Download or read book Black Costa Rica written by Paola Ravasio and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2020-08-24 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book you hold in your hands is an interdisciplinary study on diaspora literacy in Afro-Central America. An exploration through various imaginings of times past, this study is concerned with how oxymoron, metonymy, and multilingualism deploy pluricentrical belonging. By exploring the interlocking of multiple roots that have developed on account of routes, rhizomatic historical imaginations are unearthed here so as to imagine an other Costa Rica. A Black Costa Rica.
Download or read book Culture and Customs of Costa Rica written by Chalene Helmuth and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2000 with total page 134 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discusses Costa Rican traditions, culture, religion, politico-social reforms, the media, literature, and art.
Download or read book The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica written by Jay M. Savage and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2002-08 with total page 1078 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: World renowned for its biological diversity and model conservation system, Costa Rica is home to a wide variety of amphibians and reptiles, from the golden toad to the scorpion lizard and the black-headed bushmaster. Jay M. Savage has studied these fascinating creatures for more than forty years, and in The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica he provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date treatment of their biology and evolution ever produced. Savage begins with detailed discussions of the natural and cultural history of Costa Rica, setting the stage for a detailed treatment of each of the 396 species of amphibians and reptiles that may be found there. Each species account synthesizes and analyzes everything that is known about the animal's anatomy, behavior, geographic distribution, systematics, and evolutionary history and provides keys for identifying amphibians and reptiles in the field. In addition to distribution maps and systematic and morphological illustrations, the book includes color photographs of almost every known species, many taken by the distinguished nature photographers Michael and Patricia Fogden. Because Costa Rica has played, and continues to play, a pivotal role in the study of tropical biology as well as in the development of ecotourism and ecoprospecting, and because more than half of the amphibians and reptiles in Costa Rica are also found elsewhere in Central America, The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica will be an essential book for a wide audience of nature lovers, naturalists, ecotourists, field biologists, conservationists, and government planners.
|Author||: Dorothy E. Mosby|
|Release Date||: 2003|
|Pages||: 272 pages|
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Download or read book Place, Language, and Identity in Afro-Costa Rican Literature written by Dorothy E. Mosby and published by . This book was released on 2003 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Place, Language, and Identity in Afro-Costa Rican Literature, Dorothy E. Mosby investigates contemporary black writing from Costa Rica and argues that it reveals the story of a people formed by multiple migrations and cultural transformations. Afro–Costa Rican writers from different historical periods express their relation to place, language, and identity as a “process,” a transformation partly due to sociohistorical circumstances and partly in reaction against the national myths of whiteness in the dominant Hispanic culture. Black writers in Costa Rica have used creative writing as a means to express this change in self-identity—as West Indians, as Costa Ricans, as “Latinos,” and as a contentious union of all these cultural identifications—as well as to combat myths and extrinsic definitions of their culture.Mosby examines the transformation of identity in works by black writers in Costa Rica of Afro–West Indian descent as particular national identities find common ground in the expression of an Afro–Costa Rican identity. These writers include Alderman Johnson Roden, Dolores Joseph, Eulalia Bernard, Quince Duncan, Shirley Campbell, and Delia McDonald, all of whose works are analyzed for their use of language and their reflections on place and exile. Their works are also read as articulations of generational shifts in the assertion of cultural and national identity. Mosby convincingly argues that Afro–Costa Rican literature emerged out of the African-derived oral traditions of Anglo–West Indian literature. She then goes on to show how second-generation writers included this literary tradition in their work, while fourth-generation poets refer to it only through occasional allusions.With the current growth of interest in Afro-Hispanic and Afro-Latin American cultural and literary studies, this book will be essential for courses in Latin American and Caribbean literature, comparative studies, Diaspora studies, history, cultural studies, and the literature of migration.
Download or read book Birds of Costa Rica written by Carrol L. Henderson and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2010-08-25 with total page 403 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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, 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, as well as local residents, identify and enjoy the wildlife of Costa Rica, Carrol Henderson published Field Guide to the Wildlife of Costa Rica in 2002, and it became the instant and indispensable guide. Now Henderson has created a dedicated field guide to the birds that travelers are most likely to see, as well as to the unique or endemic species that are of high interest to birders. Birds of Costa Rica covers 310 birds—an increase of 124 species from the earlier volume—with fascinating accounts of the birds' natural history, identification, and behavior gleaned from Henderson's forty years of traveling and birding in Costa Rica. All of the accounts include beautiful photographs of the birds, most of which were taken in the wild by Henderson. There are new updated distribution maps and a detailed appendix that identifies many of the country's best bird-watching locations and lodges, including contact information for trip planning purposes.
Download or read book Reptiles of Costa Rica written by Twan Leenders and published by Comstock Publishing Associates. This book was released on 2019-08-15 with total page 640 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reptiles of Costa Rica, the long-awaited companion to Amphibians of Costa Rica, is the first ever comprehensive field guide to the crocodilians, turtles, lizards, and snakes of Costa Rica. A popular destination for tourists and biologists because of its biodiversity, the country is particularly rich in reptile fauna, boasting 245 species. The sheer diversity in shapes, sizes, colors, and natural history traits of these animals is beautifully displayed in this book. Lizards range from minuscule dwarf geckos to dinosaur-like iguanids, and everything in between, while the country's snakes include tiny eyeless wormsnakes, massive boas, as well as twenty-three dangerously venomous species, which include the largest vipers in the world. Author, photographer, and conservation biologist Twan Leenders has been researching and documenting the herpetofauna of Costa Rica for nearly twenty-five years. His explorations have taken him to remote parts of Costa Rica that few people ever visit, journeys that usually find him hauling an array of photographic equipment to document his finds. In addition to including more than 1,000 photographs, detailed black and white scientific illustrations, and range maps, this book also features paintings of anole dewlaps, a key identification feature for that very complex group of lizards. This new field guide will enable the reader to identify all species, while also providing a wealth of information about natural history, predation, breeding strategies, habitat preferences, and conservation of Costa Rica's reptile fauna.
Download or read book CultureShock! Costa Rica written by Claire Wallerstein and published by Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd. This book was released on 2010-08-15 with total page 329 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Costa Rica written by and published by Dorling Kindersley Ltd. This book was released on 2012-09-03 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The DK Eyewitness Costa Rica Travel Guide will lead you straight to the best attractions Costa Rica has to offer. The guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the city's stunning architecture, plus 3D aerial views of the key districts to explore on foot. You'll find detailed listings of the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets in this fully updated and expanded guide, plus insider tips on everything from where to find the best markets and nightspots to great attractions for children. The DK Eyewitness Costa Rica Travel Guide shows you what others only tell you. Now available in PDF format
Download or read book DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Costa Rica written by DK Travel and published by Dorling Kindersley Ltd. This book was released on 2016-09-01 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Costa Rica is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions on offer. The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Costa Rica will help you to discover everything region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Costa Rica effortlessly. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Costa Rica is showing you what others only tell you.
Download or read book Costa Rica in Pictures written by Thomas Streissguth and published by Twenty-First Century Books. This book was released on 2004-01-01 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Describes the land, people, government, and economy of Costa Rica.
Download or read book Moon Living Abroad Costa Rica written by Erin Van Rheenen and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2017-09-12 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Moon Travel Guides: Make Your Move! From visas, to job-hunting, to cultural assimilation, get a head start on your life-changing move with Moon Living Abroad Costa Rica. Inside you'll find: Practical information on setting up the essentials, including visas, finances, employment, education, and healthcare Firsthand insight on navigating Costa Ricas language and culture from experienced expat-turned-local Erin Van Rheenen Tips on finding housing that suits your needs and budget, whether you're renting or buying A thorough survey of the regions, provinces, and individual cultures that Costa Rica encompasses, to help you find the right new home for you Interviews with other expats who share their personal experiences building successful lives abroad How to plan a fact-finding trip before making the move to familiarize yourself with aspects of daily life in Costa Rica: internet and phone access, schooling, banking, insurance, travel, transportation, and more Special tips for those making the move with children or pets Moon Living Abroad Costa Rica takes the hassle out of planning your move, giving you the insider tips, practical resources, and local know-how to start your new life abroad!
Download or read book Turtle Bogue written by Harry G. Lefever and published by Susquehanna University Press. This book was released on 1992 with total page 249 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study records an oral history and ethnography of the Afro-Caribbean individuals and families who settled in Tortuguero, a small village in northeastern Costa Rica. It is the product of nine months of field work in Costa Rica by the author and subsequent library research in the United States. The purpose of the study is twofold: (1) to describe and analyze the Afro-Caribbean social structure, cultural life, and ethnic identity within Tortuguero, and (2) to place Tortuguero within the larger context of that phase of the African diaspora that placed people of African descent on the islands of the western Caribbean and on the eastern coast of Central America from Belize to Panama. The author uses the concept of creole cultures and societies to analyze and interpret the descriptive, ethnographic data in the book. He argues that creole cultures and societies, and the ethnic identities associated with them, although structured on past traditions, are essentially dynamic and emergent and are constantly in the process of being re-created and remolded. Culturally, the Afro-Caribbean residents of Tortuguero are African, Amerindian, and European/American. They have black cultural roots that reach back through the ex-slaves and freedmen of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, San Andres, and Jamaica to West Africa. They have red cultural roots, entwined with their black roots, that connect with the Zambo-Miskitu and the Garifuna (Black Carib) in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, back to the Carib Indians of the Lesser Antilles. They also have European/American roots that reach back to their overlords, employers, and co-workers in Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, San Andres, and Jamaica - to the many British, Spanish, and North American men and women they courted and married in the places where they lived and worked. Their most shallow cultural roots are Iberian, cultivated only recently as a result of their exposure to the dominant Costa Rican institutions, particularly the media, the public schools, and the Roman Catholic Church. Linguistically, about half of the residents of Tortuguero speak English, or a creolized form of English that had its origin in Jamaica. The other half speak Spanish. Many, however, are bilingual. The history and experiences of the Afro-Caribbean peoples in Costa Rica is one of the little-known chapters of the African diaspora. Less research has been undertaken among the Afro-Caribbean communities of Costa Rica than among those in most other areas of the Caribbean and Central America. Yet it is a significant chapter of the African diaspora, the details of which need to be told. This book makes a major contribution toward that goal.
Download or read book The Province and Port of Limón written by Carmen Hutchinson Miller and published by . This book was released on 2015 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Wildlife of Costa Rica written by Fiona Reid and published by 秀和システム. This book was released on 2010 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Featuring a good selection of common and/or interesting species, The Wildlife of Costa Rica is the most authoritative and most useful general guide to its subject. It will attract every ecotourist visiting Costa Rica. This dream team knows its stuff. and the illustrations are stunning."---Cagan H. Sekercioglu, Stanford University
Download or read book Insight Guides Costa Rica written by Insight Guides and published by Apa Publications (UK) Limited. This book was released on 2013-03-13 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Insight Guide Costa Rica is a comprehensive full-colour guide to the culture, history and people of this small but diverse country. Our inspirational Best Of Costa Rica section illustrates the country's highlights, from the heavenly beaches of Punta Uva and the small but exquisite Manuel Antonio Park teeming with resplendent birds to thrilling adventure trips in the rainforest canopy and the sweet aroma of Tarraz coffee - making sure you don't miss anything. Our unrivalled coverage of history, natural environment and culture provides an essential introduction to Costa Rica's rich heritage and contemporary life, to complement the in-depth coverage of the arts, activities and modern culture. The informative text, written by regional experts, is a pleasure to read and accompanied by stunning photography. Lavish magazine-style features offer a unique insight into Costa Rica's kaleidoscopic plant and bird wealth, out-of-the-ordinary adventure sports, colourful crafts and volcanic activity. All major sights are cross-referenced with the maps, and the travel tips section provides a wealth of practical information on how to plan your trip, as well as carefully selected hotel, eco-lodges and restaurant listings.
Download or read book Central American English written by Professor John Holm and published by John Benjamins Publishing. This book was released on 1983-01-01 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume is about the Anglophone creoles to be found on the Caribbean coast of Central America (Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama), and its offshore islands (Providencia, San Andres and the Caymans) . The study of these Anglophone varieties is comparatively recent and based on current field work from Belize to Panama. One of the interesting features that emerges is the tentative map of diachronic and synchronic relationsships among the Anglophone creoles of the Caribbean, as illustrated partly by the lexicon and partly by grammatical constructions. The studies in this book are based on phonetic transcriptions of speech acts in their social and linguistic context."
Download or read book Central American English written by John A. Holm and published by John Benjamins Publishing. This book was released on 1983-01-01 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume is about the Anglophone creoles to be found on the Caribbean coast of Central America (Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama), and its offshore islands (Providencia, San Andrés and the Caymans) . The study of these Anglophone varieties is comparatively recent and based on current field work from Belize to Panama. One of the interesting features that emerges is the tentative map of diachronic and synchronic relationsships among the Anglophone creoles of the Caribbean, as illustrated partly by the lexicon and partly by grammatical constructions. The studies in this book are based on phonetic transcriptions of speech acts in their social and linguistic context.