A New Era in Old Mexico (Classic Reprint)

G B Winton

Excerpt from A New Era in Old Mexico The hot lands, tiewas calientes, are the lowlands. With the exception of a few valleys of the interior gorges rather, - which drop downward to levels so low that the tropical sun creates within them a trop ical climate, these lands lie exclusively along the coast. They form a narrow band, widening a little at the northeastern corner of the republic into the lower valley of the Rio Grande, but, for the most part, less than a hundred miles in breadth, which ex tends around the edge Oi the whole republic, except ing, of course, the northern boundary. This band is a strictly tropical region, more than half of it lying south of the Tropic of Cancer. It is a ?at and badly drained country, subject, for the most part, to heavy rains in their season, and then to long periods of drought and heat. The vagaries of the trade winds leave much Of it poorly watered, and its natural con dition is that of a somewhat arid jungle alternating with marsh and sluggish streams. It is the habitat Of countless varieties of pestiferous insects, Of gaudy tropical birds without number, of wild game and wild cattle which hide in its jungles, and of compar atively few people. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.