Baja California Books – 2

Second section of Baja California and Baja California Sur Books.

Camp and Camino in Lower California Explorations and Adventures on the Baja 1908 – 1910

bcamp-and-camino-lower-californiay Arthur W. North
A record of the adventures of the author while exploring peninsular California, Mexico, by Arthur Walbridge North . with a foreword by Admiral Robley D. Evans, U.S.N. Reprint of the 1910 book.

AUTHOR’S PREFACE: If when writing the closing chapter of this volume I could have looked ahead, reading in the future that a year and a half must intervene before final revision, such pros-
pective delay would have been almost incomprehensible to
me. And yet you who peruse these pages may smilingly
understand how their author might turn abruptly from con-
ventional life, seeking anew the fascination of the frontier.

eating-your-way-baja-miller-1986-6458-r2Eating Your Way Through Baja

By Tom Miller
Illustration by Chuck Larson
Foreward by Paul “Panther” Pierce
Baja Trail Publications, Huntington Beach, California
Softcover 96 pages.
Language: English
ASIN: B00071B6TG
Product Dimensions:
6.7 x 4.6 x 0.3 inches – jat

 hovering-over-baja-gardner-1961Hovering over Baja

by Erle Stanley  Gardner (Author)
Here is the fascinating story of the author’s latest expedition to Baja California. This time Erle Stanley Gardner and his fellow adventurers employed both a helicopter and an amazing machine known as a “Pak-Jak” to see and visit parts of this peninsula which had never been explored before. Hardcover. Publisher: William Morrow (January 1961), Language: English
ISBN-10: 0688018238, ISBN-13: 978-0688018238
Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 inches – jat

Into a Desert Place by Graham MacKintosh
Into a Desert Place by Graham MacKintosh

Into a Desert Place: A 3000 Mile Walk around the Coast of Baja California 
by Graham MacKintosh
An Englishman, Mackintosh fell in love with Baja California on a visit and, despite a glaring shortage of both experience and money, determined to walk its entire coast. Into a Desert Place is his account of how he equipped himself, what he saw and learned, and how he survived on this harsh and beautiful journey. The book was first published in England and then by Mackintosh himself in the U. S. – jat

516V2ZJ5YYL._SX318_BO1,204,203,200_The Journey of the Flame

Written down by Antonio de Fierro Blanco.
1933 (First Edition)
The Journey of the Flame
is that rare treasure, an artfully imagined work of fiction that is based on meticulous research and brings life to the study of history.  A slow ride through exotic territory.  On the night of his 104th birthday, Don Juan Obrigon–tall and straight, with hair still flaming red–prepares to tell his life story to assembled relatives and guests.  The story he will tell describes his travels as a boy of twelve in 1810, when he accompanied the Spanish viceroy of Baja California from the southern tip of Baja California to Monterey. – jat

los-misiones-de-baja-1683-1849Las Misiones de Baja California – The Missions of Baja California 1683 – 1849

by Dr. W. Michael Mathes (University of San Francisco) © 1977 Gobierno del Estado de Baja California Sur.
Paperback: 225 pages. English and Sp[anish
Publisher: La Paz, Baja California, Editorial Aristos. (1957)
ASIN: B00GQRFMNQ – jat

Sea of Cortez

sea-of-cortez-steinbeck-rickets-1982-6461-r2A Leisurely Journal of Travel and Research
by John Steinbeck and E. F. Rickets – 1982
The collaboration of two friends-one a novelist, one a novelist, one a marine biologist-produced a volume in which fascinating popular science is woven into a narrative of man’s dreams, his ideals, and his accomplishments through the centuries. Sea of Cortez is one of those rare books that are all things to all readers. Actually the record of a brief collecting expedition in the lonely GUlf of California, it will be science to the scientist, philosophy to the philosopher, and to the average man an adventure in living and thinking.

The Baja Book

The Baja Book by Tom Miller and Elmar Baxter
The Baja Book by Tom Miller and Elmar Baxter

by Tom Miller and Elmar Baxter
Forward by Ray Cannon
A Complete Map-guide to Today’s Baja California.
Baja Trail Publications 1974   -jat
Note: Tom Miller, ‘Baja Book’ Author, Fisherman, Dies February 12, 1993
HUNTINGTON BEACH — Tom Miller, who wrote the “Baja Book,” a literary guide for thousands of tourists, died Wednesday at his residence, according to a family friend. He was 64.  Elmar Baxter, who co-authored the “Baja Book,” said Miller had been found to be suffering incurable lung cancer in 1991.

The History of Alta California
512R85yj10L._SX340_BO1,204,203,200_Antonio María Osio’s La Historia de Alta California was the first written history of upper California during the era of Mexican rule, and this is its first complete English translation. A Mexican-Californian, government official, and the landowner of Angel Island and Point Reyes, Osio writes colorfully of life in old Monterey, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, and gives a first-hand account of the political intrigues of the 1830s that led to the appointment of Juan Bautista Alvarado as governor.  –  jat

The Magnificent Peninsula by Jack Williams. 1986
The Magnificent Peninsula by Jack Williams. 1986

The Magnificent Peninsula
by Jack Williams. 1986
The Comprehensive Guidebook to Mexico’s Baja California with over 50 maps, 30 tables and photographs, hotel and trailer court lists. – jat