and Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh
is in the Land, University of Arizona Press, 2006
Multivocal tribal traditions in Arizona's San Pedro Valley
George C. Fraser
in the Canyon Lands, University of Arizona Press, 2005
(225 pages, $19.95)
- Memoir of remote landscapes in Utah and Arizona
Baja California, Automobile Club of Southern California,
- From the U.S. border to Cabo San Lucas, this excellent guide
has been revised and expanded. The guide covers attractions, dining,
nightlife and lodging. For those familiar with AAA (American Automobile
Association), it comes as no surprise that one of the best features
of the book is the excellent maps and driving instructions.
Wild West - David Brackney
Handbook, Avalon, 2002
- Covering the entire Baja, this fifth-edition handbook is as
useful as it is entertaining and educational. Great work!
Harry W. Crosby
Cave Paintings of Baja California, Sunbelt Publications,
- Exquisite coffee table book introducing the petroglyphs and
cave paintings of Baja. Highly recommended!
Unforgettable Sea of Cortez, Cortez Publications, 2000
- The California Outdoor Writers Association awarded the title
"best book of the year." It's easy to see why. Kira pays homage
to Ray Cannon, who wrote the bestseller The Sea of Cortez
which documented the "Golden Age" for Baja.
an Island: Travels in Baja California, University of Arizona
- Excellent! This travel narrative is so wonderful that to say
too much would be a spoiler, except to say this is a must-read
homage to the mysteries of a land once not paved
Paul Martin and others, editors
Rio Mayo Plants: The Tropical Deciduous Forest and Environs of
Northwest Mexico, University of Arizona Press, 1998
- Located in a transition zone between the Sonoran Desert and
the tropics, this region is well known for its biodiversity, thanks
to a 1942 study by botanist Howard Scott Gentry. Revision of his
classic work began before his death in 1993. For researchers,
this is a must-read book.
Richard Stephen Felger
of the Gran Desierto and Rio Colorado Delta, University
of Arizona Press, 2001
- This massive 700-page tome is the culmination of more than a
quarter century of research in the magnificent Sonoran
Desert by an eminent desert botanist. The study of more than
500 species of plants includes innovative identification keys
to the families, genera and species.
Steven Phillips and Patricia Wentworth Comus, editors
Natural History of the Sonoran Desert, Univerisity of
California Press, 2000
- This book is the result of collobaration of staff members at
the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, an internationally recognized
resource center. The book provides answers to many questions about
Robert Robichaux and David Yetman
Deciduous Forest of Alamos, University of Arizona Press,
- Subtitled "Biodiversity of a Threatened Ecosytem in Mexico,"
this book provides rare glimpse of this unique region that abuts
Desert. The tropical deciduous forest of the Alamos region
is one of the "hotspots" in Mexico and the authors review the
natural history, ecology, and taxonomy of local flora and fauna.
Roseann Beggy Hanson
Pedro River Discovery Guide, Tucson: University of Arizona
- This bioregion is home to nearly 400 species of birds -- more
than half of those recorded in all of the United States -- as
well as a variety of mammals, amphibians and insects. This book
is the definitive guide to the region thanks to the skilled authorship
of Roseann Beggy Hanson, who also serves as Director of Tucson-based
conservation group Sky Island Alliance. Highly recommended.
Roland Wauer and Carl Fleming
Naturalist's Big Bend, College Station: Texas A&M, 2002
- Highly recommended guidebook for one of the border's most interesting
D. Gentry Steele
of the Desert Sun: Texas' Big Bend Country, Texas A&M
- Take this photographic tour of the Chihuahuan Desert. Black
and white photos capure the rich textures and light of the area.
Complementing images are Steele's own text that describes both
ecosystems and human history in the region.
Bernd Wursig, Thomas Jefferson and David Schmidly
Marine Mammals of the Gulf of Mexico, Texas A&M University
- Well-written and highly recommended reference volume. This book
describes the marine life of the Gulf with numerous color photos
and paintings by artist Larry Foster.
Prehistoric Pueblo World, University of Arizona Press,
- Centuries ago the Pueblo People (Anasazi) made their home in
what is now the Southwestern United States and Northwestern Mexico.
From the mid 12th-14th centuries, their civilization was in transition.
This book offers an overview of current research and understanding,
much of this gained from a 1990 conference held in Cortez, Colorado.
Lawrence A. Herzog
Aztec to High Tech, Johns Hopkins Press, 2000
- Subtitled "Architecture and Landscape across the Mexico-United
States Border, this book is tour-de-force that gives visual explanations
of the great changes at the heart of the US/Mexico Borderlands.
The book is expertly illustrated with maps and black-and-white
photos. Highly recommended.
Mexico Handbook, Moon, 1998
- Spotlights one of the world's most dynamic regions. This is
a welcome second edition that expands his original classic.
Adventures in Nature, John Muir Publications, 1997
- This is the classic first and last edition of the guidebook
written by the founder of Planeta.com.
Much of the text has been recycled into travel guides published
on this site.