"Maintains a good balance between environmental history as the history of public policy and environmental history as the story of the physical transformation of natural and social landscapes."—Carl Abbott, Portland State University
"With the focus on a specific city bestriding a topographical, climatological, and cultural crossroads—San Antonio—Char Miller begins a unique dialogue in the field of urban-environmental studies."
—Michael Logan, Oklahoma State University
"Understanding our cultural and natural environment and how these factors have shaped our history is critical to charting a course for our future. On the Border illuminates the boundaries and currents that formed our community and continue to impact life in San Antonio. Readers seeking a nuanced portrait of our natural, political and built landscape—and a deeper understanding of our city—will be amply rewarded by this book."—Mayor Edward D. Garza, San Antonio, Texas
“On the Border is loaded with fascinating material that communicates both the special place of the city in the world and the impact that we humans have had upon it.”--San Antonio Express-News
“ . . . does an excellent job on bringing prominent themes in the field of urban environmental history to bear on the history of San Antonio. . . .High standards of scholarship and writing extend to all the essays in this volume.”--Western Historical Quarterly
“Scholars interested in regional, environmental, and urban history will appreciate the book. So will thoughtful residents of San Antonio, if they hope that their city will fare better in the twenty-first century than it did in the last one.”—I>American Historical Review
“Insightful and provocative. . . . It is worth the attention of all scholars of urban environmental history.”—H-Net Review