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Surf, sand, and stone : how waves, earthquakes, and other forces shape the Southern California coast

Author: Keith Heyer Meldahl
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Meldahl tells the scientific story of the Southern California coast by blending research from geology and oceanography with a compelling narrative and clear illustrations that take readers out in the field with the author to learn about the processes that have generated the coast as it exists today and how the region will change in the future. The author's geographic scope spans from San Diego to Point Conception,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Heyer Meldahl
ISBN: 9780520280045 0520280040
OCLC Number: 899949754
Description: xiii, 222 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Time, faults, and moving plates : a recipe for Southern California --
Tsunamis --
Earthquakes --
Disassembling Southern California --
Waves and surfing --
Beaches and coastal bluffs --
Sea level changes and the ice ages --
Appendix : Seeing for yourself --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Keith Heyer Meldahl.

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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  Read more...

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"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 Read more...

 
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