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A Place in the Rain Forest: Settling the Costa Rican Frontier Hardcover – 1997


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 253 pages
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press; 1st edition (1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0292711905
  • ISBN-13: 978-0292711907
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,762,579 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Darryl Cole-Christensen is the owner of Finca Loma Linda, which is today associated with the Organization for Tropical Studies. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 19, 1997
Format: Paperback
A Place in the Rain Forest is not only the story of an adventure, but a journey of the spirit. I found myself listening to the sound of the rain falling in an untouched wilderness and walking with bare foot peasants as they came to settle a new land. Cole-Christensen had a tremendous insight to the character of the land,the people who live on it, and the consequences of their actions. It is a story for any one who has ever wondered what it would be like to go to a wilderness and become a settler.....
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brian on April 13, 2000
Format: Paperback
It is beautifully written--- the writer must also be a poet. The evocation of the forest, the air and the rain, the sweating labor of the horses and the men, the mud, all was done very well. The fine language combined with the author's humility made this an unusual book to come out of a backwoods experience. It is about farming on the frontier but it is also very much about his own growth!
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No photos, interesting chronology
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 24, 2002
Format: Paperback
This book is a waste of the readers time and money. Christensen travels to the Costa Rican rain forest with his family to settle the "frontier". He never gives an explinatoin as to why he decided to travel to the "frontier", only excuses and apologies to his many, many mistakes. Darryl Cole-Christensen hates the rainforest, he hated it from the day he arrived and he hates it to this day. His only interest in the rainforest is monetary, money drives this man and this book. I had to buy and read this book for my college course, you have a choice.
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