Exploring “Mexico’s Valleys of Cuicatlán and Tehuacán” with David Yetman and Alberto Búrquez

Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., AZT

Where: Consulate of Mexico, 3915 E Broadway Blvd., Tucson

The Consulate of Mexico, The Southwest Center, and the University of Arizona Press 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 a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Through firsthand experience and engaging prose, the authors provide a synthesis of the geology, ecology, history, and cultures 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.

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