Baja California Plant Field Guide

Author: Jon Paul Rebman,Norman C. Roberts,Exequiel Ezcurra
Publisher: Sunbelt Publications
ISBN: 9780916251185
Category: Nature
Page: 451
View: 7866
The Baja California Plant Field Guide is a manual to native and naturalized plants of the Baja California peninsula, Mexico. It is a useful guide for the entire Sonoran Desert and for Southern California, as over 50% of the species covered also occur in these regions. Over 715 different plants in 111 plant families are identified (most in both English and Spanish), with both scientific and common names and detailed descriptions. Many species are illustrated with color photographs. Descriptions entail plant habit and height; stem, leaf, flower, and fruit morphology; range; elevation; pollination biology; ethnobotanical uses; and discriminating comparisons with close relatives. This book is intended for everyone from the interested novice to the professional botanist.

A Field Guide to the Common and Interesting Plants of Baja California

Author: Jeanette Coyle,Norman C. Roberts
Publisher: Natural History Books
Category: Botany
Page: 206
View: 5233

Off-Trail Adventures in Baja California

Exploring Landscapes and Geology on Gulf Shores and Islands
Author: Markes E. Johnson
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816521301
Category: Travel
Page: 236
View: 1357
"Off-Trail Adventures in Baja California describes--and maps and illustrates--nine hikes on islands, along coastal outcrops, and other special places where geography, geology, and ecology meet in singular ways"--Provided by publisher.

A Guide to the Desert Plants of Bahia De Los Angeles, Baja California - Including Adjacent Areas and the Midriff Islands - a Non-Technical Guide to Plant Identification

Author: Norman Cole
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1483490130
Category: Reference
Page: N.A
View: 8719
This Guide to Desert Plants of Bahia de los Angeles is designed for use in the Bahia de los Angeles area, surrounding deserts, and the Midriff Islands in the Sea of Cortez. It is structured so that it can be used by anyone interested in determining the names of desert plants, and scientific terminology is kept to a minimum. For example, if you discover a plant with blue flowers, consult the blue flower section to find the plant. This Guide has 12 Sections each covering a different plant feature. Many plants will be found in more than 1 Section therefore allowing easier identification. Most plants have multiple color photos to enhance positive identification. Most plants will have obvious flowers or at least one feature that matches the classifications in the guide. Photographs throughout the book make identifying and learning about plants quick and easy. Satisfy your curiosity, and get the knowledge you need to fully appreciate the area with this easy-to-use guide.

Baja California Missions

In the Footsteps of the Padres
Author: David Burckhalter,Mina Sedgwick
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816599971
Category: History
Page: 144
View: 520
Bathed in desert light and shadow, rising up from the earth in improbable, faraway places, stand eight original Spanish missions on Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. Built of stone by Roman Catholic priests and indigenous laborers in the eighteenth century, these stunning missions dominate the landscape around them. Baja California Missions: In the Footsteps of the Padres is a beautiful and informative book about the eight monumental Spanish colonial churches, buildings seldom seen by those familiar with the missions of California, Arizona, and Sonora, Mexico. With gorgeous photographs of the architecture and religious art, and supported by a concise history that outlines the peninsula’s exploration and colonization by Roman Catholic priests, Baja California Missions excels as a book of photography and history. It promises adventure for readers at home, as well as for travelers ready to explore the churches in person. The eight Spanish colonial stone churches of Baja California endure as the only intact originals of 34 missions built by the padres during the peninsula’s colonization. Due to structural renovations and restorations of the artwork undertaken over the last 30 years, the renowned mission churches have become sources of pride to the citizens of Baja California. Travelers are invited to visit at any time, especially during patron saint day celebrations. As a guide, Baja California Missions is fully up to date, with directions for navigating Baja’s paved highways and desert and mountain roads. The mission sites are pinpointed on a topographic roadmap of the peninsula. A church floor plan is provided to accompany a walk-through tour for each church interior. The lovely eighteenth-century oil paintings and wooden statues that grace the church altars are also identified and described.

Baja California Adventures

Author: Froylan Tiscareño
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479729973
Category: Travel
Page: 491
View: 1193
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 which 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. Tiscareo 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 Mrtir in the northern part of the peninsula. Here, the author joined other veteran Bajeos 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. Arm-chair travelers will derive vicarious pleasure without the effort of going there themselves.

Allgemeine Botanik

Author: Wilhelm Nultsch
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783133833103
Category: Botany
Page: 602
View: 2089

Eye of the Whale

Epic Passage from Baja to Siberia
Author: Dick Russell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684866080
Category: Nature
Page: 688
View: 6604
Chronicles the existence of the gray whale, exploring its history and migration, the people who have devoted their lives to studying it, the native peoples who continue to hunt it, and the controversies surrounding this enormous mammal.

Total Tripping

Author: Carl Lahser
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490744495
Category: Poetry
Page: 364
View: 1106
Total Tripping: FMexico is just one of the collections that spans the years 1979-2012 and consists of Carl Lahser's travel diaries, short stories, and poetry collections. The collection is arranged into two series: "Publications" and "Photographs and Notes." The "Publications" series is arranged into three subseries: travel, poetry, and other topics. The travel subseries consists of descriptions of his trips with his wife, Carol Lahser, to Canada, China, Europe, Mexico, the United States, and Panama and one early trip to Hong Kong in 1979. However, most of the travel took place between 1990 and 2012. Topics in this series range from ecology to flying to health. The second series, "Photographs and Notes," comes with photographs from various trips, family pictures, as well as notes and rough drafts from his writings. Due to the numerous places and experiences gathered in Mexico, this book is solely covering the said country.

Wenn der Nagekäfer zweimal klopft

Das geheime Leben der Insekten
Author: Dave Goulson
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446447083
Category: Science
Page: 320
View: 3277
Der britische Biologe Dave Goulson unternimmt eine Expedition auf den Planeten der Insekten – genauer auf die Blumenwiesen rund um sein marodes französisches Landhaus. Die Helden seiner Feldforschungsabenteuer sind nicht nur Bienen und Hummeln, sondern alles, was kreucht und fleucht: Grillen, Grashüpfer, Glühwürmchen – und Libellen, denen beim Liebemachen zuzusehen eine Freude ist. Goulson taucht dabei so tief ins Reich der Tiere ein wie kaum jemand zuvor. Ein Buch, das die entscheidende Bedeutung von Insekten für unsere Umwelt und das ganze globale Ökosystem beleuchtet. Und ein Weckruf, die Nutzung von Insektiziden zurückzufahren, um das Sterben der Bienen und anderer Bestäuber zu stoppen.

A Field Guide to Pacific States Wildflowers

Washington, Oregon, California and Adjacent Areas
Author: Roger Tory Peterson,Theodore F. Niehaus
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395910955
Category: Nature
Page: 432
View: 9545
Here are descriptions and illustrations of 1,492 species from 77 families - virtually all of the wildflowers found from British Columbia to Baja California, from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. Grouped by color, each species description includes field marks, size, habitat, range, flowering season, and common and scientific names.

Biologie der Spinnen

Author: Rainer F. Foelix
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783135758022
Category: Spiders
Page: 331
View: 6405

Southern California Mountains Wildflowers

A Field Guide to Wildflowers above 5,000 Feet: San Bernardino, San Gabriel, and San Jacinto Ranges
Author: Pam Mackay,Timothy Thomas
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493019228
Category: Nature
Page: 336
View: 2545
Southern California Mountains Wildflowers presents 380 plant species of the diverse southern California Mountains, including dominant species and plants most likely noticed. With information about distinguishing less common species from those that are more widespread, this guide is sure to please botanists and more serious plant enthusiasts. Including many of the rare plants that make each mountain range unique, especially those endemic to the Big Bear region, a world-famous “biodiversity hotspot,” this is a must-have for any wildflower lover. Look inside to find: Detailed yet user-friendly descriptions and full-color photos of 380 wildflowers, trees, shrubs, and ferns Information on flowering season and interesting facts about each plant Natural history information for southern California mountains, including geography, geology, and climate Discussion of plant adaptations to higher elevations Information on conservation and threats to mountain plants Early botanical explorers of southern California mountains How native mountain plants were used by Native Americans Plants arranged by color and family A glossary of botanical terms


Author: James A. Michener
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783404126040
Category: Mexico
Page: 958
View: 4283
In der kleinen mexikanischen Stadt Toledo findet in jedem Jahr eine dreitägige Fiesta, das Ixmiq-Festival statt. Dort treffen im Schatten der Pyramide und der Kathedrale die Traditionen Mexikos aufeinander, während das Fest der Stiere in seiner ganzen Brutalität und Schönheit seinem tödlichen Höhepunkt entgegenfiebert.

Die Säugetiere Europas, Nordafrikas und Vorderasiens

der Bestimmungsführer
Author: Stéphane Aulagnier,Jean Chevallier,Olivier Roth
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783258075068
Category: Paläarktis West - Säugetiere - Wildtiere - Bestimmungsbuch
Page: 271
View: 3047

A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians

Author: Robert Cyril Stebbins
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395982723
Category: Nature
Page: 533
View: 1669
Identifies more than five hundred species and subspecies of reptiles and amphibians, providing information on habitat, behavior, breeding data, key characteristics, and survival status of threatened species.

A Field Guide to Western Medicinal Plants and Herbs

Author: Steven Foster,Christopher Hobbs
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395838068
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 442
View: 8956
Features more than five hundred plants and herbs of North America providing information on their location and medicinal uses.


Author: Alan R. Toogood
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783831007837
Page: 320
View: 799