Surf, Sand, and Stone: How Waves, Earthquakes, and Other Forces Shape the Southern California Coast Keith Heyer Meldahl

ISBN: 9780520280045

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Hardcover

271 pages


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Surf, Sand, and Stone: How Waves, Earthquakes, and Other Forces Shape the Southern California Coast  by  Keith Heyer Meldahl

Surf, Sand, and Stone: How Waves, Earthquakes, and Other Forces Shape the Southern California Coast by 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 crust to create rugged landscapes and seascapesMoreSouthern 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 crust to create rugged landscapes and seascapes riven with active faults.

Movement along these faults triggers earthquakes and tsunamis, pushes up mountains, and lifts sections of coastline. Over geologic time, beaches come and go, coastal bluffs retreat, and the sea rises and falls. Nothing about Southern California’s coast is stable.Surf, Sand, and Stone tells the scientific story of the Southern California coast: its mountains, islands, beaches, bluffs, surfing waves, earthquakes, and related phenomena.

It takes readers from San Diego to Santa Barbara, revealing the evidence for how the coasts features came to be and how they are continually changing. 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.



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