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Traveling & Living in Mexico



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The People's Guide to Mexico

"This isn't a travel guide. It helps you to be travel savy in Mexico, with tips on everything from how to select and purchase a proper hammock, to pointers on how to deal with corrupt cops. "


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Choose Mexico for Retirement

"Modern retirees who want to get the most out of shrinking retirement benefits will want to look at CHOOSE MEXICO FOR RETIREMENT, appearing in its 9th updated edition to provide the latest facts on local real estate, costs, medical care, business opportunities and more. "


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The Plain Truth about Living in Mexico

"This book fairly comprehensively reviews the practical issues involved in expatriating to Mexico in a very casual, conversational style. As in a real conversation, there is repetition and some tangential editorializing, but this does not significantly detract from the useful information provided."


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Mexican Cookbooks       Back to the top



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From My Mexican Kitchen: Techniques and Ingredients

"Words cannot do justice to my high opinion of this outstanding cooking resource. Ms. Diana Kennedy (whom I already held in high esteem as the Julia Child of authentic Mexican cuisine) has outdone herself."


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Nature & Wildlife       Back to the top



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Southwest Treasure Hunters Gem & Minerals 3RD Edition

"This provides a links to a book about Where & How to Dig, Pan and Mine Your Own Gems and Minerals at Powell.com"


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The Complete Guide to the Sea of Cortez

"Gerry Has Done it again! The crusing guides on CD-ROM is a must have!! This easy to navagate program has proven itself to be a permanant crusing companion. The many COLOR photographs, accurate GPS positions, & much more make this CD-ROM invaluable!"


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Reef Fishes of the Sea of Cortez: The Rocky-Shore Fishes of the Gulf of

"It is intended to give you an overview on what is known about the fishes of this region AND for the experienced snorkeler or diver or fisherman, it truly is an excellent guide in identification to species. I have worked as an ichthyologist in the region numerous times and the book was invaluable."


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Baja Boater's Guide: The Sea of Cortez:

"This book is very in depth with excellent drawings and photos but is almost entirely about the Baja peninsula side of the Sea of Cortez - if you are looking for the mainland side SOc info, the Cunningham books are bibles for that territory."


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Sea of Cortez Marine Animals:

A Guide to the Common Fishes and Invertebrates Baja California to Panama (Paperback) available on Amazon.com


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Lonely Planet Mexico

"To explore Mexico is to walk through rain forests and along tropical beaches, to traverse vast deserts and gaze at snow-capped volcanoes, and to walk..." This book is available through Amazon.com.


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Sea of Cortez Navigational Charts

The Sea of Cortez is an ideal place for cruising under sail. There are over 270 anchorages among its islands, bays, and beaches. Gerry Cruising Charts give you the most boating information in 3 cruising guides and 15 navigation charts.


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A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America

A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America


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Birds of Mexico and Central America

Birds of Mexico and Central America


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A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert

"This is the ideal book to take along on trips to the Sonora Desert. Whether it is the Cailfornian , including Baja, Arizonian(it actually covers five states) or Mexican portions of the vast and diverse Sonara Desert, the details and complexities of this eco system are truly amazing."


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Shrubs & Trees of the Southwest Deserts

This is a guide to the Shrubs & Trees of the Southwest Deserts.


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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument: Where Edges Meet

by Bill Broyles (Author), George H. H. Huey (Author) "This is organ pipe cactus country, land where edges meet..."


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A Guide to the Geology of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve


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A Guide to the Geology of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve


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Sonoran Desert Wildflowers: A Field Guide to the Common Wildflowers of the Sonoran Desert

A Field Guide to the Common Wildflowers of the Sonoran Desert, Including Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Saguaro National Park, Organ Pipe National Monument, Ironwood Forest National Monument, and the Sonoran Portion of Joshua Tree National Park.


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Organ Pipe: Life on the Edge

by Carol Ann Bassett (Author), Michael Hyatt (Photographer). .


Culture & History       Back to the top



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A New Time For Mexico

This collection of essays by Carlos Fuentes, Mexican intellectual, man of letters and erstwhile diplomat, seeks to place his country's current convulsive state in a wider historical perspective. He discusses the Mexican Revolution of 1910 as a liberating moment


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Bordering on Chaos

This is an attempt to understand Mexico's steep descent into turmoil, which happened rapidly after the uprising in Chiapas on New Year's Day, 1994. Following the assassinations of a presidential candidate and then the congressional leader, President Carlos Salinas de Gortari had barely left office when the peso collapsed.


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The Challenge of Institutional Reform in Mexico

The Challenge of Institutional Reform in Mexico


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Continental Shift: Free Trade & the New North America


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Distant Neighbors: A Portrait of the Mexicans

former Mexico City bureau chief for the New York Times, Riding shows himself to be a sympathetic, informed observer of the complex changes wracking Mexican society & is especially insightful about recent political and economic turbulence & the tension between the Mexican majority & the "Americanized" minority.


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There's a Word for It in Mexico

"Mexicans are an exceptionally emotional people, expressing themselves in a variety of ways which have become an integral part of their culture, from their songs..."


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The U.S. & Mexico: The Bear & the Porcupine


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The Labyrinth of Solitude: The Other Mexico...

"All of us, at some moment, have had a vision of our existence as something unique, untransferable and very precious..."


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Economies of Exclusion: Underclass Poverty and Labor....

Underclass Poverty and Labor Market Change in Mexico


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Good Neighbors: Communicating With the Mexicans

"This is a practical analysis of Mexican culture, as it compares with North American culture, geared slightly toward the needs and interests of persons doing business there."


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The Mexico Reader: History, Culture, Politics


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The Course of Mexican History

"This is a required purchase for Mexican History enthusiasts. The latest edition represents a significant improvement in coverage of "peripheral" regions. Mexican narrative histories in any language tend to privilege the central valley (Aztecs, Mexico City, etc.)"


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Mexico: Biography of Power

"Mexico, September 1910, and a double cause for celebration: the cente of the War of Independence and the eightieth birthday of President Porfirio Diaz..."


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Ancient Mexico and Central America: Archaeology ...

Ancient Mexico and Central America: Archaeology and Culture History


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A New Time For Mexico

This collection of essays by Carlos Fuentes, Mexican intellectual, man of letters and erstwhile diplomat, seeks to place his country's current convulsive state in a wider historical perspective. He discusses the Mexican Revolution of 1910 as a liberating moment


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Activities        Back to the top



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Twenty Small Sailboats to Take You Anywhere

"John Vigor's credentials are indeed extremely impressive. His book contains a plethora of valuable information about pocket cruisers. Unquestionably he knows boats."


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