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Peru Table of Contents



The authors would like to acknowledge any contributions made by the writers of the 1981 edition of Peru: A Country Study. The authors and book editor of the present volume would also like to thank one of those writers in particular, James D. Rudolph, for kindly supplying the official 1989 Peru regionalization map, on which the corresponding map in this volume is based.

The authors are grateful to individuals in various agencies of the United States government, private institutions, and Peruvian diplomatic offices, who gave their time, research materials, and special knowledge to provide information and perspective. Thanks also go to Ralph K. Benesch, who oversees the Country Studies--Area Handbook Program for the Department of the Army. None of these individuals, however, is in any way responsible for the work of the authors.

The book editor would like to thank members of the Federal Research Division who contributed directly to the preparation of the manuscript. These include Sandra W. Meditz, who reviewed all textual and graphic materials, served as liaison with the sponsoring agency, and provided numerous substantive and technical contributions; Marilyn L. Majeska, who reviewed editing and managed production; Andrea T. Merrill, who edited the tables; and Barbara Edgerton and Izella Watson, who did the word processing. Thanks also go to Cissie Coy, who edited the chapters; Beverly J. Wolpert, who performed the final prepublication editorial review; and Joan C. Cook, who compiled the index. The Library of Congress Printing and Processing Section performed the phototypesetting, under the supervision of Peggy Pixley.

David P. Cabitto provided invaluable graphics support, including preparation of several maps. He was assisted by Wayne Horne, who prepared the cover artwork; Harriett R. Blood, who prepared the topography and drainage map; and the firm of Greenhorne and O'Mara. Deborah Anne Clement designed the illustrations on the title page of each chapter.

Finally, the authors acknowledge the generosity of the individuals and the public and private agencies who allowed their photographs to be used in this study.

Data as of September 1992