Usually ships within 2 to 4 weeks.
Ships from and sold by
Gift-wrap available.
On The Border: An Environ... has been added to your Cart
+ CDN$ 6.49 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

On The Border: An Environmental History Of San Antonio Hardcover – Oct 25 2001

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
CDN$ 45.67
CDN$ 38.73 CDN$ 28.43

Gifts For Dad

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press; 1 edition (Oct. 25 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0822941635
  • ISBN-13: 978-0822941637
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 2.5 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 590 g

Product Description


“Scholars interested in regional, environmental, and urban history will appreciate the book. So will thoughtful residents of San Antonio, if they hope that their city will fare better in the twenty-first century than it did in the last one.”
--American Historical Review

From the Inside Flap

"Understanding our cultural and natural environment and how these factors have shaped our history is critical to charting a course for our future. On the Border illuminates the boundaries and currents that formed our community and continue to impact life in San Antonio. Readers seeking a nuanced portrait of our natural, political and built landscape-and a deeper understanding of our city-will be amply rewarded by this book."-Mayor Edward D. Garza, San Antonio, Texas

"Maintains a good balance between environmental history as the history of public policy and environmental history as the story of the physical transformation of natural and social landscapes."-Carl Abbott, Portland State University

Inside This Book

(Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
First Sentence
All he wanted was bait for fishing, but when the young man cracked open a mussel he had pulled up from the shallow waters of the San Antonio River he was startled to "discover a pearl imbedded in the unhappy bivalve." Read the first page
Explore More
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 1 review
Useful environmental history of San Antonio Dec 9 2013
By Brad Rockwell - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Very helpful summaries of environmental battles in San Antonio. The standard political science solutions proffered in this book, however, do not seem to be likely to protect the waters around and below San Antonio.