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Dive into the heart of Borrego Springs with a curated list of books that capture its essence, perfect for gifting or adorning your coffee table.

Borrego Springs Through Books: Support ABDNHA’s Cause

Borrego Springs, a gem nestled within California’s Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, is a haven for both nature enthusiasts and literary aficionados.

For those looking to immerse themselves in the wonders of Borrego Springs through literature, the Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association (ABDNHA) offers a treasure trove of books. By choosing to purchase from their online store, you not only gain valuable insights into this unique desert region but also contribute to a meaningful cause.

Why Choose ABDNHA? ABDNHA is more than just a bookstore. It’s an organization dedicated to educating and inspiring people about the Anza-Borrego Desert. Your purchases help support their educational programs, conservation efforts, and the preservation of the natural beauty of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

A Few Great Reads:

“A Natural History of the Anza-Borrego Region: Then and Now” by Mike Wells and Marie Simovich

This comprehensive volume, born from a 16-year teaching course, is the ultimate guide to the natural history of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. With lavish illustrations, it delves into the evolution of the desert landscape and its biodiversity, making it an essential read for both scientists and visitors.

“The Deserts of California” by Obi Kaufmann

Join Obi Kaufmann on a visual journey through California’s deserts, including the Anza-Borrego region. This book blends art and science with hundreds of watercolor maps and illustrations, spotlighting national and state parks, monuments, and the natural abundance of California’s arid lands.

“The California Deserts Then and Now” by James W. Cornett

This pioneering book employs repeat photography to illustrate the impacts of climate change on California’s deserts. Historical photographs are juxtaposed with recent ones, offering a unique perspective on the evolving desert landscape.

“Anza-Borrego: A Photographic Journey” by Ernie Cowan Photojournalist Ernie Cowan captures the essence of the 600,000-acre Anza-Borrego desert park through stunning photographs and narratives, making this book a visual delight.

“Geology of Anza-Borrego: Edge of Creation” by Paul Remeika & Lowell Lindsay

Dive into the geology of Anza-Borrego with this detailed guide. It includes maps, photos, and an overview of regional geology, perfect for those interested in the scientific aspects of the area.

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