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Introduction to California's Beaches and Coast

Field / Identification Guide
By: Gary Griggs
208 pages, 183 col illus, maps
Introduction to California's Beaches and Coast
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  • Introduction to California's Beaches and Coast ISBN: 9780520262904 Paperback Jun 2010 Usually dispatched within 4 days
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From sunny beaches where thousands escape the summer'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 California's Pacific Coast looks and works the way it does. The author explores the dynamic forces that have created beaches and the coastline through discussions of tectonics, the formation of waves, rain and wind, changing climates and sea levels, human impacts, and coastal erosion.

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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.
Field / Identification Guide
By: Gary Griggs
208 pages, 183 col illus, maps
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Griggs is a first-class writer who knows the coastline.--Pacific Horticulture "This comprehensive and fascinating book is a must-read for anyone who lives on or near the coast."--The Californian "There's much in this book that should fascinate anyone living along the California coastline."--Coastviews "The book will fascinate any person curious about what happens when the power of the sea meets a landmass."--Bookideas.com "A fascinating book."--Mountain Democrat
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