Learn more about Living with the Changing California Coast (University of California Press, 2005) by following a link below or scrolling down for all information:
Crowded into the beautiful, narrow strip at the edge of the ocean, the large number of people who live near California’s dynamic coastline often have little awareness of the hazards—waves, tides, wind, storms, rain, and runoff—that erode and impact the coast and claim property on a regular basis. This up-to-date, authoritative, and easy-to-use book, a geological profile of the California coast from Mexico to the Oregon border, describes the landforms and processes that shape the coastline and beaches, documents how erosion has affected development, and discusses the options that are available for dealing with coastal hazards and geologic instability.
“California’s coast is a living landscape endlessly besieged by waves and tides, upland erosion, seismic forces, and human efforts to secure land’s edge in place. A geography of awesome beauty and constant conflict, the coast is where people want to be. Living with the Changing California Coast is a must read for property owners, developers, investors, public officials, and activists who care about our coast’s future. This book lays out the consequences of our tendency to wall up the coast and what we might do to reverse the trend. A most thorough, alarming and compelling tale of what is happening to our shoreline. Will policy makers listen?”
— Peter Douglas, Executive Director of the California Coastal Commission