Ulysses Costa Rica

Author: Stéphane Guimont-Marceau
Editor: Hunter Publishing, Inc
ISBN: 9782894642924
Size: 20,86 MB
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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.

Costa Rica The Complete Guide

Author: James Kaiser
Editor: Destination Press
ISBN: 1940754011
Size: 18,91 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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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

Costa Rica

Author: Erin Foley
Editor: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761420798
Size: 15,13 MB
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"Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Costa Rica"--Provided by publisher.

The Birds Of Costa Rica

Author: Richard Garrigues
Editor: Comstock Pub Assoc
ISBN: 9780801479885
Size: 20,73 MB
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"Field guide for identifying birds in the field in Costa Rica. Includes descriptions, range maps, and illustrations of all 903 species definitely known from Costa Rica, including pelagics and species regular to Cocos Island. Includes alphabetical quick-find indexes of groups and families on the inside back cover"--

The Amphibians And Reptiles Of Costa Rica

Author: Jay M. Savage
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226735375
Size: 17,14 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.

Costa Rica Abcs

Author: Sharon Katz Cooper
Editor: Capstone
ISBN: 1404822496
Size: 20,10 MB
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An alphabetical exploration of the people, geography, animals, plants, history, and culture of Costa Rica.

The Wildlife Of Costa Rica

Author: Fiona Reid
Editor: 秀和システム
ISBN: 9780801449055
Size: 11,84 MB
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"Featuring a good selection of common and/or interesting species, The Wildlife of Costa Rica is the most authoritative and most useful general guide to its subject. It will attract every ecotourist visiting Costa Rica. This dream team knows its stuff. and the illustrations are stunning."---Cagan H. Sekercioglu, Stanford University

Costa Rica

Author: John A Booth
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429980906
Size: 12,92 MB
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How did Costa Rica become Central Americas first successful democracy? How does Costa Rican democracy work? How does democracy survive despite regional turmoil, foreign intervention, and economic crisis? Beginning with Costa Ricas history within the Central American context, John Booth traces democratic development in Costa Rica through its institutions, rules of the political game, parties, elections, and interest groups. After a review of socioeconomic and political forces, the author examines political participation and culture, political economy, and foreign affairs. The books overview of Costa Rican politics is accessible and useful for students, scholars, and general readers. How did Costa Rica become Central Americas first successful democracy? How does Costa Rican democracy work? How does democracy survive despite regional turmoil, foreign intervention, and economic crisis? Beginning with Costa Ricas history within the Central American context, John Booth traces democratic development in Costa Rica through its institutions, rules of the political game, parties, elections, and interest groups. After a review of socioeconomic and political forces, the author examines political participation and culture, political economy, and foreign affairs.Several democratization theories suggest that Costa Rica should not be democratic at all. Costa Ricas own myth portrays a nation democratic virtually since independence. Both are wrong. Booth reviews classical theories about democracy as a framework for understanding the Costa Rican case. A history of democratization debunks much of the foundation myth, revealing how developing class forces created the modern regime after the 1948 Civil War. Analyses of social structure, political participation, political culture, foreign affairs, and the recent transformation of the Costa Rican political-economic model reveal how regional unrest, foreign intervention, and economic crisis had transformed the state and its development model by the 1990s. Booth concludes by evaluating the prospects for Costa Rican democracy and its lessons for the rest of Latin America. The books overview of Costa Rican politics is accessible and useful for students, scholars, and general readers.

The Life Of Costa Rica

Author: Benjamín Villegas Jiménez
Editor: Villegas Asociados
ISBN: 9588156009
Size: 19,81 MB
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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.

Frommer S Costa Rica

Author: Nicholas Gill
Editor: Complete Guides
ISBN: 9781628873887
Size: 16,65 MB
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Frommer's Complete Guides are packed with dazzling photos and detailed, opinionated and honest reviews, giving you the low-down on what's worth your trip and what's not. The destinations are broken down into easy to navigate sections and include a full size pull out map to help you plan the perfect trip.