The Golden Shore: California's Love Affair with the Sea

The Golden Shore: California's Love Affair with the Sea

ISBN: 0312664966

ISBN 13: 9780312664961

Publication Date: February 19, 2013

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

Pages: 352

Format: Hardcover

Author: David Helvarg

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From the first human settlements to the latest marine explorations, The Golden Shore tells the tale of the history, culture, and changing nature of California’s coasts and ocean. Author David Helvarg takes the reader on both a geographic and literary journey along the 1,100-mile Pacific coastline, from the Oregon border to the San Diego/Tijuana international border fence and out into its whale-, seal-, and shark-rich offshore seamounts, rock isles, and kelp forests.

Part history, part travelogue, part love letter, The Golden Shore tells the story of California’s majestic coastline and ocean. Helvarg captures the spirit of the Californian coast, its mythic place in American culture, and its role in a state whose ongoing natural disasters and unremitting sense of renewal are intimately linked to its deep connection with an ever-changing sea.

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