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Posted by Tomas on August 18, 2017
  • Saisipuedes
  • Mamalaria Cactus
    Mamalaria Cactus
  • El Castile showing stratification
    El Castile showing stratification
  • Puerto Cello
    Puerto Cello
  • Bahia de Los Angeles
    Bahia de Los Angeles

This book is written for the enjoyment of the average person who has an interest in the natural surroundings and almost unique geology and biology of the Baja California Peninsula. It will provide for your enjoyment as you travel along Baja’s highways. The road logs provide kilometer-by-kilometer information on the roadside geology and biology of the highways. This book will introduce you to this magnificent place in a way that you can understand with little or no formal training in geology or biology. 

Roadside Geology and Biology of Baja California, Mexico

Giant Cardon along the old roadway

This 2nd edition of the Roadside Geology and Biology of Baja California completely replaces the 1st edition and the older Baja Highway with completely updated information in a 6x9 format with 220 color photographs and 80 sketches and drawings. It includes rock charts, geologic time scale, references, glossary, and an index.

Before you start your travels, take the time to read the biology and geology sections the beginning of the book. There is a discussion in the geology introduction of the 5 major geomorphic provinces (landforms based on the geology), of the tilted fault blocks that form the backbone of the peninsula, and of the erosion surfaces that seem to be nearly everywhere, a bit of plate tectonics and a general geologic history of how Baja came to be. There are simplified rock charts as well as a time scale that show the interrelationships between the various rocks. In the biology introduction, there is a discussion of the phytogeographic provinces and their plants as well as a separate section on birds in Baja with details of the birds in each province. Sketches are provided of some of the more common birds. At the back of the book, there is a glossary of terms that you might not be familiar with and references too for those of you who want more.

$24.95 + $3.00 shipping to US addresses via Media mail with tracking. 

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