THE SPANISH PLATEAU: The Challenge of a Dry Land by Peter Buckley

THE SPANISH PLATEAU: The Challenge of a Dry Land

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The plight of the Spanish plateau, (old Castille) too little rain and too much sun, is dramatically portrayed in this unusually persuasive text. An area unable to produce, the Spanish plateau desperately depends upon its neighboring provinces in order to survive. Threatened by the movement for independent states, formed of the provinces, the plateau swings far to the other direction realizing that only with help from its neighbors in building dams and promoting irrigation can it survive. A picture of starkness and despair which gives considerable insight into the political and economic difficulties which riddle contemporary Spain, drawn with forcefulness.

Pub Date: Aug. 31st, 1959
Publisher: Coward-McCann