Here is some information on a new book from Juan Paulo Ramírez, Ph.D. Faculty Geography and GIScience, University of Nebraska.

Geography of Latin America: A Geographic Information Systems Approach depicts the most relevant human and physical features of Latin America. Environmental threats that some ecosystems are experiencing, including contentious issues such as illegal immigration and indigenous rights, are also addressed.

Geography of Latin America: A Geographic Information Systems Approach:

  • Includes brief biographies of painters, writers, peace makers, musicians, architects and sculptors that have made important contributions to the cultural heritage of mankind during the 20th century.
  • Describes the main ecoregions present in Latin America by using a geographic information system (GIS) approach. These maps gather geospatial information from different sources and cartographic projections, making it possible to digitally geovisualize the human and physical geographic phenomena.
  • Is structured based on regions rather than on specific countries.
  • Features research using the most current scientific findings related to explanations of particular ecoregions, environmental phenomena, and socio-economic issues.
  • Contains hyperlinks that will open websites for additional information, and a list of free GIS online resources including satellite images, land cover, topography and administrative units of any country.
  • Includes bibliographical references as footnotes throughout the book, providing efficient access to scientific articles and references.

The publishing company has made available a weblink to the cover and table of contents of the book here: