Costa Rica The Complete Guide

Autore: James Kaiser
Editore: Destination Press
ISBN: 1940754011
Grandezza: 48,25 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
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From pristine beaches and jungle waterfalls to high-altitude coffee plantations, Costa Rica: The Complete Guide puts the very best of Costa Rica at your fingertips. Blending detailed travel tips with beautiful photography, this guidebook offers so much more than just restaurant and hotel reviews. Fascinating chapters explore Costa Rica’s unique history, culture, food, ecology and wildlife. “Top 10 Ways to Avoid a Cultural Misunderstanding” helps visitors avoid common—and potentially embarrassing—mistakes. Discover what makes Costa Rica one of the world’s most amazing destinations. Soar above the cloud forest on a zipline at Monteverde. Spend the night at a deluxe ecolodge next to Arenal Volcano. Soak in the tropical beauty of Costa Rica’s world-class beaches at Manuel Antonio National Park. Plan the perfect Costa Rican vacation! Filled with travel tips to save you time and money Over 300 beautiful color photos Over 30 detailed maps Fascinating chapters on History, Culture and Food Informative guide to Wildlife and Ecology 1% of profits are donated to environmental organizations working to preserve Costa Rica's biodiversity for future generations Printed on sustainable FSC paper

Ulysses Costa Rica

Autore: Stéphane Guimont-Marceau
Editore: Hunter Publishing, Inc
ISBN: 9782894642924
Grandezza: 37,68 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
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With over one quarter of its magnificent scenery protected by parks and reserves, Costa Rica has a well-deserved, international reputation for its ecotourism opportunities. This guide takes you from the dense rainforest of Monteverde with its cascading waterfalls and fascinating fauna, through the marshy jungle of Corcovado and Tortuguero, to the tropical dry forest of Santa Rosa and on further to the beaches of Manuel Antonio. Discover Costa Rica's natural and cultural splendors with Ulysses through a host of exciting outdoor activities and a variety of informative strolls through the country's charming villages and cities. In this guide you will find detailed descriptions of all the attractions, including numerous national parks and reserves, star-rated so you can spot the must-sees at a glance. There are suggestions for a wealth of outdoor activities, from hiking and canopy tours to rafting on the Pacuare and Reventazon rivers and scaling impressive Mount Chirripo. You will find comprehensive reviews of hotels and restaurants, from family-style "cabinas" and humble "sodas" to luxury hotels and gourmet dining establishments as well as nearly 40 maps and city plans to steer you on the right course.

The History Of Costa Rica

Autore: Monica A. Rankin
Editore: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313379440
Grandezza: 10,94 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Concise yet thorough, this engaging book provides an overview of the unique history of an increasingly important Central American nation. * A chronology of important events from the pre-Columbian era to the present * Biographical entries of important personalities * A glossary of important terms * A bibliographic essay of contemporary works on Costa Rica

The Amphibians And Reptiles Of Costa Rica

Autore: Jay M. Savage
Editore: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226735375
Grandezza: 50,48 MB
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World renowned for its biological diversity and model conservation system, Costa Rica is home to a wide variety of amphibians and reptiles, from the golden toad to the scorpion lizard and the black-headed bushmaster. Jay M. Savage has studied these fascinating creatures for more than forty years, and in The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica he provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date treatment of their biology and evolution ever produced. Savage begins with detailed discussions of the natural and cultural history of Costa Rica, setting the stage for a detailed treatment of each of the 396 species of amphibians and reptiles that may be found there. Each species account synthesizes and analyzes everything that is known about the animal's anatomy, behavior, geographic distribution, systematics, and evolutionary history and provides keys for identifying amphibians and reptiles in the field. In addition to distribution maps and systematic and morphological illustrations, the book includes color photographs of almost every known species, many taken by the distinguished nature photographers Michael and Patricia Fogden. Because Costa Rica has played, and continues to play, a pivotal role in the study of tropical biology as well as in the development of ecotourism and ecoprospecting, and because more than half of the amphibians and reptiles in Costa Rica are also found elsewhere in Central America, The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica will be an essential book for a wide audience of nature lovers, naturalists, ecotourists, field biologists, conservationists, and government planners.

The Life Of Costa Rica

Autore: Benjamín Villegas Jiménez
Editore: Villegas Asociados
ISBN: 9588156009
Grandezza: 73,26 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The 'rich coast' of the conquistadores remains an abundant land both geographically and in humanity - here is a vibrant democratic society flourishing in spectacular natural settings. Native photographer Calderon shows the true life of the country in spontaneous photographic moments-over 300-like the smiles of its children, colorful processions, the indefatigable tenacity of everyday Costa Ricans at work and play set in a variety of urban, rural, historical and natural scenes.

Costa Rica

Autore: Carolina A. Miranda
Editore: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 9781740597753
Grandezza: 71,46 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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Lonely Planet country guides feature unmatched history, culture, and background information, with expert author contributions. "Down-to-earth, accurate information for every budget, enthusiastically written."--"Travel & Leisure." Full color. Maps.

Costa Rica

Autore: Larissa Banting
Editore: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 9781841621340
Grandezza: 59,15 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
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The strong focus on the rich bio-diversity of the country, Costa Rican culture and forthcoming travel trends make the Bradt guide the essential companion. A wide breadth of activities for travellers are covered: from white-water rafting, cycling and sports fishing to assisting with turtle research, interacting with indigenous tribes and grassroots 'rural tourism' initiatives. Also featured are special opportunities such as dolphin encounters in Drake Bay.

Female Prostitution In Costa Rica

Autore: Anne Hayes
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1135525684
Grandezza: 57,98 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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This book analyzes the development of female prostitution in the Pacific port of Puntarenas, Costa Rica during the advanced stage of the coffee exporting economy (1880-1930), at the height of the consolidation of the liberal state. Hayes argues that prostitution in the port differed from that of the coffee producing highlands due to differential economic, social, and political development. In the periphery of Puntarenas, the development of prostitution reflected a less stigmatized view of sexual commerce than that of the highlands, where prostitution, although legal, threatened the tenets of liberal nationalism based on racial homogeneity and family values. Women of the highlands were encouraged to reproduce the nation's "more European" stock of workers and to ensure the legal transference of property through legal church marriages - both part of a design to stabilize the coffee exporting project. By contrast, prostitutes and other working women of Puntarenas, many immigrants from the "less European" populations of neighboring regions and most in concubinage, were freer to do what the law prescribed - register as prostitutes in legitimate trade. Such regional disparities reveal weaknesses in traditional explanations of Costa Rican exceptionalism, which have rested on the premise of cultural homogeneity and have reflected the realities of only one region of the country. The book advances an alternative explanation for the development of the nation's more democratic institutions, situating Costa Rican exceptionalism in the nation's free labor system, of which the labor prostitute in Puntarenas provides an example.

Costa Rica

Autore: Dona Haber
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
ISBN: 9780395819067
Grandezza: 65,69 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The urge to explore Central America and to experience its natural wonders has resulted in the phenomenal growth of American tourism to this tiny tropical republic. In addition to a detailed look at the native flora and fauna--from jungle ants to the brown-throated, three-toed sloth--this newly revised bestseller captures the unspoiled majesty of the land in hundreds of dazzling color photos.

Shattering Myths On Immigration And Emigration In Costa Rica

Autore: Carlos Sandoval-García
Editore: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739144693
Grandezza: 74,95 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Shattering Myths on Immigration and Emigration in Costa Rica is a major contribution to scholarship on Central American immigration by the sheer number of topics it covers by an internationally recognized team of scholars from several disciplines.