Taken together, the 13 essays that compose this volume provide an excellent introduction to the current state of modern Latin America's environmental history. The volume admirably achieves both major goals established by the editors: to provide a synthesis of recent works in the field and to expose “some of the seams and unresolved tensions in the practice of Latin American and Caribbean environmental history” (p. x). While the volume will be of significant utility to established scholars in the field, graduate students and those new to the terrain of modern Latin America's environmental history are likely to be the greatest beneficiaries. Most of the chapters are also concise and cogent enough to be accessible to advanced undergraduates.

The diverse assortment of scholars who have contributed to this volume provide broad thematic, geographical, and temporal coverage. In their introductory essay, John Soluri, Claudia...

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