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On Her Own TermsAnnie Montague Alexander and the Rise of Science in the American West$
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Barbara Stein

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780520227262

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520227262.001.0001

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Baja California–Tres mujeres sin miedo

Baja California–Tres mujeres sin miedo

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On Her Own Terms

Barbara R. Stein

University of California Press

This chapter discusses the expedition to Baja California, which was Alexander's first visit to the state. It shows that Baja California represented the northernmost extent of the range of many Latin American species. The discussion describes the climate in the region, and introduces Annetta Carter, who was invited by Alexander and Kellogg to join them on the collecting expedition to Baja. It also reveals that several staff of the Museum of Vertebrae Zoology who had experience conducting fieldwork on the peninsula gave Alexander a great deal of advice before she and her companions departed for the region. This included a five-page list that enumerated essential general equipment.

Keywords:   Baja California, Latin American species, Annetta Carter, collecting expedition

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