A History of the British Presence in Chile: From Bloody Mary to Charles Darwin and the Decline of British Influence (Paperback)
Physical Infrastructure Development addresses the key challenges of balancing economic growth, poverty alleviation, and environmental protection in the development of major physical infrastructure, ranging from transport to energy. The contributions, reflecting the perspectives of economics, engineering, planning, political science, and urban design, examine the impact of alternative financing and pricing arrangements on the sharing of burdens and benefits, and the opportunities and risks of public-private partnerships. They also assess the emerging approaches for restoring ecosystems degraded by past infrastructure development, and the strategies for promoting farsighted infrastructure planning and protecting vulnerable people impacted by physical infrastructure expansion.
“[Edmundson] has written such an excellent book which ought to appeal to anyone with an interest in Chile. Well-researched and concise, it is an appetite-warming guide for further reading and should be recommended to newcomers planning to spend much time in the country.”--Chilean News (the Bulletin of the Anglo-Chilean Society in London), Year 66, No. 376, 10-11, April 2010
“I congratulate William Edmundson on bringing this important, but largely forgotten, part of Chilean history to the general public.”--Victor C. Hawkins, Chairman, British Commonwealth Society, Chile
“As the modern-day visitor can readily confirm, Chilean attitudes toward Britain are warm and admiring. William Edmundson's book is a well-documented account of how those ties were formed, starting even before the war of independence was won. He has researched extensively the motives--industrial, commercial, and scientific, among others--that brought adventurous and enterprising Britons to Chile, many adopting the country as their new homeland. This is an intriguing, informative book, relevant to the times, and worthy of inclusion in any Foreign Studies curriculum.”--Duncan Campbell, Site Administrator, The British Presence in Southern Patagonia
"This book provides a lot of useful reference material for anyone with Chilean ancestors or whose ancestors pursued careers there." --Jessie Denholm, The Scottish Genealogist
For an interview with the author in Chile's Santiago Times:http://www.santiagotimes.cl/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=17648:britains-special-connection-with-chile-a-mysterious-sympathy&catid=32:features&Itemid=144