Winner of the Alfred B. Thomas Award sponsored by the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies
This is an original, well-researched, and important piece of scholarship. Wakild has managed to address a wide range of themes within a narrow—and thus nicely detailed and rich—scope.
—Raymond Craib, author of Cartographic Mexico: A History of State Fixations and Fugitive Landscapes
This book shines a light on another aspect of the Mexican Revolution—that of state-embraced conservation in tandem with land reform. It shows how environmental, social and cultural history can be integrated into a study of conservation.
—Lane Simonian, author of Defending the Land of the Jaguar: A History of Conservation in Mexico
Wakild's thought-provoking work does well in capturing the achievements and limits of 'revolutionary' national parks and provides compelling reading for anyone interested in simultaneously protecting nature and people.
—European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies