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Books to Take on your Baja Expedition

These are our recommendations for books to take to Baja.

Diving Books Guide Books Sea Life Fiction, etc


Baja California Dive Guides

Diving and Snorkeling the Sea of Cortez: The Most Complete Guide to Baja California's Best Sites
by Susan Speck, Paperback, uthorhouse, 92 pages (2006)
Read our interview with the author, Susan Speck
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Baja California Divers Guide
by Michael Farley and Lauren Farley, Paperback, West Coast Divers Supplies, (1991)
Read our interview with the authors
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Baja California Guide Books

Frommer's Los Cabos & Baja (Frommer's Complete Guides)
by Valerie Hamilton, John Wiley and Sons, Paperback, 224 pages, (2011)
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Sea Life

Coral Reef Fishes Coral Reef Fishes, Indo-Pacific and Caribbean
by Ewald Lieske and Robert Myers, Harper Collins, 400 Pages, Paperback (February 1999)
An excellent, comprehensive guide to reef fishes, which is small and light enough to pack regardless of amount of diving equipment. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to identify the fish they see whilst diving the tropics.
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Reef Fishes of the Sea of Cortez: The Rocky-Shore Fishes of the Gulf of California
by Donald A Thomson et al, Paperback, 374 pages, University of Texas Press (May 2000)
This guide seeks to be a standard resource for divers and snorkellers - popular and scientific coverage of regional fish fauna.
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Guide to Marine Invertebrates; Alaska to Baja California
by DW Gotshall, Paperback
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Sea of Cortez Marine Animals; A Guide to the Common Fishes and Invertebrates - Baja California to Panama
by DW Gotshall, Paperback
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Sport Fish: Baja California - Sea of Cortez
by Alina Saurez
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Fiction, etc

The Log from the Sea of Cortez
by John Steinbeck, Paperback, Penguin
In 1940, Steinbeck and his friend, biologist Ed Ricketts, ventured into the Gulf of California to search for marine invertebrates along the beaches. This exciting, day-by-day account of their trip, is a wonderful combination of science, philosophy and high-speed adventure that provides a fascinating portrait of Steinbeck and Ricketts.
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The Pearl
by John Steinbeck, Paperback, Penguin
John Steinbeck based his novel The Pearl on a story he heard whilst visiting La Paz in Baja California.
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Girl of the Sea of Cortez
by Peter Benchley
"Hi, I'd recommend adding to your fiction section Peter Benchley's "The Girl of the Sea of Cortez." It is a wonderful book with great descriptions of underwater sealife, wise thought on living more in harmony with and understanding of the natural world, and a little bit of adventure to boot."
Joe Tompkins
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Diving The Seamount
by Tom Rapko, Paperback, iUniverse
La Paz, Mexico serves as the backdrop for a sweeping tale that questions the wisdom of pursuing a material life at the expense of freedom.
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