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Introduction to California's Beaches and Coast (California Natural History Guides)

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From sunny beaches where thousands escape the summerand#8217;s heat to wild and isolated rocky cliffs, California boasts one of the most spectacular and diverse shorelines in the world. Accompanied by numerous color photographs, diagrams, and maps, this guide explains why Californiaand#8217;s Pacific Coast looks and works the way it does. Gary Griggs explores the dynamic forces that have created beaches and the coastline through lively discussions of tectonics, the formation of waves, rain and wind, changing climates and sea levels, human impacts, and coastal erosion. The guide answers such questions as:

and#149; Where does all that sand come from?

and#149; Can we harness the energy of waves?

and#149; How fast does the coastline erode?

and#149; What lies just off shore beneath the waves?

About the Author

Gary Griggs is Director of the Institute of Marine Sciences and Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the co-author of The Santa Cruz Coast: Then and Now and Living with the Changing California Coast (UC Press), among other books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520262898
Author:
Griggs, Gary
Publisher:
University of California Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Nature Studies-General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
California Natural History Guides
Series Volume:
99
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
183 color illustrations, 13 line illustr
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
7.5 x 4.75 in

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