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Frommer's Costa Rica  2004

Frommer's Costa Rica 2004
by Eliot Greenspan
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  • Paperback: 371 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.98 x 8.50 x 5.12
  • Publisher: Frommer; Book and Map edition (August 11, 2003)
  • ISBN: 0764537458
  • Average Customer Review: Based on 2 reviews.

Editorial Review
Book Description
You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go—they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us!

Completely updated every year (unlike most of the competition), Frommer's Costa Rica features gorgeous color photos of the lush rain forest, the amazing array of wildlife, and the spectacular beaches that await you. Personally researched by a longtime resident, it's the only truly up-to-date guide that gives you such in-depth coverage of this fast-changing country, with recommended accommodations in every price category.

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A Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica

A Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica
by F. Gary Stiles ,Alexander F. Skutch (Contributor), Dana Gardner (Illustrator)
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  • Paperback: Dimensions (in inches): 1.53 x 9.03 x 6.03
  • Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr; (December 1990)
  • ISBN: 0801496004
  • Average Customer Review:Stars 5

Editorial Review
From Library Journal
Comstock: Cornell Univ. Pr. Oct. 1989. c.656p. permanent paper. illus. maps. bibliog. index. LC 88-43444. ISBN 0-8014-2287-6. $65; pap. ISBN 0-8014-9600-4. $35. ref This is a superior field guide to a country with one of the richest assortments of bird life anywhere. Written and illustrated by top experts, this book has it all: 52 excellent color plates, detailed species accounts, brief write-ups of 70 birding localities, and extensive introductory materials, often skimped on in books of this genre, on geography, climate, habitats, and conservation, accompanied by helpful photographs. Costa Rica has a fine park system and has long been the most popular Central American country for visiting naturalists. Since the destruction of natural areas in the Neotropics is finally receiving the publicity it deserves, books such as this are urgently needed. It is the first Costa Rican bird book since Paul Slud's The Birds of Costa Rica (1964. o.p.), a respected but un illustrated monograph. A splendid job. Highly recommended.
- Henry T. Armistead, Thomas Jefferson Univ. Lib., Philadelphia
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. -This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The Surfer's Guide to Costa Rica

The Surfer's Guide to Costa Rica
by Mike Parise
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  • Paperback: 100 pages
  • Publisher: SurfPress Publishing; (December 28, 1999)
  • ISBN: 0967910005
  • Average Customer Review:Stars 5

Editorial Review
About the Author
Mike Parise has surfed for over 30 years. He traveled and surfed in many continents until he found his heaven, Costa Rica. He first wrote the Guide for himself while gathering information in preparation for his first trip to this wave-packed surfer's dream. He then decided to offer it for sale and it quickly became a surf travel classic. When not working on this labor of love, Mike does real work as an advertising executive in Los Angeles.

Book Description
The most comprensive guide for surfers traveling to Costa Rica. Details over 70 breaks on both coasts and over 100 hotels nearest the breaks. Includes a helpful tips section including what to pack and how to pack surfboards. Many maps and helpful driving directions. A down-and-dirty backpack ready guide. If Indiana Jones surfed, this would be his guide to this most perfect of surf destinations.

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Moon Handbook

Moon Handbooks
by Christopher P. Baker
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  • Paperback: 800 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 1.42 x 7.46 x 6.52
  • Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing; 4th edition (October 10, 2001)
  • ISBN: 1566913446
  • Average Customer Review: Stars 4

Editorial Review
Book Description
Christopher P. Baker's award-winning handbook equips independent-minded travelers with the information they need to discover the breathtaking coasts and countryside of Costa Rica on their own. It's packed with cultural, historical, and political insight, activities -- from mountain biking to volcano trekking -- and details on restaurants, car rentals, boat charters, rain forest cabins, and beach resorts. "The most comprehensive, informative, well-organized, information-packed guidebook on the market." -- South American Explorers Club

Reviewer: A reader from Tustin, CA
Having lived in Costa Rica and traveled there many times and, having purchased copies of most of the Travel Guides written about Costa Rica during the past ten years, I consider this by far the best, most comprehensive travel guide I have ever read. Many travel writers give you bits and pieces of information based on their preferences ... preferences which may/may not be yours. This writer provides a vast array of information about an exceptionally beautiful country so that you can make your own choices. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title

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Field Guide to the Wildlife of Costa Rica

Field Guide to the Wildlife of Costa Rica
by Carrol L. Henderson
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  • Paperback: 559 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 1.68 x 9.38 x 6.14
  • Publisher: Univ of Texas Press; 1st edition (May 2002)
  • ISBN: 029273459X
  • Average Customer Review:Stars 3

Editorial Review
Book Description
At the biological crossroads of the Americas, Costa Rica hosts an astonishing array of plants and animals--over half a million species! Ecotourists, birders, and biologists come from around the world to immerse themselves in the country's unspoiled rain forests, mountains, and beaches, drawn by the likelihood of seeing more than three or four hundred species of birds and other animals during even a short stay. To help all of these visitors and local residents identify and enjoy the wildlife of Costa Rica, this field guide presents nearly three hundred species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, moths, and other invertebrates. Carrol Henderson, an experienced wildlife biologist, traveler, and tour leader in Costa Rica, has chosen the species that ecotourists are most likely to see, along with a selection of rarer, sought-after animals. He gives a general introduction to each group of animals, followed by individual species accounts that highlight identification features and interesting ecological adaptations for survival. His stunning close-up photographs and distribution maps complete each entry. In addition, Henderson includes a wealth of data about Costa Rica's natural environment, as well as a trip preparation checklist and lists of conservation organizations, wildlife tourism sites, and wildlife vocalization tapes and CDs. With so much information so readily and readably accessible, this field guide will be essential for planning and enjoying your time in Costa Rica.

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Costa Rica Natural History

Costa Rica Natural History
by Daniel H. Janzen
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  • Paperback: Dimensions (in inches): 1.26 x 10.97 x 8.52
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press; (November 1983)
  • ISBN: 0226393348
  • Average Customer Review:Stars 5

Editorial Review
Book Description
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

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The Rough Guide Costa Rica

The Rough Guide Costa Rica, Third Edition
by Jean Mc Neil
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  • Paperback: 456 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 0.91 x 7.78 x 5.13
  • Publisher: Rough Guides; 3rd edition (January 2002)
  • ISBN: 1858287138
  • Average Customer Review:Stars 4

Editorial Review
Ingram
This ultimate guide to Costa Rica takes readers to that beautiful country as few other travel guides do--from the capital of San Jose to the plethora of outdoor activities. Providing guidance on all of Costa Rica's best activities--from whitewater rafting to exploring national parks to riding with the cowboys of Guanacaste--it also offers the complete low-down on fun in San Jose, and more. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Costa Rica's National Parks and Preserves

Costa Rica's National Parks and Preserves: A Visitor's Guide, Second Edition
by Joseph Franke
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  • Paperback: 224 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 0.64 x 8.89 x 5.90
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books; 2nd edition (September 1999)
  • ISBN: 0898865603
  • Average Customer Review:Stars 4

Editorial Review
Book Description
Unspoiled beaches, tropical jungles, volcanic mountains, exotic wildlife-Costa Rica's natural areas and preserves offer remarkable geographical and biological diversity for adventure-loving travelers. With complete profiles of forty accessible parks and preserves, including five newly protected areas, this book guides visitors through the unique terrain, and discusses each area's climate, flora, and fauna. Whether you are a hiker seeking a panoramic view from a volcanic summit, a kayaker longing to glide down river under a jungle canopy, or a naturalist eager to observe an incredible array of exotic wildlife, this guide is the key to exploring Costa Rica's best natural areas with an emphasis on environmental awareness.

Explorers will find descriptions of hikes, nature walks, and water trails, plus information on each park's facilities, attractions, and history. Hikes range from short walks to extended backpacking trips, and a complete planning section details when to go, what to expect, what to bring, and health precautions.

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The Natural History of Costa Rican Mammals

The Natural History of Costa Rican Mammals
by Mark Wainwright
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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Distribuidores Zona Tropical, S.A.; (January 15, 2003)
  • ISBN: 0970567812
  • Average Customer Review:Stars 5

Editorial Review
About the Author
British naturalist Mark Wainwright has lived and worked in Monteverde, Costa Rica, since 1991. In addition to writing and illustrating, he works as a guide and as an instructor for tropical ecology courses; he has also participated in a number of research projects. His previous publications include five titles in the Costa Rica Field Guide series - Mammals, Reptiles, Amphibians, Animal Tracks, and Cloud Forest Birds - and the children's book Jungle Jumble.

Book Description
With detailed information drawn from hundreds of scientific publications and more than 400 spectacular illustrations, The Natural History of Costa Rican Mammals describes all of Costa Rica's readily identifiable terrestrial and freshwater mammals.

The clear and entertaining text provides a wealth of information for researchers, students, and naturalist guides, as well as for first-time visitors to the American tropics who simply have an interest in wildlife. The book's compact, sturdy design makes it easy to carry along on any field trip.

The illustration show not only the mammals themselves, but also their tracks, scats, dens, and anatomical details. Also included are illustrations of numerous other animals and plants with which the mammals have formed close ecological links.

The mammal descriptions include key identification features, range maps, vocalizations, derivations of common and scientific names, evolutionary history, local folklore and mythology, and extensive information about natural history and conservation. The book also describes some of the fascinating challenges faced by researchers and points out numerous questions that remain unanswered. By presenting mammals in a broader context, The Natural History of Costa Rican Mammals provides and entry point into a general study of tropical ecology and conservation.

With a preface by Oscar Arias
Former president of Costa Rica
1987 Nobel Peace Laureate

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Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama
by Robert L. Dressler
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  • Paperback: 374 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 0.88 x 8.42 x 6.82
  • Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr; (November 1993)
  • ISBN: 0801481392

Editorial Review
From Book News, Inc.
Contains keys to all the orchid genera in the region and most of the orchid species, emphasizing features that can be readily seen with the naked eye or a hand lens. Includes 240 color photos and 229 line drawings. Written in an accessible style, with introductory chapters on the geography of the region. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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Written in a friendly and accessible style, this guide contains keys to all the orchid genera in the region and most of the orchid species. Includes a discussion of orchid structure and ecology, plus 240 stunning color photos and over 200 line drawings.

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