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DEN'T Report - Ecuador Journal March 2012 By Denis Morrison
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With only a few years left before retirement, I decided to check out Ecuador in 2012, following my trip to Costa Rica in 2011. I wasn’t disappointed. Visiting only Cuenca and Quito both... More > above 8000’ I avoided the humidity of sea level while enjoying the charm and beauty of this gorgeous country, in particular, these two UNESCO World Heritage Trust site cities. Much like Garrison Keiller’s folks of Lake Wobegone (of radio NPR fame) Ecuador's people are charming, confident, patient, polite, unjustifiably friendly, have beautiful women and handsome men. I was always welcomed warmly, with love and kindness from strangers, given friendship with true caring as if I were a family member…although likely considered the uncle, with the learning disability, that spoke no Spanish.< Less
Hydromancist By Charmaine Pauls
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She’s sleeping with him. She lied to him. She loves him. Can she destroy him? Tough and invincible Maya Martin is part of Cain Jones’ paranormal crime taskforce. Her ability to... More > manipulate water makes the South African born hydromancist an invaluable asset to the team. When AK47’s are smuggled from Mexico to Zimbabwe via Costa Rica, Maya is sent on a mission to destroy the arms and expose the syndicate. Her main suspect is the new Australian ambassador, Timothy Fardel, but the dark side of his personality is not the hidden truth Maya expected. Neither are the emotions that get in the way. Faced with honoring her oath or following her heart, Maya has to make the most difficult choice of her life.< Less
Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Latin America [2009] Volume I By Christian Campbell, Editor
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Volume I, 2009 Edition: Argentina-Costa Rica. "Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Latin America", a two-volume set with 800 pages, provides a survey of the requirements for doing business... More > and investing in the Latin America region. Purchase includes 24/7 online access. The reports are prepared by local business practitioners and offer practical insights into issues relating to selection of form for doing business, incentives, taxation, labor and employment, liabilities, and dispute resolution. Order volume II to complete the set. The publication is replaced by an updated volume annually. A 10% discount applies to a subscription for next year’s update. A 25% discount applies to a subscription for three years of updates. Discounts are applied after purchase by rebate from publisher.< Less
Local Leadership Lessons By Sander Schroevers & Aynur Dogan
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This new issue in the CCBS leadership series provides you with a comprehensive country-specific analysis of culturally endorsed leadership practices and expectations for: Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica,... More > the Emirates, Hungary, Israel, Japan, México, Morocco, Pakistan, Qatar, Serbia, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, and last but not least the United States of America. This book provides a reference for senior executives or those aiming to obtain a cross-border career, to understand cultural differences across societies, and how to act socially desirable. This publication contains contributions from more than 90 researchers from 29 countries who participated in the ‘Cross-Cultural Business Skills’ elective offered by the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA).< Less
Boys of the Island By Audie Westberry
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Sailing aboard the Lady of Baltimore, an 83-foot schooner, thirty-six boys from the International Diplomatic Academy in Washington, D.C. are headed to Puerto Limon, Costa Rica where they will spend a... More > whole month at the Continental Hotel. They are the sons of foreign ambassadors and U.S. Congressmen. Once in Puerto Limon, they will simply be boys glad to be away from home. Two days from their destination, Fate decides to step into their lives, and they will be happy to just survive. Months later, in Washington and elsewhere, political repercussions stir governments and individual hearts alike as a result of what happened with the academy boys. Boys of the Island is unlike any novel out there. It is not just about 'Good versus Evil,' but about survival after the battle has been fought.< Less
Medical Tourism: How You Can Save Thousands Of Dollars By Arielle Gabriel
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We are happy to publish the world's first travel book just on Medical Tourism. This book covers it all in a highly readable style; where to go, what to do before, dangers and precautions, the best... More > hospitals, and the greatest prices: how to find that balance between safety and saving lots of money! The Real Stories are the most juicy part, though we give info on price charts, DVT scares, and all the extras: hotels, follow-up care, and the good and bad about each top country: India, Costa Rica, Brazil, Poland, Thailand, Hungary, and many more. This book includes much of Cosmetic Surgery: How You Can Save Thousands Of Dollars and Dental Surgery: How You Can Save Thousands Of Dollars. Pick the best for you, and start planning that Health Journey right now!< Less
Ariel Guzik: Holoturian By Ariel Guzik
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For the last 10 years, the Mexican artist Ariel Guzik has searched for a way to communicate with whales and dolphins. Guzik’s project has encompassed the creation of underwater instruments,... More > expeditions to contact whales and dolphins off the coasts of Baja California, Costa Rica and Scotland, and sound recordings of these remarkable encounters. The Holoturian is Guzik's latest underwater resonance instrument, specially designed to communicate with whales and dolphins in the deep seas. It was commissioned by Arts Catalyst and Edinburgh Art Festival and first displayed as an art installation. This book brings together artistic, scientific and environmental reflections on Guzik’s work, the language and culture of cetaceans, and the challenges facing these intelligent creatures in our threatened oceans today. Fully illustrated with texts by curator Nicola Triscott and marine scientist and conservationist Mark Simmonds OBE. Edited by Nicola Triscott Designed by Margherita Huntley< Less
Spa 1010 H 1030 H Introduction to Spanish 2 a C Honors By Susan Tatsui-D'Arcy
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Spanish course for 10th graders is accelerated and designed to improve oral and written skills by building a stronger foundation of grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. Instruction of the material is... More > given in Spanish; students are expected to engage in Spanish conversation during class. Reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills are practiced through novels, poetry, film, music, and translations of newspaper articles. To further solidify the students’ grammar foundation, an emphasis will be placed on compound verbs. By year’s end, students will be able to translate reading material, read literature and newspapers, write detailed essays, and engage in extended discussions in Spanish. They will also continue their immersion into Spanish history and culture by exposure to books, newspapers, films, music, and television. The students will travel to Costa Rica for 11 days at the end of the school year to be immersed into the language and culture of this Central American country.< Less
Smokin' Doc Thurston The Life and Times of H. David Thurston By H. David Thurston
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The memoirs of Dr. H. David Thurston, a retired plant pathology professor at Cornell University. After recounting his youth and army days, Thurston writes about his two stints in Bogotá,... More > Colombia, working for the Rockefeller Foundation, the first from 1954-1956, the second from 1958-1967. After the Rockefeller Foundation, Thurston assumed a professorship of plant pathology at Cornell University, where he helped establish and nourish Cornell's graduate level course on International Agriculture. The course consisted of several professors accompanied by a group of students on a trip to the tropics, where the students were able to experience international agriculture first hand. Over the course of 17 years, the group visited Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Costa Rica and the Honduras. Thurston was the trip leader for the Mexico years. Many entertaining stories, as well as insight into tropical agriculture, are documented here. He devotes a chapter to his sabbatical in Córdoba, Spain, in 1990.< Less
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This curriculum manual is the culmination of a yearlong exercise in the form of workshops, symposia and seminars by young scholars from South Asia, South East Asia, Middle East and the Horn of... More > Africa, organized by United Nations Mandated University for Peace at Costa Rica. The curriculum titled “An Introduction to Environmental Security and Peace” covers the various aspects and nuances of Peace and Conflict Studies with special reference to Environmental Security, Environmental Conflict and Environmental Peace Building. The curriculum explains in details the various sub-themes of the discipline, the methodology to be adopted in teaching the subject and lesson plan along with an exhaustive bibliography of each session is given for the reader. It is a handy and ready reference book for those who want to be introduced to the arena of Environmental Security and Peace building.< Less

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