As informative as any field guide, yet as entertaining as any adventure novel.
—Journal of Coastal Research
In the vein of John McPhee's popular geology books.
—Richard C. Brusca, author of The Gulf of California: Biodiversity and Conservation and Common Intertidal Invertebrates of the Gulf of California
It is a quintessence of passion to the Earth sciences, and, thus, this is an inspired and inspiring book, which stimulates thinking and enjoying the wonders of nature.
With prose like Joseph Wood Krutch, the technical aspects of Ed Ricketts, the sleuthing of Sherlock Holmes, and the adventure of Indiana Jones, it is my guess that Off-Trail Adventures in Baja California
could be a very widely read natural science publication like Norman Roberts's book on Baja plants, or some of Peterson's bird books.
—Norman K. Christie