?s history to explain why Mexico remains less developed than the United States. Weaving in stories from his own experiences growing up along... more...
- University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 79.95
Cuba has more medical personnel serving abroad?over 50,000 in 66 countries?than all of the G-7 countries combined and more than the World Health Organization. For the last five decades, they have been a leading force in the developing world, providing humanitarian aid (or ?cooperation,? as Cuba?s communist government prefers) and initiating programs... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95
The full text of The History of Mexico: From Pre-Conquest to Present traces the last 500 years of Mexican history, from the indigenous empires devastated by the Spanish conquest through the 21 st -century, including the election of 2012. Written in a clear and accessible manner, the book offers a straightforward chronological survey of Mexican history... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 30.00
In the hands of the state, music is a political tool. The Banda de Música del Estado de Oaxaca (State Band of Oaxaca, BME), a civil organization nearly as old as the modern state of Oaxaca itself, offers unique insights into the history of a modern political state. In The Inevitable Bandstand , Charles V. Heath examines the BME?s role as a part... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00
Mexican figures like La Virgen de Guadalupe, la Malinche, la Llorona, and la Chingada reflect different myths of motherhood in Mexican culture. For the first time, Melero examines these instances of portrayed motherhood as a discursive space in the political, cultural, and literary context of early twentieth century Mexico. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 28.99
Now fully updated and revised, this book systematically explores the dynamic interface between Mexico and the United States. In a comprehensive, richly illustrated survey, the authors consider the historical development, current politics and key issues, society, environment, economy, and daily life of the border region. more...