A Coast to Explore

Coastal Geology and Ecology of Central California

By Miles O. Hayes, Jacqueline Michel, and Joseph M. Holmes (illustrator)

Paperback Price $29.95

Buy Now

Coasts have always enchanted us with their wild beauty. A Coast to Explore offers an accessible guide to what we see when we look at a coastline: the wave-cut rock cliffs, sea caves, and sea stacks, as well as sand and gravel beaches and coastal dunes. Focusing specifically on North America’s Pacific coast, Hayes and Michel explain how the San Andreas Fault system created a new and complex shoreline that has enthralled visitors from around the world, and show how the coastline has changed through erosion driven by El Niños, the effects of tsunamis, the formation of spectacular raised marine terraces created as a result of the changing sea level during the ice ages, and the continuing rise of the Coast Ranges.

Richly illustrated with original diagrams, photographs, and satellite imagery, the book paints a truly complete picture of a complicated topic smoothly distilled from the scientific literature and personal observations along the coast.

Miles O. Hayes is chairman of the board of Research Planning Inc. (RPI), a science technology company located in Columbia, South Carolina. He has spent fifty years as a coastal geomorphologist and sedimentologist.

Jacqueline Michel is president of RPI and is an internationally recognized expert in oil and hazardous materials spill response and assessment.

University of Alaska Press Logo

Details

  • Paperback Price: $29.95
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Pages: 338
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: By Miles O. Hayes, Jacqueline Michel, and Joseph M. Holmes (illustrator)
  • ECommerce Code: 9780981661810

Related Titles

Browse Related Titles Tagged Under:

University Press of ColoradoUtah State University PressUniversity of Alaska PressUniversity of Wyoming Press