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Adventure Guide to Costa Rica

Adventure Guide to Costa Rica, 4th Ed.
by Bruce Conord, June Conord
List Price: $17.95
Price: $12.57
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Edition: Paperback

Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 1.03 x 8.94 x 6.06
  • Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc.; 4th edition (August 2002)
  • ISBN: 1588432904
  • Average Customer Review:Stars 4 1/2

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Book Description
Written by the authors of our award-winning Yucatán Adventure Guide, this book offers comprehensive coverage of Costa Rica and its people. Travel to the major national parks and preserves; hike in rain forests. Explore the island’s vibrant history, culture and wildlife. Firsthand advice on travel in the country’s various environments – mountain, jungle, beach, city. Plant and animal life, archeology, history, attractions on and off the regular tourist path. Staggering detail. Lively text and plenty of interesting art. Over 40 maps. Color photos.

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The Butterflies of Costa Rica

The Butterflies of Costa Rica and Their Natural History, Vol. II
by Philip J. DeVries
List Price: $42.50
Price: $35.27
Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours
Edition: Paperback

Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 0.93 x 9.01 x 6.05
  • Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr; (March 17, 1997)
  • ISBN: 0691028893
  • Average Customer Review:Stars 5

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Book Description
With habitats ranging from sea level to over 3,800 meters, the small Neotropical country of Costa Rica encompasses more than fifteen distinct life zones and contains a large percentage of all the butterfly species known from Central America. In this field guide, a sequel to the volume on Papilionidae, Pieridae, and Nymphalidae, Philip DeVries provides the first detailed treatment of over 250 species of Costa Rican butterflies in the family Riodinidae. Drawing from his extensive fieldwork, museum research, and surveys of scientific literature, DeVries presents the means to identify riodinid butterflies to the species level and gives an overview of their natural history. This guide illustrates nearly all of the Costa Rican species in color and provides a large sample of detailed line drawings and scanning electron micrographs of riodinid early stages for the first time ever. The book's coverage makes it useful for identifying riodinids throughout Mexico, Central America, and substantial portions of South America.

The introductory chapter brings together a large body of material that applies directly to understanding riodinid butterflies in general. The taxonomy, distribution, and natural history of each taxon is discussed in detail. The author also provides sections on ecology, evolution, behavior, symbioses with ants, caterpillar acoustical calls, systematics, collecting and preserving, hostplant relationships, and the comparative diversity of riodinid butterfly faunas. A section on butterfly biologists of the last century provides a historical perspective to the basis of our understanding of Neotropical butterflies.

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Insight Guide Costa Rica

Insight Guide Costa Rica (Costa Rica, 1999)
by Paul Murphy, Insight Guides
List Price: $22.95
Price: $16.07
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Edition: Paperback

Product Details

  • Paperback: Dimensions (in inches): 0.66 x 8.80 x 5.98
  • Publisher: Insight Guides; 3rd edition (November 2000)
  • ISBN: 0887291376
  • Average Customer Review:Stars 4

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Book Description
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.

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica (Ulysses Travel Guides)
by Francis Giguere, Yues Seguin, Stephane G. Marceau
List Price: $19.95
Price: $13.97
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Edition: Paperback

Product Details

  • Paperback: 416 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 0.73 x 8.25 x 5.23
  • Publisher: Ulysses Books & Maps Distribution; 2 edition (January 1, 2001)
  • ISBN: 289464292X
  • Average Customer Review:Stars 4

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Book Description
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.

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Costa Rica Pocket Guide

Costa Rica Pocket Guide
by Berlitz
List Price: $8.95
Price: $8.95
Availability: This title usually ships within 2 to 3 days. Please note that special order titles occasionally go out of print, or publishers run out of stock. These hard-to-find titles are not discounted and are subject to an additional charge of $1.99 per book due to the extra cost of ordering them. We will notify you within 2-3 weeks if we have trouble obtaining this title.
Edition: Paperback

Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 0.25 x 6.25 x 4.25
  • Publisher: Berlitz Travel Guide; (March 1999)
  • ISBN: 2831570077
  • Average Customer Review:Stars 3.5

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Book Description
Packed with stunning photographs, easy-to-use maps, and all the information you really need to get the most from your visit! In this compact guide, our writers help you plan itineraries for short and longer stays. Complete with must-see sights on and off the beaten track as well as current hotel and restaurant recommendations. And the convenient size of the guide allows you to take it along in your pocket or handbag. Take the world in your pocket next time and travel with this handy Berlitz guide.

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Lonely Planet Costa Rica: Incluye Guia de la Fauna Salvaje (Lonely Planet Spanish Language Guides)
by Rob Rachowiecki
List Price: $26.99
Price: $18.89
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Edition: Paperback

Product Details

Paperback: 520 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.86 x 7.76 x 5.10

Publisher: Lonely Planet; (October 2003)

ISBN: 8408043420

Average Customer Review:Stars 3.5

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Many Costa Rica guides provide hotel, restaurant, and arrival information, but Lonely Planet's stands out from the pack. Written by Rob Rachowiecki, an award-winning travel writer and naturalist, this guide delves into Costa Rica's flora, fauna, and nature reserves like no other. Rachowiecki's Costa Rica includes a 36-page color wildlife guide, contacts, and details on outdoor activities from kayaking to scuba diving, and bird watching to surfing. There are 54 maps of cities, towns, regions, and parks, plus a comprehensive e-mail and Web site directory, and scads of eating and accommodations options, from budget to upscale. With its rainforests, wildlife, volcanoes, and beaches, Costa Rica is among the most beautiful destinations, and Rachowiecki's guide prepares you to explore and enjoy. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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D&B Export Guide: Costa Rica

D&B Export Guide: Costa Rica [DOWNLOAD: PDF]
by D&B
List Price: $60.00
Price: $60.00
Availability: Available for download now
Edition: e-doc (Adobe Reader)

Product Details

  • Format: Adobe Reader (PDF)
  • File Size: 678K
  • Printable: Yes. This title is printable
  • Mac OS Compatible: OS 9.x or later
  • Windows Compatible: Yes
  • Handheld Compatible: Yes. Adobe Reader is available for PalmOS, Pocket PC, and Symbian OS.
  • Digital: 21 pages
  • Publisher: Dun & Bradstreet
  • ISBN: B00005OOVL; (June 18, 2003)

Requires free software: Adobe Reader

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Download Description
D&B Export Guides are your guide to global market and export information on more than 185 countries. For many years these guides have been the ticket to successful foreign trade. Armed with this information, you can enter global markets and minimize payment delays by understanding country requirements in advance. With D&B Export Guides you get the details you need to work successfully in each market:

Topics covered include:

Trade regulations - licensing, tariffs, value for duty, inspection requirements and import taxes;

Documentation - shipping requirements, invoices, bills of lading and certificates of origin;

Key contacts - foreign consulates and business contacts in the U.S., U.S. contacts abroad and domestic government departments;

Transportation - port entry, warehousing, foreign trade zones, shipping restrictions and inland transport;

Legislation affecting export commerce - product standards and safety regulations, marking and labeling, consumer protection, government procurement, agency agreements, intellectual property rights; and

Business travel

Great care has been taken in compiling the information in these guides which include contributions from foreign embassies and consulates on the latest trade regulations, documentation requirements and import/export procedures. Hundreds of international trade organizations in the U.S. and abroad were also contacted for their input.

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