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About the author:
Tony Burton, born in England in 1953, is a geographer who taught, gave lectures and guided specialist cultural and ecological trips in Mexico for 18 years. He has written extensively about Mexico's history and geography, and won ARETUR's annual international travel-writing competition on three occasions for articles about Mexico.
His previous books include "Western Mexico: A Traveler's Treasury" (2014), now in its fourth edition, and "Lake Chapala Through the Ages, an Anthology of Travelers' Tales" (2008). He also created the best-selling Lake Chapala Maps, first published in 1996, and is the co-author, with Dr. Richard Rhoda, of the landmark volume "Geo-Mexico, the Geography and Dynamics of Modern Mexico" (2010).
Tony and his wife, Gwen, live on Vancouver Island in Canada and frequently travel back to Mexico.
Myths, mysteries and mystique
In Mexican Kaleidoscope, award-winning author Tony Burton delves into Mexico's rich history and culture. He focuses on a dazzling selection of events, individuals, myths and mysteries to explore some of the reasons why Mexico has become such an extraordinarily diverse and interesting nation.
The 30 short chapters of Mexican Kaleidoscope span the entire range of time periods, from long before the Spanish conquest to the modern day. The topics considered range from cuisine, Aztec farming, Mayan pyramids, sheep and superstitions to mythical cities, aerial warfare, art, music and the true origins of Mexico's national symbols. Along the way, we encounter many unusual, strange, weird and wonderful aspects of Mexico.
Mexican Kaleidoscope unravels some of the many forces that have helped shape Mexico's history and culture and helps us understand the appeal and mystique of this engaging country.
- Publication Date:
- 0973519193 / 9780973519198
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.5" x 8.5"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- History / Latin America / Mexico