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An interactive history and geography of Mexico using map objects for Java
Eckberg, CarlLewis, JosephO'Sullivan, Michael E.
xiii, 73 p. : ill.
Mexico is a country rich in history, culture, traditions and biodiversity, among other things. The motivation for this thesis project comes from the desire to show the user of this application some of this country's richness. The multimedia application developed as part of this work will cover a general overview of Mexico's Pre-Hispanic period when Mesoamerica (a region and culture area in the Americas that extended from Central Mexico to Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica) developed and flourished (2000 BC -- 1519 AD). This period included the Olmec, Mayan, Aztec civilizations, among many others, that rose and fell leaving behind an incredible amount of contributions to today's Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, Arts, etc. The application will provide a couple of interactive maps of Mexico showing the areas covered by the Mesoamerican cultures and relevant information about each of them. It will also provide maps showing the location of the main mountain peaks, ranges and bodies of water in the Mexico of today.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 71-73).
Master of Science (M.S.) San Diego State University, 2012
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