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Investigaciones geográficas

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MOMBELLI PIERINI, María Inés. The historical formation of the landscape in the Corridor Acapulco-Zihuatanejo. Invest. Geog [online]. 2010, n.72, pp.120-138. ISSN 2448-7279.

Corridor Acapulco-Zihuatanejo is the name under the coastal plain is known, between these cities in the state of Guerrero, a strip of land located on the northwestern coast of the state which is very interesting for private investment in tourist mega-projects. Tis article describes the historical vicissitudes that have occurred in land use with development cycles and crises in production practices, and the consequent cultural change by successive jumps in the landscape of this territory. Using a model case study and the retrospective geography fundamentals it is possible an investigation to understand the conditions which provide a continuity of production practice or the determinant that raise a decisive break in the same practice. For this work, the landscape is a historical-cultural construction, the crop is the unity of the geographical environment which participates in the formation of the landscape within the successive production cycles, and the retrospective is a solution to questions about the future because the observation of the past suggests the question about the future, invite to leave the retrospective by the uncertainty of prospective.

Palabras llave : Landscape; littoral; coast; crops; retrospective.

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