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Mexico: A Higher Vision: An Aerial Journey from Past to Present

Mexico: A Higher Vision: An Aerial Journey from Past to Present

by Michael Calderwood

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YA-- A dazzling collection of 185 aerial photographs of eight different geographical areas of Mexico. The stunning photographs of natural beauty, mountain villages, Aztec and Mayan ruins, exquisite beaches, river valleys, and snow-topped volcanoes taken from the air belie the stereotypical notion that Mexico consists only of the poverty-stricken slums of its urban areas. Each section is preceded by a concise history of that area from pre-Columbian times, through the conquest by Spain, up to modern times. That Mexico's unique and varied geography has greatly influenced its culture, history, and economy is strikingly evident in these photographs. The index supplements the brief description of each photograph with interesting cultural and historical data. Students studying Spanish, history, art, and geography will find the book useful and entertaining. --Deanna Kuhn, Jefferson Sci-Tech, Alexandria, VA
An exceptionally fine collection of 150 color photos made from a small plane on a large size film (the detail is startling, as is the Japanese--Toppan Printing Co.--color work). Carlos Fuentes has written an eight page introduction for the book. Mexico is presented in eight sections; each is preceded by a map and an essay. The many shots of ancient ruins gives a perspective not hinted at by the familiar ground-level photos. Culled from some 425 flying hours these are magnificent scenes. The next volume (not announced, but surely possible) would be improved by relief maps. 10x12". Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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