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1 Cole-Christensen, Darryl A Place in the Rain Forest: Settling the Costa Rican Frontier
0292711913 / 9780292711914; In the 1950s, Darryl Cole-Christensen and his family were among the first settlers of the Coto Brus, an almost impenetrable, mountainous rain forest region of south-eastern Costa Rica. In this evocative book, he captures the elemental struggles and rewards of settling a new frontier - an experience forever closed to most people in Western, urbanized society. With the perspective of more than 40 years' residence in the Coto Brus, the author ably describes both the settlers' dreams of bringing civilization and progress to the rain forest and the sweeping and irreversible changes they caused throughout the ecosystem as they cut the rain forest down. Writing neither to apologize for nor to defend their actions, he instead illuminates the personal and subjective factors that cause people to risk danger and hardship for the uncertain rewards of settling a frontier. 243 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Univ Of Texas Press
Austin, Texas, U. S. A., 1997, First Edition
Softcover
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002893; 
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2 Joseph, Gilbert; Rubenstein, Anne; Zolov, Eric (edited by) Fragments of a Golden Age: the Politics of Culture in Mexico Since 1940
082232718X / 9780822327189; During the 20th century the Mexican government invested in the creation and promotion of a national culture more aggressively than any other state in the western hemisphere. This book provides a comprehensive cultural history of the vibrant, post-1940 Mexico that emerged. In understanding this period of Mexican history, the volume's contributors weigh in on a wealth of topics from music, tourism, television and sports to theater, unions art, and magazines. Each essay in its own way addresses the fragmentation of a cultural consensus that prevailed during the "golden age" of post-revolutionary prosperity, a time when the state was still successfully bolstering its power with narratives of modernization and shared community. This is a marvelous book! 505 pages; the top and bottom front corners are a bit worn. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Duke Univ Press
Durham, North Carolina, U. S. A., 2001, 
Softcover
Near Fine with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
002175; 
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3 Osborne, Harold Bolivia - a Land Divided
This book is one of a series of studies of the Latin American republics which are designed to give a concise but comprehensive picture of the political, social, and economic conditions in those countries for the benefit of the non-specialist reader and student. Bolivia is not an easy country to know. Its affairs have attracted little public attention now or at any time, and to many people it is no ore than a name. The internal history has been turbulent and explosive. But as this is likely to hold little interest for the general readers, only so much has been said as is necessary for an understanding of problems and tendencies in the mid twentieth century. 181 pages including index, maps and charts. The binding has a few white spots on the front. The prior owner's name is written on the ffep. 5 1/4" x 8
Oxford Press
London, 1965, Reprint
Hardcover
Near Fine with no dust jacket


003489; 
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