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Searching for Steinbeck's Sea of Cortez: A Makeshift Expedition Along Baja's Desert Coast

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Publisher Comments:

Written by the author of "Adventure Kayaking, " this book is a celebration and re-creation of Steinbeck's famous trip to some of the most biologically diverse waters in the world. Map.

Book News Annotation:

Emulating Steinbeck's 1940 marine expedition described in The log from the Sea of Cortez, an Anchorage-based travel writer sailed this Mexican waterway with her family and reflects on their adventures and the region's threatened ecology. Includes a map and summary of sources, but lacks an index. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Andromeda Romano-Lax, with her husband and two children, set out to explore the dazzling waters of the Sea of Cortez in a 24-foot sailboat. Inspired by Steinbecks famous 1940 book The Log from the Sea of Cortez, the author quickly proves herself an experienced and lyrical guide to one of North Americas most unusual and rugged places. Her vivid descriptions of the abundant marine life turn readers into armchair naturalists. An encounter with a mentally unbalanced skipper, a baseball game with local villagers, and a kayaking trip in a violent storm are among the adventures — and misadventures — Romano-Lax chronicles here. Including a map, a delightful blend of adventure, science, and philosophy, Searching for Steinbecks Sea of Cortez is a memorable trip to some of the most biologically diverse waters in the world.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781570612558
Subtitle:
A Makeshift Expedition Along Baja's Desert Coast
Author:
Romano-Lax, Andromeda
Author:
Romano-Lax, Andromeda
Publisher:
Sasquatch Books
Location:
Seattle, Wash.
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Steinbeck, John
Subject:
California, Gulf of.
Subject:
TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
TR-02-1
Publication Date:
20020809
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Map
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 11.5 oz

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Andromeda Romano-Lax, with her husband and two children, set out to explore the dazzling waters of the Sea of Cortez in a 24-foot sailboat. Inspired by Steinbecks famous 1940 book The Log from the Sea of Cortez, the author quickly proves herself an experienced and lyrical guide to one of North Americas most unusual and rugged places. Her vivid descriptions of the abundant marine life turn readers into armchair naturalists. An encounter with a mentally unbalanced skipper, a baseball game with local villagers, and a kayaking trip in a violent storm are among the adventures — and misadventures — Romano-Lax chronicles here. Including a map, a delightful blend of adventure, science, and philosophy, Searching for Steinbecks Sea of Cortez is a memorable trip to some of the most biologically diverse waters in the world.
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