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Author Helvarg, David, 1951-
Title The golden shore : California's love affair with the sea / David Helvarg.
Published New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2013.
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 Floor2  F868.P33 H45 2013    IN LIBRARY
Edition First edition.
Description 342 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-327) and index.
Contents Home waters -- Native tides -- The Age of Sail -- Ghost forests -- Catch a wave -- Ports of call -- Navy towns -- Save our shores -- Currents of discovery -- Return of the beasts -- The urban coast -- The Redwood Coast -- Rising tides.
Summary A sweeping history of the California coastline documents its changing culture and ecology while exploring its role in the state's efforts to counter environmental disasters, citing the influence of the international border fence and the rich animal and plant life that depend on the coast for survival.
Subject Pacific Coast (Calif.) -- History.
Pacific Coast (Calif.) -- Environmental aspects.
Pacific Coast (Calif.) -- Economic aspects.
Pacific Ocean -- Environmental conditions.
California -- Description and travel.
ISBN 9780312664961 (hardcover)
0312664966 (hardcover)
9781250027528 (e-book)
1250027527 (e-book)
OCLC number 795010262