Presentation: 'Exploring Mexico's Valleys of Cuicatlán and Tehuacán' with David Yetman and Alberto Búrquez

When: September 26, 2023 5:00pm to 6:30pm
David Yetman and Alberto Búrquez.

The Consulate of Mexico, University of Arizona Press and The Southwest Center invite you to a presentation and book signing for "Mexico's Valleys of Cuicatlán and Tehuacán, From Deserts to Clouds." Authors David Yetman and Alberto Búrquez will show photographs and tell stories about the culture, history and environment of an extraordinary region of Southern Mexico. The event is free and open to the public.

The valleys of Cuicatlán and Tehuacán are lauded by botanists for their spectacular plant life – they contain the densest columnar cacti forests in the world. Recent archaeological excavations reveal them also to be a formative Mesoamerican site as well. So singular is this region that it is home to the Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Through firsthand experience and engaging prose, the authors provide a synthesis of the geology, ecology and history of the valleys, showing their importance and influence as Mesoamerican arteries for environmental and cultural interchange through Mexico. It also reveals the extraordinary plant life that draws from habitats ranging from deserts to tropical forests.

With Yetman and Búrquez as your guides, take a trip through southern Mexico's beautiful landscapes.

Audience: All
Audience size: Medium (51-100)


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Consulate of Mexico, 3915 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ
United States

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Carlos Quintero Southwest Center

Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact: Carlos Quintero