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The golden shore : California's love affair with the sea

Author: David Helvarg
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Helvarg
ISBN: 9780312664961 0312664966 9781250027528 1250027527
OCLC Number: 795010262
Description: 342 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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.
Responsibility: David Helvarg.

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From the first human settlements to the many marine explorations, this book tells the tale of the history, culture, and changing nature of California's coasts and ocean. It captures the spirit of the  Read more...

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