This book interrogates the impact of tourism on local lives and environments along the southern Pacific Coast of Nicaragua. Nicaragua has turned to tourism to earn needed foreign exchange and to provide jobs. The unplanned boom, however, has come with costs to local environments. Using an in-depth case study of the community of Gigante and nearby tourism developments, the chapters delve into the impact of recent unregulated booms in tourism on groundwater, household water security, local economies, culture, land ownership, and artisanal fisheries.
Excerpt from Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge: Arcaehological Researches; Nicaragua The following memoir gives an account of a large and interesting archaeological collection made by Dr. Bransford while detailed as a medical officer to accompany the expeditions under Commander Lull, United States Navy, which visited Nicaragua and Costa Rica to make surveys for an inter-oceanic ship-canal, and during two subsequent visits, under the order of the Navy Department, to the same region for the purpose of obtaining additional data for the same object. This collection comprising 788 articles, deposited in the National Museum, is particularly valuable since all the objects, with the exception of a few obtained by purchase, were dug up by the author and the exact position in which each was found carefully noted. The memoir gives the first satisfactory account of the peculiar form of burial - in urns - practiced on the island of Ometepec; for while the urns themselves have been previously mentioned, their use as coffins has never before been fully described. A description is also given of some mounds, stone graves, images, rock inscriptions, and pottery believed to be distinctively Mexican in form. The thanks of the Institution are due to Mr. Ran. Runnels, Dr. Adan Cardenas, and Senor Don Jose Chamorro, for valuable assistance rendered the author in his investigations. The paper was furnished to the Institution in December, 1878, but the author's absence on a cruise to Asia prevented its publication until the present time. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
This is the first paperback version of the second edition of the popular A Guide to the Birds of Panama. In the second edition, published in 1989, the authors expanded information on the birds of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras: approximately 200 new species were added to the material in the 1976 edition. Over 300 additional species, some of them Panamanian, were illustrated. Sixteen new plates were added, and three of the original plates were replaced by improved versions. Throughout the book changes were made to accommodate the explosion in knowledge of the birds of Panama and nearby areas and of neotropical birds in general. The basic sequence and systematics of the AOU 1983 Check-list were adopted. Also included in the revised edition was expanded and updated information on birdfinding in Panama, prepared with the assistance of two of Panama's best resident birders. The book also contains a special section outlining developments in Panama ornithology and conservation. "A sophisticated treatment of one of the world's richest avifaunas."--The Quarterly Review of Biology
Omar Cabezas, Nicaragua, and the Narrative of Liberation considers themes of liberation, utopia, orality, and humor in the works of Omar Cabezas as they relate to national and cultural identity in Latin America. It assesses the symbiotic relationship between the works of Cabezas and the post-revolutionary reformulation of Nicaraguan identity.
Birders in Central America have long known that Nicaragua is one of the best birding locations in the world, and with tourism to the country on the upswing, birders from the rest of the world are now coming to the same conclusion. The largest country in Central America, Nicaragua is home to 763 resident and passage birds, by latest count. Because of its unique topography—the country is relatively flat compared to its mountainous neighbors to the north and south—it forms a geographical barrier of sorts, which means that many birds that originate in North America reach their southernmost point in Nicaragua, while many birds from South America reach their northernmost point in the country. There are few places in the world where you can find both a Roadrunner and a Scarlet Macaw. Birds of Nicaragua features descriptions and illustrations of all 763 species currently identified in the country, along with information about 44 additional species that are likely to appear in the coming years. Range maps, based on years of field research, are color-coded. Other features include a richly illustrated anatomical features section, a checklist, a visual guide to vultures and raptors in flight, and a quick-find index.
NEW UPDATED AND REVISED 2018 EDITION Here you have a helpful Nicaragua guide that will answer most of your questions about living in Nicaragua. This book lets you discover all the important - and sometimes hilarious - insights the country of