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[Lonely Planet Baja California] Recommended Books:

Anza-Borrego Desert Hogue, Lawrenc
All the Wild and Lonely Places
Island Press - California (2000)
This thoughtful and evocative portrait of the Colorado Desert, which includes Anza-Borrego State Park, explores the lives of the people who have lived there, both original inhabitants and Spanish and American newcomers. Uncover the region's history and why it calls into question deeply held beliefs about "untouched" nature. Available from
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Lindsay, Diana
Anza-Borrego A to Z: People, Places, and Things
Voyageur Press (2000)
An interesting and informative book on the Anza-Borrego desert area. Lindsay's introduction gives an overall historic summary of the area followed by an alphabetical listing of people, places and things relevant to the Anza-Borrego Desert. Cross-references at the end of each entry direct the reader to other related entries and an extensive index also aids in the discovery process.
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Lindsay, Lowell and Diana Lindsay
The Anza-Borrego Desert Region: A Guide to the State Park and Adjacent Areas of the Western Colorado Desert With Map
Wilderness Press; 4th edition (November 1, 1998)
The authoritative, comprehensive guide to Southern California's most popular desert park, much of it still wilderness. A great guide for hikers, off-road travelers, equestrians, mountain bikers, photographers, and campers. Comes with folded 4-color map.
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Remeika, Paul and Lowell Lindsay
Geology of Anza-Borrego: Edge of Creation
Sunbelt Publications; (November 1, 1992)
An introduction to one of the most active seismic regions in North America where new earth crust is created as the Baja peninsula (and Borrego) splits from the mainland. Eight field trips journey through deep time in the desert, illustrating major themes of earth science. Numerous maps, photos, and diagrams lend understanding to the exciting story.
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Schad, Jerry
Afoot and Afield in San Diego
Wilderness Press; 3rd edition (December 1, 1998)
Our bestselling guidebook explores San Diego County with its wealth of natural scenery-unspoiled coastal canyons, pine-crested mountains, and spectacular desert landscapes. 220 hiking trips are organized by geographical areas, each with an accurate map.
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