Costa Rica: A Global Studies Handbook

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Mitchell, Margaret T. (Margaret Tyler), 1967–

Costa Rica : a global studies handbook / Meg Tyler Mitchell
and Scott Pentzer.—1st ed.

p. cm.—(Global studies. Latin America & the Caribbean)

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 978-1-85109-992-4 (hard copy : alk. paper)—

ISBN 978-1-85109-993-1 (ebook) 1. Costa Rica—Handbooks,
manuals, etc. I. Pentzer, Scott. II. Title.

F1543.5.M58 2008

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Costa Rica: A Global Studies Handbook
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Series Editor’s Foreword ix
  • Preface xiii
  • Acknowledgments xvii
  • Maps xix
  • Part One - Narrative Section 1
  • Chapter One - Geography and History 3
  • Chapter Two - The Costa Rican Economy 93
  • Chapter Three - Politics and Institutions 169
  • Chapter Four - Society and Culture 227
  • Part Two - Reference Section 293
  • Key Events in Costa Rican History 295
  • Significant People, Institutions, Places, and Events 303
  • Costa Rican Language, Food, and Etiquette 321
  • Costa Rica–Related Organizations 333
  • Annotated Bibliography of Recommended Works on Costa Rica 345
  • Index 355
  • About the Authors 367
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