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
Size: 15.20 MB
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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 California Adventures

Author: Froylan Tiscareño
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781483641935
Size: 12.78 MB
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The stories featured in Baja California Adventures take place during a span of almost sixty years of travel in the rugged, parched, yet hauntingly attractive peninsula. The author kept detailed notes on most of his trips then fleshed out this skeleton in a narrative that places the reader in the role of participant in the adventure. Thus, one feels the bite of the 4WD tires into the desert sand, newly hard-packed by the moisture of a quick-moving thunderstorm. The author describes the excitement of finding Indian petroglyphs, arrowheads, or clay ollas in remote canyons. Because Mr. Tiscareño is also a pilot, many of the trips included here involve mention of the special immigration rules for private fly-in tourists. Finally, there are Baja adventures in the pine-clad granite fortress that is the Sierra de San Pedro Mártir in the northern part of the peninsula. Here, the author joined other veteran Bajeños in hoof-and-boot or horse-assisted explorations. In short, this book should be inspiration to those readers who want to visit Baja California, particularly the less tourist-trod destinations. Armchair travelers will derive vicarious pleasure without the effort of going there themselves.

Baja Legends

Author: Greg Niemann
Publisher: Sunbelt Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 0932653472
Size: 14.54 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 Cooking On The Edge

Author: Deborah M. Schneider
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1594862036
Size: 19.22 MB
Format: PDF
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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 California

Author: Tom Magee
Publisher: Hgi/Over 50 Group
ISBN: UCSD:31822016563868
Size: 18.54 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Written specifically to address investing, owning property, opening & operating a business or retirement in Baja California. Material was researched & compiled with input from U.S. & Mexican Government & private agencies, corporate executives, business entrepreneurs & retirees living in Mexico. Tapes include investing, real estate, business opportunities, maquiladoras, franchising, economic advantages, taxes, culture, history, politics, & geography. Includes complete list of references & recent changes & analysis of Mexican law.