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A Place in the Rain Forest: Settling the Costa Rican Frontier

By: Cole-Christensen, Darryl

Price: $9.20

Publisher: Austin, Texas, U. S. A., Univ Of Texas Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002893

ISBN: 0292711913

Condition: New with no dust jacket


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 settler... View more info

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Fragments of a Golden Age: the Politics of Culture in Mexico Since 1940

By: Joseph, Gilbert; Rubenstein, Anne; Zolov, Eric (edited by)

Price: $22.08

Publisher: Durham, North Carolina, U. S. A., Duke Univ Press: 2001

Seller ID: 002175

ISBN: 082232718X

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


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 ... View more info

Bolivia - a Land Divided

By: Osborne, Harold

Price: $7.36

Publisher: London, Oxford Press: 1965

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003489

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


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. Bu... View more info