Costa Rica: A Global Studies Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Meg Tyler Mitchell
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  • ISBN-10: 185109993X
  • ISBN-13: 9781851099931
  • DDC: 972.86
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 366 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released September 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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COSTA RICA: A GLOBAL STUDIES HANDBOOK offers readers an authoritative tour of a remarkable country, tracing its historical development from pre-Colombian inhabitants and Spanish colonization through rising prosperity in the mid-19th century to current struggles to define itself economically and politically. Costa Rica combines narrative chapters on the nation's history and the current state of its political, social, and cultural institutions with alphabetically organized entries covering important people, places, and events in its development. Throughout, the authors, drawing on extensive research and their own experiences, highlight the many ways Costa Rica is different from its neighbors, as well as the challenges the country faces in the 21st century's globalized world.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Editor's Foreword.
1: Geography and History.
2: The Costa Rican Economy.
3: Politics and Institutions.
4: Society and Culture.
5: Key Events in Costa Rican History.
6: Significant People, Institutions, Places, and Events.
7: Costa Rican Language, Food, and Etiquette.
8: Treaty of Montreal.
Annotated Bibliography of Recommended Works on Costa Rica.
About the Authors.