Saving the Gray Whale: People, Politics, and Conservation in Baja California
A look at the whale, its breeding lagoons in Baja, and ongoing conservation threats.
Regional expert Niemann collects and shares the colorful history and lore of Baja California in this engaging, easy-to-read reference book.
Fodor's San Diego
A practical guide in the popular series, saturated with valuable information on accommodation, shopping, sights, and dining.
The Forgotten Peninsula, A Naturalist in Baja California
A classic portrait and celebration of the plants, landscapes and history of Baja. Naturalist Ann Zwinger called this book "a delightful narrative of natural history exploration at its best." It's a classic.
The Girl of the Sea of Cortez
A heartwarming, eco-conscious novel about a young woman and her sixth-sense for ocean wildlife. Benchley’s protagonist, Paloma, discovers a secret ocean animal in a sea full of beauty, danger and adventure. First published in 1983.
My Mexico, A Culinary Odyssey with Recipes
This personal, culinary exploration of the home cooks, local ingredients and traditional recipes of Mexican cuisine was penned by Diana Kennedy, the "Julia Child of Mexican cooking." Includes more than 300 recipes and stories, rolling out the red carpet for travelers and eager gastronomes alike.
Mexico Field Guide, Baja California Sea and Shore Birds
This beautifully illustrated, double-sided laminated card depicts 60 commonly encountered birds of coastal Baja California and the Sea of Cortez. We also carry the Baja, Sea of Cortez Marine Mammal Guide plastic card. (Item BJA62)
The Labyrinth of Solitude
These essays by the Nobel Prize-winning poet address Mexican culture and character. The chapters on the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead and the conquest are especially memorable.
Baja California Map
Including the Sea of Cortez and adjoining Sonora coast at a scale of 1:650,000, this handy map is also printed on waterproof paper.
Telling Our Way to the Sea
Biologist and director of the Vermilion Sea Field Station Aaron Hirsh recounts his adventures underwater and among the islands of the Sea of Cortez with biologist wife Veronica Volny, historian friend Graham Burnett and students in this series of wondrous essays.
Baja California Missions, In the Footsteps of the Padres
With gorgeous photographs and useful descriptions that include both historical backgrounds and contemporary driving directions, Baja California Missions is both a photography book and a guidebook.
Oasis of Stone
The geology, plants, wildlife and human history of Baja in 180 gorgeous color photographs and marvelously informative essays.
Baja California Plant Field Guide
We can't imagine a walk through the deserts and islands of Baja California without this book in hand. With hundreds of color photographs illustrating 715 plants of the region, this superb field guide also includes short introductory chapters on vegetation, geology and climate. This expanded third edition was revised by Jon Rebman, botanist at the San Diego Natural History Museum.
Like Steinbeck (from whom she quotes in the title "the very air here is miraculous"), Mayo is enchanted with the land and people of Baja. She writes of a 1,000-mile journey from Cabo to Tijuana with insight, warmth and style.
Chandler's final novel, set in La Jolla.
Almost an Island, Travels in Baja California
A poet and aficionado with an irrepressible sense of humor, Berger combines anecdote, history and research to bring the deserts, towns and eccentric personalities of Baja to life.
Mexico Pacific Marine Guide, Pacific Coast
Perfect identifying marine animals on Mexico’s Pacific, this 12-panel guide easily slips into a pocket. Full-color illustrations. Folded size: 3.5 x 8.75 inches. Unfolded size: 24 x 8.75 inches.
Eye of the Whale, Epic Passage From Baja to Siberia
Epic in scope, this absorbing, first-person account follows the migration of the gray whale from the lagoons along the Pacific coast of Baja to the summer feeding grounds in Alaska.
Sightings, The Gray Whales' Journey
Peterson provides an overview of the natural history of the celebrated gray whale, while Hogan, a poet, tackles more philosophical issues in this intriguing series of meditative essays published by National Geographic.
The Whales Know, Travels Along the Baja California Peninsula
A humorous and humble travelogue by writer-explorer Cacucci. He travels the length of Baja California revisiting sites seen by John Steinbeck, but becomes enamored with all things whale.
Guide to Marine Mammals and Turtles of the US Pacific
Designed for professional and casual observer alike, this identification guide profiles all US Pacific species of whale, dolphin, porpoise, seal, manatee and sea turtle with images and carefully written descriptions. Winner of a National Outdoor Book Award.
Whales and Other Marine Mammals of California and Baja
Photographs, maps, identification and natural history are all covered in this handy guide featuring color illustrations by Ian Sheldon.