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

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


Southern California is sandwiched among tectonic plates with an ever-shifting boundary. during the last numerous million years, activities of those plates have dramatically reshuffled the Earth’s crust to create rugged landscapes and seascapes riven with lively faults. move alongside those faults triggers earthquakes and tsunamis, pushes up mountains, and lifts sections of beach. Over geologic time, shorelines come and move, coastal bluffs retreat, and the ocean rises and falls. Nothing approximately Southern California’s coast is stable.

Surf, Sand, and Stone tells the clinical tale of the Southern California coast: its mountains, islands, shores, bluffs, browsing waves, earthquakes, and similar phenomena. It takes readers from San Diego to Santa Barbara, revealing the proof for a way the coast's gains got here to be and the way they're always altering. With a compelling narrative and transparent illustrations, Surf, Sand, and Stone outlines how the coast might be altered sooner or later and the way we will top organize for it.

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