The Bare-toed Vaquero: Life in Baja California's Desert Mountains

The Bare-toed Vaquero: Life in Baja California's Desert Mountains

By: Peter J. Marchand (author)Paperback

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Rarely visited by outsiders, the ranchers of the Sierra de la Giganta in Baja California Sur live much as their ancestors have for the past two centuries. They raise goats and cattle and grow a magnificent variety of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. In this book a gifted photojournalist introduces us to individual ranchers and their families and describes their traditional practices and the ways they have adapted to twenty-first-century challenges and technological advances. Marchand's photographs and text are both informative and intimate. His introduction to this little-known corner of Mexico will delight travelers and scholars alike.

About Author

Peter J. Marchand is a field biologist and photographer whose interests in plant and animal adaptation extend to human cultures living in extreme environments. He has worked in forest, tundra, and desert ecosystems throughout North America and currently resides in Colorado.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780826353566
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 136
  • ID: 9780826353566
  • ISBN10: 0826353568

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