From the best travel resources to comprehensive field guides and engaging stories, these must-read Costa Rica books dive deep into the history, natural environment and wonder of this exotic destination. If you’re planning a visit to this remarkable and unique part of the world, you’ll surely want to put a few of these books on your reading list.
Award-winning author and travel photographer James Kaiser has spent more than a decade exploring Costa Rica. In this essential guide, featuring hundreds of beautiful photographs, as well as detailed sections on the country’s history, culture, ecology, and wildlife he shares the best of Costa Rica beyond hotel and restaurant reviews.
This guide includes 450 of the most common, interesting and charismatic mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and arthropods that you are likely to encounter in Costa Rica, including exquisite full-color illustrations for each.
Opening this absorbing account of the history and biogeography of the Central American isthmus with the tale of Columbus, author David 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.
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.
Renowned environmentalist Jack Ewing explores the natural history of Costa Rica in this conservation study, telling why the country is so unique, why he founded a national wildlife refuge and why the tapir and jaguar still might return to the southwest coast.
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