Wednesday, December 1, 2010

First ‘Regular’ Post: Baja California

Photo by: Tomas Castelazo, 2003.
Yesterday, I was in the library skimming through a great book I come across now and then. It is a book written by William Weber Johnson called ‘Baja California’ and is part of a great series by Time-Life Books. I always like to understand the geological history of a place and it is interesting to note that 30 million years ago, The Baja Peninsula was still part of the main body of Mexico. Also, it was tropical instead of arid. It has since been moving away leaving what is today the Sea of Cortez and has become very arid. Many interesting endemic specifies call Baja California home and it is probably one of the most unique places on earth. There are a lot of great photographs in the book, while the writing is compelling as well.

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