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COSTA RICA & PANAMA. Buy these 5 items as a set for $106 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

The Path Between the Seas

CAM32
David McCullough
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2004
700
0671244094
PAPER
History
0
1
0
0
A great story, admirably told in vivid, page-turning detail, this is the one book to read on the creation of the Panama Canal.
$20.00

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 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

National Geographic Costa Rica

CRC26
Christopher P. Baker
National Geographic
2013
272
1426211635
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This stylish and informative travel resource features 200 photographs, many maps and good information on the country's history, nature and culture.
$22.95

Central America Map

CAM20
ITMB
ITMB
2012
2
1553410645
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed map of the Central American isthmus at a scale of 1:1,100,000.
$12.95

National Geographic Panama

PNM35
Christopher Baker
National Geographic
2015
272
1426214014
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Award-winning travel writer and photographer Christopher Baker introduces the history, nature and attractions of Panama.
$22.95

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

How Wall Street Created a Nation: J.P. Morgan, Teddy Roosevelt, and the Panama Canal

PNM23
Ovidio Diaz Espino
Four Walls Eight Windows
2003
276
1568582668
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An intriguing look into the treachery, behind-the-scenes financial wrangling and Roosevelt-era dollar diplomacy that resulted in both the Panama Canal and the establishment of Panama as an independent nation.
$16.95

Portrait of the Panama Canal, Celebrating Its History and Expansion

PNM56
William Friar
Graphic Arts Center Publishing
2016
96
1943328676
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This monograph from a noted Panama Canal expert includes illuminating text plus 60 contemporary and 10 archival photographs. Fully updated for the opening of the expanded locks.
$18.99

The Building of the Panama Canal in Historic Photographs

CAM41
Ulrich Keller
Dover Publications
1983
111
0486244083
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
These archival photographs tell the story of the people who built the Panama Canal, the engineers who designed it and the changes wrought on the landscape through its construction.
$16.95

The New Panama Canal, A Breathtaking Journey Between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans

PNM57
Rosa Maria Britton
Rizzoli International
2017
240
0847859649
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
To mark the completion of Panama's Third Set of Locks Project, this coffee table tribute brings the colossal engineering feat into focus with informative text and some gorgeous photographs. Opened in 2016, the new lanes of the canal promise a new era in both global transportation and the history of Panama.
$70.00

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 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

The Tailor of Panama

CAM51
John Le Carre
Ballantine Books
2017
416
1524796964
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in Panama, this thriller by master storyteller John Le Carre includes spymasters, corrupt officials, arms manufacturers and other unsavory types.
$16.00

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

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

The Tapir's Morning Bath

AMZ74
Elizabeth Royte
Houghton Mifflin Company
2002
336
0618257586
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
An engaging account of ecological research and ecologists at Barro Colorado Island, the Smithsonian Institution's Tropical Research Station in Panama.
$18.95

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

A Guide to the Birds of Panama with Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras

CAM07
Robert Ridgely, J.A. Gwynne
Princeton University Press
1992
534
0691025126
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive field guide, noteworthy for its beautiful color plates, covers additional species found in Nicaragua, Honduras and Costa Rica.
$65.00

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

Panama Birds

PNM55
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2016
1583559841
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A folding wildlife guide designed for quick reference in the field. With full-color images and text, it features more than 140 birds often seen in Panama.
$7.95

Panama Wildlife Guide

PNM27
Rainforest Publications
Rainforest Publications
2009
1888538422
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This handy 14-panel fold-up card features expert color illustrations of dozens of birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles.
$8.50

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

The Birds of Panama

PNM46
Robert Dean, George R. Angehr
Cornell University Press
2010
464
0801476747
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Created for the field, with range maps, illustrations and descriptions on facing pages.
$35.00

The Mammals of Costa Rica, A Natural History and Field Guide

CRC54
Oscar Arias (Introduction), Mark Wainwright
Cornell University Press
2007
454
0801473756
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
From jaguars to howler monkeys, this guide covers the fascinating and diverse wildlife of Costa Rica and the tropics.
$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

Rain Forest Coloring Book

AMZ124
Annika Bernhard
Dover Publications
1998
48
048640112X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A great way to occupy travelers ages 8 and up, these detailed line drawings realistically depict the South American rain forest and come ready to color!
$4.99

What Is the Panama Canal?

PNM51
Janet Pascal
Penguin Putnam
2014
112
0448478994
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This fun, illustrated book narrates the dangers and innovations of the Panama Canal, a man-made 48-mile-long channel. Includes illustrations and 16 pages of photos.
$5.99

Rain, Rain, Rain Forest

AMZ141
Brenda Z. Guiberson
Aa Balkema
2015
32
1250056772
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A vibrant, sensory introduction to the animals of the rainforest. When downpour wakes the creatures of the jungle they begin their wild cacophony. The narrative and fun facts are accompanied by colorful collage illustrations. Written for ages 4 to 8.
$7.99

Sloth Slept On

CRC97
Frann Preston-Gannon
Sterling Publishing Company
2015
32
1454916117
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
In this delightful children’s book, a group of youngsters happen upon a snoozing sloth and try to send him where he belongs. Never noticing the posters that a sloth has fled the zoo (albeit very slowly!) they finally address a package to "the rainforest." When it wakes up, this sloth is in for a BIG surprise! Written for ages 3 to 6.
$14.95

Let's Explore... Jungle

AMZ142
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
48
1760340383
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Part of Lonely Planet’s "Let’s Explore..." series, this sticker activity book takes explorers ages 5 to 8 deep into the jungle with fascinating facts, puzzles and plenty of pages to color and complete. The colorful kids’ book includes over 250 stickers.
$9.99

What's Up in the Amazon Rainforest

AMZ143
Ginjer L. Clarke
Penguin Putnam
2015
144
0448481030
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Geared for ages 8-12, this informative science book uncovers the plants and animals of the Amazon Rainforest, including 500-year-old trees, pink dolphins, poison dart frogs, howler monkeys and many more!
$8.99

More Books

Neotropical Rainforest Mammals, A Field Guide

GPS12
L.H. Emmons
University of Chicago Press
1997
298
0226207218
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Compact enough to slip into your daypack, this field guide to the mammals of Central and South America features 29 color plates of more than 200 species.
$49.00

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 Naturalist in Costa Rica

CAM09
Alexander Skutch
University Press of Florida
1992
382
0813011485
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A warm account of living and studying ornithology in the Pacific hills of Costa Rica over the last 35 years at what is now Los Cusingos Neotropical Bird Sanctuary. Skutch died on his ranch in 2004 just short of his 100th birthday.
$24.95

Snorkeling Guide to Marine Life

DIV02
Paul Humann
New World Publications
1995
80
1878348108
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Humann's compact guide illustrates Caribbean fishes, corals, invertebrates and plants commonly encountered in shallower water.
$14.95

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

Animal, The Definitive Visual Guide to the World's Wildlife

BST80
Don E. Wilson (Editor), David Burnie (Editor)
DK Publishing
2011
624
0756686776
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A giant reference to wildlife throughout the world, compiled by the Smithsonian and a group of zoologists. From insects, marine life and amphibians to birds and mammals, it runs the gamut.
$50.00

Mammals of Costa Rica

CRC37
Fiona Reid
Fiona Reid
2003
28
1894754018
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A palm-sized guide to 65 native mammals, with handsome full-color illustrations and helpful descriptions. Includes a map, viewing tips and a checklist.
$7.00

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

Panama Birds, Western Panama

PNM28
Rainforest Publications
Rainforest Publications
2012
14
1888538724
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy, 14-panel foldup card, featuring 250 clear color illustrations of the birds of western Panama.
$8.50

Culture Smart! Panama

PNM30
Heloise Crowther
Kuperard
2008
168
185733339X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture is concise and well-illustrated.
$9.95

Costa Rica Birds

CRC56
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2007
1583553398
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy, laminated fold-up card with full-color illustrations of birds commonly found in Costa Rica. Great for kids, too.
$7.95

Costa Rica Butterflies & Moths

CRC57
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2007
1583553401
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy, laminated fold-up card with color illustrations of Costa Rica’s more visible species of butterflies and moths. Includes the distinguishing markings or behaviors of each species.
$7.95

Fodor's In Focus Panama

PNM38
Inc. (EDT) Fodor's Travel Publications (Editor)
Fodor's
2016
264
0804143536
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With its many photographs, great introductory chapters and practical travel information, this book is an excellent overview of Panama and its attractions for visitors.
$21.99

Island, How Islands Transform the World

NAT269
J. Edward Chamberlin
Perseus
2013
256
1933346566
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A professor of literature, Chamberlin uses islands and their allure as a point of departure for wide-ranging essays covering history, geology, pop culture and much more. Seafaring, biogeography and the origin of species, islands real and imagined, Homer, Darwin, Newfoundland and the islets of Langerhans (located in your pancreas) all find a place in this eccentrically organized celebration.
$19.95

Cruising Panama's Canal

PNM52
Al Lockwood, Sunny Lockwood
Aa Balkema
2014
264
0615927084
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
For travelers who may be veterans of life but first time cruisers, Al and Sunny Lockwood -- a pair of intrepid retiree travelers -- lovingly documented their 17-day cruise through the Panama Canal.
$14.99

On the Edge, The State and Fate of the World's Tropical Rainforests

AMZ138
Thomas E. Lovejoy (Foreword), Claude Martin
Douglas & McIntyre
2015
279
1771641401
HARD COVER
Science
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, up-to-date report on the world’s rainforests. The work of eight experts, including world-renowned ecologist Claude Martin, elucidates deforestation challenges for the 21st century.
$32.95

Costa Rica Tropical Flowers

CRC96
Rainforest Publications
Rainforest Publications
2014
1888538449
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Perfect identifying trailside flora on walks, hikes and excursions, this 12-panel guide easily slips into a pocket. Full-color. Folded size: 3.5 x 8.75 inches. Unfolded size: 24 x 8.75 inches.
$8.50

Panama Birds, Central Panama

PNM53
Rainforest Publications
Rainforest Publications
2014
1888538600
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Perfect identifying the birds of inland Panama, this 12-panel guide easily slips into a pocket. Full-color illustrations. Folded size: 3.5 x 8.75 inches. Unfolded size: 24 x 8.75 inches.
$7.95

Wildlife of the World

WLD289
DK Publishing
DK Publishing
2015
480
1465438041
HARD COVER
Reference
0
0
0
0
This beautifully produced wildlife survey brings readers face-to-face with the world’s most interesting animals from habitats as diverse as the Amazon, the Himalayas, the Sahara and the South Pole. Filled with colorful illustrations, the oversized book allots an in-depth profile to each species, from the shaggy Musk Ox to the Scottish Wildcat and the Gelda Monkey.
$50.00

Frommer's Panama

PNM54
Nicholas Gill
Frommer's
2016
640
1628872543
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical travel guide featuring excellent annotated listings of what to do and where to eat and sleep. With one-color maps and suggested excursions.
$24.95