Best Costa Rica History Books
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1. Costa Rica: The Complete Guide: Ecotourism in Costa Rica (Color Travel Guide)
Author: by James Kaiser
Published at: Destination Press; Third edition (October 24, 2018)
Get your passport to paradise. This #1 International Best Seller has what you need to know to make the move to the “Happiest Place in the World”.Don’t waste your time reading about others living in paradise, instead get the facts to establish living abroad.
This “How-To Guide” contains information about the process of moving internationally. It contains the basics of what people need to know. Topics include: Medical, Schools, Banking, Housing, Work, and Transportation. Bestselling Authors, Steve & Nikki Page, tackle relocation challenges head-on with this book.
Employment and income ideas are also included. Learn legal options for employment, whether you are a resident or not.”But, what about my kids’ school?” you might say. Well, there are options in education as well, and guess what?That’s covered too.
Not to mention the life lessons and experiential learning of new places and cultures. Add to that an expanded worldview and your kids will develop in ways you can only imagine.”How do I find a place to live?” you might wonder.
3. DK Eyewitness Costa Rica (Travel Guide)
Author: by DK Eyewitness
Published at: DK Eyewitness Travel; Illustrated edition (October 15, 2019)
Welcome to Costa Rica – unmatched in beauty and biodiversityWhether you want to experience incredible wildlife, scuba dive in crystal-clear waters or savor a cup of world-famous coffee, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that Costa Rica has to offer.
Inside you’ll find a detailed guide to the country’s animals, terrain and flora as well as information on local conservation efforts. Home to some of the world’s happiest people, Costa Rica offers visitors the promise of Pura Vida. With sun-drenched beaches, lush valleys, abundant wildlife and countless opportunities for outdoor adventure, it’s easy to see why Costa Rica is considered to be paradise.
Our regularly updated guide brings Costa Rica to life, transporting you there like no other travel guide does with expert-led insights and advice, detailed information on all the must-see sights, inspiring photography, and our trademark illustrations. You’ll discover: our pick of Costa Rica’s must-sees, top experiences, and hidden gems- a detailed guide with information on animals, terrain, flora and conservation- the best spots to eat, drink, shop, and stay – detailed maps and walks which make navigating the country easy- easy-to-follow itineraries- expert advice: get ready, get around, and stay safe- color-coded chapters to every part of Costa Rica, from Guanacaste and the Northern Nicoya to the Caribbean, San Jos to the Southern Zone- our new lightweight format, so you can take it with you wherever you go.
5. Happier Than a Billionaire: Quitting My Job, Moving to Costa Rica, and Living the Zero Hour Work Week
Author: by Nadine Hays Pisani
Published at: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 5924th edition (July 3, 2011)
I came across this blog while reading Forbes online and enjoyed the first class writing. It reminded me of, and was in the same big league as A year in Provence -Okfine response to Chapter “Pink Houses, Clouds, & Crazy People” “I had to grab the Kleenex box on this one, as I laughed so much I literally cried!
Thank you so much for sharing. I came upon your blog tangentially from your answer to a question on Frommers’, and I haven’t stopped reading yet. I am so happy for you, that you are living your life and truly enjoying it.
I am also glad I can enjoy CR vicariously through your posts!” -Lana response to Chapter “Stop… Or My Husband Will Shoot” TWO PLANE TICKETS, NO PLAN, ONE DREAM A celebration of one couple’s decision to risk it all and live in one of the happiest places on earth.
In this humorous and witty account, Nadine Pisani shares what it is like to follow her dream of quitting her job and starting a new life under the sunny skies of Costa Rica. Along the way, she finds reliable utilities are not that reliable, quirky neighbors are unavoidable, and tackling red tape takes the strength of a linebacker.
6. Costa Rica: A Journey through Nature (Zona Tropical Publications)
Author: by Adrian Hepworth
Published at: Cornell University Press; Second edition (March 15, 2014)
In the second edition of Costa Rica: A Journey through Nature, Adrian Hepworth takes readers on a spectacular photographic journey through one of the most biologically diverse countries on the planet. Above a trail, a puma stands majestically on a tree limb surveying the forest below; an iridescent blue butterfly flutters through the air; the jewel-like feathers of a resplendent quetzal sparkle in a cloud forest; a female sea snake and her newly born offspring struggle across a beach under a relentless sun; and early morning light reveals a turtle spraying clouds of sand over its nest.
The dramatic images and fascinating text provide a remarkable account of wild animals in Costa Rica, their behavior, and the sublime landscapes that they inhabit.
7. The History of Latin America: Collision of Cultures (Palgrave Essential Histories Series)
Author: by Marshall C. Eakin
Published at: St. Martin's Griffin; First edition (June 12, 2007)
This narrative history of Latin America surveys five centuries in less than five hundred pages. The first third of the book moves from the Americas before Columbus to the wars for independence in the early nineteenth century. The construction of new nations and peoples in the nineteenth century forms the middle third, and the final section analyzes economic development, rising political participation, and the search of identity over the last century.
The collision of peoples and cultures-Native Americans, Europeans, Africans-that defines Latin America, and gives it both its unity and diversity, provides the central theme of this concise, synthetic history.
8. Terrific Robot Animal Coloring Book for Boys: ROBOT COLORING BOOK For Boys and Kids Coloring Books Ages 4-8, 9-12 Boys, Girls, and Everyone (Volume 2)
Author: by Ellie and Friends
Published at: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st edition (June 15, 2017)
This book answers your most frequently asked question, What kind of lifestyle can I afford on my budget in Costa Rica? The newest addition to the Happier Than A Billionaire series is a step-by-step guide to picking a town, finding a home, and creating a budget.
Whether you plan on renting or buying a home, we’ll break it down into three categories: Tico, moderately appointed, and gringo style. You’ll learn what to expect to find around the entire country in your price range. We created three monthly budget categories, including $1200, $2500, and $3500.
These amounts represent not just rent, but an entire monthly budget, including groceries, healthcare, utilities, etc. These budget categories often correlate with rent for the three housing styles, but not always. You may find you can only afford a Tico style home in a touristy part of Guanacaste but a fancier home elsewhere If you’re looking to purchase a home, we’ve also created several price categories for you.
Whether under $150,000 or over $500,000, you’ll learn what you may find for the money in different parts of the country. Best of all, you’ll hear from REAL PEOPLE with REAL BUDGETS. They’ll break everything down from annual car repairs and healthcare to utilities and groceries.
10. The Costa Rica Reader: History, Culture, Politics (The Latin America Readers)
Author: by Steven Palmer
Published at: Duke University Press Books; Illustrated edition (October 29, 2004)
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.
11. Walking the Americas: 1,800 Miles, Eight Countries, and One Incredible Journey from Mexico to Colombia
Author: by Levison Wood
Published at: Grove Press; Reprint edition (December 11, 2018)
Levison Wood’s famous walking expeditions have taken him from the length of the Nile River to the peaks of the Himalayas, and in Walking the Americas, Wood chronicles his latest exhilarating adventure: an 1,800-mile trek across the spine of the Americas, through eight countries, from Mexico to Colombia.
Beginning in the Yucatnand moving south through Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and PanamaWood’s journey takes him from sleepy barrios to glamorous cities to Mayan ruins lying unexcavated in the wilderness. Wood encounters indigenous tribes in Mexico, revolutionaries in a Nicaraguan refugee camp, fellow explorers, and migrants heading toward the United States.
The relationships he forges along the way are at the heart of his travelsand the personal histories, cultures, and popular legends he discovers paint a riveting history of Mexico and Central America. While contending with the region’s natural obstacles like quicksand, flashfloods, and dangerous wildlife, he also partakes in family meals with local hosts, learns to build an emergency shelter, negotiates awkward run-ins with policemen, and witnesses the surreal beauty of Central America’s landscapes, from cascading waterfalls and sunny beaches to the spectacular ridgelines of the Honduran highlands.
12. Seeking Refuge: Central American Migration to Mexico, the United States, and Canada
Author: by Maria Cristina Garcia
Published at: University of California Press; First edition (March 6, 2006)
The political upheaval in Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Guatemala had a devastating human toll at the end of the twentieth century. A quarter of a million people died during the period 1974-1996. Many of those who survived the wars chose temporary refuge in neighboring countries such as Honduras and Costa Rica.
Others traveled far north, to Mexico, the United States, and Canada in search of safety. Over two million of those who fled Central America during this period settled in these three countries. In this incisive book, Mara Cristina Garca tells the story of that migration and how domestic and foreign policy interests shaped the asylum policies of Mexico, the United States, and Canada.
She describes the experiences of the individuals and non-governmental organizationsprimarily church groups and human rights organizationsthat responded to the refugee crisis, and worked within and across borders to shape refugee policy. These transnational advocacy networks collected testimonies, documented the abuses of states, re-framed national debates about immigration, pressed for changes in policy, and ultimately provided a voice for the displaced.
13. DK Eyewitness Costa Rica (Travel Guide)
Author: by DK Eyewitness
Published at: DK Eyewitness Travel; Reprint, Revised edition (September 20, 2016)
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Costa Rica is your in-depth guide to the very best of this beautiful country. From lush rain forests and sprawling beaches to majestic jaguars and beautiful scarlet macaws, Costa Rica offers travelers a unique and vibrant experience and draws them in with its natural beauty.
A 48-page field guide to Costa Rica’s varied wildlife and habitats can help you explore and provides detailed information on local species, national parks, and preserves, plus practical tips on how to plan your trip and photograph wildlife. Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Costa Rica.
Detailed itineraries and “don’t-miss” destination highlights at a glance. Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights. Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums. Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
Area maps marked with sights. Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation. Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights. Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Costa Rica truly shows you this country as no one else can.
14. Happier Than A Billionaire: An Acre in Paradise (Volume 4)
Author: by Nadine Hays Pisani
Published at: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 11, 2017)
As Seen on HGTV.A celebration of one couple’s decision to dig deeper roots in one of the happiest places on earth. In her best work to date, Nadine Hays Pisani shares what it’s like to follow her dream of starting a new business on a strict budget in Costa Rica.
Along the way, she shares the ups and downs of renting, buying, and building her new home in this country known for red tape, taking its time, and the Pura Vida lifestyle. She struggles to live alongside construction crews, invading critters, and a delusional husband who insists everything will work out fine.
Nadine introduces a variety of zany characters, makes new friends, and wrestles with unending challenges all while celebrating this beautiful country. This is a stand-alone story, so if you are new to the Happier Than A Billionaire series, it’s fine to start right here.
But be warned, your friends will wonder why you are wearing a silly grin for the weeks that follow.