Surf, Sand, and Stone: How Waves, Earthquakes, and Other Forces Shape the Southern California Coast (Paperback)
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Surf, Sand, and Stone: How Waves, Earthquakes, and Other Forces Shape the Southern California Coast (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 01/10/2019
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Southern California is sandwiched between two tectonic plates with an ever-shifting boundary. Over the last several million years, movements of these plates have dramatically reshuffled the Earth's crust to create rugged landscapes and seascapes riven with active faults. Movement along these faults triggers earthquakes and tsunamis, pushes up mountains, and lifts sections of coastline. Over geologic time, beaches come and go, coastal bluffs retreat, and the sea rises and falls. Nothing about Southern California's coast is stable.

Surf, Sand, and Stone tells the scientific story of the Southern California coast: its mountains, islands, beaches, bluffs, surfing waves, earthquakes, and related phenomena. It takes readers from San Diego to Santa Barbara, revealing the evidence for how the coast's features came to be and how they are continually changing. With a compelling narrative and clear illustrations, Surf, Sand, and Stone outlines how the coast will be altered in the future and how we can best prepare for it.

Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520318397
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"With a compelling narrative and clear illustrations, Surf, Sand, and Stone outlines how the coast will be altered in the future and how we can best prepare for it." -- Ian Paulsen * Birdbooker Report *
"Reading Meldahl's Surf, Sand, and Stone brought back to me the thrill I felt when discovering geography... [Meldahl] describes often-complex processes in a dazzlingly clear, unpretentious, and entertaining style." * Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers *

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