A diverse collection of case studies on human-environment interactions in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Mexico that should be of broad interest to environmental historians, historical geographers, and specialists on Mexico alike.
—Journal of Historical Geography
This is a landmark study. . . . This will set a standard for studies in Mexican environmental history and serve as a point of departure for further studies.
—Evan Ward, author of Border Oasis: Water and the Political Ecology of the Colorado River Delta, 1940-1975