Cannabis in Costa Rica

A Study of Chronic Marihuana Use


Author: William E. Carter

Publisher: N.A


Category: Drug abuse

Page: 331

View: 2842

The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica

A Herpetofauna Between Two Continents, Between Two Seas


Author: Jay M. Savage

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226735375

Category: Nature

Page: 934

View: 324

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.

Jade in Ancient Costa Rica


Author: Mark Miller Graham,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870998781

Category: Bijoux en jade - Costa Rica - Expositions

Page: 127

View: 7363

This well-illustrated catalogue of works drawn chiefly from Costa Rican collections reviews current information on the jades of Costa Rica and their archaeological context, images, and relationship to the jades of Mexico and the Maya area. -- Metropolitan Museum of Art website.

Costa Rica

strengthening links to the world economy


Author: UNDP-World Bank Trade Expansion Program,United Nations Development Programme,World Bank,Costa Rica. Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Comercio

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 195

View: 1187

The West Indians of Costa Rica

Race, Class, and the Integration of an Ethnic Minority


Author: Ronald N. Harpelle

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773522817

Category: History

Page: 238

View: 8523

A detailed social history of an ethnic minority's adaptation to life in Central America during the first half of the twentieth century.

The Costa Rica Reader

History, Culture, Politics


Author: Steven Palmer,Iván Molina

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822382814

Category: History

Page: 398

View: 1344

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.

Fodor's Costa Rica 2013


Author: Fodor's

Publisher: Fodor's Travel

ISBN: 0876371659

Category: Travel

Page: 620

View: 912

Costa Rica is one of the most popular destinations for travelers in search of natural beauty, outdoor adventure, and sun. In full-color and with helpful magazine-style illustrated features, Fodor’s Costa Rica shows off the splendor of country’s stunning natural landscapes and its varied flora and fauna like no other guide. Expanded Coverage: New hotel and restaurant reviews in top beach towns, in and around the national parks, in San Jose, and beyond. Fodor’s Costa Rica 2013 has 54 newly updated maps and over 250 color photos. Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: An illustrated “Biodiversity” chapter guides readers through the country’s varied landscapes and helps plan a vacation based on particular activities or topography. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s Costa Rica offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from eco lodges to sports outfitters. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.

Gold and Power in Ancient Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia

A Symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 9 and 10 October 1999


Author: Jeffrey Quilter,John W. Hoopes

Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks

ISBN: 9780884022947

Category: History

Page: 429

View: 3723

The lands between Mesoamerica and the Central Andes are famed for the rich diversity of ancient cultures that inhabited them. Throughout this vast region, from about AD 700 until the sixteenth-century Spanish invasion, a rich and varied tradition of goldworking was practiced. The amount of gold produced and worn by native inhabitants was so great that Columbus dubbed the last New World shores he sailed as Costa Rica—the "Rich Coast." Despite the long-recognized importance of the region in its contribution to Pre-Columbian culture, very few books are readily available, especially in English, on these lands of gold. Gold and Power in Ancient Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia now fills that gap with eleven articles by leading scholars in the field. Issues of culture change, the nature of chiefdom societies, long-distance trade and transport, ideologies of value, and the technologies of goldworking are covered in these essays as are the role of metals as expressions and materializations of spiritual, political, and economic power. These topics are accompanied by new information on the role of stone statuary and lapidary work, craft and trade specialization, and many more topics, including a reevaluation of the concept of the "Intermediate Area." Collectively, the volume provides a new perspective on the prehistory of these lands and includes articles by Latin American scholars whose writings have rarely been published in English.

Costa Rica


Author: Erin Foley,Barbara Cooke

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761420798

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 6178

"Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Costa Rica"--Provided by publisher.