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Living with the Changing California Coast

Gary Griggs (Editor), Kiki Patsch (Editor), Lauret Savoy (Editor), Reinhard Flick (Contributor), Kim Fulton-Bennett (Contributor), Karen Grove (Contributor), Cheryl Hapke (Contributor), Ken R. Lajoie (Contributor), Charles F. Lester (Contributor), Scott Mathieson (Contributor), Dorothy Merritts (Contributor), Robert M. Norris (Contributor), Antony R. Orme (Contributor), Bernard Pipkin (Contributor), Derek Rust (Contributor), Douglas Sherman (Contributor), Robert Walker (Contributor), Jerry Weber (Contributor) & 13 more


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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.

A completely revised and updated edition of Living with the California Coast (1985), this book features hundreds of new photographs and the latest data on human activity on the coast, on climate change, on rising seas levels, and on coastal erosion and protection. With its dramatic photographs and mile-by-mile maps, Living with the Changing California Coast will be an essential resource for those intending to buy or build along the coast, those who need specific information about various coastal regions, and those who are seeking information about how this remarkable coastline has evolved.

*279 photographs portray natural coastal features and processes and illustrate many instances of what can happen to buildings on the coast

*81 maps, covering the entire coast, detail types of coastal landforms, coastline erosion rates, locations of seawalls or armor, and other specific areas of interest

*Offers specific advice for homebuyers,residents, and developers on which areas to avoid, on what safety measures should be taken, and on what danger signals should be heeded
1. INTRODUCTION-A Perspective on the coast of California- Gary Griggs, Kiki Patsch, Lauret Savoy

2. THE EVOLUTION OF THE CALIFORNIA COAST - Gary Griggs, Kiki Patsch, Lauret Savoy

3. WEATHER, CLIMATE CHANGE, SEA LEVEL AND THE COASTLINE - Gary Griggs, Kiki Patsch, Lauret Savoy

4. UNDERSTANDING THE SHORELINE - Gary Griggs, Kiki Patsch, Lauret Savoy

5. THE EROSION OF THE COASTLINE- Gary Griggs, Kiki Patsch, Lauret Savoy

6. BUILDING OR BUYING ON THE COAST - Gary Griggs, Kiki Patsch, Lauret Savoy

7. RESPONDING TO COASTAL HAZARDS- Gary Griggs, Kiki Patsch, Lauret Savoy

8. CALIFORNIA’S COASTAL HAZARDS: THEORY AND PRACTICE
Charles Lester

9. THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST: THE OREGON BORDER TO CAPE MENDOCINO
Lauret Savoy, Gary Griggs, and Derek Rust

10. POINT DELGADA TO POINT ARENA
Dorothy Merritts, Lauret Savoy, Gary Griggs and Robert Walker

11. POINT ARENA TO SAN FRANCISCO
Lauret Savoy, Dorothy Merritts, Karen Grove and Robert Walker

12. THE SAN FRANCISCO COASTLINE
Gary Griggs, Kim Fulton and Lauret Savoy


13. SAN FRANCISCO TO ANO NUEVO
Jerry Weber, Gary Griggs, Ken LaJoie and Scott Mathieson

14. ANO NUEVO TO THE MONTEREY PENINSULA
Gary Griggs and Kiki Patsch

15. THE MONTEREY PENINSULA TO MORRO BAY
Cheryl Hapke

16. MORRO BAY TO POINT CONCEPTION
Antony Orme

17. POINT CONCEPTION TO RINCON POINT
Robert Norris and Kiki Patsch

18. RINCON POINT TO SANTA MONICA
Antony Orme

19. THE COAST OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: SANTA MONICA TO DANA POINT
Douglas Sherman and Bernard Pipkin

20. DANA POINT TO THE INTERNATIONAL BORDER.
Reinhard Flick

APPENDIX A: References
APPENDIX B: Geologic Time Line
Gary Griggs is Professor of Earth Sciences and Director of the Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is coauthor, with John A. Gilchrist, of Geologic Hazards: Resources and Land Use Planning (1983) and The Earth and Land Use Planning (1977). Kiki Patsch is Post-Graduate Researcher in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Lauret Savoy is Professor of Geology and Environmental Studies at Mount Holyoke College.
“The resulting coverage is exhaustive, expert, and generally engagingly written. . . . I found this book riveting. . . . For anyone who lives near the coast, this book will prove illuminating. . . . It is erudite, informative, meticulous, and good reading to boot.”—Anne Canright California Coast & Ocean
“This revised edition . . . offers a much-needed update of what scientists have learned about rising sea level, sand movement, and other processes affecting the shoreline. It is essential reading for prospective beach-front home buyers, residents, developers and coastal managers at all levels of government.”—Terry Rodgers San Diego Union-Tribune
“The authors and coastal geologists familiar with specific regions describe these individual areas, including what we know about their geology, hazards, and histories.”—Sida
"The goal of The Changing California Coast is to provide perspective on the realities of living on the California coast, its challenges and issues, and the nitty gritty of what to consider before buying or building a house. The book achieves this aim by providing a tutorial on the potential hazards of coastal living, and systematically covering the coast from border to border. A must read for anyone whose idea of the coast is based on too many episodes of Baywatch."—Paul D. Komar, author of Beach Processes and Sedimentation

"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

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