The Golden Shore
California's Love Affair with the Sea
By David Helvarg
(Thomas Dunne Books, Hardcover, 9780312664961, 342pp.)
Publication Date: February 19, 2013
List Price: $34.99*
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A "Denver Post "Bestseller
A "Booklist "Top Literary Travel Book of the Year
From the first human settlements to the latest marine explorations, "The Golden Shore "tells the tale of the history, culture, and changing nature of California's coasts and ocean. Author David Helvarg takes the reader on both a geographic and literary journey along the 1,100-mile Pacific coastline, from the Oregon border to the San Diego/Tijuana international border fence and out into its whale-, seal-, and shark-rich offshore seamounts, rock isles, and kelp forests.
Part history, part travelogue, part love letter, "The Golden Shore" tells the story of California's majestic coastline and ocean. Helvarg""captures the spirit of the Californian coast, its mythic place in American culture, and its role in a state whose ongoing natural disasters and unremitting sense of renewal are intimately linked to its deep connection with an ever-changing sea.