Baja California Plant Field Guide

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Author: Jon Paul Rebman,Norman C. Roberts,Exequiel Ezcurra

Publisher: Sunbelt Publications

ISBN: 9780916251185

Category: Nature

Page: 451

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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.

Off-Trail Adventures in Baja California

Exploring Landscapes and Geology on Gulf Shores and Islands

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Author: Markes E. Johnson

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816521301

Category: Travel

Page: 236

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"Off-Trail Adventures in Baja California describes--and maps and illustrates--nine hikes on islands, along coastal outcrops, and other special places where geography, geology, and ecology meet in singular ways"--Provided by publisher.

Baja California Missions

In the Footsteps of the Padres

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Author: David Burckhalter,Mina Sedgwick

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816599971

Category: History

Page: 144

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Bathed in desert light and shadow, rising up from the earth in improbable, faraway places, stand eight original Spanish missions on Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. Built of stone by Roman Catholic priests and indigenous laborers in the eighteenth century, these stunning missions dominate the landscape around them. Baja California Missions: In the Footsteps of the Padres is a beautiful and informative book about the eight monumental Spanish colonial churches, buildings seldom seen by those familiar with the missions of California, Arizona, and Sonora, Mexico. With gorgeous photographs of the architecture and religious art, and supported by a concise history that outlines the peninsula’s exploration and colonization by Roman Catholic priests, Baja California Missions excels as a book of photography and history. It promises adventure for readers at home, as well as for travelers ready to explore the churches in person. The eight Spanish colonial stone churches of Baja California endure as the only intact originals of 34 missions built by the padres during the peninsula’s colonization. Due to structural renovations and restorations of the artwork undertaken over the last 30 years, the renowned mission churches have become sources of pride to the citizens of Baja California. Travelers are invited to visit at any time, especially during patron saint day celebrations. As a guide, Baja California Missions is fully up to date, with directions for navigating Baja’s paved highways and desert and mountain roads. The mission sites are pinpointed on a topographic roadmap of the peninsula. A church floor plan is provided to accompany a walk-through tour for each church interior. The lovely eighteenth-century oil paintings and wooden statues that grace the church altars are also identified and described.

Amphibians and Reptiles of the US–Mexico Border States/Anfibios y reptiles de los estados de la frontera México–Estados Unidos

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Author: Julio A. Lemos-Espinal

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1623493064

Category: Nature

Page: 1056

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In the first bilingual work on the reptiles and amphibians of the US–Mexico border, top herpetologists come together to describe the herpetofauna of the states of this region, which includes more than 600 species of toads, frogs, salamanders, turtles, sea turtles, alligators, lizards, snakes, and sea snakes that are found along the almost 2,000-mile border between the two countries. Each chapter is devoted to one state—four in the US (California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas) and six in Mexico (Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas)—with text in both English and Spanish. The chapters contain an introduction to the area, a review of the research, a sketch of the state’s physiography, and a description of the species present as well as the pertinent conservation issues they face. A color photo gallery includes images of nearly all species. Almost 40 percent of the featured native species are shared between the US and Mexico, reminding us that animals depend on the integrity of natural landscapes and proving the need for a comprehensive, bilingual reference to help lead a shared effort in the management and conservation of the borderlands.

Baja California Adventures

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Author: Froylan Tiscareño

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479729973

Category: Travel

Page: 491

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The stories featured in Baja California Adventures take place during a span of almost sixty years of travel in the rugged, parched yet hauntingly attractive peninsula. The author kept detailed notes on most of his trips, then fleshed out this skeleton in a narrative which places the reader in the role of participant in the adventure. Thus one feels the bite of the 4WD tires into the desert sand, newly hard-packed by the moisture of a quick-moving thunderstorm. The author describes the excitement of finding Indian petroglyphs, arrowheads or clay ollas in remote canyons. Because Mr. Tiscareo is also a pilot, many of the trips included here involve mention of the special immigration rules for private fly-in tourists. Finally, there are Baja Adventures in the pine-clad granite fortress that is the Sierra de San Pedro Mrtir in the northern part of the peninsula. Here, the author joined other veteran Bajeos in hoof-and-boot or horse-assisted explorations. In short, this book should be inspiration to those readers who want to visit Baja California, particularly the less tourist-trod destinations. Arm-chair travelers will derive vicarious pleasure without the effort of going there themselves.

Eye of the Whale

Epic Passage from Baja to Siberia

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Author: Dick Russell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684866080

Category: Nature

Page: 688

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Chronicles the existence of the gray whale, exploring its history and migration, the people who have devoted their lives to studying it, the native peoples who continue to hunt it, and the controversies surrounding this enormous mammal.

Total Tripping

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Author: Carl Lahser

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490744495

Category: Poetry

Page: 364

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Total Tripping: FMexico is just one of the collections that spans the years 1979-2012 and consists of Carl Lahser's travel diaries, short stories, and poetry collections. The collection is arranged into two series: "Publications" and "Photographs and Notes." The "Publications" series is arranged into three subseries: travel, poetry, and other topics. The travel subseries consists of descriptions of his trips with his wife, Carol Lahser, to Canada, China, Europe, Mexico, the United States, and Panama and one early trip to Hong Kong in 1979. However, most of the travel took place between 1990 and 2012. Topics in this series range from ecology to flying to health. The second series, "Photographs and Notes," comes with photographs from various trips, family pictures, as well as notes and rough drafts from his writings. Due to the numerous places and experiences gathered in Mexico, this book is solely covering the said country.

A Field Guide to Pacific States Wildflowers

Washington, Oregon, California and Adjacent Areas

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Author: Roger Tory Peterson,Theodore F. Niehaus

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395910955

Category: Nature

Page: 432

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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.

The Jepson Desert Manual

Vascular Plants of Southeastern California

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Author: Bruce G. Baldwin,Jepson Herbarium

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520227750

Category: Science

Page: 624

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"This impressive, streamlined new field guide to plants of California deserts is based on The Jepson Manual and is truly a handbook to be carried in the field. It offers new introductory discussions, many new illustrations, revised user-friendly keys, updated distribution information, flowering times. . . and handsome color photos of many species. This marvelous book demonstrates that our deserts are not barren wastes but treasure houses filled with an abundance of floristic riches."--Robert Ornduff, author of Introduction to California Plant Life "This is a marvelously useful guide to the plants of California's deserts, clearly-written and well-organized. An invaluable companion to those who delight in the unusual and beautiful plants of these scenic areas."--Peter H. Raven, Director, Missouri Botanical Garden "This much-needed volume incorporates new information about the status and range of many California desert plants. This book will facilitate access to information about our deserts, and will lead to increased respect and attention to them. We warmly welcome it."--Jake Sigg, President, California Native Plant Society

Southern California Mountains Wildflowers

A Field Guide to Wildflowers above 5,000 Feet: San Bernardino, San Gabriel, and San Jacinto Ranges

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Author: Pam Mackay,Timothy Thomas

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493019228

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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Southern California Mountains Wildflowers presents 380 plant species of the diverse southern California Mountains, including dominant species and plants most likely noticed. With information about distinguishing less common species from those that are more widespread, this guide is sure to please botanists and more serious plant enthusiasts. Including many of the rare plants that make each mountain range unique, especially those endemic to the Big Bear region, a world-famous “biodiversity hotspot,” this is a must-have for any wildflower lover. Look inside to find: Detailed yet user-friendly descriptions and full-color photos of 380 wildflowers, trees, shrubs, and ferns Information on flowering season and interesting facts about each plant Natural history information for southern California mountains, including geography, geology, and climate Discussion of plant adaptations to higher elevations Information on conservation and threats to mountain plants Early botanical explorers of southern California mountains How native mountain plants were used by Native Americans Plants arranged by color and family A glossary of botanical terms

Biosystematik

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Author: Guillaume Lecointre,Hervé Le Guyader

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3540299793

Category: Science

Page: 696

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Wussten Sie, dass Sie mit einem Röhrling näher verwandt sind als mit einem Gänseblümchen oder Vögel den Krokodilen näher sind als Eidechsen? In den letzten 30 Jahren sind die Methoden der Klassifikation des Lebens völlig neu überdacht worden. Das Resultat stellt die bisherige Einteilung der mehr als 2 Millionen bekannten Arten auf den Kopf. Das Buch hilft, die organismische Vielfalt zu bewältigen, indem wesentliche Einteilungs- und Ordnungskriterien vorgestellt und bedeutende stammesgeschichtliche Entwicklungslinien diskutiert werden.

Flame Hardening

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Author: Hans Wilhelm Grönegress

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642867219

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 64

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This book intended for shop use tries to familiarize the reader with the peculiari ties of a hardening method which due to its many advantages is now in use,many shops. A general knowledge of the principles of hardening and heat treating is presumed. Introduction 1. The name of the process. Flame hardening is a method derived from the old quench hardening and is used for the surface hardening of heat treatable steels. Flame hardening is so named in analogy to flame cutting as the use of a flame is a distinctive feature of this process as opposed to the use of a furnace. 2. Characteristics of flame hardening. In flame hardening the area to be 6 hardened is heated with a burner of large heat capacity (approx. 0.5 · 10 kcaljhr/ meter of flame lengths or 50,000 BTUfhr/inch of flame length) supplied with a mixture of fuel gas and oxygen. The hardening temperature is thus reached in so short a time at the surface that a heat jam is created, that is, more heat is supplied to the surface than can be dissipated to the interior of the workpiece. As the querr ehing takes place immediately after the heating the penetration of the heat to greater depth is prevented and only the outer layer subject to wear is hardened. The core of the workpiece remains unaffected by this heat treatment in cantrast to the other hardening methods where the entire piece is through heated in a furnace.

Trees and Shrubs of California

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Author: John D. Stuart,John O. Sawyer

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520935292

Category: Nature

Page: 479

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California's varied landscape is characterized by a spectacular abundance of plant life, including a magnificent variety of trees and shrubs. This is the first book to combine the trees and shrubs of California in one accessible field guide. Trees and Shrubs of California identifies and describes native California tree species and most common shrub species. The text is complemented by more than 200 beautiful line drawings, 300 range maps, and 40 color photographs. In their introduction, the authors discuss the dominant vegetation types, climates, principal landforms, and elevations of California's ecological regions. They explain the classification system and nomenclature used in the book, which includes both scientific and common plant names and is based on the 1993 edition of The Jepson Manual. The authors also provide a step-by-step explanation of how to use the dichotomous keys to identify plants and distinguish between trees and shrubs. This user-friendly field guide minimizes technical terms and includes a checklist, making it an invaluable resource on California's profuse vegetation.

A Field Guide to Western Medicinal Plants and Herbs

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Author: Steven Foster,Christopher Hobbs

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395838068

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 442

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Features more than five hundred plants and herbs of North America providing information on their location and medicinal uses.

A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians

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Author: Robert Cyril Stebbins

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395982723

Category: Nature

Page: 533

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Identifies more than five hundred species and subspecies of reptiles and amphibians, providing information on habitat, behavior, breeding data, key characteristics, and survival status of threatened species.

Mexiko: Baja California

der Reiseführer für faszinierende Individualreisen auf der mexikanischen Halbinsel zwischen Pazifik und Golf von Kalifornien

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Author: Christian Pehlemann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783980259422

Category:

Page: 167

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