California Coastal Resource Guide
University of California Press, 1987 - Nature - 384 pages
This comprehensive and authoritative guide to the natural and cultural resources of California's magnificent 1,100-mile coastline is the companion to the best-selling California Coastal Access Guide. Whereas the Access Guide stressed public access to the California coast, the Resource Guide focuses on the rich and varied natural resources of the coast and its diverse habitats, including detailed descriptions of flora and fauna; the Guide also features accounts of the history of the coast, and includes numerous striking and informative drawings, photographs, and maps.
Part One consists of sections of statewide interest divided into three categories: the first is coastal geography, which includes descriptions of coastal mountains, rivers, marine terraces, beaches, wetlands, nearshore waters, and the open ocean; the second is living resources, covering the flora and fauna of the coast; and the third is cultural resources, treating history, architecture, recreation, and economy, including such topics as parks and beaches, recreational fishing, amusement parks, lighthouses, offshore oil, tourism, agriculture, and other coastal industries.
Part Two is composed of individual sections on each of California's coastal counties, as well as San Francisco Bay, the Farallon Islands, and the Channel Islands. This portion of the book includes 150 maps, lists of species of interest, a summary of each county's history, and site-by-site descriptions of parks, beaches, rivers, wetlands, coastal towns and cities, missions, museums, and other coastal resources; detailed information on the habitats, wildlife, and history of each site are included, as well as its address, and, where applicable, the phone number.
Copiously illustrated, accessible, and above all, entertaining, this book is an indispensable reference guide for residents and vacationers as well as a fun book to browse in for anyone interested in California's coast.
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Coastal Timeline 74 Lighthouses
Economic Resources 76 Recreation 71 Architectural Style 78 Coastal Amusement Parks COASTAL COUNTIES
Amphibians and Reptiles
Del Norte County 201 Monterey County
San Francisco County 279 Los Angeles County
San Mateo County 315 Orange County
Santa Cruz County 331 San Diego County
Santa Cruz Longtoed Salamander
Morro Bay Kangaroo
California Brown Pelicans
North Coast Indians
Humboldt County 225 San Luis Obispo Counts
Mendocino County 241 Santa Barbara County
Sonoma County 259 Channel Islands
Marin County 267 Ventura County
San Andreas Fault
Gulf of the Farallones
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