Eight hundred miles long, Baja California is the remotest region of the Sonoran desert, a land of volcanic cliffs, glistening beaches, fantastical boojum trees, and some of the greatest primitive murals in the Western Hemisphere. In this book, Berger recounts tales from his three decades in this extraordinary place, enriching his account with the peninsula's history, its politics, and its probable future--rendering a striking panorama of this land so close to the United States, so famous and so little known.My one personal association with solar eclipses was when my father took me to watch a partial solar eclipse on the shores of Lake Michigan when I was seven or eight. I remember how strange it was to watch him hold burning matches underanbsp;...
|Title||:||Almost an Island|
|Publisher||:||University of Arizona Press - 1998|