The Edge: The Pressured Past and Precarious Future of California’s Coast

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Craven Street Books #ad - Densely populated, and industrialized -- but also home to wilderness with complex, urbanized, fragile ecosystems -- the coast is the place where humanity and nature coexist in a precarious balance that is never perfectly stable. The edge is a dramatic snapshot of the California coast's past, present, and probable future in a time of climate change and expanding human activity.

. Coastal ecosystems and wildlife that were already stressed by human settlement now face new dangers, some threatening their very existence. The combined impacts of climate change, along with environmental advocacy, housing and commercial growth, commercial fisheries, oil drilling and production, all come together to define the future of the region.

As ocean levels rise, coastal communities are starting to erode, and entire neighborhoods have been lost to the sea. A masterful and sweeping synthesis of environmental and social science, communities, ecology, industries, The Edge presents a comprehensive portrait of natural and cultural history -- the story of the people, and wildlife of the California coast.

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Essentials of Oceanography 12th Edition

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Introduction to California's Beaches and Coast California Natural History Guides

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University of California Press #ad - Gary griggs explores the dynamic forces that have created beaches and the coastline through lively discussions of tectonics, changing climates and sea levels, the formation of waves, rain and wind, human impacts, and coastal erosion. Accompanied by numerous color photographs, and maps, diagrams, this guide explains why California’s Pacific Coast looks and works the way it does.

The guide answers such questions as:• where does all that sand come from?• Can we harness the energy of waves?• How fast does the coastline erode?• What lies just off shore beneath the waves? From sunny beaches where thousands escape the summer’s heat to wild and isolated rocky cliffs, California boasts one of the most spectacular and diverse shorelines in the world.

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Coasts in Crisis: A Global Challenge

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University of California Press #ad - These massive concentrations of people expose often-fragile coastal environments to the runoff and pollution from municipal, industrial, and agricultural sources as well as the impacts of resource exploitation and a wide range of other human impacts. Coastal regions around the world have become increasingly crowded, intensively developed, and severely exploited.

Can environmental impacts be reduced or mitigated and can coastal regions adapt to natural hazards?  Coasts in Crisis is a comprehensive assessment of the impacts that the human population is having on the coastal zone globally and the diverse ways in which coastal hazards impact human settlement and development.

Coasts in Crisis: A Global Challenge #ad - Hundreds of millions of people living in these low-lying areas are subject to short-term coastal hazards such as cyclones, hurricanes, and destruction due to El Niño, and are also exposed to the long-term threat of global sea-level rise. Gary griggs provides a concise overview of the individual hazards, risks, and issues threatening the coastal zone.

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Essentials of Oceanography 13th Edition

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Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Oceanography, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. An emphasis on the process of science throughout the text provides students with an understanding of how scientists think and work. A new creature Feature provides fun facts about marine animals to engage students.

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A Natural History of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

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Monterey Bay Aquarium Press #ad - Simultaneously informative and visually appealing. A great way to introduce kids to the region's fascinating natural history. A sharp, abundantly illustrated work that describes all aspects of the 5, 300-square-mile sanctuary which protects a fifth of California's coastal waters.

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The Last Beach

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Duke University Press Books #ad - Duke University Press. The last beach is an urgent call to save the world's beaches while there is still time. Andrew G. Cooper sound the alarm in this frank assessment of our current relationship with beaches and their grim future if we do not change the way we understand and treat our irreplaceable shores.

They discuss the toll taken by sand mining, and pollution, surprisingly, which has contaminated not only the water but also, trash that washes up on beaches, the sand. Combining case studies and anecdotes from around the world, they argue that many of the world's developed beaches, including some in Florida and in Spain, are virtually doomed and that we must act immediately to save imperiled beaches.

The Last Beach #ad - After explaining beaches as dynamic ecosystems, Pilkey and Cooper assess the harm done by dense oceanfront development accompanied by the construction of massive seawalls to protect new buildings from a shoreline that encroaches as sea levels rise. The geologists Orrin H. Pilkey and J. Acknowledging the challenge of reconciling our actions with our love of beaches, the geologists offer suggestions for reversing course, insisting that given the space, beaches can take care of themselves and provide us with multiple benefits.

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American Difference; American Politics from a Comparative Perspective

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American Difference; American Politics from a Comparative Perspective #ad - Wolf take the reader through different aspects of democracy―political culture, institutions, interest groups, political parties and elections―and explore how the US is both different from and similar to other democracies. Poloni-staudinger and Michael R. Examining democracies from a comparative perspective helps us better understand why politics―or "who gets what, when, and how"―differs among democracies.

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The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming

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Tim Duggan Books #ad - Wallace-wells’s outline of possible futures alarmist. 1 new york times bestseller • “the uninhabitable earth hits you like a comet, with an overflow of insanely lyrical prose about our pending Armageddon. Andrew solomon, author of The Noonday DemonIt is worse, much worse, than you think. For just as the world was brought to the brink of catastrophe within the span of a lifetime, the responsibility to avoid it now belongs to a single generation—today’s.

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. You should be, too. The economist“Potent and evocative.

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Parable of the Sower

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Grand Central Publishing #ad - In a society where any vulnerability is a risk, she suffers from hyperempathy, a debilitating sensitivity to others' emotions. Precocious and clear-eyed, lauren must make her voice heard in order to protect her loved ones from the imminent disasters her small community stubbornly ignores. Duke University Press.

Fifteen-year-old lauren olamina lives inside a gated community with her preacher father, and neighbors, family, sheltered from the surrounding anarchy. When global climate change and economic crises lead to social chaos in the early 2020s, California becomes full of dangers, from pervasive water shortage to masses of vagabonds who will do anything to live to see another day.

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And a startling vision of human destiny.

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There There

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Vintage #ad - Duke University Press. Fourteen-year-old Orvil, coming to perform traditional dance for the very first time. Dene oxendene, pulling his life together after his uncle’s death and working at the powwow to honor his memory. Cq press. There there has so much jangling energy and brings so much news from a distinct corner of American life that it’s a revelation.

The new york times  tommy orange’s wondrous and shattering novel follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways they may not yet realize. Among them is jacquie red Feather, newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind.

Hailed as an instant classic, There There is at once poignant and unflinching, utterly contemporary and truly unforgettable. Together, this chorus of voices tells of the plight of the urban Native American—grappling with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and spirituality, with communion and sacrifice and heroism.

There There #ad - . National bestsellerone of the new york times 10 best books of the yearone of the best books of the year: the washington post, entertainment weekly, gq, npr, the dallas morning news, o, the Oprah Magazine, Time, BuzzFeed, San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe  Winner of the PEN/Hemingway AwardWinner of the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard PrizeWinner of the Center for Fiction First Novel PrizeWinner of an American Book Award   Shortlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in FictionShortlisted for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize   “Powerful.

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