Books about Baja California take us there through the travels and research of others. Much can be said about these books and their authors. For now, I will simply show their covers and give the year of publishing. Categories of books will be: Travel Stories; Guides; History; Ocean Activities (Fishing/Boating/Whales) & Others (Cook books, Photo/ Coffee Table books, Magazines bound into books).

Years given with each book are when published, from my collection. Other publishing years possible. 391 books, so far! To see books for sale: https://oldmissions.com

Page 1 are Travel Story Books;

Page 2 are Guidebooks;

Page 3 are History Books;

Page 4 are Ocean Activity Books, Photo Books, Cook Books, & Magazine Books.

Note that some books contain other categories of content. A Travel story book may have road details or history. A history or a fishing book may have road information. A guide book may have all the other categories, etc.

Travel Stories (75 books +)

 

1948
1960

1961
1962
1967
1968

 

Back cover, 1968.

1988, 1990
2001
2003
2008

1908
1910
1977

1933
1943 (Land Where Time Stands Still, cover)
Book online: READ

1953
1954
Back cover of 1954’s Bouncing Down to Baja
1958
1959

1961
1986 paperback edition
1961
1961
1964
1965, 1967, 1975 (La Siesta Press)
1966
1967
1968

1973, 1974
1983 paperback edition of There it is: Baja!
Back Cover 1973, 1974, and 1983 McMahan books.
1977
1978

1981
2003
1983
1984
1984
1987
1988 (Dave Deal art)

 

1989

1993
1993
1994
2005
2008
1996
1998
1999
1997
1997
1998
1998
1998 To look inside: https://www.google.com/books/edition/Almost_an_Island/BQBggG6jOnAC
1999
2002

2001
2001
2002
2002
2004
Page 57-60 “The Baja Connection” (David Kier)

 

2006
2008
2006
2006
2008
2014
2009. Murl was featured in Erle Stanley Gardner’s ‘Hunting the Desert Whale’ and Murl has a chapter about the Gardner expedition.
2013
2014 (?)
2017
2020
2022

Guidebooks are on next page…

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