Amphibians And Reptiles Of Baja California Including Its Pacific Islands And The Islands In The Sea Of Cort S

Author: L. Lee Grismer
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520925203
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The Baja California peninsula is home to many forms of life found nowhere else on earth. This, combined with the peninsula's rugged and inaccessible terrain, has made the area one of the last true biological frontiers of North America. L. Lee Grismer is not only the foremost authority on the amphibians and reptiles of Baja California, but also an outstanding photographer. He has produced the most comprehensive work on the herpetofauna of the peninsula and its islands ever published. With its stunning color images, detailed accounts of many little-known species, and descriptions of the region's diverse environment, this is the definitive guide to the amphibians and reptiles of a fascinating and remote region. The culmination of Grismer's quarter century of fieldwork on the Baja peninsula and his exploration of more than one hundred of its islands in the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortés, this book gives information on the identification, distribution, natural history, and taxonomy of each species of amphibian and reptile found there. Preliminary accounts of the life history of many of the salamanders, frogs, toads, turtles, lizards, and snakes are reported here for the first time, and several species that were almost unknown to science are illustrated in full color. The book also contains new data on species distribution and on the effect of the isolated landscape of the peninsula and its islands on the evolutionary process. Much of the information gathered here is presented in biogeographical overviews that consider the extremely varied environments of Baja California in both a contemporary and a historical framework. An original and important contribution to science, this book will generate further research for years to come as it becomes a benchmark reference for both professionals and amateurs.

Baja Cooking On The Edge

Author: Deborah M. Schneider
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1594862036
Size: 12.31 MB
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Combines a wealth of regional recipes with evocative stories and photographs to celebrate the cuisines of Guadalupe Valley, Tijuana, Puerto Nuevo, and other Baja California cultures, in a culinary resource that includes preparation instructions for such fare as Crispy Spicy Shrimp with Honey, Habanero, and Lime; Chipotle Grilled Chicken; and Chocolate Crepes with Dulce de Leche. 35,000 first printing.

Baja Legends

Author: Greg Niemann
Publisher: Sunbelt Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 0932653472
Size: 12.77 MB
Format: PDF
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The author of Baja Fever shares his extensive knowledge of the peninsula, its colorful past and booming present, in this fascinating reference book. History, lore, and amazing stories make it a "must-have" for Bajaphiles as well as armchair travelers.

Baja Bugs And Buggies

Author: Jeff Hibbard
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0895861860
Size: 15.77 MB
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Shows how to convert Volkswagens into dune buggies, offers tips on off-road racing, and includes advice on safety and first aid

Sea Shells Of Tropical West America

Author: Angeline Myra Keen
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804707367
Size: 14.80 MB
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For this edition, the coverage has been extended geographically to northwestern Peru, and systematically to microscopic and deepwater species and to the shell-less mollusks. The text and the supplementary materials have been planned to be of maximum use to interested laymen as well as to specialists.