The People s Guide to Mexico

The People s Guide to Mexico

Over the past 35 years, hundreds of thousands of readers have agreed: This is the classic guide to "living, traveling, and taking things as they come" in Mexico.

Author: Carl Franz

Publisher: Rick Steves

ISBN: 1598809601

Category: Travel

Page: 768

View: 116

Over the past 35 years, hundreds of thousands of readers have agreed: This is the classic guide to "living, traveling, and taking things as they come" in Mexico. Now in its updated 14th edition, The People's Guide to Mexico still offers the ideal combination of basic travel information, entertaining stories, and friendly guidance about everything from driving in Mexico City to hanging a hammock to bartering at the local mercado. Features include: Advice on planning your trip, where to go, and how to get around once you're there Practical tips to help you stay healthy and safe, deal with red tape, change money, send email, letters and packages, use the telephone, do laundry, order food, speak like a local, and more Well-informed insight into Mexican culture, and hints for enjoying traditional fiestas and celebrations The most complete information available on Mexican Internet resources, book and map reviews, and other info sources for travelers
Categories: Travel

The People of Mexico

The People of Mexico

Author: Wallace Thompson

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059172011865419

Category: Mexico

Page: 427

View: 937

Categories: Mexico

Spirit of a Nation

Spirit of a Nation

Provides a history of the people of Mexico, from the Olmecs, the first to leave a record of their culture, to the natives and mestizos, those of mixed blood, who live in the cities and rural areas today.

Author: Colleen Madonna

Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers

ISBN: 1422232166

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 703

Provides a history of the people of Mexico, from the Olmecs, the first to leave a record of their culture, to the natives and mestizos, those of mixed blood, who live in the cities and rural areas today.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Celebrating the People of Mexico

Celebrating the People of Mexico

"Mexico is a nation of magnificent cultures. Readers of this beautifully designed volume will explore the converging heritages that have shaped Mexico, including those of ancient civilizations.

Author: Rosie Banks

Publisher:

ISBN: 1502664585

Category: Mexico

Page:

View: 384

"Mexico is a nation of magnificent cultures. Readers of this beautifully designed volume will explore the converging heritages that have shaped Mexico, including those of ancient civilizations. Need-to-know information about the past and present, such as how the country's capital was built by the ancient Aztecs and the many contributions Mexican peoples have made to art and literature, are accompanied by stunning photographs. This multifaceted analysis of history and culture offers a uniquely and motivating take on curricular social studies"--
Categories: Mexico

Mayo Ethnobotany

Mayo Ethnobotany

This book contains a comprehensive description of northwest Mexico's tropical deciduous forests and thornscrub on the traditional Mayo lands reaching from the Sea of Cortés to the foothills of the Sierra Madre.

Author: David Yetman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520926358

Category: Social Science

Page: 372

View: 688

The Mayos, an indigenous people of northwestern Mexico, live in small towns spread over southern Sonora and northern Sinaloa, lands of remarkable biological diversity. Traditional Mayo knowledge is quickly being lost as this culture becomes absorbed into modern Mexico. Moreover, as big agriculture spreads into the region, the natural biodiversity of these lands is also rapidly disappearing. This engaging and accessible ethnobotany, based on hundreds of interviews with the Mayos and illustrated with the authors' strikingly beautiful photographs, helps preserve our knowledge of both an indigenous culture and an endangered environment. This book contains a comprehensive description of northwest Mexico's tropical deciduous forests and thornscrub on the traditional Mayo lands reaching from the Sea of Cortés to the foothills of the Sierra Madre. The first half of the book is a highly readable account of the climate, geology, and vegetation of the region. The authors also provide a valuable history of the people, their language, culture, festival traditions, and plant use. The second half of the book is an annotated list of plants presenting the authors' detailed findings on plant use in Mayo culture.
Categories: Social Science

The Land and the People

The Land and the People

Crammed full of facts, stats and incredible information - and much cheaper than a plane ticket - this is the perfect introduction to Mexico!

Author: Cath Senker

Publisher: Wayland

ISBN: 0750298103

Category: Mexico

Page: 48

View: 605

Mexico: the Land and People takes you on a whistlestop tour around this most incredible country. Explore its rainforests, deserts, mountains and beaches, and meet some incredible wildlife along the way. Marvel at the vibrant street life, the amazing food and the diverse, multiethnic culture, and delve into the country's rich history. Discover what it's like to grow up in Mexico - school, family life, socializing and religion - and find out how life is for the richest and the poorest members of society. With the USA across the border, what's it like to live with with a superpower as a neighbour? Learn about Mexico's booming economy, and the industries that fuel it. Celebrate Mexican culture with mariachi music, sugar skulls and fiery-hot chilis. Amazing photographs transport you to the very heart of this busy, colourful, visually-exciting country. Crammed full of facts, stats and incredible information - and much cheaper than a plane ticket - this is the perfect introduction to Mexico!
Categories: Mexico

The People and Culture of Mexico

The People and Culture of Mexico

Mexico's resplendent culture is evidence of the rich heritage of its people.

Author: Rachael Morlock

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781508163107

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 108

Mexico's resplendent culture is evidence of the rich heritage of its people. Readers will explore the converging cultures that have shaped Mexico, from ancient civilizations such as the Zapotec and Maya, to the French and Spanish. With vibrant photographs and accessible, informative content, readers will learn how the capital was built on a lake by the Aztecs, the contributions Mexican people have made to art, literature, and much more. This multi-faceted analysis of history and culture offers a unique take on curricular social studies.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Mexico

Mexico

This volume examines how current economic development has fostered glaring inequalities in Mexico, uncovering the fundamental role of race and class in perpetuating poverty, and shedding new light on the contemporary Mexican reality.

Author: Ramón Eduardo Ruiz

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520262355

Category: Social Science

Page: 287

View: 366

This volume examines how current economic development has fostered glaring inequalities in Mexico, uncovering the fundamental role of race and class in perpetuating poverty, and shedding new light on the contemporary Mexican reality. Throughout, the author traces a legacy of dependency on outsiders, and considers the weighty role the United States has played, starting with an unjust war that cost Mexico half its territory.
Categories: Social Science

The Political Evolution of the Mexican People

The Political Evolution of the Mexican People

As Edmundo O'Gorman points out in an important essay on Mexican historiography, written especially for this edition, Sierra was also the first to write a history of his nation in a sincere endeavor to get at the truth, instead of shaping ...

Author: Justo Sierra

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292700710

Category: History

Page: 426

View: 696

Are the Mexican people the children of Moctezuma or the children of Cortés? This question, long the central problem of Mexican historians, Justo Sierra answered by saying, "The Mexicans are the sons of the two peoples, of the two races … to this we owe our soul." Because Sierra recognized the dual parentage, he was able to view his country's history as an evolutionary process. Formed in both the indigenous past and the colonial past, the Mexican people, after three hundred years of slow and painful gestation, were finally born with the arrival of Independence. They came of age when the Reform, the Republic, and the nation achieved a single identity. This classical synthesis, written on the eve of the Mexican Revolution, gave direction to the generation that furnished the Revolution's intellectual leaders. Although the author was Secretary of Public Instruction in the dictatorial regime of Porfirio Díaz, he was the first historian to show sympathy for the plight of the masses, and his book ends with the warning that political evolution has lost its way unless the result is freedom. As Edmundo O'Gorman points out in an important essay on Mexican historiography, written especially for this edition, Sierra was also the first to write a history of his nation in a sincere endeavor to get at the truth, instead of shaping his account to prove a thesis or to preach some political faith. And yet, his work "owes its originality and its lasting merit to his vigorous interpretation of Mexico's history in the light of his convictions, of his keen insight, even of his fears." Though the chapters on the pre-Columbian Indian have been rendered obsolete by later archeological discoveries, the rest of the history is still valid and needs only to be brought up to date.
Categories: History

Mexico

Mexico

Presents an introduction to the people of Mexico, discussing marriage, family, childhood, clothing and costumes, education, village life, farms, hehoes, and icons.

Author: Bobbie Kalman

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 0778792943

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 156

Presents an introduction to the people of Mexico, discussing marriage, family, childhood, clothing and costumes, education, village life, farms, hehoes, and icons.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

When Nature Goes Public

When Nature Goes Public

"This is an innovative and fascinating study that powerfully illustrates what the new generation of anthropologists trained in science studies can do.

Author: Cori Hayden

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691095574

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

View: 365

Bioprospecting--the exchange of plants for corporate promises of royalties or community development assistance--has been lauded as a way to develop new medicines while offering southern nations and indigenous communities an incentive to preserve their rich biodiversity. But can pharmaceutical profits really advance conservation and indigenous rights? How much should companies pay and to whom? Who stands to gain and lose? The first anthropological study of the practices mobilized in the name and in the shadow of bioprospecting, this book takes us into the unexpected sites where Mexican scientists and American companies venture looking for medicinal plants and local knowledge. Cori Hayden tracks bioprospecting's contentious new promise--and the contradictory activities generated in its name. Focusing on a contract involving Mexico's National Autonomous University, Hayden examines the practices through which researchers, plant vendors, rural collectors, indigenous cooperatives, and other actors put prospecting to work. By paying unique attention to scientific research, she provides a key to understanding which people and plants are included in the promise of "selling biodiversity to save it"--and which are not. And she considers the consequences of linking scientific research and rural "enfranchisement" to the logics of intellectual property. Roving across UN protocols, botanical collecting histories, Mexican nationalist agendas, neoliberal property regimes, and North-South relations, When Nature Goes Public charts the myriad, emergent publics that drive and contest the global market in biodiversity and its futures.
Categories: Social Science

The People of Mexico Who They Are and How They Live

The People of Mexico  Who They Are and How They Live

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

Author: Wallace Thompson

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 1347570640

Category:

Page: 450

View: 415

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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Concise Encyclopedia of Mexico

Concise Encyclopedia of Mexico

Annotation Concise Encyclopedia of Mexicoincludes approximately 250 articles on the people and topics most relevant to students seeking information about Mexico.

Author: Michael S. Werner

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1579583377

Category: History

Page: 997

View: 146

Annotation Concise Encyclopedia of Mexicoincludes approximately 250 articles on the people and topics most relevant to students seeking information about Mexico. Although theConciseversion is a unique single-volume source of information on the entire sweep of Mexican history-pre-colonial, colonial, and moderns-it will emphasize events that affecting Mexico today, event students most need to understand.
Categories: History

Mexico

Mexico

Describes the social, economic, political, and cultural history of Mexico.

Author: John Ross

Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated

ISBN: 1566564212

Category: History

Page: 102

View: 937

Describes the social, economic, political, and cultural history of Mexico.
Categories: History

Mexican origin People in the United States

Mexican origin People in the United States

Organized thematically, the book addresses population dynamics, immigration, interaction with the mainstream, assimilation into the labor force, and growth of the Mexican American middle class.

Author: Oscar J‡quez Mart’nez

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816520895

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

View: 800

The history of the United States in the twentieth century is inextricably entwined with that of people of Mexican origin. The twenty million Mexicans and Mexican Americans living in the U.S. today are predominantly a product of post-1900 growth, and their numbers give them an increasingly meaningful voice in the political process. Oscar Mart’nez here recounts the struggle of a people who have scraped and grappled to make a place for themselves in the American mainstream. Focusing on social, economic, and political change during the twentieth centuryÑparticularly in the American WestÑMart’nez provides a survey of long-term trends among Mexican Americans and shows that many of the difficult conditions they have experienced have changed decidedly for the better. Organized thematically, the book addresses population dynamics, immigration, interaction with the mainstream, assimilation into the labor force, and growth of the Mexican American middle class. Mart’nez then examines the various forms by which people of Mexican descent have expressed themselves politically: becoming involved in community organizations, participating as voters, and standing for elective office. Finally he summarizes salient historical points and offers reflections on issues of future significance. Where appropriate, he considers the unique circumstances that distinguish the experiences of Mexican Americans from those of other ethnic groups. By the year 2000, significant numbers of people of Mexican origin had penetrated the middle class and had achieved unprecedented levels of power and influence in American society; at the same time, many problems remain unsolved, and the masses face new challenges created by the increasingly globalized U.S. economy. This concise overview of Mexican-origin people puts these successes and challenges in perspective and defines their contribution to the shaping of modern America.
Categories: Social Science

The People s Guide to Mexico

The People s Guide to Mexico

Note: The high cost of medications and medical treatment in the United States is driving many people to Mexico in search of lower-cost alternatives. The legal ins and outs of buying your meds in Mexico as well as practical ...

Author: Carl Franz

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781612380490

Category: Travel

Page: 768

View: 172

Over the past 35 years, hundreds of thousands of readers have agreed: This is the classic guide to "living, traveling, and taking things as they come" in Mexico. Now in its updated 14th edition, The People's Guide to Mexico still offers the ideal combination of basic travel information, entertaining stories, and friendly guidance about everything from driving in Mexico City to hanging a hammock to bartering at the local mercado. Features include: • Advice on planning your trip, where to go, and how to get around once you're there • Practical tips to help you stay healthy and safe, deal with red tape, change money, send email, letters and packages, use the telephone, do laundry, order food, speak like a local, and more • Well-informed insight into Mexican culture, and hints for enjoying traditional fiestas and celebrations • The most complete information available on Mexican Internet resources, book and map reviews, and other info sources for travelers
Categories: Travel

Difficulties Between the People of Texas and Mexico

Difficulties Between the People of Texas and Mexico

Letter from the Secretary of War Furnishing Information in Relation to Difficulties Between the People of Texas and the People of Mexico United States. War Department. fact I am led to believe that the thieves must belong to some other ...

Author: United States. War Department

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105040191061

Category: Mexico

Page: 7

View: 464

Categories: Mexico

The Irish Soldiers of Mexico

The Irish Soldiers of Mexico

The edition also includes updated "After the War" and "Commemorations" sections. Many positive changes in public perception of the San Patricios have taken place since the first publication of this book in 1997.

Author: Michael Hogan

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1463502451

Category: History

Page: 297

View: 359

The Irish Soldiers of Mexico sold out four editions in English and two editions in Spanish from 1997 to 2001. It has been the basis of an MGM feature film and two documentaries; it has also been used in many history classes both in the United States and abroad. Includes new historical material such as the location of what purported to be a death certificate for John Riley located in a church in Veracruz. The edition includes updated "After the War" and "Commemorations" sections. Many positive changes in public perception of the San Patricios have taken place since the first publication of this book in 1997. In addition, there have been a number of new vehicles for dissemination of the history, not the least of which was the production of "One Man's Hero," starring Tom Berenger, three novels on the San Patricios, a new sculpture in Mexico City of John Riley donated by the people of Ireland, and the Chieftains new CD with songs commemorating the Irish battalion.
Categories: History