Located along the Pacific Coast of South America, Chile is a long, narrow country that is home to a striking variety of landscapes. From the Atacama Desert in the north to rainy Patagonia in the south to the snowy peaks of the Andes mountains in the east, there are stunning views everywhere you look. Readers will explore this beautiful nation in depth as they learn about its history and culture. They will find out how Chile is governed, what kinds of jobs drive its economy, what its people do for fun, and much more.
Mark Overmyer-Velazquez, Ph.D., consulting editor and author of the preface included in each volume, holds a joint B.A. degree in history and in German literature from the University of British Columbia; an M.A. and M.Phil. from Yale University in Latin American history; and a Ph.D. from Yale University in Latin American and U.S. Latino history. He is currently assistant professor of history at the University of Connecticut. Professor Overmyer-Velazquez is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships and has written many articles, chapters, and book reviews on Latin American and U.S. Latin