Baja California Plant Field Guide

Author: Jon Paul Rebman,Norman C. Roberts,Exequiel Ezcurra
Publisher: Sunbelt Publications
ISBN: 9780916251185
Category: Nature
Page: 451
View: 7227
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.

Baja California Plant Field Guide

Author: Norman C. Roberts
Publisher: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 309
View: 7093

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: 9903

Birds of Baja California

Author: Sanford R. Wilbur
Publisher: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 253
View: 2934

Roadside Geology and Biology of Baja California

Author: John Albert Minch,Edwin Minch,Jason Minch
Publisher: John Minch & Assn Incorporated
Category: Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula)
Page: 188
View: 5439

Birds We See

Author: C. E. Llewellyn
Publisher: Birds We See in Baja Califor
ISBN: 1462875017
Page: 104
View: 2075
This book is a photographic journey of the Birds We See in the estuaries, arroyos and seashores of Los Cabos and the East Cape region of Baja. It contains more than 185 original photographs of some of the many birds that live here or stop over during annual migrations.

Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, Including Its Pacific Islands and the Islands in the Sea of Cortés

Author: L. Lee Grismer
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520925205
Category: Science
Page: 413
View: 9832
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.

Almost an Island

Travels in Baja California
Author: Bruce Berger
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816519026
Category: Travel
Page: 211
View: 2059
Eight hundred miles long, Baja California is the remotest region of the Sonoran desert, a land of volcanic cliffs, glistening beaches, fantastical boojum trees, and some of the greatest primitive murals in the Western Hemisphere. In this book, Berger recounts tales from his three decades in this extraordinary place, enriching his account with the peninsula's history, its politics, and its probable future--rendering a striking panorama of this land so close to the United States, so famous and so little known.

Baja Legends

The Historic Characters, Events, and Locations That Put Baja California on the Map
Author: Greg Niemann
Publisher: Sunbelt Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 9780932653475
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 260
View: 394
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.

Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California

Author: Ronald H. McPeak
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780930118280
Category: Amphibians
Page: 99
View: 9818
Covers species that occur on the Baja California Peninsula, islands of the Gulf of California, and the islands along the Pacific Coast. Reviews the geography, geology, and diversity of Baja California, and provides general information on finding reptiles and amphibians, venomous reptiles, and conser

A Desert Country Near the Sea

A Natural History of the Cape Region of Baja California
Author: Ann Zwinger
Publisher: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 399
View: 4114
Describes the plants, animals, history, countryside, shorelines, and sea life of Baja California

The Desert Islands of Mexico's Sea of Cortez

Author: Stewart W. Aitchison
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816527748
Category: Nature
Page: 103
View: 4009
The desert islands in the Sea of Cortez are little known except to a few intrepid tourists, sailors, and fishermen. Though at first glance these stark islands may appear barren, they are a refuge for an astounding variety of plants and animals. While many of the species are typical of the greater Sonoran Desert region, some are endemic or unique to one or two islands. For example, Isla Santa Catalina is home to the worldÕs only rattlesnake that has lost its ability to grow a rattle. Other islands host nesting birds, such as Isla Rasa, a tiny, flat flow of basalt lava that attracts nearly half a million elegant and royal terns and HeermannÕs gulls each spring. The Desert Islands of MexicoÕs Sea of Cortez is one of the few books devoted to the biogeography of this remarkable part of the world. The book explores the geologic origin of the gulf and its islands, presents some of the basics of island biogeography, details insular lifeÑincluding residents of the intertidal zone Ñand provides a brief outlook for preserving this area. More than a simple guidebook, AitchisonÕs writing will take both actual and armchair travelers through a gripping tale of natural history. Like the rest of our fragile planet, the Sea of Cortez and its islands are threatened by humans. Overfishing has eliminated or greatly diminished many fish stocks, and dams on rivers that once flowed into the gulf prevent certain nutrients from reaching the sea. The tenuousness of this area makes the bookÕs extraordinary photographs and the firsthand descriptions by a well-known teacher, writer, and photographer all the more compelling.

Into a Desert Place

A 3000 Mile Walk Around the Coast of Baja California
Author: Graham Mackintosh
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393312898
Category: Travel
Page: 312
View: 929
The author recounts his experiences walking around the Baja California coast, describes the region's desert wildlife, and shares his impressions of the people and landscapes

Introduction to the Plant Life of Southern California

Coast to Foothills
Author: Philip W. Rundel,Robert J. Gustafson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520241991
Category: Nature
Page: 316
View: 5024
CNHG: This is an introduction to the plant communities of the Southern California coastal areas and foothills, including color photos of 250 species and additional color habitat photos.

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: 5522
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.

Trees and Shrubs of California

Author: John David Stuart,John O. Sawyer
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520221109
Category: Nature
Page: 467
View: 1686
This accessible field guide identifies and describes native California tree species and most common shrubs in text complemented by more than 200 line drawings, 300 range maps, and 40 color photos.

A Bird-finding Guide to Mexico

Author: Steve N. G. Howell
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801485817
Category: Nature
Page: 365
View: 2699
In a guide that covers Mexico's best birdwatching sites, from Baja California to the Yucatan Peninsula, the coauthor of "A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America" selects over 100 sites where birders may see more than 950 species. 70 maps. 18 drawings.

San Diego County Mammal Atlas

Author: Scott Tremor
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692895399
Category: Nature
Page: 440
View: 8080
The new San Diego County Mammal Atlas serves as the definitive guide to the mammals of San Diego County, the biodiversity of which is one of the greatest in the United States. More than a decade in the making, the 432-page, full-color book covers the biology of all 91 terrestrial species and 31 inshore marine visitors known to have occurred in the county during recorded history (since 1769).