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Anza-Borrego A to Z:: People, Places, and Things (Sunbelt Natural History Books) Paperback – February 17, 2001

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"Folks will be relying on [this book] for decades to come." -- Mark Jorgensen, Colorado Desert District Resource Ecologist

"No visitor to Anza-Borrego should miss this book!" -- William Bright, editor of 'California Place Names'

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Contains over 700 entries, 3 maps, and is the only single reference for the people, places and events of the Anza-Borrego area. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Series: Sunbelt Natural History Books
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Sunbelt Publications; 1st edition (February 17, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0932653383
  • ISBN-13: 978-0932653383
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,715,669 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on February 13, 2001
Format: Paperback
Anza-Borrego A to Z is both an interesting and informative book on the Anza-Borrego desert area. I especially liked the organizational format used by the author. Lindsay's Introduction gives an overall historic summary of the area followed by an alphabetically listing of people, places and things relevant to the Anza-Borrego Desert. The author's encyclopedic entries with links to related entries will meet the needs of both the average reader and those interested in a more "in depth" study of the area.
Anza-Borrego A to Z contains a wealth of information and will be especially helpful for: readers who would like more in-depth information about the area, guides who lead hikes in the Anza-Borrego Desert, people who love the desert environment and those who have just been introduced to the beauty and wonders of Anza-Borrego.
Lindsay substantiates her dedication to Anza-Borrego by her pledge to donate all author royalties to the Anza-Borrego Foundation!
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Anyone who has ever had any contact with the Anza-Borrego region, or anyone who might even have an interest in going there someday, will enjoy Anza-Borrego A to Z. Diana Lindsay has compiled an encyclopedia of information on the area that will be the standard reference work for many years to come. Only through years of contact and relationship building with a region can someone produce a book like this.
Lindsay has arranged her book alphabetically in the form of an encyclopedia. To look up information, turn to the subject and there it is. Cross-references at the end of each entry direct the reader to other related entries and an extensive index also aids in the discovery process.
However, the book is more than just an encyclopedia. Lindsay's prose makes the history of the desert come to life. As in her 1973 book "Our Historic Desert", hard to find facts and local historical gems are interwoven to form an intimate look at one of the most historically significant regions of the Southwest. Written as a companion to the guidebook "The Anza-Borrego Desert Region", co-authored with her husband Lowell, the Lindsay's now have compiled the most up to date information on the Colorado Desert regions of eastern San Diego County. When you hold these books in your hand, you're actually holding a historian and knowledgeable tour guide wrapped up in between the covers.
I had anticipated the publication of this book for quite a while, and when I finally had my copy, I came home and sat on the couch, planning to simply skim the book and get a feel for it. Several hours later, I discovered that I'd simply been reading through the book, page by page. This is definitely not your average compendium of encyclopedic facts!
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While this book has the potential to earn 5 stars it falls short in one critical area. Reading about some interesting geographical or geological feature is all very well if you can find out where it is. If you do not have this one vital piece of information it may as well be in Canada. The author's familiarity with the area leads her to tell you that one feature in an unrecognizable location, is simply next to or north off another equally unidentifiable feature. The maps at the front of the book are atrocious and of very little use. This book deserves a decent map with a grid of some kind so that the features described so brilliantly can each have a simple map reference. For example, "Bald Hill" sounds interesting, it's in the mouth of "Blow Sand Canyon" although where that it is anyone's guess. Maybe it is on one of the maps but I certainly could not find it.
This really is a shame because it completely devalues what would otherwise be a very valuable resource.
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This isn't a book you read from cover to cover in one sitting. While well written and highly informative, it is best used as a reference work, a place to find information about a particular topic, place or a historical event or person relating to the Anza Borrego. Often the information could only be obtained after a painstaking search of old, and often difficult to obtain sources if we didn't have Diana Lindsay's compilation. It is "All Things Considered" for the Anza Borrego Desert. I consider it an essential, must have work for anyone with more than a passing interest in this fascinating place in San Diego's backyard.

One caution: I first bought the Kindle version of the book. This was a mistake. Although it contains all the information in the print version, you will want to be able to search the book for specific facts in your own way. Using the search feature on the Kindle version simply lists every time the topic is mentioned, whether the reference is primary and informative or simply in passing. It is then up to you to find which of these allusions is relavent to your interest. It ends up requiring a lot of wasted effort.
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This book is exceptional! It is so clearly written and interesting. I didn't realize there was soooo much I didn't know about Borrego! I just love it!
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