Hugging the coast of southern South America, Chile has a unique shape that makes it possible for residents and visitors to visit both the beach and the mountains in one afternoon. Chile’s terrain ranges from low coastal mountains and fertile central valleys to the rugged Andes and the Atacama Desert.
An ideal introduction to this country, Chile provides a current, enlightening look at this South American nation. Written in an engaging style, chapters cover Chile’s physical geography, people, environment, resources, and more. Numerous full-color maps, photographs, and illustrations bring life to the text, and fascinating case studies call out important facts. Additional resources include a glossary, a list of books and Web sites for further information, and a comprehensive index.
Full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Maps. Index. Appendix. Bibliography. Glossary. Further reading. Web sites.
About the Author(s)
Marion Morrison has written more than 50 books about Latin America. She works with her husband, Tony Morrison, making TV films and taking photographs in every part of the continent. Together, the Morrisons run the South American Pictures photo library.