The History Of Costa Rica

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The History Of Costa Rica

Author : Monica A. Rankin
ISBN : 9780313379444
Genre : History
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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
Category: History

The Costa Rica Reader

Author : Steven Palmer
ISBN : 9780822382812
Genre : History
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Long characterized as an exceptional country within Latin America, Costa Rica has been hailed as a democratic oasis in a continent scorched by dictatorship and revolution; the ecological mecca of a biosphere laid waste by deforestation and urban blight; and an egalitarian, middle-class society blissfully immune to the violent class and racial conflicts that have haunted the region. Arguing that conceptions of Costa Rica as a happy anomaly downplay its rich heritage and diverse population, The Costa Rica Reader brings together texts and artwork that reveal the complexity of the country’s past and present. It characterizes Costa Rica as a site of alternatives and possibilities that undermine stereotypes about the region’s history and challenge the idea that current dilemmas facing Latin America are inevitable or insoluble. This essential introduction to Costa Rica includes more than fifty texts related to the country’s history, culture, politics, and natural environment. Most of these newspaper accounts, histories, petitions, memoirs, poems, and essays are written by Costa Ricans. Many appear here in English for the first time. The authors are men and women, young and old, scholars, farmers, workers, and activists. The Costa Rica Reader presents a panoply of voices: eloquent working-class raconteurs from San José’s poorest barrios, English-speaking Afro-Antilleans of the Limón province, Nicaraguan immigrants, factory workers, dissident members of the intelligentsia, and indigenous people struggling to preserve their culture. With more than forty images, the collection showcases sculptures, photographs, maps, cartoons, and fliers. From the time before the arrival of the Spanish, through the rise of the coffee plantations and the Civil War of 1948, up to participation in today’s globalized world, Costa Rica’s remarkable history comes alive. The Costa Rica Reader is a necessary resource for scholars, students, and travelers alike.
Category: History

The Natural History Of Costa Rican Mammals

Author : Mark Wainwright
ISBN : 0970567812
Genre : Mammals
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Describes Costa Rica's readily identifiable terrestrial and freshwater mammals. This book features illustrations that show not only the mammals themselves, but also their tracks, scats, dens, and anatomical details. The descriptions include key identification features, range maps, vocalizations, and derivations of common and scientific names.
Category: Mammals

Insight Guide Costa Rica

Author : Paul Murphy
ISBN : 0887291376
Genre : Travel
File Size : 70.87 MB
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One of over 400 titles in the Insight series, Insight Guide Costa Rica. This 298-page book includes a section detailing Costa Rica's history, 8 features covering the country's life and culture, ranging from the spectacular plant life to the best coffee in the worldallegedly, a region by region visitor's guide to the sights, and a comprehensive Travel Tips section packed with essential contact addresses and numbers. Plus 283 impressive photographs and 7 maps, including a National Parks and Reserves map.
Category: Travel

The Green Republic

Author : Sterling Evans
ISBN : 9780292789289
Genre : Nature
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With over 25 percent of its land set aside in national parks and other protected areas, Costa Rica is renowned worldwide as "the green republic." In this very readable history of conservation in Costa Rica, Sterling Evans explores the establishment of the country's national park system as a response to the rapid destruction of its tropical ecosystems due to the expansion of export-related agriculture. Drawing on interviews with key players in the conservation movement, as well as archival research, Evans traces the emergence of a conservation ethic among Costa Ricans and the tangible forms it has taken. In Part I, he describes the development of the national park system and "the grand contradiction" that conservation occurred simultaneously with massive deforestation in unprotected areas. In Part II, he examines other aspects of Costa Rica's conservation experience, including the important roles played by environmental education and nongovernmental organizations, campesino and indigenous movements, ecotourism, and the work of the National Biodiversity Institute.
Category: Nature

History Of The Discovery And Conquest Of Costa Rica

Author : Ricardo Fernandez Guardia
ISBN : 0353087815
Genre : History
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
Category: History

Tourism And Cultural Change In Costa Rica

Author : Karen Stocker
ISBN : 9780739140239
Genre : Social Science
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Tourism and Cultural Change in Costa Rica: Pitfalls and Possibilities examines the consequences—positive, negative, and otherwise—of tourism in four different sites in Costa Rica.
Category: Social Science

Ecotourism Development In Costa Rica

Author : Andrew P. Miller
ISBN : 9780739174616
Genre : Political Science
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This book by Andrew P. Miller, examines the role of ecotourism in Costa Rica and the way in which it intersects with policies to attract foreign direct investment. This authoritative exploration is essential for students and scholars interested in Latin American politics and history, development studies, and environmental sustainability.
Category: Political Science

Dk Eyewitness Travel Guide Costa Rica

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781465432681
Genre : Travel
File Size : 75.29 MB
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The DK Eyewitness Costa Rica Travel Guide is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions on offer. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel guide will help you to discover everything region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Costa Rica effortlessly. DK Eyewitness Costa Rica Travel Guide - showing you what others only tell you. Now available in PDF format.
Category: Travel

Central American English

Author : Professor John Holm
ISBN : 9781588116734
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This volume is about the Anglophone creoles to be found on the Caribbean coast of Central America (Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama), and its offshore islands (Providencia, San Andres and the Caymans) . The study of these Anglophone varieties is comparatively recent and based on current field work from Belize to Panama. One of the interesting features that emerges is the tentative map of diachronic and synchronic relationsships among the Anglophone creoles of the Caribbean, as illustrated partly by the lexicon and partly by grammatical constructions. The studies in this book are based on phonetic transcriptions of speech acts in their social and linguistic context."

The West Indians Of Costa Rica

Author : Ronald N. Harpelle
ISBN : 0773522816
Genre : History
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A detailed social history of an ethnic minority's adaptation to life in Central America during the first half of the twentieth century.
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Costa Rican Natural History

Author : Daniel H. Janzen
ISBN : 9780226161204
Genre : Nature
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This volume is a synthesis of existing knowledge about the flora and fauna of Costa Rica. The major portion of the book consists of detailed accounts of agricultural species, vegetation, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, birds, and insects. "This is an extraordinary, virtually unique work. . . . The tremendous amount of original, previously unpublished, firsthand information is remarkable."—Peter H. Raven, Director, Missouri Botanical Garden "An essential resource for anyone interested in tropical biology. . . . It can be used both as an encyclopedia—a source of facts on specific organisms—and as a source of ideas and generalizations about tropical ecology."—Alan P. Smith, Ecology
Category: Nature

The Saints Of Progress

Author : Carmen Kordick
ISBN : 9780817320027
Genre : History
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A reshaping of traditional understandings of Costa Rica and its national identity The Saints of Progress: A History of Coffee, Migration, and Costa Rican National Identity chronicles the development of the Tarrazú Valley, a historically remote—although internationally celebrated—coffee-growing region. Carmen Kordick’s work traces the development of this region from the early nineteenth century to the first decades of the twenty-first century to consider the nation-building process from the margins, while also questioning traditional scholarly works that have reproduced, rather than deconstructed, Costa Rica’s exceptionalist national mythology, which hail Costa Rica as Central America’s “white,” democratic, nonviolent, and egalitarian republic. In this compelling political, economic, and lived history, Kordick suggests that Costa Rica’s exceptionalist and egalitarian mythology emerged during the Cold War, as revolution, civil war, military dictatorship, and state violence plagued much of Central America. From the vantage point of Costa Rica’s premier coffee-producing region, she examines local, national, and transnational processes. This deeply textured narrative details the inauguration of coffee capitalism, which heightened existing class divisions; a successful armed revolt against the national government, which forged the current political regime; and the onset of massive out-migration to the United States. Kordick’s research incorporates more than one hundred oral histories and thousands of archival sources gathered in both Costa Rica and the United States to produce a human history of Costa Rica’s past. Her work on the recent past profiles the experiences of migrants in the United States, mostly in New Jersey, where many undocumented Costa Ricans find low-paid work in the restaurant and landscaping sectors. The result is a fine-grained examination of Tarrazú’s development from the 1820s to the present that reshapes traditional understandings of Costa Rica and its national past.
Category: History

Biodiversity Conservation In Costa Rica

Author : Gordon W. Frankie
ISBN : 0520241037
Genre : Nature
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Annotation A collection of papers regarding the conservation of Costa Rica's tropical dry forest, which is disappearing more rapidly than its rain forest, due to ease of conversion to agriculture.
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The Costa Rican Women S Movement

Author : Ilse Abshagen Leitinger
ISBN : 9780822971627
Genre : Social Science
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"Thirty-four short contributions make this akin to a reference work, albeit one varying greatly in flavor, topic, and scholarliness, i.e., from group self-promotion to politico-legal endorsements to scholarly pieces. Among the scholarly topics: colonial women, 19th-century women, feminist organizational theorizing, popular music, caesarean births, and women at the Univ. de Costa Rica (where they are one-third of faculty). Almost all social-feminist topics are touched on, save perhaps language; sexuality,violence, disability, class/race/gender, art and artists, and more"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.
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Costa Rica S National Parks And Preserves 3rd Edition

Author : Joseph Franke
ISBN : 1594854351
Genre : Travel
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* Color photographs and overview map * Compact, portable format * Handy trip-finder with categories such as snorkeling/scuba, multi-day backpacking, sea kayaking, indigenous culture, and archeological/historical interest Costa Rica is famous for its incredible biodiversity, which draws naturalists, explorers, and hikers from every corner of the globe. With complete profiles of forty-six accessible parks and preserves, including five newly protected areas, Costa Rica's National Parks and Preserves, 3rd Ed. guides visitors through this unique, exotic terrain. Explorers will find descriptions of hikes, nature walks, and water trails, plus information on each park's facilities, attractions, and history. Thoroughly updated, sidebars on flora and fauna are new to this edition, accompanied by beautiful illustrations to help readers identify different species. A complete planning section details when to go, what to expect, what to bring, and what health precautions to take.
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The Life Of Costa Rica

Author : Benjamín Villegas Jiménez
ISBN : 9789588156002
Genre : Photography
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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.
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