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Whales of Baja

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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Essential Reading Package-EXBJA81

Item EXBJA81. Buy these 5 items as a set for $103 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Moon Handbook Baja

BJA09
Nikki Goth Itoi
Avalon Travel Publishing
2017
400
1631214063
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Packed with maps, charts and photographs, this guide combines practical advice with chapters on natural history.
$21.99

The Log from the Sea of Cortez

BJA02
John Steinbeck
Penguin
1995
288
0140187448
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
The classic account of a collecting trip to the Sea of Cortez with marine biologist Ed Ricketts, first published in 1941. Subtitled "A Leisurely Journal of Travel and Research," this much-loved book captures the wonders of the Gulf of California and the joys of discovery.
$17.00

Oasis of Stone

BJA60
Bruce Berger, Miguel Angel de la Cueva (Photographer)
Sunbelt
2007
208
0916251764
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The geology, plants, wildlife and human history of Baja in 180 gorgeous color photographs and marvelously informative essays.
$49.95

Whales and Other Marine Mammals of California and Baja

BJA52
Tamara Eder
Lone Pine Press
2002
176
155105342X
PAPER
Field Guide
4/1/2017
0
0
0
0
Photographs, maps, identification and natural history are all covered in this handy guide featuring color illustrations by Ian Sheldon.
$12.95

Baja California Map

BJA13
ITMB
ITMB
2010
1
1553415434
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
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.
$10.95

The Traveling Nature Photographer

PHT31
Steven Morello (Photographer)
Schiffer Publishing
2008
176
0764330551
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Morello's handy guide to exploring the natural world through photography includes chapters on preparation, equipment (especially lenses), weather, exposure basics and composition.
$29.99

A Traveller's History of Mexico

MEX172
Kenneth Pearce
Interlink Publishing Group
2003
416
1566565235
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This wide-ranging, accessible and effectively condensed Mexican history book marches confidently through the 1990s with useful chronology and historical gazetteer.
$14.95

Miraculous Air

BJA34
C. M. Mayo
Milkweed Editions
2007
368
1571313044
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.00

The Whales Know, Travels Along the Baja California Peninsula

CAL338
Pina Cacucci
Haus Publishing
2014
180
1907973885
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.95

The Girl of the Sea of Cortez

BJA78
Peter Benchley
Ballantine Books
2013
240
0345544137
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.00

Gray Whales, Wandering Giants

BJA14
Robert H. Busch
Rocky Mountain Books
1998
144
1551431149
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
In this complete natural history of the gray whale, Busch chronicles not just ecology and evolution but also conservation, mythology and lore. With 80 excellent color photographs.
$19.95

Saving the Gray Whale: People, Politics, and Conservation in Baja California

BJA36
Serge Dedina
University of Arizona Press
2000
200
0816518467
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A look at the whale, its breeding lagoons in Baja, and ongoing conservation threats.
$19.95

Telling Our Way to the Sea

BJA77
Aaron Hirsh
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2014
416
1250050316
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$18.00

The Forgotten Peninsula, A Naturalist in Baja California

BJA01
Joseph Wood Krutch
University of Arizona Press
1986
277
0816509875
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.95

The Whale

BST144
Philip Hoare
Ecco Press
2011
256
0061976202
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A deeply engaging meditation on all things whale. Hoare saves his special love and attention for the sperm whale -- not only via a beautiful literary analysis of Moby Dick, but also by indulging in a childhood fantasy and actually swimming with whales in the Azores.
$15.99

Baja California Plant Field Guide

BJA05
Norman C. Roberts, Jon Rebman
Sunbelt
2012
452
0916251187
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$34.95

Baja, Sea of Cortez Marine Mammal Guide

BJA62
Rainforest Publications
Rainforest Publications
2012
1888538392
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A double-sided, laminated field guide illustrating the whales, dolphins and other marine mammals of the Sea of Cortez and Pacific coast of Baja.
$7.95

Field Guide to Marine Mammals of the Pacific Coast

PNW279
Sarah G. Allen, Joe Mortenson, Sophie Webb
University of California Press
2011
624
0520265459
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Sophie Webb, director of Oikinos, contributes the exquisite paintings for this outstanding field guide, the 100th in the California Natural History Guides series, perfect for the Sea of Cortez.
$28.95

Fishwatcher's Field Guide Baja California, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco

BJA31
I Greenberg
Seahawk Press
2000
LB-1107
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A double-sided, full-color waterproof card.
$7.50

Mexico Field Guide, Baja California Sea and Shore Birds

MEX174
Rainforest Publications
Rainforest Publications
2002
1888538368
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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)
$7.95

The Desert Islands of Mexico's Sea of Cortez

BJA69
Stewart Aitchison
University of Arizona Press
2010
120
0816527741
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A biologist, geologist and naturalist on expedition cruises in the region, Stewart Aitchison brings experience -- and a large photo library -- to this well-illustrated natural history.
$16.95

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

FG02
Mark Carwardine
DK Publishing
2002
256
0789489902
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
In the trademark, graphic Eyewitness style, this sturdy guidebook colorfully describes the world's cetaceans with numerous illustrations, range maps, fluke drawings and a few paragraphs on each species.
$22.00

More Books

Almost an Island, Travels in Baja California

BJA15
Bruce Berger
University of Arizona Press
1998
240
0816519021
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.95

Baja Califonia Adventure Map, Two-pack, North and South

BJA67
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Maps
2009
4
1597752231
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Together these two National Geographic Adventure Maps cover all of Baja California and surrounding islands at a scale of 1:450,000. We also carry the North (Item BJA65) and South (Item BJA66) Adventure Maps separately.
$19.95

Baja California North Adventure Map

BJA65
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2009
2
1566952433
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Printed on water- and tear-resistant paper, this detailed, informative map by National Geographic covers all of Baja California Norte and surrounding islands at a scale of 1:450,000.
$11.95

Baja California South Adventure Map

BJA66
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2009
2
1566952441
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Printed on water- and tear-resistant paper, this detailed map covers Baja from Santa Rosalia south.
$11.95

Between Pacific Tides

FG34
Edward F. Ricketts, Jack Calvin, Joel W. Hedgpeth
Stanford University Press
1992
652
0804720681
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handbook to the rocky shores and tide pools of the Pacific Coast of the United States. Each intertidal zone is discussed in depth, augmented by black-and-white photographs and diagrams.
$33.95

The Camino Real and the Missions of Baja Califonia

BJA68
Miguel Leon-Portilla (Introduction)
Sunbelt
2008
32
6079500809
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
The accordion-style pages of this innovative book foldout to reveal an exquisitely detailed six foot long satellite map of the Peninsula. With photos and detailed information about the missions, brief biographies of key figures and essays on biodiversity, geology, history and missions of Baja California. Spanish and English.
$40.00

Desert Solitaire

DES02
Edward Abbey
Touchstone
1990
303
0671695886
PAPER
Natural History
0
1
0
0
One of the great works on the value of the desert, eloquent and laugh-out-loud funny. Although Abbey writes specifically about his experiences as a ranger at Arches National Park outside Moab, Utah, his message is universal.
$16.00

The Desert Year

USW652
Joseph Wood Krutch
University of Iowa Press
2010
272
1587299011
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Joseph Wood Krutch celebrates the austere beauty, rugged plants and many animals of American Southwest in this classic account of his first year in Arizona, winner of the 1954 John Burroughs Medal for a Distinguished Book of Natural History -- and as enchanting today. With 33 original illustrations by Rudolf Freund.
$19.95

Discovering the Desert, Legacy of the Carnegie Desert Botanical Laboratory

USW103
William McGinnies
University of Arizona Press
1982
276
0816507287
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A history of Sonoran desert research, this book is an engaging survey of the geography, ecology and climate of desert life in the American Southwest.
$24.95

Field Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Adjacent Areas, Belize, Guatemala and El Salvador

MEX47
Ernest Preston Edwards
University of Texas Press
1998
288
0292720912
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
1
0
This classic guide illustrates all the regularly occurring birds of Mexico and neighboring areas, including details of distribution, abundance, habitat and identification features for 850 species.
$24.95

A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians

FG08
Robert Stebbins
Houghton Mifflin Company
2003
533
0395982723
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
The definitive field guide, with a special section on Baja's endemic species.
$22.00

John Shaw's Nature Photography Field Guide

PHT01
John Shaw
Watson-Guptill Publications
2000
160
0817440593
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
An updated edition of Shaw's guide to taking better photographs of plants, animals and landscapes. The book offers solid advice on equipment and basic techniques, and is highly recommended as the best reference for the wildlife photographer.
$24.99

Marine Mammals of the Eastern North Pacific

ALA143
Sea Grant Alaska, Pieter Folkens (Illustrator)
Sea Grant
2013
1892710005
PLASTIC CARD
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This multi-panel waterproof card illustrates the region's 50 species of whales, dolphins, sea otters and seals. Includes full-color panels with typical behaviors, whalewatching guidelines and identification tips.
$10.00

Sightings, The Gray Whales' Journey

BST74
Brenda Peterson, Linda Hogan
National Geographic
2003
336
0792241029
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$14.00

Sonoran Desert Life

USW574
Gerald A. Rosenthal
University of Arizona Press
2008
306
0615186718
PAPER
Field Guide
9/15/2008
0
0
0
1
This compact, informative guide illustrates the flora and fauna of the Sonora.
$27.95

Western Mexico Cruise Tour Guide, Baja and the Mexican Riviera

BJA04
Coastal Cruise USA
Coastal Cruise Tour Guides
2
0961143819
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This six-foot-long map and guide folds into a handy booklet, showing points of interest from Los Angeles to Acapulco.
$15.95

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

FG09
Jon Dunn
National Geographic
2011
576
1426208286
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This guide is the veteran's choice for birding anywhere in the United States. Practical to use in the field, it has maps, illustrations and descriptions of the birds on facing pages.
$27.95

Sea of Cortez Marine Animals

BJA06
Daniel W. Gotshall
Sea Challengers
2005
112
093011826X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy photographic guide to common fishes and marine invertebrates from Baja to Panama.
$24.95

Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California

BJA27
Ron McPeak
Sea Challengers
2000
99
0930118286
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A field guide to the reptiles and amphibians of Baja California, featuring color photographs.
$20.95

For Kids

Face to Face With Dolphins

BST119
Flip Nicklin
2009
32
1426305494
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
National Geographic photographer Flip Nicklin and his wife Linda, a naturalist and educator, invite you to study the amazing behavior of dolphins in this illustrated overview for youngsters.
$6.95

Face to Face With Whales

BST117
Flip Nicklin
2008
32
1426302444
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
National Geographic photographer Nicklin introduces youngsters to these intelligent, social creatures, their behavior and conservation, through stunning photographs and text.
$16.95

Just a Minute! A Trickster Tale and Counting Book

MEX255
Yuyi Morales
Chronicle Books
2003
0811837580
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
What's a grandma supposed to do when a skeleton (death!) comes knocking on the door? Find out in this richly illustrated, entertaining introduction to Mexican culture and tradition.
$15.99

Shark Beneath the Reef

BJA54
Jean Craighead George
HarperCollins
1991
192
0064403084
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
In this suspenseful tale for middle schoolers Craighead George follows the fate of a 14-year-old fisherman's son in Baja California -- and the choice he must make whether to continue to go to school or go to sea.
$6.99

Sweet Friday Island

BJA11
Theodore Taylor
Harcourt Books
1994
176
0152000127
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Set on an uninhabited island in the Sea of Cortez, this "stranded-on-a-desert-island-with-a-psycho" story is written for middle schoolers. It has enough suspense -- and local color -- to keep kids in grades 6-9 turning the pages.
$7.00

Whale (Eyewitness Books)

BST10
Frank Greenaway
DK Publishing
2004
72
0756607396
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
With 900 detailed illustrations, this slim book is a highly visual guide to cetaceans that will appeal to kids ages 9 to 12.
$16.99

Heart and Salsa

MEX170
Suzanne Nelson
Puffin
2006
224
0142406473
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In the sixth book in the Students Across the Seven Seas series, Cat is volunteering in Mexico and having a blast on her own.
$6.99

The Tree is Older Than You Are, A Bilingual Gathering of Poems and Stories from Mexico with Paintings by Mexican Artists

MEX90
Naomi Shihab Nye (Editor)
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1998
112
0689820879
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
The anthology features Mexico's most famous literary figures, including Octavio Paz and Rosario Castellanos. It's an excellent introduction to Mexican culture and creativity for kids ages 10 and up.
$17.99

Worth Looking For

Ocean Oasis

BJA53
Soames Summerhays
Slingshot
2000
1595520279
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
Produced by Lindblad naturalist Summerhays in conjunction with the San Diego Natural History Museum, this IMAX film features eye-popping footage of both the desert landscapes and underwater scenes of the invertebrates, fish and especially the whales of Baja California.
$14.99