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Costa Rica

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Essential Reading Package-EXCRC96

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Wild Costa Rica

CRC69
Adrian Hepworth
MIT Press
2008
176
0262083833
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This beautiful, informative survey of the habitats, wildlife and protected areas of Costa Rica features 200 color photographs and chapters on natural history and conservation.
$35.95

The Wildlife of Costa Rica, A Field Guide

CRC77
Twan Leenders, Robert Dean, Jim Zook, Fiona Reid
Cornell University Press
2010
360
0801476100
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This guide includes 450 of the most common, interesting and charismatic mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and arthropods that you are likely to encounter. With exquisite full-color illustrations for each.
$29.95

Costa Rica, A Traveler's Literary Companion

CRC03
Barbara Ras
Whereabouts Press
1994
238
1883513006
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
These 26 well-chosen stories by Costa Rican writers introduce the people, culture and land.
$14.95

Costa Rica Adventure Map

CAM22
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2008
2
1566953146
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided map at a scale of 1:500,000.
$11.95

Fodor's Costa Rica

CRC12
Fodor's
Fodor's
2016
624
110187998X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical, frequently revised guide in the popular series, especially useful for its extensive annotated listings of suggested places to stay and eat.
$24.99

Costa Rica's National Parks and Reserves

CAM04
Joseph Franke
Mountaineers
2009
272
1594850356
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With trails, maps and travel details for 46 parks and reserves from Guanacaste to Monteverde, Manuel Antonio, Tortuguero and La Amistad.
$21.95

Culture Smart! Costa Rica

CRC45
Jane Koutnik
Kuperard
2012
168
1857333241
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
History, religion, daily life, food, health and safety are all covered in this accessible pocket guide to Costa Rican customs, etiquette and culture.
$9.95

Lonely Planet Costa Rican Spanish Phrasebook

CRC25
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
256
1786574179
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A pocket guide to understanding idioms, slang and Spanish as it is spoken by the Ticos.
$9.99

The Traveling Nature Photographer

PHT31
Steven Morello (Photographer)
Schiffer Publishing
2008
176
0764330551
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Morello's handy guide to exploring the natural world through photography includes chapters on preparation, equipment (especially lenses), weather, exposure basics and composition.
$29.99

A Brief History of Central America

CAM49
Hector Perez-Brignoll
University of California Press
1989
223
0520068327
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A good overview of the region’s economic, political and social history through the 1980s by a professor at the University of Costa Rica. Well-written, informative and concise.
$29.95

The Ticos

CRC32
Richard Biesanz
1999
307
1555877370
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
1
0
This insightful, fact-filled portrait of the Costa Rican people details their culture, history and society.
$24.50

Costa Rica, A Journey Through Nature

CRC68
Adrian Hepworth
Cornell University Press
2014
208
0801453062
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Dividing the book by ecosystem and geographic area, BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Hepworth's color photographs showcase the diversity of Costa Rica's wildlife and habitats.
$39.95

Nature of the Rainforest, Costa Rica and Beyond

CRC67
Adrian Forsyth, E.O. Wilson (Introduction)
Cornell University Press
2008
200
0801474752
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Our favorite biologist-writer returns to the Neotropics in this beautifully illustrated, oversized overview of the rainforest. A marvelous, anecdotal introduction to ecology, evolution and conservation.
$29.95

The Monkey's Bridge, Mysteries of Evolution in Central America

CAM56
David Rains Wallace
2007
280
1595340408
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Opening this absorbing account of the history and biogeography of the Central American isthmus with the tale of Columbus, Wallace often weaves his own travels in the region with a crisp overview of exploration, nature and evolution. Natural history buffs and ecologically minded travelers will appreciate this valuable resource.
$18.95

Tropical Nature

GPS13
Adrian Forsyth, Ken Miyata
Scribner
1984
248
0684187108
PAPER
Natural History
0
1
0
0
Two uncommonly observant and thoughtful field biologists offer a lucid portrait of the tropics through 17 marvelous essays that introduce the habitats, ecology, plants and animals of the Central and South American rainforests.
$16.00

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica

CRC42
Susan Fogdon, Michael Fogdon (Photographer)
Ralph Curtis Publishing
2005
144
0883590573
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Arranged by family groups, this pocket field guide to 250 common birds includes color photos, identification notes and range maps.
$15.95

Costa Rica Wildlife Guide

CRC51
Rainforest Publications
Rainforest Publications
2010
1888538120
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A richly colored fold-out, 14-panel laminated plastic card featuring beautifully rendered illustrations of the assortment of mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, butterflies and primates found in Costa Rica.
$8.50

Costa Rica, Travellers' Wildlife Guides

CRC11
Les Beletsky
Interlink Publishing Group
2004
448
1566565294
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This handy field guide features 350 color illustrations of commonly encountered birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles. With chapters on habitats, parks and conservation.
$29.95

Costa Rican Wildlife

CRC24
Pocket Naturalist
Waterford Press
2013
1583550739
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This handy, fold-up card includes color illustrations of dozens of typical birds, mammals and reptiles. We also carry plastic cards for Costa Rica Birds (Item CRC56) and Costa Rica Butterflies & Moths (Item CRC57), $6.95 each.
$7.95

The Birds of Costa Rica

CRC53
Richard Garrigues, Robert Dean (Illustrator)
Cornell University Press
2014
425
0801479886
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This new edition covers 903 species of birds with hundreds of new, supplemental or revised color illustrations by Robert Dean and revised color-coded range maps.
$29.95

Tropical Plants of Costa Rica

CRC55
Willow Zuchowski
Cornell University Press
2007
529
0801473748
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Organized by habitat, this photo guide to 400 species has chapters on popular destinations, including Monteverde and Tortuguero.
$35.00

For Kids

The Most Beautiful Roof in the World

FST04
Kathryn Lasky, Christopher Knight (Photographer)
Gulliver
1997
48
0152008977
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A tropical botanist and her sons climb among the ropes and walkways of a rainforest canopy in this photographic odyssey. For ages 9-12.
$9.99

Eyewitness Jungle

FST06
Theresa Greenaway, Geoff Dann (Photographer)
DK Publishing
2009
63
0756645441
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Geared for ages 9 to 12, the hundreds of eye-popping photographs of birds, monkeys, towering trees, orchids and all manner of rainforest life will also appeal to the whole family.
$16.99

Spanish Flash Cards

GEN203
Inc. Berlitz International
Berlitz
2016
50
1780044658
BOXED
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A standard playing card-size deck of 50 nicely illustrated flashcards geared for younger children. Each card features a colorful illustration with the Spanish word on the reverse.
$8.99

The Forest in the Clouds

CRC34
Sneed B. Collard III
Random House
2000
32
0881069868
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This slim introduction to Monteverde for readers ages 6 to 8 features Michael Rothman's richly detailed paintings.
$16.95

Tortillas y Cancioncitas/ Tortillas and Lullabies

CRC36
Lynn Reiser, Corazones Valientes (Illustrator)
HarperCollins
2008
40
0060891858
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A bilingual portrait of life in a Costa Rican family, written for young children ages 4-8. Brightly colored folk paintings by a Costa Rican women artists' collective (Corazones Valientes) illustrate the text.
$6.99

Swimming with Hammerhead Sharks

OCE99
Kenneth Mallory
Houghton Mifflin Company
2002
48
0618250794
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An excellent illustrated account of marine biologist Pete Klimley and his work with sharks. The author accompanied a team (including IMAX photographers) to Cocos Island off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, famous for its schooling hammerheads.
$9.99

Nancy Drew, The Scarlet Macaw Scandal

CRC50
Carolyn Keene
Aladdin Books
2004
160
0689868448
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Nancy and her friends head for Costa Rica's Corcovado National Park to relax and study monkeys when they stumble upon, naturally, a mystery to be solved.
$5.99

Into The Volcano

GEO39
Donna O'Meara
Hachette
2007
56
1553376935
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
O'Meara's lively, illustrated eyewitness accounts of adventures in volcanology include Arenal in Costa Rica, Kilauea in Hawaii and Stromboli off the coast of Italy. Geared for grades 5 to 8, this is a great introduction to volcanoes for the whole family.
$9.95